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Tullis Obituaries: 2017

Editor’s Note: I’ve assembled all of the Tullis obituaries that I could find, from a variety of sources, for the year 2017. This includes anyone with the Tullis name, either as a birth name or married name. In the cases where photos were available, I have included them. If anyone has other photos, please email them to me (TomTullis @ gmail.com) and I will add them. Also, obituaries for other Tullises who died in 2017 can be sent to me for addition to the article. Obituaries below are in order by date of death.

Geraldine Tullis
May 25, 1929 - January 13, 2017
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Geraldine was born on May 25, 1929 and passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Geraldine was a resident of Asbury Park, New Jersey. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/geraldine-tullis-obituary?pid=183599970

Richard Martin Tullis
July 1, 1971 - January 22, 2017
Richard Martin Tullis was called home to be with the Lord and to join his Mother and Father in Heaven on January 22, 2017. He was born on July 1, 1971 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ann & Earnest Tullis, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Mary Coleman, brother-in-law, Tim Coleman, his niece Lauren Coleman and other family & friends. Services will be held at Chapel Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday January 25th @ 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Tullis&lc=4996&pid=183690795&mid=7263663

Henry Durant Dee Tullis, Jr.Henry Durant Dee Tullis, Jr.
December 12, 1931 - January 29, 2017
Henry Durant Dee Tullis, Jr, Savannah, GA, passed away in his home surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday morning January 29, 2017. Want to make a shrimp net, build a home, make impressive cross stitch or simply play a great game of golf? Dee Tullis was always available for any of this and more, with a warm smile and tons of encouragement. Born in Savannah as the son of Henry D. Tullis, Sr and Lucille Moore Tullis, Dee was the definition of a true southern gentleman. After graduating from Savannah High school in 1950, Dee remained in Savannah for the remainder of his life except for a stint in the US Navy (1952-1955). Dee graduated from Armstrong State College in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. Dee focused on family and church while working at Union Camp until he retired in 1992. Dee was a member of several golf communities in Savannah, including Savannah Golf seniors and Bacon Park seniors. However, Dee's church affiliations with Bull Street Baptist church and Wilmington Island Baptist church were the foundation of his strong Christian faith. Dee passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children. Dee is survived by his wife, Marilyn Steadwell Tullis, of 64 years and three children: Lynn Tullis Grabe (Hendrik) of Atlanta, T. Leigh Tullis of Savannah and Henry D. Tullis III (E'Lane) of Atlanta. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Jessica L Johnson of Savannah, Ens. Henry D. Tullis IV of Norfolk and Katherine R Tullis of Atlanta. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. The memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Islands Chapel of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News January 31, 2017 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries. Published in Savannah Morning News on Jan. 31, 2017. http://foxandweeks.com/memorial/Henry-Durant-Dee-Tullis,-Jr./6249#sthash.uoVHLydx.dpbs

Donna Tullis HicksDonna Eileen (Tullis) Hicks
September 25, 1939 - January 31, 2017
FRONTENAC, KS – Donna E. Hicks, 77, of Frontenac, died January 31, 2017 at Girard Medical Center. She was born September 25, 1939 in Limon, CO the daughter of Ira V. and Cordelia Smith Tullis. She had been an area resident since 1978, moving from Emporia, KS. She married Robert L. Hicks on July 29, 1971 at Emporia, KS. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2016. Mrs. Hicks worked as a meat cutter for 15 years at IBP in Emporia and for 30 years at Primdor in Pittsburg, until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Pittsburg American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include four daughters Diana Marie Gorges of Joplin, MO, Christina Hatfield of Pittsburg, Lisa Edwards of Cherryvale and Tina Marie Smith of Florida, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, one great-grandson and one great-great-granddaughter. Graveside services will be 2 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Jacob Taylor, of the Cherryvale Christian Church, officiating. A dinner will be served at the St. John Lutheran Church at noon on Friday, February 3, 2017, prior to the services. Condolences may be left at our web site www.bathnaylor.com. http://www.bathnaylor.com/obituaries/Donna-Hicks-5/#!/Obituary

Jerry Don TullisJerry Don Tullis
March 9, 1938 - February 17, 2017
Jerry Don Tullis Jerry Don Tullis passed away on February 17, 2017 in Fresno, California at the age of 78. Jerry was born on March 9, 1938 in West Mineral, Kansas to J.L. and Wilma Nadine (Johnson) Tullis. Jerry worked as a Car Salesman for over 40 years with Frontier Chevrolet and Mercedes Benz in Fresno. Jerry is survived by his significant other, Patty Lehman of Fresno; son, Ryan Jerry Tullis of Fresno; daughters, Sher Tullis Palmer of Irvine, CA, and Tracy Mora of Hillsboro, Oregon; brother, Michael Tullis of Fresno; sisters, Linda Atkinson of North Fork, CA, and Veldonna Wyatt of Reedley, CA; grandchildren, Ryan Palmer, Tiffanie Palmer, Layne Mora, Cristiano Mora, and Trystan Noah Tullis. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home at 1:30pm. Remembrances in Jerry's memory may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Fresno, CA., 559-227-4048. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jerry-Tullis&lc=7024&pid=184210398&mid=7302682

Charles W TullisCharles W. Tullis
January 10, 1940 - February 25, 2017
Charles W. Tullis, 77, of Piqua, died at 7:43 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born January 10, 1940 to the late Gerald and Beatrice (Deisher) Tullis. He married Mary Sue "Susie" (LeVan) Tullis on January 14, 1978 in Piqua, and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Nicole (William) Olding of Sidney; a son, Bill (Kathy) Tullis of Huber Heights; and three grandchildren, Derrick Tullis, Victoria Tullis and Alex Olding. Chuck was a 1959 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. He was the founder and owner of Susie's Big Dipper for several years. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. A service to honor his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Center, 339 South St, Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com. http://www.jamiesonandyannucci.com/obituary/CHARLES-TULLIS/PIQUA-OH/1704851

Geneva M TullisGeneva M. Tullis
February 13, 1930 ~ February 25, 2017 
OKLAHOMA CITY Feb. 25, 2017, brought to a close 87 years of a wonderfully lived life for Geneva May Tullis. She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Clinton, OK to Herbert and Lydia Herren. Geneva grew up in Leedey, OK and attended school there as well. On Feb. 19, 1948, Geneva married the love of her life, Richard Tullis. The couple moved to Oklahoma City to begin the newest chapter of their lives together. Geneva was employed with McKesson and Robins for many years. After retirement, she and Richard moved to Eufaula and remained there until Richard's death in 1982. Geneva then moved back to Oklahoma City to be closer to her daughter. In her free time, she loved to watch OU and the Oklahoma City Thunder play and was an avid reader. Geneva will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Richard; sisters, Nadine, Vilet, and Wanda; and her brother, Harold. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: daughter, Donna Tullis; brother, George Herren; sisters, Mary Jo An Cook, Nina Newcomb, and Jerry Basler; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Funeral Home. A Celebration of Geneva's Life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel at Resthaven with interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula, OK. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Resthaven Funeral Home, resthavenokc.com. Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 28, 2017. http://www.resthavenokc.com/tributes/Geneva-Tullis

Sandra Tullis AnglinSandra Tullis Anglin
August 12, 1966 - February 26, 2017
Sandra Tullis Anglin, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Mrs. Anglin was a lifelong member at Lawrenceville Church of God & was very active within the church. She loved spending time with family & friends, traveling & going on trips with her "Florida girls" & getting together with her Cousins monthly. Known as "Sanny" by her loved ones, she had an infectious smile & laugh. Although she was facing a lifelong battle of breast cancer, she always kept faith in God & an abundance of courage. Mrs. Anglin had a special love for all things Christmas- especially the snow! She proudly shared a birthday with her Uncle John, and loved being the "big bossy sister" to her brother. Mrs. Anglin is preceded in death by; Father: D.C. Tullis; Grandparents: Nanny & Pop Graham, Granny & Papa Tullis; Aunt: Dorcas Otto; Uncle: Ralph Graham, Bobby Tullis, Melvin Tullis. She is survived by; Husband of 14.5 years: Jeffrey Anglin of Lawrenceville; Mother & Step-Father: Ruth & Perry Driver of Lawrenceville; Dog: Gracie; Brother & Sister-in-law: Darin & Dawn Tullis of Lawrenceville; Cousins: Krista & Brian Hunter of Lawrenceville, Kelli & Marc Gordon of Jefferson; Susan Dearth, Paula Bailey, Jackie Duncan, Janet Russell, Trish Rawlings, Michele, Tim Tullis, Paul Tullis, Jeff Tullis, Ricky Tullis, Jonny Tullis, Stephen, Chris Tullis, Jason Tullis, Aunt & Uncle: Walker & Carolyn Smith of Grayson; John & Helen, James & Carolyn, Lewis &; Carol, Glendon & Joann; Nieces: Jessica Holloway of Monroe, Angela Reeves of Winder; Great Nieces & Great Nephews: Levi, Mackenzie, Natalie, Jackson, Addyson; Brother-in-law: Randy Anglin of Buford; God-Children: Kate & Brent; Host of Family & Special Friends. The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017 & 11AM- 12PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home- 300 Simonton Road S.W. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please leave online condolences at stewartfh.com. http://www.stewartfh.com/obituaries/Sandra-Tullis-Anglin/#!/Obituary

Sarah Nell TullisSarah Nell Tullis
August 29, 1931 ~ March 7, 2017
Mrs. Sarah Nell Warren Tullis was born to the late Mr. Codie Warren and the late Mrs. Lillie Butts Shipman on August 29, 1931 in Clayton (Barbour County), Alabama. Growing up in Texasville, Alabama where she gave her life to Christ and united with the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church and was educated at the Barbour County Training School, Clayton, Alabama. United with the love of her life, she was married the late Mr. Samuel Tullis, Sr., on April 5, 1953 and to this union three children was born, Mrs. Linda Tullis Sellers, Elder Samuel Tullis, Jr., and the late Ms. Theresa A. Tullis. Upon relocating to Dothan, Alabama in 1957, she united with the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by the Dothan City School System, Sunnyland Packing Company and Wesley Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Tullis was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mr. Samuel Tullis, Sr. Her daughter, Ms. Theresa Tullis. Sister, Mrs. Shellie Mae Kimble. Brothers, Mr. Clarence Butts and Mr. Raymond Roberts, Sr. Special memories will remain with daughter, Mrs. Linda Tullis Sellers (Birmingham, Al) and son, Elder Samuel Tullis, Jr. (Montgomery, Alabama). Grandchildren: RaShond Sellers Radford, RaShayla Potter, and Sarah Whitney Sellers. Sister: Mrs. Dorothy Ruffin and brothers: Reverend Willie Warren, and Mr. Clyde Shipman, Jr. Six great grandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends. https://www.scottschapelhillmortuary.com/notices/Sarah-Tullis

Donald Eugene TullisDonald Eugene Tullis
1934 - March 21, 2017
Donald Eugene Tullis, age 83, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. He retired from the United States Air Force, International Paper Company and from the State of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Tullis and Glennis Haralson Tullis. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Beverly Welford Tullis of Gulfport; 3 sons, Daniel Tullis (Amanda) of Gulfport, Patrick Tullis (Amy) of Gulfport and Steve Tullis of Texas; daughter, Debbie Mabry of Texas; sister, Sharon Smith of Bossier City, LA; 6 grandchildren, Jon, Katelyn, Megan, Destiny, Madison and Ashton; numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 5:00PM till 8:00PM on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:00AM at St Joseph Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Rd, Gulfport. A burial will follow the service at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Gulfport. Online tributes can be made at www.riemannfamily.com. http://riemannfamily.com/tribute/details/4856/Donald-Tullis/obituary.html#tribute-start

Wanda Dale TullisWanda Tullis
June 9, 1960 - March 25, 2017
Ms. Wanda Tullis, age 56, of Winder, Georgia went to be with Jesus March 25, 2017. A Native of Barrow County, she was preceded in death by Her Mother, Sara Ann Grant. Wanda was a retired dispatcher with Hall County E. M. S. and was of the Baptist Denomination. Surviving are Daughter, Tori Ann Tullis, Father and Step-Mother, W. C. and Betty Tullis and Sister, Wendy Tullis all of Winder, Georgia. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:00 P. M. from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Gilmer officiating. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 Noon until 2:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Hoschton Cemetery. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/wanda-tullis-obituary?pid=184714160&view=guestbook

Travis Brian TullisTravis Brian Tullis
February 26, 1979 - April 10, 2017
BEECH ISLAND, SC - Travis Brian Tullis, 38, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Augusta University Medical Center. A native of Aiken, Travis was a son of Rose Wood Tullis. He lived most of his life in Aiken County. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Iraq. Travis was an industrial mechanic at Halocarbon Products. He was a big fan of Carolina Gamecocks sports, Atlanta Falcon's and formerly coached girls softball in Belvedere. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Coleman Tullis; his mother, Rose Tullis, Aiken; three children, Jade Tullis, Malory Grosshans, Tyler McGowan; a sister, Jennifer Tullis; a brother, Felix Vinson and Baxter Vinson who raised him and he considered his dad. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, April 15th beginning at 2 o'clock at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3 o'clock with The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Chennault officiating. SHELLHOUSE - RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC. http://www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com/obituary/travis-tullis

Virginia Tullis Latham
May 28, 1940 - April 21, 2017
Virginia Tullis LathamVirginia "Ginger" Tullis Latham, MD, succumbed to metastatic pancreatic cancer on April 21 in Harvard, MA, surrounded by family. At age 76, she felt strongly that she had been extremely lucky throughout her life, as she had had the opportunity to live out both her childhood dreams of raising a family and becoming a physician. She achieved both goals to great acclaim, raising five sons and celebrating her 56th anniversary with her husband David last August, and receiving numerous honors and awards for her lifetime of service to the medical profession.  Ginger was born on May 28, 1940, in Durham, North Carolina, the first child of James Lyman Tullis, MD, and Marjorie (White) Tullis. As a preschooler she lived in Birmingham, AL, with her mother and younger sister while her father served as a medical officer in the European theater of WWII.  At the close of the war, the family moved to Newton, MA, where her father joined the staff of the New England Deaconess Hospital. Ginger attended Underwood School in Newton and in 1958 graduated from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. From there she headed to Duke University, where she had been recruited to attend as one of three Honorary Duke National Scholars.  Virginia TullisDuring the fall of her first year at Duke, Ginger met David Winslow Latham, a student at MIT who grew up in Jamaica Plain, MA. The pull towards being a single minded, pre-medical student soon fell victim to the pull of romance. As a girl who grew up in the 1940s and 50s, it never occurred to her or her family that she could do both. Even though her own father was an MD, she had rarely met a female doctor and had never encountered one who was married or had children.  In the summer of 1960, while both still undergraduates, David and Ginger married and began life as a 20-year-old couple. They lived first in a one-room basement apartment on Beacon Street in Boston, and both worked part time while attending school. While David finished his MIT undergraduate degree and began graduate school in Astronomy at Harvard, Ginger completed her BA degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Boston University. She then began teaching general science in middle and high school. The first of five boys soon arrived, with four more following close behind over the next 8 years. When David completed his PhD., the family moved to Tucson, AZ, where he was site testing for an innovative multiple mirror telescope. While in AZ, inspired by other women who were beginning to go back to school and work in the 1970s, Ginger began to rethink her earlier choice not to go to medical school, and started wondering if there was a way to become a physician and still be a good mother. After the family moved back to Harvard, MA, and once her youngest son enrolled in kindergarten, Ginger launched Operation Medical School with her characteristic brio, refusing to see any obstacle as insurmountable. In 1976 she found herself enrolled at Harvard Medical School at the unusually old age of 36. Eight years later she had graduated from HMS and finished her residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital. Her sons celebrated by buying her a license plate marked MOMDOC that she proudly used until her death. During her years of practice in Internal Medicine, primarily at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, Dr. Latham came to know and be very fond of her thousands of patients. While her greatest joy was direct patient care, she contributed to medicine in many other ways. Always striving to improve medical care in a broader sense, she became involved in efforts to improve the teaching and mentoring of physicians by helping to set up and teach in primary care rotations at Harvard Medical School. She also served as Chief of Medicine and then as Chief of Staff at Emerson Hospital as well as working as the hospital's Quality Control medical advisor. The further she advanced in her career, the more passionate and involved Dr. Latham became in issues around patients' access to care, the quality of that care, and how to improve systems of care within the state. Those interests led her to work with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Medical Association and thus to multiple roles and leadership responsibilities within those organizations at the district and state level, chairing multiple committees and task forces and eventually becoming President of MMS. As a long-time leading voice of the Massachusetts delegation of the American Medical Association, Dr. Latham fought for the practice of ethical, responsible, national healthcare, and worked to improve standards of care. Her roles at the AMA culminated as Chair of the Board of the Senior Physicians Division, which under her leadership became a permanent section of the organization, working on concerns such as whether there should be mandatory testing for competence of physicians as they age, and how to address the growing shortage of physicians by identifying ways in which aging doctors could continue to serve. Dr. Latham retired gradually and reluctantly as her own health became more and more impaired by rheumatologic and cardiac disease over the past decade. However, she stayed active in other aspects of her life until very recently. She took great pleasure in leadership roles for Harvard town activities including the local Garden Club Board, the Harvard Woman's Club and a weekly bridge group of the HWC in conjunction with the Harvard Committee on Aging. Over the years one of Ginger's greatest joys was traveling all over the world with her husband. Both adventurous, many of the couples' happiest times involved meeting new people in places previously unfamiliar to them. Because of his leadership involvement at astronomical events all over the world, David was frequently a speaker in interesting foreign venues, while Ginger wandered the streets chatting with storekeepers, sipping teas, and navigating public transportation. She was able to communicate in most European languages—though her ear for accents was cringe-worthy—so that she could move about freely in foreign cities and towns. Guidebook in hand she was sufficiently undaunted and quite willing to ask simple "where is--?" type questions and understand basic answers in more remote locations like Thailand or Iceland. "I cannot imagine a more fulfilling life than the one I have had with the privilege of talking with very humble and very famous people from all walks of life, religions, and political beliefs," she emailed to friends and family upon learning of her terminal cancer diagnosis. "My life has brought me such joy! My husband, our sons and their offspring have been an incredible blessing; I have had the opportunity to have a career that gave me the greatest of pleasure—what more could one have asked?" Ginger is survived by her loving and beloved husband, Dr. David Winslow Latham, Sr, recognized internationally for his leadership in the search for exoplanets (planets which might support life orbiting other stars), as well as their five sons and their wives: James Allen and Wendy (Doulton) Latham of Los Angeles; Peter White and Maureen (O'Connor) Latham of Acton, MA; Drs. Andrew Scott and Karen (Bevacqua) Latham of San Francisco; Dr. Jonathan Nichols and Sarah (Sanborn) Latham of Deerfield, MA; and David Winslow, Jr, and Dawn (Gupta) Latham of Saint Louis. She was beloved by her 12 grandchildren – Christian, Nicole, Hannah, Emily, Harrison, Ian, Emma, Dean, Jamie, David, Luke and Elizabeth Latham. She is survived by her younger sisters, Ann Tullis Pearce of Point Clear, AL, and Susan Gay Dane of Cohasset, MA; and her brother James L.L. Tullis of Palm Beach, FL. She was predeceased by an infant brother, William Stuart Tullis. She also leaves behind her brothers-in-law Jon Dane and Thomas Latham, and her sisters-in-law Harriet (Latham) Robinson, Linda (Altorfer) Tullis, and Tauni Sauvage. The funeral will be held at Trinity Church in Concord, MA, on Saturday, April 29, at 2:30PM, followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the: Virginia Tullis Latham MD Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to deserving medical students in need. Checks may be made payable to the Middlesex Central District of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and mailed in care of William Burtis, MD, PhD, 25 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742. http://concordfuneral.tributes.com/obituary/read/Virginia-Tullis-Latham-104710489

W. Dewey TullisW. Dewey Tullis
SPARTANBURG, SC-- Funeral Services for Mr. W. Dewey Tullis will be held on 2pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 141 Advent Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. rites will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Collins Funeral Chapel 3120 S Church Street Ext. Spartanburg, South Carolina. An informal Hour of Remembrance will immediately follow. Viewing at E. L. Collins Funeral Chapel from 10 am to 9 pm Wednesday. Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2017. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/W.-Tullis-obituary?pid=185197015&view=guestbook

Carol Snavely TullisCarol Lee Snavely Tullis
April 22, 1933 - April 27, 2017
Carol Lee Snavely Tullis was born on April 22, 1933, in Harlingen Tx to Roberta Lee Chaudoin Snavely and Ireneus Elmer Snavely, and grew up in nearby Combes, Tx. After graduating from Harlingen High, Carol attended the University of Texas, receiving a BA in History in 1954. While there, Carol met the Love of her Life, Ernie Winton Tullis. After marrying they settled in Austin, where they raised a family. Carol and Ernie were longtime members of the University Baptist Church, loyal Longhorn fans, and lifelong Democrats. They also supported multiple charities. After receiving a Certificate of Library Science, Carol was a librarian for the Austin ISD until retirement. She enjoyed reading, attending plays, dining out, bird watching, and traveling throughout the US, Europe, South Africa, Mexico, and Hawaii. She and Ernie split their retirement years between their central Austin home and their home in Windermere Oaks, overlooking Lake Travis. Carol was a 6th generation Texan, a descendant of James Gaines, who was a writer and signer of both the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Republic of Texas Constitution. Carol died on April 27, 2017. After Ernie's death in 2009, Carol moved to Marble Falls to be closer to her daughter. She is survived by daughter Marian Tullis Blake (Brooks), son Andrew Winton Tullis (Michael de Villiers), brother Robert Snavely, two step grandsons, and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roberta Lee Chaudoin Snavely Scholarship Fund at the University of Texas at Austin. A memorial gathering will be announced at a future date. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Carol-Tullis&lc=1798&pid=185228470&mid=7386164

Floy Berneda (Lampman) Tullis
November 12, 1935 - May 1, 2017
Floy Berneda [Bernita?] (Lampman) Tullis, 81, of Fresno died May 1. Berneda was born on November 12, 1935 and passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Berneda was a resident of California. She was a bookkeeper. Graveside Service: 10am Tuesday May 16 2017 at Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements: Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service, Inc. http://www.jecooleyfuneralservices.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=4227946&fh_id=11460 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180889868/floy_bernita-eva-tullis

Vivian Grace Tullis-Snedaker
Feb 19, 1918 - May 11, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Vivian Grace Tullis-Snedaker, who passed away on May 11 2017 in North Hollywood, California, leaving to mourn family and friends. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Vivian Grace Tullis-Snedaker's life. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Vivian Grace Tullis-Snedaker to pay them a last tribute. https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary-north-hollywood-vivian-grace-tullis-snedaker-3512269

Joan TullisJoan Tullis
May 15, 1931 - May 23, 2017
Washingtonville [Ohio]- Joan Tullis, age 86, of Washingtonville, died on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at her daughter's home in Canfield surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 15, 1931 in Salem, a daughter of the late Emmet and Mary Krautner Longbottom. Joan was a lifetime area resident and had attended the Robbins United Methodist Church, Washingtonville, and had worked at Sitler's Florist, Columbiana for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Joan also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her husband, William K. Tullis, whom she married on August 28, 1948, preceded her in death on December 6, 2008. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Billie Sekely and her fiancé, Jerry Lanzendorfer of Canfield, and Stacy (Ron) Antonucci of Boardman; a son, Ky (Jenita) Tullis of Washingtonville; a sister, Averill Gottke of Paulding, OH; a brother, Chuck (BJ) Longbottom of Columbiana; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda McCoy and three brothers, Raymond "Chow" Longbottom, Paul Longbottom and Lloyd Briggs. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Funeral services will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Dana Blackburn officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Washingtonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512. https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary-washingtonville-joan-tullis-2942492

Linda May TullisLinda May Lou (Fett) Tullis
August 4, 1946 - May 26, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
Linda Tullis, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born the daughter of Dale and Lorene Fett on August 4, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. Linda was a devoted member of Capitol Hill Lutheran Church where she enjoyed volunteering. She was also an active member of the Lions Club and chairperson of Parks Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Chuck's Restaurant. Linda worked at Home InStead Senior Care as a caregiver for 15 years and was awarded employee of the year. She loved to square dance, and volunteer at the Iowa State Fair and Rendezvous on the River. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially coloring and playing games with her granddaughter had brought her great joy. Linda will be lovingly remembered for her kindness, generosity, and as a go-getter. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 51 years, Paul; children, Jim (Melissa) Tullis and David (Lisa) Tullis; granddaughter, Margaret Tullis; siblings, Shirley (Bill) Winters, Joyce (Al) Diers, and brother-in-law, John Coulter; and many nieces, nephews and other loving family & friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Karen Coulter. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines St., Des Moines, followed by burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Linda. Published in Des Moines Register on May 29, 2017. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185642403

Eula Mae Tullis ClutterEula Mae (Tullis) Clutter
December 25, 1918 - June 14, 2017
Farnhamville, Iowa
Farnhamville – Eula Mae Clutter 98, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lake City. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the First United Church, Farnhamville, with Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt officiating. Burial will be at Reading Township Cemetery, Farnhamville. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Survivors include her children, Dorothy Jean (Art) Holloway, Fred (Sharlene) Vote, Ruth Ann (Jack) Burnell, and Bill (Eloise) Vote; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Clabaugh; and step-children, Frances (Robert) Johnson, and Philip Clayton (Alanna) Clutter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Hazel (Hicks) Tullis; first husband Clifford Vote in 1970; second husband Philip Clutter in 1991; step-children, Carol Knapp, and Gwen Johnson; and brother Lloyd Tullis. Eula Mae Tullis was born December 25, 1918 at Rinard, Iowa and graduated from Rinard High School with the Class of 1937. She was united in marriage to Clifford Vote in 1937. They farmed in the Farnhamville area. Eula Mae worked at Shady Oaks Care Center for 8 years. In 1983, she married Philip Clutter and the couple lived in Farnhamville. Eula Mae was a member of First United Church, Senior Citizens, and the 500 Club. http://palmerswank.funeralplan2.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://hosting-25855.tributes.com/obituary/show/eula-mae-clutter-104879219

Dorothy Pearl Keas TullisDorothy Pearl (Keas) Tullis
December 30, 1923 - June 25, 2017
Dorothy Pearl Keas Tullis, 93, of Plainview passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Tulia, Texas. Services will be at 10:00 Monday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church in Plainview, 205 W. Eighth St., with Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at Plainview Memorial Park located at 101 S. Joliet St. Arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Dorothy was born in Canute, Oklahoma, on Dec. 30, 1923, to Elsie Adline (Moran) and Vain Bodine Keas. She was raised in a farming community; Port, Oklahoma, and attended school at Port ISD. She grew up living on the farm with her six siblings. Dorothy was married to Glen W. Tullis where they had a farming business until November 1952. They moved their family of five children to Hale Center, Texas, to live near other family members and farm. In 1961, they opened a successful bonding and real estate business in Plainview. Dorothy was a quick witted person who loved living life to the fullest. She was a woman of integrity who put God and family first. Dorothy always strived to do her best and look impeccable. She loved to wear beautiful clothing and accessories. She raised her five children and instilled in them to live by the Bible, work hard, and get an education. She encouraged all her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to live by these standards. She attended Wayland Baptist College and received a degree in education. She taught school at Cotton Center, Hale Center and Seth Ward in Plainview. Later, she obtained a Master's Degree in Counseling. She worked for Plainview ISD, as a school counselor for the remainder of her career. She inspired many students during her career. She retired after 35 years of working in the school system. In 2000, she moved to Lubbock where she enjoyed retirement attended church, traveled, played bridge, and enjoyed friends and family. In 2015, she moved to Tulia to be closer to family. Survivors include a son, Roy Lee Tullis and wife Judy of Plainview, and three daughters, Glenna Crooks and husband Don of Tulia, Texas, Barbara Pickett of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Sue Thompson of Forney, Texas; 10 grandchildren: four grandsons, Kevin Crooks, Ricky Tullis (Elizabeth), Glen Pickett and James Pickett: six granddaughters, Kim Crooks Bristo (Marc), Kristi Crooks Lockaby (Todd), Kippi Crooks Cogdell (Dick), Tammy Pickett Marlow (Tommy), Sheila Thompson and Debra Thompson Mikulik (Bryan); four step-grandchildren, Bradley Wright, Brian Wright, Brandon Wright, Jaime Marr; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters; husband, Glen; daughter, Mary Ann; son-in-law, James Pickett; granddaughter, Madison Kate Lockaby; granddaughter-in-law, Ann Crooks. The family suggests memorial to a charity of your choice or local church. http://www.kornerstonefunerals.com/obituary/4279104

Julie Ella TullisJulie Ella Tullis
Feb 13, 1948 - July 18th 2017
Julie E. (Kandl) Tullis, age 69, of Greeley passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on July 18, 2017. Julie was born February 13. 1948, in Easton, PA, to Frank and Grace (Lieberman) Kandl. She was a graduate of Easton High School in 1966 and the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1969. In 1971, she joined the United States Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant and was first stationed at Biloxi Medical Center. After being transferred to Laredo Air Base, she met Gene Edward Tullis. They were married March 23, 1973 in Bethlehem, PA. With discharge from the Air Force, their lives together took them to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Colorado during Gene's education, training, and practice. For over thirty of those years Colorado has been their home. After working as a nurse for many years, she "retired" to the full time profession of caring for her children. She was an avid fan of both the Colorado Avalanche and Green Bay Packers (as one of that teams shareholders). Julie is survived by her husband - Dr. Gene Tullis; 4 children – Michael Andrew, Laura Catherine, Matthew Thomas, and Sarah Elizabeth (Alec Stumbaugh); three grandchildren – Tyler Andrew (Michael), Elizabeth Ann (Michael), and Olivia Paige (Sarah); and two brothers– Frank and Joseph Kandl. Their home is also shared with Julie's mother-in-law Agnes (Kamasky) Tullis and Julie's cat Elliot. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant twin grandsons Will and Jack (Michael). A Celebration of life will be held by her family. https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary-greeley-julie-ella-tullis-4683193

Barney Purvis TullisBarney Purvis Tullis
Services for Barney Purvis Tullis will be at 10AM, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria. Visitation will be from 5Pm until 9PM, Sunday, July 23rd and from 8AM until time of service Monday, July 24th at the funeral home. Interment will be at Taylor's Chapel Cemetery, Summerville, LA under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria. Barney, 62, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. He was a janitor custodian at Tioga Junior High School for 31 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Lavelle Tullis and Iris Ineta Taylor Tullis. Those left to cherish his memory include his sister, Betty Mae Greene; brothers, Dalton Greene, Lavelle Tullis and wife Linda Saunders Tullis, Larry Tullis and Kennie Tullis; step-son, B.J. Mills; and granddaughter, Arielle; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Lavelle Tullis, Jr., Terrance "Terry" Marler, David Jarratt, Steven Jarratt, Matthew Bell and Taylor Tullis. To extend online condolences, please visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.com. Published in The Town Talk on July 23, 2017. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetowntalk/obituary.aspx?pid=186165304

Andrew M. Tullis
March 27, 1948 - July 21, 2017
Andrew M. Tullis, 69, of Brookings [Oregon], passed away July 21, 2017, at a local care facility in Brookings. He was born March 27, 1948, in Nevada. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. http://www.currypilot.com/obituaries/5473020-151/death-notice-andrew-m-tullis

Thomas Phillip TullisThomas Phillip Tullis
March 14, 1942 - August 3, 2017
Thomas P. Tullis, MSGT U.S. Air Force (ret.), age 75, of Andrews, died at 9:07 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Felts officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by VFW Post #2689 of Huntington. Preferred memorials to honor those who served our country to VFW Post #2689 of Huntington or Disabled American Veterans, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750. Tom was born March 14, 1942 in Andrews, the son of Claude M. and Aldah (White) Tullis. He attended Andrews High School and married Rita L. Hite on May 12, 1960 in Union Township. He retired after 26 years and one day of service in the United States Air Force, with no time lost. He served during the Vietnam War and participated in the Schiessen Schutz German shooting competition, earning bronze and silver medals. Medals he earned during his service include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and three oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Good Conduct Medal with seven oak leaf clusters. He also earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five oak leaf clusters, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Foreign Decoration, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Tom was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2689 of Huntington and DAV. He worked in Fort Wayne, driving truck for Cadillac Coffee for three years and Inland Distributing for 15 years. Tom and Rita enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and traveling. He was a member of Travel Trailer Club of the Midwest in Michigan and a lifetime member of Good Sam Club. For 35 years, he was a member of the Deutche Camping Club in Germany. He and his wife were members of the Federation of International Camping and Caravanning (FICC), serving as Liaison Directors for five years. They were members of the National Campers and Hikers Association/DBA Family Campers & RVers, and they served as delegates to FICC representing the club and the United States for twenty years. He loved sports, playing basketball and baseball, and coaching little league. He also enjoyed bowling and won several trophies. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rita L. Tullis of Andrews; a son - Thomas P. (Susan Renee) Tullis Jr. of Boerne, Texas; two daughters - Wendy Arnold of Marina, California and Rita L. (Troy) Kirkpatrick of Roanoke; a brother - Samuel N. (Pat) Tullis of Huntington; a sister - Janis Omstead of Warsaw; four grandchildren - Lori B. Arnold, Nancy L. Arnold, Nicholas S. Arnold, and Justin T. Tullis, and a great grandson, Evan St. Denis. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ellen Linden, and five brothers, James O. Tullis, Robert N. Tullis, Walter Tullis, Jack Tullis, Buddy C. Tullis. http://www.baileylove.com/obituaries/Thomas-Tullis/#!/Obituary

Phillip I Bud TullisPhilip I. "Bud" Tullis
February 27, 1938 - August 31, 2017
On August 31st, 2017, Philip "Bud" Tullis let go after over 3 years work at recovering from a couple strokes and other health issues. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by people who loved him. Born on February 27, 1938 to Henry and Mary Tullis, Bud grew up in Long Beach CA. He spent his summers cowboying in Southern Utah outside of New Harmony for the Huntsman Family. He played football in high school, was president of his high school fraternity and began his life as a prankster and lover of life. He began his college life in Salt Lake City, Utah, studying Architecture, only to drop out and take over the family welding supply business at age 21. His change in career had to do only a little bit with the fact that the ski slopes were more interesting to him than the classroom. But most importantly, he met his wife of over 50 years in Salt Lake City during his time there. His return to CA and the welding supply business brought him to reside in Seal Beach, CA where he and his wife Barbara began their family. Deciding to follow his dream, Bud returned to school; first at Cal State Fullerton to receive his Bachelor's degree and then continuing on at Cal State Long Beach where he received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts in 1976. Bud Tullis workingHe apprenticed under Art Espenet Carpenter at the Bolinas Craft Guild and further honed his skills as an accomplished woodworker. After graduation, he began his 38 year career designing and building high-end designer craft furniture. In 1977, with his wife and three daughters, he moved his family to the Santa Ynez Valley where he could build his shop and continue to make amazing hand designed furniture and cabinets. He especially enjoyed collaborating with his clients to create one of a kind, individual pieces to fit their homes and needs. Even the cabinetry he built went beyond average in its beauty and design. In the 80s, he began working with world renowned designer Paul Tuttle, taking Paul's designs and turning them into functional furniture. Bud continued to design and build his own furniture up until his first stroke in the summer of 2014. In his later years, he became interested in combining materials, especially metals and wood, in his pieces and venturing into sculpture. Bud was involved in many different organizations throughout his life. He was a Girl Scout leader for many years in his daughter's troops, worked with 4-H with both his daughters and granddaughters, and was a member of the Santa Barbara Trail Riders. An advocate for youth, he served on the Solvang School Board, worked to bring a youth center to the Valley in the 80s, and volunteered to build sets for the theater department and help out the local shop class at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Bud Tullis by one of his creationsHe was a founding member of Mobilé a collaborative of both fine artists and craftsmen and a founding member of the Santa Ynez Valley Woodworkers Guild. With all his accomplishments, what Bud is truly known for is his outgoing, warm and loyal personality. Ever the jokester, Bud loved a good laugh with friends and family. A music connoisseur, he attended music festivals and concerts throughout his life; from Jazz at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach to classical music at UCSB to the Live Oak Music Festival. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his yearly 'men's' trip to the Sierras to fish and explore, share stories and a few drinks. He will be lovingly missed by his wife, Barbara, three daughters, Diana, Zoe and Julie, his son-in-laws Brian and Zach and his five granddaughters, Kayla, Zefa, Lily, Sofia and Zinnia, along with countless other people whose lives he touched and inspired. His family wishes to thank Kelli Vannasap, for her loving care of Bud in the last three years. His family will be celebrating his life in late October. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in his name to The Wildling Museum or The Elverhoj Museum, and help continue his desire to support and promote the arts. Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, 2017. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newspress/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186701905

Verl Oliver Tom TullisVerl Oliver 'Tom' Tullis
06 July 1924 - 01 September 2017
BARTLETT, KANSAS: Verl Oliver “Tom” Tullis, age 93, passed away at 12:54 am, Friday, September 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, MO following an illness. Tom was born July 6, 1924 in rural Labette County KS, west of Bartlett. He lived in the Bartlett area all of his life. His parents were Robert and Mary (Wiley) Tullis. He graduated from Labette County High School, Altamont, KS with the class of 1948. As a young man, he worked on the family farm until 1955. He then began working in the maintenance dept. at Funk Manufacturing, Coffeyville KS. He retired from there in 1986 as Superintendent of Maintneance. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Bartlett, KS where he served in numerous positions including Sunday school teacher and trustee.  He was former Mayor of Bartlett and served several terms as a City Councilman. In past years, he was a 4-H project leader and coached Bartlett girls’ softball. After he retired, he also enjoyed playing golf. Tom was married to Jean Holmes on November 26, 1954 in Oswego, KS. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Tony Tullis (wife, Kristi) Salem, IN, and Jeff Tullis (wife, Janice), Pryor, OK; two daughters, Becky Brubaker (husband, Larry, Bella Vista, AR, and Susie Sisson (husband, Richard), Afton, OK; one sister, Leta Cunningham (husband, Marvin), Weir, KS; one sister-in-law, Velma (Seger) Tullis, Parsons, KS; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Andrea Wiley, 8 siblings; Marie Luman, Charles Tullis, Harvey Tullis, Marvin Tullis (killed in action WW II, Philippines in 1944) Bessie Goldsmith Cary, R. A. Tullis, Melvin Tullis, and Larue Tullis (died in schoolyard accident in 1939). Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Bartlett, KS. Pastor Lane Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Creek Cemetery, Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, September 4, 2017 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Bartlett, KS in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182919398/verl-oliver-tullis http://www.derfeltofoswego.com/obituary/verl-tullis

Cozetta (Tullis) Duggan
July 24, 1927 - September 8, 2017
Cozetta Duggan age 90 of Conyers, Georgia passed away on September 8, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on July 24, 1927 to Alvin and Ella Tullis. Services for Cozetta are to be announced at a later date. http://www.phoenixfuneralservicesinc.com/obits/obituary.php?id=698511

Ronald TullisRonald Tullis
April 29, 1939 ~ September 10, 2017
Ronald Tullis, 78 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Born Saturday, April 29, 1939 in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of the late Ralph Alton Tullis and the late Cecelia Marie Guzzler Tullis. Mr. Tullis was a retired salesman for Sysco. Mr. Tullis enjoyed traveling the United States which he proudly defended by serving in the United States Air Force. Funeral services for Mr. Tullis will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. Jeremy Ballinger. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Katie Lou Tullis of Dyersburg, Tennessee; three sons, Randall Tullis of Little Rock, Arkansas, Richard Tullis of Blue Ridge, Georgia and Phillip Hawks (Rhonda) of Three Way, Tennessee; one daughter, Lurae Tullis of Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers, Reggie Tullis (Margaret) of Nashville, Tennessee and Norman Tullis ( Mary Alice) of Atoka, Tennessee: five grand-children and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tommy Campbell, Patrick Lackey, Tyler Simmons, Billy Markam and Mike Higgins. Online condolences may be made to the family at johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ronald Tullis. https://www.johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com/notices/Ronald-Tullis

Alecia Rachelle Tullis JacksonAlecia Rachelle (Tullis) Jackson
May 22, 1985 - September 13, 2017
Alecia Rachelle Jackson, 32, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, September 13, at her home in Celina. She was born May 22, 1985, in Seattle. Washington, the daughter of Phillip J. Tullis and Mary Vonda Pierce. She worked as a correctional officer. Alecia is survived by her father, Phillip J. Tullis, of Sellersburg, Indiana; her mother and stepfather, Mary Vonda and Brian C. Pierce, of Celina; one son, Austin S. Tullis; two daughters, Alexis M. Hill and Journey S. Jackson; two brothers, Jeshua J. Tullis, of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Andrew T. Tullis, of New Albany, Indiana; one sister, Christy Hammond, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; one stepsister, Clara Pierce; her grandparents, Roy and Ruby Hudson, Criss Murphy, and John Tullis; several other relatives and friends. Visitation is at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina, where friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, and from 8:00 a.m. until time for services Sunday, September 17. Funeral services for Alecia will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Rev. Caleb Andrews officiating. Interment will follow. At the request of the family, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to assist with funeral expenses. The Hall Funeral Home of Celina is assisting the family of Alecia Rachelle Jackson with these services. https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/4374793?fh_id=14145

J. Robert TullisJ. Robert Tullis
1925 ~ 2017
Bob Tullis died peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 26, 2017. Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, the second child of Frances and Orval Henry Tullis, Bob attended Nampa High School where he made lifelong friends and met his wife of 61 years, Alice Bastida. Bob played football at Nampa High, a sport he continued to play at Colorado College, where, as quarterback, he led the team to an undefeated season in 1943. From 1944 to 1946, he served with the Third Army, 65th Division. As an advance scout, he was among the first Allied soldiers to reach and liberate Nazi concentration camps in Germany. Returning from the war, Bob vowed he was going to do two things – marry Alice and live the best life possible. J. Robert Tullis as a young manHe graduated from the University of Idaho, became a CPA, and worked briefly for the IRS before establishing his own accounting firm. He opened offices in Buhl, Challis, Salmon, Reno, and Boise. He helped establish and was on the Boards of Directors of many businesses in Idaho and around the country including Trus Joist Corporation, Clear Springs Foods, Quintex Corporation, Enlaso Corporation, T.R. Webb Homes, and The Modern Hotel. Bob pursued life-long interests in music, history, politics, and world affairs and took every opportunity to travel the world. He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips, competitive tennis matches with good friends, as well as hosting a coffee and discussion group that met regularly for almost 50 years. Known for his integrity, business acumen, and generosity, Bob touched many lives. The first in his family to graduate from college, he made education a priority, ensuring all of his children, grandchildren, and many others the opportunity to go to college. He was an ardent supporter of the arts, education, and many charitable organizations. During their life together in Nampa, Twin Falls, Buhl, and Boise, Bob and Alice raised seven children and welcomed nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family has remained close, gathering every year for Christmas in Boise and returning to family cabins in McCall and Stanley every summer. They will miss his quiet humility, his sharp wit, the music and dancing that filled his welcoming home, gatherings in his beautiful back yard, and the pancakes he made every Christmas morning. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents, and his sisters. Survivors include his seven children, Dianne Pierce (Bill Snyder), Janet Colligan (Bob), Lynn Bastida Tullis, Debra Tullis (Tom Webb), Robert Tullis (Scott Grimes), Elizabeth Tullis, Richard Tullis (Kerry), nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial gathering in his honor on October 15. See www.summersfuneral.com. If you wish to make a contribution in Bob's memory, please consider the International Children's Surgical Foundation (ICSF), PO Box 4594, Boise, ID 83711. Published in Idaho Statesman on Oct. 3, 2017. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186826374

James Folsom TullisJames Folsom Tullis
November 3, 1941 - October 14, 2017
James Folsom Tullis, an insurance agent who served 12 years on the City Council, died in his sleep Saturday. He would have been 76 on November 3. Jim is survived by his wife Kay Tullis, Son James Tullis Jr. and his daughter Kimberly Tullis, along with three grandchildren, and a brother Gary Tullis, all of Jacksonville. Jim was born in Hackensack NJ, and moved with his family to the Clifton area when he was three. He spent his entire life living in this beloved neighborhood, and during his time on the City Council, he fought for citizens of Arlington and greater Jacksonville to ensure peoples quality of life. Mr. Tullis was a successful businessman, joining the insurance agency started by his father after his graduation from Jacksonville University. James Folsom Tullis at workHe and is brother worked in the business, and Jim became president of James F. Tullis & Associates. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7PM, Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave. The Funeral Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 256 E Church St. Burial to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery 4801 San Jose Blvd., and a reception will be held after burial at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd. All services are open to the public. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904)737-7171 www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-TULLIS&lc=1900&pid=186964843&mid=7601125

James Earl TullisJames Earl Tullis
May 16, 1928 - October 18, 2017
James E. Tullis "Jim" was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Mary and Edward Tullis on May 16, 1928. He had an older brother, Eddie, a younger sister, Marian, and a much younger brother, Tom. As a young boy he was privileged to grow up in the government greenbelt community of Greenhills, OH, which provided him opportunities to develop interests and skills which colored the rest of his life. He grew to love the call of the outdoors, birds, plant life, the heavens, and community. In this place he was nurtured by family, friends, school, and, especially the Boy Scouts. As a Scout, earning an Eagle award as an older teen, he also internalized the Scout Oath and especially, the Scout Law. These became his lifelong guides. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946, graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1951, and then The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. degree in genetics in 1961. Along the way he met and married JoAnne, a young OSU coed, a union of 65 years. Joy and Julie were born to them while in Ohio. This young family made its way west to Washington State University, where Jennifer and Jon were born; finally they moved on to Idaho State University where Jim became a Professor of Biology for the next 31 years. They indeed, took root in this grand community. In the south hills of the Mink Creek valley, Jim built his own house in the shadow of Scout Mountain, and shepherded his family to the present day. After retirement in 1995, Jim joined the Pocatello Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He was passionate about the people and activities of this group where, at age 84, he was a first responder to the Charlotte Fire, an event in 2012 that destroyed the house he had built for his family 45 years before. The home was rebuilt on the same foundation as the original, still in the presence of Scout Mountain, and has served his and JoAnne's needs until the present time. In this place another family was formed: those wonderful, caring neighbors of the Caribou area who became fast friends as a result of the fire. Jim nurtured his nuclear family with unending love. His fire department friends were lifelong. He served his community as a Portneuf Library Trustee for 31 years, reflecting his love of libraries. And as a regular attendee of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Jim has experienced the love and concern of a great family of God. Pastor Bob Stone brought him special joy. He has, indeed, been blessed throughout his 89 years of life. We, his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren would like to thank all these people for helping to care for him throughout his final illnesses. Also, we thank the tender caring hands of the Heritage Hospice: Dr. Vonnie, Marian and Jodi who cared for him, and Michael, who sang to him. Honoring his wishes, Jim was cremated under the care and direciton of Downard Funeral Home. Jim's family will receive friends 10:00 AM Saturday, October 28th at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 215 N. 18th Ave, Pocatello. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Please share memories, pictures and condolences on the Jim's tribute wall at www.DownardFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, we, Jim's family, encourage you to make any contributions to another passion of Jim's, the Luther Heights Bible Camp, which is a church camp in the Sawtooth Mountains, in care of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd; or to the Pocatello Valley Volunteer Firefighters Assistance Fund, in care of Grace Jacobsen, 9485 W. Katie Mtn. Rd, Pocatello, 83204. This fund is used for those who have been affected by fires in our area. Jim would tell you, first hand, the importance of this worthy charity. http://www.downardfuneralhome.com/obituaries/James-Earl-Tullis?obId=2642369#/celebrationWall

Sarah Rickett TullisSarah (Rickett) Tullis
Sarah Tullis, age 87 of Lawrenceville passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Curtis Akers will officiate. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Mrs. Tullis is preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, Clyde Tullis, her mother Sally Ann Rickett, & her father Robert "Bob" Rickett. She is survived by daughter & son-in-law, Sylvia & Donald Barrett, Dacula; son & daughter-in-law, Dennis & Brenda Tullis & their 3 children; daughter, Ann Wells, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Tony Barrett; Shane Wells; Amanda Barrett; Jennifer Wells; 13 great grandchildren; The family will receive friends from 11 AM - 2 PM on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home: 300 Simonton Rd. SW Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please leave online condolences www.stewartfh.com. http://www.stewartfh.com/obituaries/Sarah-Tullis/#!/Obituary

Sue Vaught TullisSue Vaught (McBrian) Tullis
July 24, 1943 - November 21, 2017
74-year-old Fairfield, Illinois resident Sue Vaught Tullis died at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She was retired from North American Lighting after 14 year4s as a base coat operator. Sue was a member of the Ashland Christian Church. Sue was born July 24, 1943 in Granite City, Illinois to Ralph McBrian and Elsie Blanche Johnson McBrian. She was united in marriage at Granite City, Illinois in 1972 to Richard Vaught who died January 26, 1993. She then married Jack Tullis December 23, 1995 in Fairfield, Illinois. Survivors include her husband Jack Tullis of Fairfield, Illinois; 2 sons Rob S. Vaught and Susan Bullard of Fairfield, Illinois and Rodney A. Vaught of Clearwater, Florida; 4 daughters Pam L. Tullis of Fairfield, Illinois, Jacque K. Shelton and her husband Fred of Fairfield, Illinois, Kimberly D. Vaught of Columbus, Georgia, and Ginnette Dawson and her husband Phil of Fayetteville, Arkansas; 1 sister Phyllis Banton of Indianapolis, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Richard, and a son. Funeral services for Sue Vaught Tullis will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 25, 2017 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. Burial will be in the Burnt Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be conducted Saturday November 25, 2017 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Nales Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. http://www.nalesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Sue-Vaught-Tullis?obId=2743781

Barbara Lynn (Hammond) TullisBarbara Lynn (Hammond) Tullis
August 20, 1965 - December 3, 2017
Barbara Lynn Tullis, 52, of Marion, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O'Fallon, Illinois. Barbara was born on August 20, 1965, in Harrisburg, Illinois, to Lonnie Hammond and Linda (Yarbrough) Hammond. She had worked as an administrative assistant at the Lighthouse Shelter in Marion. She was very dedicated to her work and took great pride in seeing that the people at the shelter had Christmas. Barbara is survived by one son Michael Tullis and his wife Ashly Tullis of Gulfport, Mississippi; two grandchildren Phalin and Nevaeh, with one on his way, Grayson; one sister Lori Curtis of Eldorado, and one brother Steve Hammond and his wife Lorene Hammond of Douglasville, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her body will be cremated, and there will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. http://www.pettettfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3363538/Tullis-Barbara/obituary.php

Kevin LaMark TullisKevin L. Tullis
January 10, 1975 - December 11, 2017
Dr. Kevin LaMark Tullis, affectionately known as “KT”, entered this life on January 10, 1975. Kevin was the second child born to the union of Edward Tullis (who preceded him in death) and Sandra Thomas Tullis. Kevin transitioned peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kevin accepted Christ at an early age. He became a member of First Baptist Church in Evergreen, Alabama. Kevin attended Sunday school, sang in the youth choir, and was a junior deacon. He remained a faithful servant. Always a lifelong learner, Kevin received his elementary and secondary education from the Conecuh County Public School System. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1993. Afterwards, Kevin furthered his education at Alabama State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He also received a Master of Business Administration degree from Strayer and Troy Universities, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Jackson State University. Always a busy young man, Kevin worked in the capacities of Branch Manager at Hertz in Atlanta, GA, District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America in Atlanta, GA, Associate Dean and full time Professor at Strayer University (Savannah, GA Campus), Founding Dean at Strayer University (Indianapolis, IN Campus), Dean of Scholars and Culture of Tindley Accredited Schools Secondary Campus (Indianapolis, IN) and Northwest Indiana Regional Dean of Business and Public Services at Ivy Tech Community College (Michigan City, IN Campus). Kevin was a 1999 initiate of the College Park Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He was also a member of the National Urban League Young Professionals. Outside of education, “KT” had many interests. He was an avid reader, a sports buff, an outdoorsman, a fashion enthusiast, and a conversationalist. He especially enjoyed literature and history; he had a special affinity for studying and drawing pictures of Native American culture. Kevin also had a lifelong fondness of basketball and fishing. He would engage in either whenever he could. Kevin especially delighted in purchasing, tailoring, and wearing fashionable clothing. He equally delighted in talking and debating with people. He met no strangers and could be counted on for a spirited debate, inspiration, and conversation in general. Kevin will be remembered by many as a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, a loyal friend, a hard worker, an inspiration to all who knew him and one who lived life to the fullest…on his terms. Kevin leaves to cherish his legacy a loving and devoted mother, Sandra Tullis of Evergreen, AL; one sister, Holley Tullis of Evergreen, AL; brothers, Waymon (Andrea) Tullis of Birmingham, AL and Thomas Everett (Shayla) Tullis of Montgomery, AL; four nieces, two nephews; aunts, Genova (Reverend Eugene) Monroe of Fort Pierce, AL, Carol Wallace of Rockingham, NC, Mary Williams of Sipsey, AL, and Mildred (Eugene) Thomas of Montgomery, AL; uncles, Reverend Alex (Jackie) Tullis of Miami, FL, BC (Jackie) Tullis of Montgomery, AL and Anthony (Brandi) Thomas of Louisville, KY and a host of loving cousins, friends, Hillcrest High School classmates, the Alabama State University family, Jackson State University PhD Cohort 4, Highway 31 neighbors, the First Baptist Church family and beloved coworkers and students.  http://www.presleyflukerfunerals.com/dr-kevin-l-tullis/

Originally posted February 1, 2018.