Tullis Trees


A Family History Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 1

1st Half 2006


Tullis Obituaries: 2005

Editor’s Note: This is the first of what I hope will become a regular feature of Tullis Trees. I’ve assembled all of the Tullis obituaries that I could find from the year 2005. This includes anyone with the Tullis name, either as a birth name or married name. In the few cases where photos were available, I have included them. If anyone has other photos, please email them to me (TomTullis @ aol.com) and I will add them to the online version of this newsletter. Also, obituaries for other Tullises who died in 2005 can be sent to me for addition to the online version. If readers find this feature useful, please let me know and I can try to go back and collect obituaries for 2000-2004 to include in a future issue.


Gayla J. Tullis
1956-2005
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, January 15, 2005
Gayla J. Tullis, 48, of Cheyenne died Jan. 12 in Cheyenne. She was born Aug. 7, 1956, in Cheyenne. She was a fiscal specialist for the state of Wyoming. She received an associate's degree from Laramie County Community College. She married Scott Tullis on Dec. 4, 1982, in Cheyenne. Mrs. Tullis is survived by her husband, Scott Tullis of Cheyenne; two brothers, Gregg Wahl of Chandler, Ariz., and Mark Wahl of Langley, Wash.; sisters, Priscilla Miller, Monica Woodward and Laurie Finney, all of Cheyenne. Funeral Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Monsignor William Delaney officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Memorial Park. Friends may contribute to Meals on Wheels.

Opal M. Tullis
St. Cloud Times, February 11, 2005
Opal M. Tullis, 93, Cold Spring, Feb. 10, 2005. A visitation for Opal M. Tullis who died Thursday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring, MN, will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. A second visitation at the Weiland Funeral Chapel in Madison, SD on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel with the burial to follow in the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, SD. Opal Mildred Jones was born March 10, 1911, to Charles and Agnes (Bennett) Jones in Arlington, SD. She attended grade school in Arlington and high school in Madison, SD. She married Louis Frager on November 30, 1930, in Winfred, SD. They later divorced. On September 26, 1945, she married Arthur Tullis in Pipestone, MN. She was employed by Wenk's Produce for more than 50 years where she was an active member of Union Local 428. She lived in Madison all her adult life until she moved to Cold Spring in June 2000 to be near her family. She was a former member of First Methodist Church in Madison. She became a resident of Assumption Home in Cold Spring, MN after suffering a stroke in August 2000. Opal was a loving and caring mother and a wonderful grandmother who loved making quilts and crocheting Afghans. Her family thought she also made the world's best caramel rolls. Her sense of humor provided many laughs, and we will miss that. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and David Acheson of Cold Spring, MN; grandchildren, Margaret, Rhoda, Jean and Jon and seven great-grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 47 years, Arthur Tullis (May 1992); her son, Leroy Louis Frager (June 1942); her mother and stepfather, Agnes and William Murphy; brothers, Harold Jones and Hugh, Howard, Kenneth, and John Murphy, and one sister Margaret Murphy Friis.

Ruth Tullis
The Arizona Star, March 4, 2005
Ruth Tullis went home to be with our Lord and Savior on February 27, 2005. She was born November 11, 1921 in West Liberty, Kentucky. Her parents were Ollie and Mattie Lykins. Ruth had five brothers and two sisters. She graduated from high school and moved to Louisville, Kentucky during World War II. While employed her mother became gravely ill she returned home to care for her mother. After Ruth's mother passed away she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she was married and raised two children. Ruth was a widow and is survived by two children, Holly (Dewayne) Tripp and Jeffrey (Lydia) Heines; grandchild, Jason Tripp and one great-grandchild. Ruth was a member of Arizona Chapter 2 Order of the Eastern Star. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on March 5, 2005 at 1000 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimers Association and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Dahlia Rea Scott Tullis
Savannah Morning News (GA) - March 11, 2005
Dahlia Rea Scott Tullis entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of March 9, 2005, Dahlia Rea Scott Tullis, widow of Elmon James Tullis. Residence, Charleston, SC. Mrs. Tullis was born April 1, 1911 in Screven County, Georgia, the daughter of John Henry Scott and Annie Newton Scott. She was a founding member of Midland Park United Methodist Church, where she was a life member of Mrs. Mack's Circle. She is survived by two sons: Thomas S. Tullis of Charleston, SC and Winton E. Tullis of Arroyo Grande, CA; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and included among the survivors, is a special niece, Carol Cooke of Ladson, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at the graveside in Carolina Memorial Gardens, Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Coastal Carolina Alzheimer's Chapter Association, P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, SC 29416-0459 or Midland Park United Methodist Church, 2301 Midland Park Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Eve Ann Winn Tullis
07/26/1934 - 02/27/2005
Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT) - March 11, 2005
Survived by children, Chris and Stacey Tullis, Marla and Rick Mitchell, Tina and Rex Poulsen, Jan and Alan Strople, and Dale and Megan Tullis. Graveside services will Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S. Funeral directors: Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.

James E. Tullis, Sr.
The Gridley Herald (Gridley, CA) - March 25, 2005
No services will be held for James E. Tullis, Sr., 60, of Live Oak, CA. He died at his residence on March 22, 2005. He was born on September 12, 1944, in Oakland, CA. He was a long-time area resident. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Clear Lake, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one son, Jim E. Tullis, Jr., of Princeton, CA, and one daughter, Laurie A. Gadberry of Roseville, CA. He is also survived by four grandchildren and his fiancé, Mary Pugsley of Live Oak. Contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Sacramento Office, 2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95833 or the American Heart Association, North State Division, 1372 Longfellow Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 are suggested by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. [Editor's Note: Added to the online version March 13, 2007.]

Lloyd O. Tullis
Lloyd O. Tullis, 87, of Fort Dodge entered the gates of Heaven Tuesday, March 29, 2005. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 1st at the Celebration Center, Friendship Haven with Rev. Bill Trembly officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military rites by the VFW 1856. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Thursday at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Surviving is his wife Viola; daughter Joyce Peitzman and husband Joe of Grimes; grandchildren, JoDee, Jordan, Joey, Josh and Jayson; step-sons, Dave Winters of Hiawatha, Kansas, Don Winters of Nashville, Tennessee; 5 step-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Clabaugh of Jewell, Eula Mae Clutter of Farnhamville; and his best buddy, Melvin Anderson. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents Orval and Hazel (Hicks) Tullis, and his first wife, Marjory. Lloyd O. Tullis was born October 1, 1917 on the family farm near Lohrville. He attended schools in Rinard and graduated from Rinard High School in 1935. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army holding the rank of Sergeant serving in the South Pacific. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific and the Good Conduct Medals, 3 Bronze Stars, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Following his honorable discharge in 1945 he came to Fort Dodge. On March 25, 1950 he was united in marriage to Marjory Dutcher in Valentine, Nebraska and they established their home in Fort Dodge. Lloyd was employed as a carpenter and later as a construction supervisor for Woodruff-Evans until his retirement in 1981. On April 14, 1984, he was united in marriage to Viola Millea in Fort Dodge and they established their home here. Lloyd loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, fishing in Canada, was an avid bowler, enjoyed watching football, college basketball, and was a big fan of the Minnesota Twins. Memorials may be left to the Friendship Haven Care Trust Fund.

Donald L. Tullis
Parsons Sun (Parsons, KS), April 8, 2005
BARTLETT - Donald L. Tullis, 62, of Bartlett died Friday, April 1, 2005, at his home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 28, 1942, in Parsons to George R. and Betty L. (Kemmerer) Tullis. He was passionate about the value of education, individual rights and vigorous debate in a free society. While an instructor in economics and statistics for over 20 years at Labette Community College, he was faculty association president and international student advisor. He took early retirement from LCC in May 2002. He was a part-time farmer with his father most of his life. He was on the board of CLASS Ltd. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Pittsburg State University and an ABD Ph.D at Oklahoma State University. He married June Griffith on April 16, 1983, in Parsons. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Betty L. Tullis of Chetopa; and a brother, William Tullis of Chetopa Manor. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Creek Cemetery in Bartlett with the Rev. John Chastain officiating. Friends may meet at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego. The procession will leave at 12:30 p.m. for the cemetery. Memorials to Labette Community College Foundation or CLASS Ltd. Foundation may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 203 Illinois, Oswego, 67356.

Pearl (Dee) Cordelia (Tullis) Griffey
Chickasha Daily Express, April 9, 2005
Graveside service for Pearl (Dee) Cordelia Griffey, 92, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Alex Cemetery. Pearl (Dee) Cordelia Griffey was born December 5, 1912 in Ringland, Oklahoma the daughter of Jess and Mary (Ashurst) Tullis and died April 7, 2005 in Chickasha. Mrs. Griffey lived most of her life in the Davis and Sulpher Areas. She had lived in Grady County for the last 20 years. She and Joe Anderson Griffey were married July 2, 1955 in Ada, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lily Bomesberger March, 2005, and one son, Ralph Jefferson Tullis. Survivors include two nieces, Flossie Mead of Chickasha and Claudia Ann Edmondson of Chickasha; two nephews, Steve Lail of Chickasha and Don Lail of Chickasha; very special great great nephew, Jeremy Shelton of Blanchard; very special great great niece, Rachel Peters of Blanchard; and many other nieces, nephews and relatives. Interment will be in the Alex Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

Lonnie Tullis
Hope Star (Hope, Arkansas), April 14, 2005:
HOPE--Lonnie Tullis, 87, of Hope, died April 12, 2005, in Texarkana. He was born May 2, 1917 in Mineral Springs, to William and Izora Greenhaul Tullis. He was a retired machinist from Cox Brothers. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; a WWII Army veteran; a POW for three months; decorated with two Bronze Service Stars; the American Defense Service Ribbon; AP Service Ribbon, EAME Service Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal. Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Roy Tullis, Clyde Tullis, and Fred Tullis; one sister, Jewel Pettit, and two grandchildren, Tracy Tullis and Eddie Tullis. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Viola Thornton Tullis, of Hope; two sons, Jessie and wife Linda Tullis and Larry and wife Regina Tullis, all of Hope; one brother, Arvil Tullis, of Hope; one sister, Pearl Hosey, of Mineral Springs; three grandchildren, Tanya and husband, Hunter Ray, of Hot Springs Village, Brandon Tullis, of Hope, and Amy Tullis, of Little Rock, and one great granddaughter, Lainey Kaitlyn Ray, of Hot Springs Village. Services will be held Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Herndon Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bob Maples and Neal Ridling officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Herndon Funeral Home.

Margaret Lula Tullis Adkins
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) - May 11, 2005
Margaret Tullis Adkins, a homemaker, died May 3 at St. Anna's Residence. She was 90. Mrs. Adkins was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Robert, John Edwin and Michael Ward Adkins; two daughters, Margaret Leilani Dean and Mary Elizabeth Adkins; a stepson, John E. Adkins III; two stepdaughters, Mary Louise Byrd and Ann Durr; and 50 grandchildren. A graveside service will be held May 25 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey O. Tullis
Parsons Sun (Parsons, KS), May 28, 2005
VINITA, Okla. - Harvey Oscar "Hick" Tullis, 90, of Vinita died Thursday evening, May 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Bartlett to Robert Bruce and Mary Elizabeth (Wiley) Tullis. He served in Headquarters Company, 301st Signal Operation Battalion, United States 3rd Army, in Europe during World War II. He was discharged as a first sergeant with Company A, 28th Signal Heavy Construction. Following the war he returned to Labette County. He married Dorothy Ellen Winch on Dec. 21, 1941. She preceded him in death in 1991. They lived on a farm east of Bartlett for about four years. From 1955 to 1965 they lived in Dallas Center, Iowa, where he was a foreman at a hog operation on Brentor Farm. In 1965 they moved to Oklahoma, where he ran the Center Sport Shop and Service Station from 1965 to 1971. They also lived in Arizona from 1984 to 1987. He then moved back to Oklahoma. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include three sisters, Marie Luman and Bessie Cary, both of Chetopa, and Leta Cunningham of Weir; and two brothers, R.A. Tullis and Verl Tullis, both of Bartlett. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Tullis, Melvin Tullis, Larue Tullis and Marvin Tullis, who was killed in action during World War II. The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, Vinita.

Thomas Louis "Lewy" Tullis
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 4, 2005.
Lewy Tullis, age 93 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, June 3, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Lloyd Ferguson and Rev. Mike Vickers will officiate. Burial Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. A life long resident of Gwinnett County and a member of Alcovy Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Mr. Tullis is survived by wife, Lucille Tullis; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Martha Tullis; grandchildren, Mark and Sheila Tullis all of Lawrenceville; Ken and Tracy Tullis, Auburn; great-grandchildren, Cameron Tullis, Nathan Tullis, Samantha Tullis; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100.

Marvin Glenn Tullis
The Shreveport Times, June 16, 2005
PALM HARBOR, FL - Marvin Glenn Tullis, 75, of Palm Harbor, Florida, died June 14, 2005. Mr. Tullis served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 12, 1953. Mr. Tullis was a life long resident of Boyce, Louisiana where he enjoyed hunting and fishing at Cotile Lake. He worked as an engineer for South Central Bell until he retired in 1985. He was a member of the Episcopal Church in Boyce, where he served as treasurer and was active in Sunday and Bible School. Mr. Tullis was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Daniel Tullis and Dolly Minchew Tullis and his brother, Arthor Tullis. He is survived by his loving children, Dianne Tullis, Patricia Tullis Conn, Margret Jean Tullis and Lisa Tullis Albrecht; his grandchildren, Rachel Dianne McMillan, Jennifer Michelle Conn, Andrew G. McMillan, Cody Alston Brown, William George Albrecht III, Alexandra Elizabeth Albrecht; his sister, Eunice Nylund and his brother, Charles Gene Tullis. Visitation will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at 1201 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana. The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17 at the funeral home chapel followed by a graveside service at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Avenue. The Reverend Guido F. Vrbeck, pastor of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, will be officiating. Forest Park Funeral Home

Reverend Richard Roy Tullis
The Repository, Canton, OH, August 5, 2005
The Reverend Richard Roy Tullis of 15 Wooster Street NW, Navarre, OH peacefully passed from this life on the evening of July 28, 2005, following a courageous battle with cancer. His wish had been to die in the comfort of his home, and with the compassionate assistance of family members, Hospice of Stark County, and the members of the congregation of St. Paul UCC in Navarre, he was able to do so. He was most grateful for the love and care extended to him by family members, the people of St. Paul's Church and friends. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched through his teaching, preaching, and stories. Dick Tullis was born on November 7, 1933, in Shelby, OH, the oldest son of Roy F. and Mildred (Mellick) Tullis. He was raised on the family's goat dairy farm and learned most of life's valuable lessons right there and in the community of Shelby, where he worked as a teenager. He was a graduate of Shelby High School (1951), Miami University of Ohio (1955) and Bangor Theological Seminary (1987). He was a veteran, serving as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-61, retiring as Captain in 1970. He was a businessman in Chicago for 20 years, working for the Inland Steel Co and Pre-Finished Metals Co., respectively. He owned and operated his own greenhouse/landscaping business back in Shelby, OH in the 1980's, called "The Greenhouse," which consisted of 7 greenhouses and local landscaping contracts. From 1987-98, he was the Pastor of the yoked parish of the First Congregational Church UCC in Russell, KS and the Gorham Community Church UCC in Gorham, KS. He retired from the ministry at the age of 65, settling at the Tower Lakes Gated Community in Lake Wales, FL. On November 10, 2002, he was married to the Rev. Elaine Haskell Tobak, in Maine. In September 2004, she was called to be the Pastor of the St. Paul UCC in Navarre, OH, which is where they lived at the time of his death. He was predeceased by his parents, and by his wife of 24 years, in 1995, the late Carol (Raymond) Tullis. In addition to his wife, Rev. Elaine Tullis, Rev. Tullis is survived by his daughter Lynn E. Force and her husband, Jeremy Force; and their five children, Megan, Nicholas, Hollie, Aren, and Ayden Force; his three sons, John, Bruce, and Philip Tullis; and three grandchildren, David, Mary Sarah, and Corporal Philip Tullis USMC (serving in Iraq); his sister, MaryLee Gibson and brother-in-law, Bill; his brother Dr. David Tullis and sister-in-law, Kim; his step-sister Janet Brown; two step-daughters, Virginia (Ginny) Coleman and Erin Shaw; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Paul UCC, 21 Wooster St NW, in Navarre on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 7:30 PM, with Mr. Lorin Cope, Minister of Conference Relations, UCC National Office, Cleveland, OH officiating. A Reception to greet the family will immediately follow the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Rev. Richard Tullis can be sent to: St. Paul UCC, 21 Wooster St NW, Navarre, OH 44662 or to Hospice of Stark County (also sent to the St. Paul UCC address). Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle, 330-879-5433.

Clesta D. 'Si' Tullis
Sept. 28, 1924-Aug. 13, 2005
Rochester (IN) Sentinel, August 16, 2005
Clesta D. "Si" Tullis, 80, of 12753 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died at 10:17 a.m. Saturday at his residence. His health was failing since 1998. Born in Seward Township, Kosciusko County, to Cyrus C. "Short" and Opal Meredith Tullis, he married Betty J. Fellers on April 19, 1947, in Akron. She died on July 13, 1986. Si retired from the military after 30 years of service in the Army in World War II and Vietnam. After his military career, he worked at Sonoco Products Company, Akron, for 14 years until he retired in 1983. He received an education at Franklin Township School and he went on to receive a degree in automotive technology at Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas. He is a past member of the Rochester VFW. Survivors include three daughters, Mickey Miller and companion Richard McCollum, Akron, Kitty McWilliams, Indianapolis, and Darlene and husband Victor Czarnecki, Junction City, Kan.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bud and wife Barbara Tullis, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and one sister, Zelma McCloughan on Aug. 13, 1993. His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Dr. Robert Weiss officiating. Burial is at Silver Creek Cemetery, Silver Lake, with military graveside rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice, 2101 E. Dubois St., Warsaw.

James Mack Tullis
Fairfield Daily Ledger, August 16, 2005
James Mack Tullis, 89, of Fairfield, died at 3:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Parkview Care Center. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Metz officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Behner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Jane and Jim Tullis Endowment of the Fairfield Public Library. Online condolences may be left at www.behnerfh.com. Mr. Tullis was born June 14, 1916, in Decatur, the son of Jack and Pearl Hicks Tullis. He married Jane Musick Timmons Oct. 18, 1943, in Princeton, Mo. She died July 18, 1998. Mr. Tullis lived in Fairfield for 54 years. He was a U.S. Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was an insurance agent for Monarch Life Insurance of Springfield, Mass. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Fairfield Clinton Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 15. He also was a member of Howard Johnson Coffee Club, Fairfield Lions Club and Walton Club. Mr. Tullis was a former member of the Fairfield City Council. He also was an avid golfer and Iowa Hawkeye fan. Survivors include one son, Tim Tullis and wife Gerri of Elgin, Ill.; one sister, Sally Pettus of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Harry; and one sister, Patty.

Onis P. (Tullis) Eccleston
The Hutchinson News, August 19, 2005
FOWLER - Onis P. Eccleston, 84, died Aug. 14, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita. She was born July 7, 1921, in Gray County, the daughter of Walter and Pearl Gamble Tullis. A resident of Wichita, formerly of Fowler, and Hot Springs Village, Ark., she was a homemaker. She belonged to Fowler Christian Church and Village Church of Christ, Hot Springs Village. On Dec. 31, 1939, she married Thurman Olen Eccleston. He survives. Other survivors include: three sons, Olen, Wichita, Jason, Phoenix, Ariz., Mark, Hot Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Sharlet Morrison, Wichita; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Haven Church of Christ, Haven, with Buddy Aldridge presiding. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to Haven Church of Christ, 111 North Salina, Haven, KS 67543, or to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653. Broadway Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

John L. “Jack” Tullis, Jr.
1938-2005
Obituary written by his brother-in-law, Donald N. Moran
John "Jack" L. Tullis, Jr. was born on October 22nd, 1938, in Riverside, California, the eldest child of John and Vivian (McKee) Tullis. He was raised in California's San Fernando Valley and served in the United States Navy. After his tour of duty he completed his education and became a teacher, like his father. On June 12th, 1965 he married Yvonne Ruth Fleming and with her had two children, James W. and Julie. He also had two grandchildren, Jason and Jenna. Jack spent many of his summers as a re-enactor for the U.S. Park Service at Yosemite, portraying George Anderson, one of the first settlers there. He was also an active member of the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Jack's SAR membership was based on his descent from Moses Tullis and Thomas Summersett. In 2000 his health started to fail, and in 2002 he received a heart transplant. He died of cancer at his home in Encinitas, California, on September 27th, 2005

Rev. John Wickison Tullis Sr.
The Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC; September 29, 2005
The Rev. John Wickison Tullis Sr., 80, of 146 Shearbrook Drive, husband of Vivian Williams Tullis, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Valrico, Fla., he was a son of the late John Henry and Minnie Florence Aldridge Tullis. He served as pastor and was a member of Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church in Enterprise, Fla. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V., where he served as Commander in North Augusta. Survivors include his wife of the home; five daughters, Inez Dixon of Abbeville, Sheila Hoffer of Zephyrhills, Fla., Sharron Eubanks and Penny Jowers, both of Aiken and Cathy Heitzenrater of Greenwood; a son, John W. Tullis Jr. of McCormick; four sisters, Dorothy Singley of Tampa, Fla., Ann Sledge of Ponca City, Okla., Josephine Stratton of Lakeland, Fla., and Elizabeth Campbell of Brandon, Fla.; three brothers, William Henry ?Bill? Tullis of Santa Clara, Calif., Luther Tullis and Russell Tullis, both of Brandon; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills, Fla. Burial is in Enterprise Cemetery, Dade City. Pallbearers are Adam Heitzenrater, Larry Shane Kagey, Fritz Heitzenrater, Herbert Eubanks, Greg Pou and Nathan Arhelger. Visitation is 10-11 Saturday at the funeral home. The family is at the home of a daughter Sheila Hoffer, 36741 Laurel Oaks Lane, Dade City. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648. Harley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Marsha J. (Tullis) Hegerty
Chicago Suburban Daily Herald, October 5, 2005.
Visitation for Marsha J. Hegerty (nee Tullis), 60, formerly of Milwaukee, will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Borgwardt Funeral Home, 1603 S. 81st St., West Allis, Wis. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Marsha passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Park Ridge. She was the beloved mother of William W. (Michelle) Hegerty; proud grandmother of William P. and W. Colton Hegerty; loving sister of Deborah (Gregory) Gomez, Wendy Woolcott Steele and Michael Tullis; and fond niece of Harriet Zastrow and Alda Brown. She is further survived by her loving nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Doris Woolcott; and brother, Randy Woolcott. For information, 414-476-2010.

Bishop Edward L. Tullis
The Courier-Journal, October 9, 2005.
LEXINGTON. TULLIS, BISHOP EDWARD L., 88, died at his Lake Junaluska home on October 6, 2005 following a short illness. Bishop Tullis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended high school in northern Kentucky. He received his A.B. degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1939. He earned a B.D. degree from Louisville Theological Seminary and holds honorary degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Union College, Wofford College, Lambuth University, and Claflin College. He was a member of the Hall of Fame of Kentucky Wesleyan College. Bishop Tullis has served on the Board of many Methodist Colleges and Universities including Union College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Wofford College and Emory University. Bishop Tullis served pastorates in Frenchburg, Lawrenceburg, Louisville, Irvine, Frankfort, and Ashland, Kentucky. Bishop Tullis served his first ministry as Associate Pastor of the Fourth Avenue Methodist Church, Louisville. He served for five years as a National Church Extension Secretary. Elected to the Episcopacy in 1972, he was assigned to the Columbia, South Carolina Area from 1972-1980, and the Nashville, Tennessee Area from 1980-1984. Throughout his career Bishop Tullis took a leadership role in civil rights and women's rights in both the Church and community. Bishop Tullis believed a minister should be a minister for life and for 20 years after his retirement he taught an inter-generational Sunday School Class at Long's Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake Junaluska. He served with great pride and devotion as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Magee Christian Foundation for over 50 years. Bishop Tullis is the author of First Church Sermons, Shaping the Church from the Mind of Christ, and Birth of the Book: The Story of the Origin and Growth of the Bible. He recently completed a history of the Magee Christian Education Foundation. He was preceded in death last year by a brother, Ashar Spence Tullis. Bishop Tullis and the late Mary Jane Talley Tullis had two children, Frank L. Tullis (Janet) of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Jane Allen Offutt (William Nelson Offutt, IV, M.D.) of Georgetown, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Sandra Jane Tullis, Anne Francis Tullis, Jane Scott Hodges (Philip), and William Nelson Offutt V (Grandison); and three great grandchildren, Jane Talley Hodges, Philip Nalty Hodges Jr. and William Nelson Offutt VI. In 1997 Bishop Tullis married Katharine Crum Irwin who has two sons, Frank Jr. and Mason Crum Irwin, and daughter, Katharine, deceased. A memorial service celebrating the life of Bishop Tullis will be conducted at Long's Chapel United Methodist Church on Monday, October 10 at 11a.m. The Reverend Robert E. Fuquay, Jr. will conduct the service with other participants including Reverend Woody Adams, Bishop William WIllimon, Bishop William Morris, and Bishop Charlene Kammerer. Memorials may be sent to Long's Chapel UMC Building Fund, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745, and/or the Lake Junaluska Capital Fund. At a later date to be announced a graveside service will be held in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Hazel M. Tullis
The Kansas City Star, October 17, 2005
Hazel M. Tullis, 80, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away October 15, 2005. Hazel was born in Holden, MO, the daughter of Daniel and Stella Bradbury. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Edward Tullis, her sister Agnes Gulliford and her brothers Melvin and Claude Bradbury. She is survived by her sons Charles Tullis and Kenneth Tullis, daughter-in-law Shirley Tullis, granddaughter Jane Tullis, brothers Norman and Glenn Bradbury and many nieces and nephews. Hazel was founder and owner of Tullis Tax Service for 18 rewarding years before retiring. Following that she was an A.A.R.P. volunteer tax preparer. She was honored as Woman of the Year by East Jacomo Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association where she served in many chapter offices and committees. Hazel loved to travel, enjoyed gardening, cooking and craft making. She was an accomplished quilt maker and loved all forms of sewing. The visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 with the funeral service at 12 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. (Arr; D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Floral Hills Chapel, 816-353-1218).

Margaret Elizabeth Gwyn Tullis
The Herald-Sun, Durham, NC, November 4, 2005
SANFORD - Margaret Elizabeth Gwyn Tullis, 81, of 325 Sound Road, Holly Ridge, died Monday, October 31, 2005, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goldston Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Mildred Tullis Scott
Greensboro News & Record (NC), November 10, 2005
GREENSBORO- Mildred Tullis Scott passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005. She was 90. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to gather with the family one half hour prior to the service at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home at Guilford Memorial Park. Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her husband, Cicero S. Scott, her brother, Harold Tullis and her sister, Hilda Tullis Wilson all of North Carolina. She is survived by her son, Alan Bohler and his wife, Barbara of Newton; daughter Wanda Bohler Brooks and her husband, Bill of Dunnellon, Fla.; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Homer Ray Tullis
Gwinnett Daily Post, November 18, 2005
Homer Ray Tullis, age 74, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. John Colbaugh, Rev. Lewis Stover & Sanford Tullis will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Mr. Tullis was a retired home builder. He is survived by his wife: Frances Tullis; Son: Kenneth & Shelia Tullis, their children & grandchildren: Kelley & Bryan Pittman, Waylon & Jessie Wheelus, Aaron & Avery Pittman, Jason Tullis & Joshua Brandon Tullis, Lauren & Dustin Meyer, Abigail & Chloe Tullis; Daughter: Betty Cryder & her children, Amy & Curtis Conley, Allison Harrison; Son: Keith & Brenda Tullis, Sr. & their son, Keith Tullis, Jr; Daughter: Vickie Bookout & her son, Dietrich Bookout; Daughter: Donna Gwen Smith & her children & grandchildren, Chuck & Jessica Harrison, Madison, Dillan & C.J. Harrison; Son: Scott Tullis; Son: Sanford & Lori Tullis & their son, James Robert Tullis; Brother: Quinton & Charlotte Tullis, Warm Springs; Sisters: Amy Phillips, Duluth; Lee Farmer, Lawrenceville, Frances Greeson, Lawrenceville; Sister-in-law: Viola Sharpton, Lawrenceville; Several Nieces & Nephews also survive. The family will receive friends all day Friday, November 18, 2005 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100.

Mary Tullis Johnson
Florida Times-Union, December 1, 2005
Mary Tullis Johnson, 60, died November 25, 2005. Mary was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and moved to Jacksonville in 1945. She graduated from Landon High School. For the past several years she worked with her husband as a manufacture's representative in the furniture industry. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family and friends. We will always remember her love of life. She touched so many people in so many ways, and she will be deeply missed. Mary married William F. Johnson in June 1966 and had thirty-nine wonderful years together. They had three children; Lisa and husband Mark Dullum, Jennifer and husband David Howard, and Billy Johnson and wife Jenny. She was the only sister to her three brothers; Don D. Tullis, who preceded her in death, Gary B. Tullis, and James F. Tullis. She was a loving grandmother to six grandchildren, Lauren, David, Ashley, Billy, Allison and Zachary will miss their Gammy very much. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 11:00 am at Church of the Redeemer, 7500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida, 32256. Her family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society, 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207. Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Cemeteries and Funeral Homes-Oviedo Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd. Oviedo, FL 32765.

Kaitlyn Victoria Tullis
Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS, December 5, 2005
Services for Kaitlyn Victoria Tullis, of Jayess, are 2 p.m. today, Dec. 2 at Divide Methodist Protestant Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements. Miss Tullis, 9, died Dec. 1, 2005, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 30, 1996, to David Tullis and Allison Garrett Tullis. She was a third grade student at Topeka Tilton School and a member of Divide Methodist Protestant Church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Jones Tullis, of Jayess. Survivors are her parents; her sister, Natalie Caul Tullis, of Jayess; her grandparents, Richard and Vicky Garrett, and Yetta England, all of Jayess; her great-grandparents, William Ray and Mary Lou Tynes, of Monticello, and Donize Williamson and Mildred Caul, both of Jayess.

Leona Kathleen (Tullis) Johnson
The Idaho Statesman, December 6, 2005
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Leona Kathleen Johnson returned to our Father in Heaven, Dec. 2, 2005, at 2:43 p.m. surrounded by her husband and children. She is now reunited with her father, William Edwin Tullis, her mother Chrissie Elese Pascoe and two brothers, Frederic (Rick) Charles Tullis, Craig Armont Tullis and her son-in-law Kent R. Chandler. Leona was born to William (Edwin) and Chrissie Tullis on Nov. 29, 1934, in Nampa, Idaho. She lived in Nampa, Marsing, Homedale, Seattle, Grand View and Mountain Home. Leona was married to Keith Ardell Johnson on March 25, 1955. They were married more than 50 years. She was sealed to Keith and their children for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah (LDS) Temple on March 14, 1966. She worked at the Samaritan Hospital in Nampa and took a practical nursing course before she was married. After she married Keith she served as a dedicated wife and mother for all of her life. Leona is survived by her husband Keith A. Johnson, her children, Charlotte Ann Canella, Tami Lynn Chandler, Keith S. Johnson, David A. Johnson and Susan Dianne Mason, 21 grandsons, nine granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers; Clinton Tullis, Ed Tullis, Duane Tullis, Marlin Tullis, and four sisters; Chrissella McDermott, Eulia Tullis, Helen Nanney, Laurine Raber, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Leona has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for most of her life and has served in many positions including a full time mission to New Zealand, from November 1995 to May 1997. She loved to sing, dance and play with her family. She never missed an opportunity to serve others. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1150 No. 8th East in Mountain Home. There will be a viewing from 10 - 0:45 a.m. before the funeral and on Thursday evening, Dec. 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, located at 500 No. 18th East, in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

James (Jim) Tullis
Sacramento Bee, December 18, 2005
A long time resident of Rancho Cordova passed away at home on December 14, 2005 after a 9 year battle with colon cancer. He was born in Lincoln, AK on July 20, 1933 and raised in Antioch, CA until joining the Air Force in 1952. On leaving the service Jim worked as Office Manager/timekeeper for F.L. Taylor Development, Co. He started his own business working until 1967 when he went back to Sacramento State College, majoring in Education. Jim will be remembered for his love of children. He spent 25 years as an elementary teacher for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn; daughter, Caprice Martin of Auburn; son-in-law, Gary Martin; grandson, Eric Martin; and granddaughter, Keslie Martin of Reno; brothers, Gene Tullis and Ray Tullis of Antioch, their wives, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church, 2101 Zinfandel Dr., Rancho Cordova. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sutter Medical Center Foundation-Cancer Center, 2800 L Street Ste. 620, Sacramento, CA 95816.

Viola L. Tullis
The Messenger, Fort Dodge, IA, Dec. 27, 2005
Viola L. Tullis, 92, of Fort Dodge, died Monday, December 26, 2005 at the Tompkins Memorial Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2005 in the Commons of the Tompkins Health Center. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Trembly. Interment will follow in the North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at Friendship Haven. Viola was born February 14, 1913 the daughter of Livert and Viola May (Burnett) Griep in Le Sueur, MN. As a young girl Viola moved to Fort Dodge with her parents. Over the years Viola enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing, and doing some golfing. She participated in a women's bowling league and looked forward to watching the Minnesota Twins on TV. Viola greatly treasured her grandchildren. Those thankful for having shared in Viola's life include her sons; David (Viola) Winters of Hiawatha, KS, and Donald Winters of Nashville, TN, one sister; Marjorie Blair, one brother; Darrell (Trudy) Griep, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Tullis was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, one sister, and four brothers. Bruce-Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Center has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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