Tullis Trees


A Family History Newsletter

Volume 7

2008


Tullis Obituaries: 2007

Editor’s Note: I’ve assembled all of the Tullis obituaries that I could find, from a variety of sources, for the year 2007. 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. Also, obituaries for other Tullises who died in 2007 can be sent to me for addition to the article. Obituaries below are in order by date of death.


Susan W. Field Tullis
July 31, 1910 - January 11, 2007
Fremont Tribune (NE), January 16, 2007
Susan W. Tullis, 96, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. She was born July 31, 1910, to Wilson Eugene and Florence Althea (Anthony) Field. She was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of Vine Congregational United Church of Christ, PEO Chapter BR. Survivors include: two sons, Dr. Byron (and wife, Patricia) Tullis Jr. of Lincoln and Dr. David (and wife, Sharon) Tullis of Temple, Texas; a daughter, Elizabeth (and husband, Gerald) Hansen of Fremont; grandchildren, Michael, Dr. Stephen, Jeffery, Matthew Tullis, Susan Phelps, Kyle, Jess and Seth Hansen and Katie Price; great-grandchildren, Alexis and David Phelps, Amanda, Conrad and Garret Tullis, Gabe Price, Henry, Ella, Graham and Indigo Hansen, Samuel Price, Jamie and Ryan Harrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Byron Tullis Sr., her parents and three sisters. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There is no visitation; the body was cremated. Memorials have been established to Vine Congregational United Church of Christ, 1800 Twin Ridge Road, Lincoln, NE 68606 and Gateway Manor Health Center, 225 North 56th St., Lincoln, NE 68504. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com. Roper and Sons Funeral Services in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.


Jenida Ann Tullis Buie
August 24, 1941 - February 13, 2007
Goldsboro [NC] News-Argus, February 14, 2007
SMITHFIELD - Jenida Ann Tullis Buie, 65, formerly of Goldsboro, died Tuesday at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Cary and Dove Crook Tullis and was the widow of Thomas Edison Buie Jr. She was a registered nurse and had worked in several hospitals in North Carolina and Wisconsin. She is survived by a son, John Cary Buie of Apex; daughter, Kristina Leigh Buie of Madison, Wis.; a stepson, Thomas Swanton of Greens-boro; a stepdaughter, Diana Price of Black Mountain; and three grandchildren. No formal services have been planned. Memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.parrishfh.com.


Anna Lou TullisAnna Lou Tullis
January 3, 1920 - March 5, 2007
Tulsa World (OK) - March 8, 2007
TULLIS -- Anna Lou, 87, died peacefully at home in Maryland, on Monday, March 5, 2007, after a long illness. She was the fourth of seven children, born to Leo and Nina (Smith) McGivern on January 3, 1920 in Whitesboro, OK. As a young woman, Mrs. Tullis was an accomplished basketball player and dancer. She attended Oklahoma A&M (now OSU). On March 17, 1940, Anna married John W. Tullis, they had 2 daughters, Carol and Rebecca. Mrs. Tullis was a tutor for Oklahoma Public Schools, active with Girl Scouts, member of the Tulsa and Oaks Country Clubs, and was an expert bridge player for 60 years. Mrs. Tullis moved to Chevy Chase, MD, in January, 2000 to live near her daughter, Rebecca. She was preceded in death by: beloved husband, John, in 1992; and daughter, Carol, in 1996. Survivors include daughter, Rebecca and husband, Gary Stevens; sisters, Marguerite Spillman and Kathryne Schroeder; brother, Richard McGivern; grandson, Jonathan M. and wife, Jessica Stevens; along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Chapel of Calvary Cemetery. The Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 585-1151, www.fitzgeraldivychapel.com.


Mary Lee Fonseca TullisMary Lee Fonseca Tullis
February 1, 1927 - March 10, 2007
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) - March 13, 2007
A resident of Houma and a native of Lockport, she died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 2:45 a.m. She was 80. Visitation at St. Gregory Catholic Church, Houma, on Tuesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Francis de Sales No. 2 Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Phillip James Tullis and wife Andrena Vedros Tullis of New Orleans; daughters, Cindy Tullis Ellis Duet of Houma and Julie Tullis Head and husband Stanley D. Head of Carencro; brothers, Levry Fonseca of Vacherie and Kermit Fonseca of Houma; grandchildren, Chandler S. Tullis and wife Amy, Cason Tullis, Kelley Keesee Allen and husband Jim, Brennan Head, Justin Head and wife Jessica, Daniel Head, Anne-Kathryn Head Johnston and husband Shawn, Matt Ellis and Rusty Ellis; and great-grandchildren, Janna Head and Chandler Tullis Jr. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James "Jim" Tullis; parents, Jean Paul Fonseca and Victoria Knobloch Fonseca; brothers, Cyrus Fonseca, Douglas Fonseca, Ernest Fonseca, Jean Paul Fonseca Jr. and Berwick Fonseca. She was a homemaker and parishioner of St. Gregory Church. In lieu of flowers, enrollment of Masses preferred to St. Gregory Catholic Church, 441 Sixth St., Houma, LA 70360 and Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnson St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503. Arrangements by Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma.


James Alden (Jimmy) Tullis
September 1, 1947 - March 13, 2007
The Cullman (AL) Times, March 14, 2007
James Alden Tullis, 59, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his residence in Hanceville. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Faith Restoration Church on College Drive in Hanceville. A celebration of life service will also be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Truelove Baptist Church in Spencer, Okla. Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Tullis was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Celestine of Luther, Okla. He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of the Masons in Oklahoma. He donated his body to Genesis Cancer Research in Memphis, Tenn., in hope of assisting in the cure of pancreatic cancer. Survivors include his wife, Denise Tullis of Hanceville; a daughter, Brandi Michele Tullis Works of Decatur; a son, James Alden Tullis II, U.S. Air Force; an adopted son, Torrance Tullis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his mother, Dorsey Mae Tullis of Spencer, Okla.; his father, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Tullis Sr. of Spencer; three sisters, Jeane Ivery of Spencer, Dorthy Spencer of Arcadia, Okla., and Faye Thompson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Leon Tullis Jr. of Oklahoma City; his mother-in-law, Wanda Elliott of Hanceville; two sisters-in-law, Teresa and Wilma Elliott of Hanceville; three brothers-in-law, Greg, Phillip and Mitch Elliott of Hanceville; and two grandchildren of Oklahoma City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of James to assist with expenses.


Maggie Belle Anderson Tullis
October 26, 1906 - March 25, 2007
The Macon Telegraph (GA) - March 26, 2007
BYRON - Maggie Belle Anderson Tullis, 100, died Sunday, March 25, 2007. Services will be 11A.M. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in the Chapel of Byron Baptist Church with Dr. Lawrence Kirk officiating. Burial will be held at 4 P.M. in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross. Born in Camden County to the late Warren Grant Anderson and Anne Belle Clark Anderson, Mrs. Tullis was a homemaker and widow of the late James Arthur Tullis. She was the oldest member of Byron Baptist Church where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Survivors include children, Louise and Bill Godfrey of Byron and Marvin Ernest Tullis, Sr. of Hahira; sister, Pearl Bennett of Waycross; brothers, George Williams of Macon and Bruce Williams of Valdosta; grandchildren, Mary Cockrell of Bonaire, Carolyn and Stan Alderman of Hahira, Ernie and Patsy Tullis of Hahira, Billy Godfrey and Betty Hassoun of Centerville; seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Building Fund of Byron Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Byron, Georgia 31008. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, March 26, 2007 at Rooks Funeral Home in Byron. Rooks Funeral Home in Byron has charge of arrangements.


Alice Smith TullisAlice Smith Tullis
January 3, 1918 - April 15, 2007
April 17, 2007 - 1:24AM, Hadley Funeral Home
Alice S. Tullis, 89, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday evening, April 15, 2007, at the White Ridge Health Center in Lee's Summit. She was born Jan. 3, 1918, in Brownington, the second of eight children of James Thomas and Lena Eleanor Moree Smith. On June 20, 1939, in Clinton, she was married to Dalton Arthur Tullis, who died June 26, 1994. Mrs. Tullis graduated from Deepwater High School. She was a homemaker and devoted herself to taking care of her family. After her family was grown, she went to work as a cook in the Windsor School System in the elementary and high school. She served countless meals to hundreds of children for more than 12 years. She made a profession of faith in October 1948 and joined the First Baptist Church in Windsor. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Fritz, of Windsor; a brother, Ernest Smith, of Deepwater; two grandchildren, Bo Fritz, of Marysville, Calif., and Kelly Fritz, of Blue Springs; and five great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a son, Jim Tullis; and a son-in-law, Ray Fritz. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor, with the Rev. Durward Scott officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Educational Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.


James Michael Tullis
February 28, 1952 - April 16, 2007
The Columbus Dispatch (OH) - April 19, 2007
TULLIS James Michael Tullis, age 55, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home. A loving husband, father, son and brother, Jim fully practiced "unconditional love", with his family being his #1 priority. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Pamela J. Andrews; children, Adam Michael Tullis and fiancee, Elizabeth A. Ritchey, Sarah Elizabeth Tullis and fiance, Kevin R. Finisterre and Isaiah Andrews Wallake; mother, Marilyn O'Reilly Tullis of Maineville, OH; sister, Judith T. (Jack) Everitt; brother, Richard D. Tullis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bernard and Barbara Andrews; sisters-in-law, Hollie A. (David White) Andrews and Wendy S. (Larry) Hanna; special cousin, Gail T. Jack; former wife, Karen E. Robertson; nieces, Joey (Jon) Hanstead, Jill (Steve) Reynolds, Tobey White and Tess White; dear friends, Susie Gentry, Dick Klein and Dave Connelly, Sr. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph E. Tullis. Jim was a sales executive with Central Business Group with over 25 years of service. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jim was an enthusiastic, devoted Buckeye fan. He was known as a patient, down-to-earth guy with solid integrity; he was there when you needed him. Jim loved to camp, loved photography and studied endlessly about the Civil War. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2007, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 35 East Stanton Avenue. Rev. Karen Alsnauer officiating. Interment Flint Cemetery. Please No Flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Eye Center Foundation, 262 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, in his memory. GO BUCKS!


Mrs. Tomika Tullis
January 23, 1975 - April 16, 2007
The Augusta Chronicle- April 20, 2007
LANGLEY, S.C. - Mrs. Tomika Tullis, 32, of Huber Clay Rd., entered into rest April 16, 2007. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Jacksonville Baptist Church, Graniteville, with Rev. Ralph Holloway officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She was a member of New Beginning Church. Survivors include one daughter, Shantrell Tullis, Langley; one son, Michael Tullis, Langley; parents, Rosalyn Brown, Langley and Jimmy Brown, Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Khalea Robinson, Langley; two brothers, Jamaine Brown, North Augusta and Leslye Brown, Langley; grandmother, Dorothy Wright; and a host of other relatives. Family and friends may call the residence, 330 Huber Clay Rd. or the funeral home after 2 p.m. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken. (803) 648-0134.


Altha Ward Tullis
September 20, 1924 - April 20, 2007
The Destin (FL) Log, April 20, 2007
Mrs. Altha Tullis, 82, of Freeport, Fla., went home to be with the Lord April 20, 2007 in Destin, Fla. She was born Sept. 20, 1924 in Bruce, Fla. to Charlie and Elizabeth Ward. Mrs. Tullis had been a lifelong resident of Freeport. She was Holiness by faith and a member of the New Beginnings Church in Freeport. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and always wanted everyone to have something to eat. She was known as grandma to everyone. She also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Mrs. Tullis is preceded in death by her father and mother Charlie and Elizabeth Ward, her husband James Tullis, daughter Carolyn Hayslip, son Jeff Tullis, sister Geraldine King, brothers L.C Ward, Willie Ward and Jessie Monroe Ward. Mrs. Tullis is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Herring and husband Ronald, Helen Tew, Doris Cooper, Linda Strickland, Diane Nelson and Marlene Andrews; sons, Alvin Ward and wife Mary Ann, James Earl Tullis and Robert (Bobby) Tullis and wife Delores; sisters, Earline Gavins and Montez Carter; also survived by 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Delta Healthcare Nursing Home for your care and compassion. A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 21 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, 150 East Highway 20, Freeport. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. April 22 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Louis Taunton officiating. Those asked to serve as pallbearers are Ricky Carter, Kim Carter, Rodney Carter, Jimmy Cooper and Billy Cooper. Burial will follow in the Hatcher Cemetery. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Glenn Thomas Tullis
December 12, 1952 - April 23, 2007
The Times (Shreveport, LA) - April 25, 2007
SHREVEPORT, LA - Services to celebrate the life of Glenn Thomas Tullis, 54, will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, Haughton. Officiating will be Rev. Andy Harris, Pastor of Central Assembly of God. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Glenn was born on December 12, 1952 in El Dorado, AR, and went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, April 23, 2007. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was a beloved registered nurse who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Thomas and Mildred Glenn Tullis. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gail, and son, Michael; sister, Becky Netherton and husband, Wally of Shreveport; niece and nephews, Jenny, Thomas, and Eric; aunt, Ruth Tompkins and husband, Don of Bossier City; uncles, Hubert Glenn and wife, Betty of El Dorado, AR., and Raymond Glenn and wife, Hazel of Branson, MO.; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ron St Aubyn, Tom Dalton, Rodney Allen, William Holder, Mark Glenn, and Thomas Netherton. Honoraries will be Wayne Tompkins, Ronnie Glenn, Johnny Andrews, and Paul Glenn. "Be not afraid, only believe." Mark 5:36. Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home - (318) 949-9415.


John Tullis, Jr.
May 7, 1926 - April 23, 2007
The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) - April 26, 2007
TULLIS - John, Jr., of East Conemaugh Borough, went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2007, at the Church of the Brethren Home, Windber. He was born in Clayton, Ala., son of John Sr. and Bertha (Baxter) Tullis. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Carie Glenn, Lola Shirley, Betsy Ruffen and an infant sister, Mary; and an infant brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth (Banks) Tullis; children, Monica Haselrig, Fountain Valley, Calif.; Ellis, married to the former Marsha Gilmer, Alexandria, Va.; John III, married to the former Beverly Coleman, Johnstown, Deborah Harris, Johnstown; and Sandra, wife of Maurice Williams, Franklin Borough; a grandson, Eboney Tullis, who was raised by John and Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Samuel, married to the former Sarah Butler, Dothan, Ala.; Charles, married to the former Sylvia Yates, Johnstown; and Winford Tullis, Johnstown, and numerous nieces and nephews and his cat, "Whiskers." John was a World War II Army veteran. He was employed for 38 years as a door machine operator at Bethlehem Steel Coke Plant. John was devoted member of the Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, East Conemaugh, where he was a deacon for 23 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working in his garden. John loved God and his family and will always be remembered for his smile and good nature. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, East Conemaugh, with the Rev. Jeremiah Hunter officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Windber Church of the Brethren Home, 277 Hoffman Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in John's memory.


Coe Kella Sorensen TullisCoe Kella Sorensen Tullis
March 10, 1922 - May 9, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial
Coe Kella Sorensen Tullis, passed away on May 9, 2007, in Spokane, Washington. She was born March 10, 1922 in Centerfield, Utah, to David and Anna Melinda Hansen Sorensen. She grew up in Centerfield, Utah. She married Harvey Ralph Tullis on November 24, 1942 in the Centerfield Utah LDS Church. Harvey and Kella had three daughters and moved from Centerfield to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1955. Harvey retired after 20 years with Clark County Fire Department in Las Vegas, Nevada. After retirement they moved to Priest River, Idaho in 1975, where she lived with her husband and family in Priest River, Idaho. Kella was always canning or making quilts. She spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. Kella was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed very much. She is survived by her husband Harvey Ralph Tullis, who was born and raised in Hinkley, Utah. She is also survived by her three daughters, Connie Tullis, Marilyn Willis and Darlene Smith and one son David Ralph Tullis; 15 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and all of her brothers and sisters. Brothers: Kenneth, Chris, Bryan and Doren. Sisters: Lucy Whitlock, Tess Paterson and Lorena. Kella and Harvey had a daughter, Dixie Lee Tullis who passed away at the age of 15. Graveside Services and Burial will be held on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Centerfield Cemetery.


Denzil R. TullisDenzil R. Tullis
June 10, 1924 - May 20, 2007
Latimer Funeral Home Online
Denzil R. Tullis, 82, of Mineral Springs, AR. died, Sunday, May 20, 2007 at a Nashville hospital. He was born June 10, 1924 the son of the late Olin and Rachel Cotten Tullis. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs, and the Mineral Springs Fire Chief for over twenty years. Mr. Tullis was preceded in death by a son Larry Tullis. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Nina Tullis of Mineral Springs, AR; two sons Bobby Tullis of Little Rock, AR; and David Tullis of St. Louis, MO; a daughter-in-law Sandy Tullis of Little Rock, AR; and one grandson Britton Tullis of Little Rock , AR. Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Mineral Springs Cemetery, with Rev. Chris Wright and Karon Baxley officiating. Under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery fund. You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.


Charles L. Tullis, Sr.
November 23, 1934 - May 27, 2007
The Augusta Chronicle (GA) - May 28, 2007
Mr. Charles L. Tullis, Sr., 72, beloved husband of Mrs. Rachel Axon Tullis, of Timberwood Drive, died Sunday, May 27, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30th in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Sutphin and Charles L. Tullis Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Mr. Tullis was a native of Atlanta, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was retired from Orkin Pest Control. He was a Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rachel A. Tullis, Thomson; three daughters, Robin Hamilton, Pierson, Fla., Denise Tullis, Dearing, and Vickie Bentley, Thomson; five sons, Rev. Charles L. Tullis Jr., Stockbridge, Richard M. Tullis Sr., Yulee, Fla., Jason S. Tullis, Deland, Fla., Bobby Tullis and David Tullis, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Paul Tullis, Douglasville and James Tullis, Lawrenceville; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be William Land, Sonny Hunnicutt, Summie Richards, Allen Axon, and Bob Bentley. Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com. Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com.


Mary Ethel Gardner TullisMary Ethel Gardner Tullis
May 21, 1914 - May 29, 2007
The Spectrum (St. George, UT) - June 1, 2007
ST. GEORGE - Mary Ethel Gardner Tullis, our sweet, loving and serving mother and grandmother will be greatly missed, but we are happy for her passing to a brighter and better place. She passed away on May 29, 2007 in Orem, UT. Mary was the 5th child of 11 to Orawell and Mary Ethel Gardner. She married Charles Lewis Tullis in 1932 and was sealed in the St. George Temple in 1975. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, husband Charles and son Jack D. Tullis. She is survived by her other son Steven E. Tullis of Morenci, Arizona, daughter-in-law, Lenora (Dolly) Tullis Siggard of Orem, Ut., six grand children, 16 great grand children and sisters Lela Steffey, Calif. and Velma Dustin, Idaho. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m., Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, UT. A visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the mortuary. Interment will be in Ivins Cemetery under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary (435) 673-4221. Condolences may be sent to the family through the Metcalf website at http://www.metcalfmortuary.com.


Adaline E. (Dearth) Tullis
March 8, 1924 - June 3, 2007
The Plain Dealer - 6/5/2007 - 6/6/2007.
Adaline E. Tullis (nee Dearth), age 83, beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Gary (Jennifer) Tullis and Judy (Edward) Palmer; loving and devoted grandmother of Kyle Robert and Kelsey Lauren Palmer; sister of Edward Dearth and the late Mildred Connelly. Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., N. Olmsted, where visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 P.M. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Bican Bros. Funeral Home 216-641-9128.


Carroll J. TullisCarroll J. Tullis
March 12, 1923 - June 8, 2007
Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) - June 12, 2007
Carroll J. Tullis passed on to our Heavenly Father Friday, June 8, 2007, in Las Vegas. Carroll was born March 12, 1923, in Newcastle, Utah. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local Union 357, working in Las Vegas from the 1960's to mid 80's, retiring and moving to Utah, where he enjoyed working in his garage and visiting with anyone available. He enjoyed his family and friends and always had a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin. He will be missed by many. Carroll was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley; and son, Allen. He leaves behind his wife, Lillian H. Tullis; son, Howard (Jackie); daughters, Kathy (Dave) Grizzle, Colette and Lisa Tullis; stepchildren, Randy, Eugene, Charlotte, Judy and Ramona; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, with a viewing one hour prior, at the LDS Church in Newcastle, Utah. Interment in Newcastle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., in St. George (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at Spilsbury's website. Special thanks to Odyssey Healthcare for the services they provided.


Ernest H. "Earnie" Tullis
December 18, 1931 - June 21, 2007
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) - June 22, 2007
Ernest H. "Earnie" Tullis, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2007, in OKC. He was born December 18, 1931 in Leedey, OK. After High School Earnie joined the Navy, and after being honorably discharged from the military he became a barber, and married the love of his life Ann Tullis. They had two children and he continued his business "Earnie's Barber Shop" in OKC, for over 50 years. Earnie's personality and barber skills always made his clients come back for the next hair cut. He is survived by his son Richard; daughter Mary Coleman and her husband Tim; granddaughter Lauren Coleman; brother Clifford and Monita; and sister Hazel Watson. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Ann Tullis; brothers, Ralph, Raymond, Leonard, Richard, and John L. Tullis. Funeral Services will be 10AM Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with a military burial to follow.


Quinton Brian TullisQuinton Brian Tullis
April 30, 1961 - June 23, 2007
Gwinnett Daily Post (Lawrenceville, GA) - June 28, 2007
Quinton Brian Tullis, age 46 of Maysville, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Grove Level Baptist Church, 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville, GA. The Family will receive friends after the service at the church. Brian was the owner & operator of Brian Tullis Roofing and a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 24 years: Emily Tullis, Maysville; Children: Ashley Lewis, Maysville, Whitney Kelly, Commerce, Drew Tullis, Maysville; Parents: Quinton & Charlotte Tullis, Warm Springs; Brother: Mark Tullis, Dacula; Sisters: Beverly Harrison, Lawrenceville, April Powell, Warm Springs; Grandchildren: Sean Lewis, Seth Lewis & Charlotte Kelly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Grove Level Baptist Church "Bible Time", 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville, GA 30558. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.


Lora Alverta (Tullis) Hytrek
July 18, 1929 - July 18, 2007
Idaho Statesman - July 24, 2007
Lora Alverta Tullis was born July 18, 1929 at the family home in Nampa, Idaho. She was the third child of Francis Elizabeth Pascoe Tullis and Orval Henry Tullis. She was a lively, fun-loving child who liked to follow her older sister Columbine around, and adored her older brother Robert and mothered her little sister Orva. Lora was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Lora Alverta Tullis HytrekChrist of Latter Day Saints in December of 1938. She attended the Nampa Schools where she twirled baton and later led the band a Majorette during her high school years. She graduated in 1947 and went on to attend the University of Idaho as a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. During the summers, working as a telephone operator in Nampa, she met the Love of her life, Leo Hytrek. His family had moved across the street; he just returning from military service. They married June 30, 1950 in Winnemucca, Nev. Shortly thereafter they moved to Oregon where Leo became a logger. Lora delivered a baby girl, Leanne, January 31, 1951, and on August 24, 1953 welcomed a baby boy, Lonny Lee. Lora was delighted when they returned home to her family and friends in Nampa in 1954. She was blessed with another child, Lance D., September 29, 1956. That same year, on November 30, Leo and Lora were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Lora was active in her community. As a member of the Woman's Century Club she chaired the Home Show and the Style Show, and hosted many of the meetings. She even gave adult swimming lessons at the Community Center. She took the Young Women to girls' camp every summer, and taught the youth how to ballroom dance; taking teams to dance pageants in Utah. Lora Alverta Tullis HytrekShe also established a field-work crew in the summers to provide jobs to her children and their friends. The 5-15 man crew would pick cherries and apples, hoe beets and potatoes, and detassle corn. It was one of the few summer jobs available for high school students at the time. Leo took great joy in his role as Scoutmaster for decades, but nary a merit badge was earned without Lora by his side. From retreats, to cook-outs, to first aide expeditions, she was there to lend a hand. Lora loved to travel. Whether going cruising or to the mountains, her bag was always packed and ready to go. In all her travels she loved the family reunions in the mountains the most. Lora made her first anniversary cake for her parent's 40th wedding anniversary in 1961. Her great success penned her that role for nearly every wedding and anniversary for the entire family thereafter; even late into her 70's. Like her mother, she never missed a family ballgame. Whether the event was football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track or tiddlywinks, if a sibling, child, grandchild, niece or nephew was competing, she was in the stands; It didn't matter if was just a few miles away, or many states. Lora was known as grandma throughout the community. Her door was always open and her generosity of a hot meal or a welcome bed was well known. She was often found in the kitchen cooking for family and friends, even at two in the morning. She was happiest when family was around. Nothing was more important to her than family, as was evident to the many that crossed her threshold. Lora left this world on July 18, 2007 on her 78th birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo. She will be missed terribly by her siblings Robert and Columbine Tullis and Orva Taylor; her children Leanne Turner and Lonny and Lance Hytrek; her grandchildren Shawn, Shane and Ryan Turner, Kelly, Brad, Brett and Brendan Hytrek, Kimber Hess and Krista Frahm; and her six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 in the Nampa LDS 11th Ward Chapel, 121 North Canyon Street, Nampa. Interment will follow at Kohlerlawn Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa and from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the church prior to services.


Wilma Nadine Johnson TullisWilma Nadine (Johnson) Tullis
May 31, 1918 - July 23, 2007
Published in the Fresno Bee on 7/27/2007.
Wilma was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 31, 1918, to Clarence and Elfie Johnson and passed away on Monday, July 23, 2007, at the age of 89. Wilma was a homemaker for over 70 years and her family was everything to her. She loved to crochet and knit. She crocheted baby afghans for each of her great-grandchildren. She was a life member of the Scottish Society of Central California and was a parishioner at St. James Anglican Cathedral. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. Tullis; her daughter, Deanna Alcorn; and grandsons, Mark Alcorn and Jonathan Wyatt. She is survived by her daughters, Veldonna Wyatt and her husband Robert of Reedley, Ca., and Linda Atkinson and her husband Robert of North Fork, Ca.; and her sons, Jerry and Michael Tullis, both of Fresno, Ca. Wilma also leaves her sister, Eileen Frank and her husband Robert of Pittsburg, Kansas; ten grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation will be held at Boice Funeral Home on Sunday, July 29, 2007, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. James Anglican Cathedral on Monday, July 30, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.


Helen F. (Tullis) Lawson
May 19, 1919 - July 27, 2007
Wisconsin State-Journal, 7/28/2007
MOUNT HOREB - Helen F. Lawson, age 88, passed away at the Ingleside Nursing Home Friday, July 27, 2007. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on May 19, 1919, to William and Fairy Tullis. Helen was united in marriage to Norman Frost April 23, 1936. She worked as a nurse for many years in Ottumwa. She moved to Mount Horeb in 1963. On Aug. 31, 1963, she married Melvin T. Lawson and they operated the General Silica Sand Company until their retirement in 1981. They returned to Ottumwa for several years until Helen moved back to Mount Horeb to be with her family. She is survived by her children, Larry (Lillian) Frost of Verona and Janice Victory of Sebastopol, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard; sister, Rosemary; and husband, Melvin. A private service will be held at a later date per Helen's wishes. The Ellestad Funeral Home, 500 N. Eighth St., Mount Horeb, is serving the family. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the nurses and staff at Ingleside Nursing Home for the wonderful care Helen received and a special thank you to son, Larry and granddaughter, Debbie. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For all the kindness you have shown, We thank you very much, For sympathy in sorrowing days, For friendships healing touch, With gratitude our hearts are full, Though words cannot convey The tender thoughts and thankfulness We hold for you today. The Family of Helen Lawson. (608) 437-5077 www.ellestadfuneralhome.com.


Benjamin TullisBenjamin "Ben" Tullis
August 8, 1928 - July 31, 2007
Treasure Coast (FL) Palm - August 9, 2007
Benjamin "Ben" Tullis, 78, died July 31, 2007, at Treasure Coast Hospices in Fort Pierce. He was born in Evergreen, Ala., and lived in Fort Pierce for 56 years, coming from Quincy. Before retirement, he was a truck driver for Rinker Materials. He was a member of First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Pierce, the deacon board, brotherhood, and male chorus. Survivors include his wife, Winnie M. Tullis of Fort Pierce; sons, Larry Tullis, Charles Tullis and Edra Tullis, all of Fort Pierce; daughters, Virginia Griffin of Tampa and Katrina Tullis of Fort Pierce; brothers, B.C. Tullis of Columbus, Ohio. Edward Tullis of Evergreen, and Alex Tullis of Miami; sister, Geneva Monroe of Fort Pierce; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and to 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at Sarah's Memorial Chapel in Fort Pierce. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sarah's Memorial Garden in Fort Pierce. A guest book may be signed at www.sarahsmemorial.com.


Eloise Tullis HillEloise (Tullis) Hill
May 16, 1919 - August 8, 2007
Published in The Oklahoman on 8/10/2007
Eloise T. Hill, age 88, of OKC, died August 8, 2007. She was born May 16, 1919 in Oklahoma City to Ralph and Myrtle (Maples) Tullis. She married Lester W. 'Bud' Hill, Jr. on May 18, 1940. She received her Master's degree as Summa cum laude from UCO, and received the E.C. Hall Graduate Scholarship Award in 1973. She retired as a special education teacher for the OKC Public Schools. Eloise was a charter member of St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church. Eloise was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lester. She is survived by 3 children, Kathleen H. Longaker of OKC, Keith A. Hill and wife Sharon of The Colony, TX, Karl A. Hill and wife Susie of Marana, AZ; 7 grandchildren, Michael S. Longaker & wife Kelly, Blythe L. Clark & husband Kevin; Kimberly Willingham, Jason Hill, Amanda Robins and husband Matt, Jennifer Patrick & husband Stephen, Amy Camp and husband Roger; 10 great-grandchildren, Kendall and Jenna Longaker, Jonah, Julia, & Sarah Clark, Kirsten & Kristopher Willingham; Stephanie Patrick, Colin & Callie Camp. GG always said I got everything I always wanted - the love of my life and my family. She will always be remembered as our favorite. Services will be 11:00 AM, Sat., August 11, 2007 at Fairlawn Cemetery.


Robert Lamar Tullis
May 31, 1914 - September 12, 2007
The Commerce News (GA), September 12, 2007.
Lamar Tullis, 93, of Auburn, died Tuesday, September 4, 2007. He was born in Gwinnett County and was the son of the late Harvey and Ivey Ann Bennett Tullis, and had lived in Barrow County most of his life. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member at Bethabra Baptist Church, and was a retiree of Roper Hydraulics of Commerce. Mr. Tullis was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Snellings Tullis; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Tullis. Survivors include children, James Tullis and Lanelle Paul, both of McDonough, Edith Culpepper, Jefferson, and Pat Knox, Acworth; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 6, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Jason Webster and Terrell Hopkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethabra Baptist Church, 1061 Old Thompson Mill Rd., Hoschton, Ga. 30548. Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.


Betty Lou Kemmerer TullisBetty Lou (Kemmerer) Tullis
November 4, 1920 - September 15, 2007
Parsons Sun (KS) - September 17, 2007
CHETOPA - Betty Lou Tullis, 86, of Chetopa died at 3:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Chetopa Manor. She was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Parsons to Claude and Floy Kemmerer. She was a graduate of Parsons High School and Parsons Junior College. In earlier years, she was active in community charities and politics. She was a volunteer for many years in the mental health field and more recently at Chetopa Manor. She enjoyed singing, crafts and especially crocheting. She crafted many dolls and Christmas decorations and crocheted baby blankets to welcome newborns. She loved children and she devoted her life to caring for the needs of others. She married George R. Tullis in 1939. She lived in the Bartlett area until 1999. She was a long-time member of the W.W.W. Homemakers Extension Club, worked in many Labette County fairs and served on the Labette County Extension Service Council. She was an active member of the Bartlett United Methodist Church until she moved to Chetopa, where she later joined the First Christian Church. Survivors include a son, George W. "Billy" Tullis of Chetopa; a nephew, David E. Blackburn and his wife, Lisa, of Oklahoma City; three great-nieces and great-nephews, Kyle, Erika and Kerry; a daughter-in-law, June Tullis of Arkansas; and many other family members. She also was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Steven E. Tullis and Donald L. Tullis; a sister, Dorothy Kemmerer Blackburn; and two brothers, Jack Kemmerer and Morris Kemmerer. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Creek Cemetery in rural Bartlett with Wayne Mason, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice chaplain, officiating. The casket will remain closed at the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the American Heart Association. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Barbara Weston, who was a caregiver for five years, the hospice caregivers, and Danetta Harper and staff at Chetopa Manor for their extraordinary efforts to make her comfortable in her final days.


Marta Morrill TullisMarta Morrill Tullis
October 28, 1937 - September 21,2007
Vernal (UT) Express, 25.SEP.07
Surrounded by her family, Marta Morrill Tullis died Sept. 21, at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. She is survived by her husband, LaMond, their six children (Richard, Michael, Eric, Sharman, Jason, and Lesley), sixteen grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and Marta's five brothers. Marta loved the family of her birth and her own family. And she cherished her children's spouses as her own: Cindy Bandley (Richard); Susan Stevenson (Michael); Richard Gill (Sharman); Marrianne Farwell (Jason); and Nathan Shinkle (Lesley). Marta was born Oct. 28, 1937 to Martha Lamoreaux and Charles Ellis Morrill. She grew up on the family's farm in Tridell, Utah, where, as the only daughter, she learned traditional culinary arts that served her well for a lifetime. She also became an accomplished pianist. She enchanted family, friends and the public with her lilting renditions of classical and popular scores, especially her signature piece, Autumn Leaves, and her own composition, Nebo Spring. Marta graduated from Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, where she served as student body president her senior year. Thereafter she attended Brigham Young University from which she finally graduated in 1995 with a hail of "yea Grandma" from her numerous grandchildren. Marta married Floyd LaMond Tullis March 19, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. For fifty years this couple happily placed their lives in each other's hands as they raised their six children, lived in and traveled through Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and pursued their retirement dreams at Skyefield Ranch in central Utah. Marta embraced new experiences wherever she lived, learning Spanish to handle her residency in the Peruvian highlands and mastering British English to enhance her sojourn in southern England where she and her family spent an enchanting year. Marta loved music, dancing, wildflowers, poetry, sunsets, stars, and the red earth of her ancestral home. She loved Jesus Christ, and through teaching and example imparted her testimony to her children. No sad day has been able to withstand the calming balm of her contagious smile. Her kind and generous personality are worthy of replication everywhere. Her family is deeply grateful for the gift of her life, which was so laced with empathetic, selfless service and limitless love. Funeral services are at the LDS Church in Spring City, Utah, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Visitation is from 9-10:30 a.m. Burial is at Skyefield in the family's private cemetery.


Mary A. Tullis
March 8, 1920 - September 29, 2007
Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - September 30, 2007
FAIRFIELD - Mary Tullis, 87, of Mill Shoals, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Way Fair Restorium. Surviving are daughters, Sybil Lowery, Marilyn Church and Gale Nelson; sons, James Johnson, Dwight and Alex Tullis; sister, Gerogia Paul; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, burial in Shrewsbury Cemetery in Mill Shoals, Ill. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Johnson Chapel. Memorials may be made to Mill Shoals Baptist Church.


Violet Tullis StowellViolet Tullis Stowell
March 22, 1924 - October 7, 2007
Montrose (Colorado) Daily Press:
Published/Last Modified on Friday, October 19, 2007 11:40 PM MDT
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Violet Tullis Stowell passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev. at the age of 83. Violet's husband and four children were at her bedside when she died peacefully from cancer. She was born March 22, 1924 in Shiedler, Okla. to Edith Emporia Long Tullis and Albert Jesse Tullis. Violet attended and graduated high school in Russell, Kan., class of 1942, where Violet and Otsie were high school sweethearts. In 1944, Violet enlisted in the Women's Army Corp in communication, and she was stationed at Muroc Army Air Force Base, now Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was proud of her military service and the fact that two of her children also served in the military. Violet married Otsie Clark Stowell Jr. on April 19, 1945. They went on to have four children: Dr. Otsie Clark Stowell III, Albert James Stowell, Denise Stowell Wieger and Terressa Stowell Love. Violet and Otsie have seven living grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Violet is preceded in death by her parents; half brother, Albert Jesse Tullis Jr.; and her grandson, Otsie Clark Stowell IV. Violet and family moved from Rangely, Colo. to Longmont, Colo. in 1962 where her husband Otsie worked as an Air Traffic Controller. During her life, Violet started, owned and operated two businesses after working for Beach Aircraft in Boulder, Colo. while building the Apollo spacecrafts. Violet went on to assist her husband Otsie in his insurance agency before they retired from insurance in 1985 and moved from Longmont, Colo. to Austin, Texas to be closer to their son Albert and his family. Violet finally settled down at their Log Hill property in Montrose, Colo. with her husband in 1998 where she lived until her death on Oct. 7, 2007. Violet was a member of the Church of Religious Science and was a member of the Eastern Star. Violet's hobbies were many, most important to her was helping friends and loving family, painting and doing crafts with her daughters and grandchildren and traveling when able. Violet often said that visiting her grandchildren and playing with her wonderful great-grandchildren is what kept her young at heart. Violet will be missed by her two sisters, Agnes Bird and Nancy Clark and her loving family. Memorial services will be held at the Montrose Masonic Temple on Oct. 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in Violet's name to the Scottish Rites Speech and Hearing Clinic in Montrose, Colo.


Lyle Vere TullisLyle Vere Tullis, Ph.D.
March 10, 1921 - October 30, 2007
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 3, 2007
Dr. Lyle Vere Tullis was born March 10, 1921, in Decatur, Iowa. He was the second of six children. His parents were Lorin V. and Orpha G. (Pottorff) Tullis. He passed from this life in the early morning hours of October 30, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Lyle spent his early years in Decatur, where his father was a farmer, auctioneer, and local businessman. After the untimely death of his father in 1931, the family continued to live in Decatur, where his mother supported the family as a rural mail carrier. After graduating from Decatur High School in 1938, he enrolled in the Colorado Springs Bible Training Institute, now Oklahoma Wesleyan University. While there, he met Dawn Emery, the second daughter of the school president. On February 17, 1942, they were married and in the summer of 1942, they moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma where Lyle was assigned his first pastorate. Lyle was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 12, 1942. He was trained as an antiaircraft gunner and sent to the South Pacific in April of 1943. He served in Fiji, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and the Philippines as a canonneer and truck driver. After returning to the U.S. in November of 1945, the family moved to Owasso, Michigan where Lyle attended Owasso College, earning a Bachelor's degree in Theology, and Central Michigan University, earning a second Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate. He then enrolled in Michigan State University, earning his Master's degree in Sociology in 1950. In the early 50's, Lyle was a pastor in Hermiston, Oregon. In 1955, he began teaching Social Science and Theology at his alma mater in Colorado Springs and later at an affiliated school in El Monte, California. While in California, Lyle began working on his PhD. in Sociology at the University of Southern California. In the fall of 1963, he began teaching at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, also serving as Registrar and later, Dean of the College. It was during this time that he completed his doctoral studies at Oklahoma State University. In 1972, the family moved to Yukon, Oklahoma and Lyle accepted a position teaching Sociology at Southern Nazarene University. He was to remain there as a professor and department chair until his retirement. After retirement, Lyle and Dawn traveled extensively, usually on long driving trips throughout the United States and Canada. In retirement, he also volunteered for many activities, being active in Habitat for Humanity projects, Yukon TRIAD, as a tour guide at the state capitol, and as an airport volunteer with the Travelers Aid Society. He was a very active man with a wide range of interests. He could build a shed and talk about philosophy at the same time. He was generous to a fault and believed wealth was measured in what was given away. He is survived by three sons, Ross and his wife Laura of Yukon, Oklahoma, Rex and his wife Phyllis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and K.J. and his wife Alice of Yukon, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Lance Tullis, Jonathan Tullis, Renee Gorny, Rhett Tullis, and Patricia Tullis; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, one brother and many, many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn; parents, Lorin and Oprha Tullis; one brother and one sister. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Nazarene University Lyle V. Tullis Sociology Scholarship Fund or the Lyle and Dawn Tullis Athletic Scholarship Fund. Services are at 7:00 p.m., Monday evening, November 5, 2007, at the Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene, with private interment in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.


Jule M. Tullis WinterrowdJule M. (Tullis) Winterrowd
Feb. 27, 1923 - Nov. 3, 2007
Published in The Ottawa (IL) Daily Times on 11/06/2007
STREATOR -- Jule M. Winterrowd, 84, of Streator, died Saturday evening, Nov. 3, at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Winterrowd Funeral Home in Streator. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Winterrowd was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Streator, to William and Elizabeth (Jennett) Tullis. She married Paul D. Winterrowd on Oct. 30, 1948. He died March 5, 2003. She graduated from Long Point High School. She was formerly employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Company and SunStar Foods. She was a member of St. Anthony Church and Long Point American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Marcia (George) McMullen of Streator; a son, David Winterrowd of Cornell; four grandchildren, Corey McMullen, Heather Perhach and Davonne and Donald Winterrowd; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Evelyn Yedinak of Colorado. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Tullis; and a sister, Rita Greener. Memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Church. Obituary written by family members.


Sheila Bruce Tullis
1959 - November 26, 2007
from Flanigan Funeral Home
Ms. Sheila Bruce Tullis, age 48, of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


Cola Tullis
21 March 1919 - 28 November 2007
Published in The Star (Port St. Joe, FL) from 12/6/2007 - 12/13/2007.
Mrs. Cola Tullis, 88, of Jones Homestead, passed away Wednesday in Panama City. A native of Wausau, FL, she had been a resident of Jones Homestead for 63 years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jelp Tullis, and two grandsons, Ronald Wilson and Ricky Gomillion. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Tullis Caylor; her son, Edward Tullis and wife Doris, all of Jones Homestead; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Williams. The graveside funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. EST Friday, November 30, 2007, at Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Larry Broome and the Rev. Clarence Blackman. Interment followed. All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.


Virginia L. Chamberlin TullisVirginia L. (Chamberlin) Tullis
Sept. 18, 1921 - Nov. 29, 2007
Published in the WCF Courier (Waterloo, IA) on Sunday, December 2, 2007
CEDAR FALLS --- Virginia L. Tullis, 86, of Rockton, Ill., formerly of Cedar Falls, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Nov. 29, at Provena Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, Ill. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Waterloo, daughter of Ira Howard and Mina LaVonne Kelley Chamberlin. She married Max L. Tullis on Feb. 21, 1941, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. He preceded her in death March 21, 1991. She was a bank teller at Waterloo Savings Bank for several years, a secretary at Chamberlain Trailers for many years, and was an employee of the Cedar Falls Board of Education, retiring in 1971. Survived by: two daughters, Judy Thode of Cedar Falls and Mary (Dean) Willms of Rockton; five grandchildren, Dan Thode, Wendy White, Kimberly Peterson, Kelly Lynde and Michael Willms; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a brother, Howard Chamberlin. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Prairie Lakes Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Public visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and for an hour before services Monday at the church. Memorials: may be directed to Paralyzed Veterans of America or Provena Cor Mariae Center. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.


Alice Bastida TullisAlice Bastida Tullis
March 21, 1925 - December 2, 2007
Published in the Idaho Statesman on 12/6/2007.
Alice Bastida was born in Boise, Idaho on the first day of spring, 1925. The second of three daughters born to Regina and Juan Bastida, Alice attended St. Paul's Catholic School before graduating from Nampa High School in 1943. At graduation she was engaged to J. Robert Tullis. She attended the University of Idaho and taught elementary school in Twin Falls. Later she attended College of Idaho. Alice and Bob Tullis were married immediately upon his return from the war in Europe. During their life together in Nampa, Twin Falls, Buhl, and finally Boise, Alice and Bob raised seven children and welcomed nine grandchildren and three great-grand children. Through example, Alice imparted her values of responsibility, kindness, and respect to her children. The family, without exception, has stayed close, every Christmas coming home to Boise and each summer returning to the family cabin in McCall. Alice stayed close to her many friends, including her sisters, cousins and Nampa High classmates. She never had an ill word to say about anyone. Her humor, intelligence and, above all, her graciousness permeated everything she did. Alice Bastida was born on the first day of spring and, like spring, Alice brought beauty, warmth, and hope to everyone around her. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. Robert Tullis; sisters Flora Jayo and Blanche Swindell; children, Dianne Tullis, Janet Colligan, Lynn Bastida Tullis, Debra Tullis, Robert Tullis, Elizabeth Tullis, and Richard Tullis; grandchildren, Nicole Pierce, Alicia, Emily, and Christopher Colligan, Thomas Tullis-Webb, Xanti and Mateo Tullis-See, Frances and Cyrus Tullis; great-grandchildren, Regina Sadie, Soren, and Zola Rose Pierce Heartman; sons-in law, daughter-in law; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at St. John's Cathedral in Boise on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. A memorial gathering will follow on the Basque Block in Boise, 612 Grove St. Burial at Dry Creek Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Alice's memory may contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Basque Museum.


Lottie May (Tullis) Apperson
September 2, 1916 - December 19, 2007
from Book of Memories
Lottie May (Tullis) Apperson, 91 year-old Welch resident, died Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Craig General Hospital in Vinita. Lottie was born September 2, 1916 in Carthage, Missouri to Frank A. and Margaret (McLean) Tullis. She graduated in 1934 from Altamont High School in Altamont, Kansas. After high school she attended Pittsburg State's Teachers College, and taught at rural schools around Bartlett, Kansas for a time. On April 24, 1938 in Miami, Oklahoma She married Loyd C. Apperson, He preceded her in death on March 27, 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Welch and formerly belonged to the Plateau Home Demonstration Club. The family includes: her two daughters, Joyce George and husband Rick of Tulsa, Maureen Apperson of Vinita, a son Robert Wayne Apperson, Sr. and wife Jane of Welch, a sister Jean Chestnutt of Chetopa, three grandchildren, Angela Koscelny of O'Fallon, Missouri, Robert Wayne Apperson, Jr. of Welch, and Mark George of Wichita, Kansas. Those preceding her in death include her husband, her parents, and a brother George Tullis. Casket bearers will be; Bill Tallman, Bobby Apperson, Larry Layton, Gary Layton, Jeff Koscelny, and Mark George. Honorary bearers will be W. J. Layton and Jimmy Apperson. The funeral for Lottie May Apperson will be held Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Welch, with Reverend Bob Whitchurch officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett, Kansas. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.


David Lavore Tullis
March 11, 1937 - December 27, 2007
Published in the Deseret News on 12/30/2007.
D. Lavore Tullis, age 70, passed away Thurs. December 27, 2007 at his home after a courageous fight with Cancer. David Lavore TullisLavore was born March 11, 1937 in Ogden, Utah the son of David and Eveline Tullis. Lavore was an active member of the LDS Church and loved home teaching. Lavore worked many years in the Scouting program. Lavore was a hardworking carpenter and worked with his family on numerous buildings in Salt Lake City and homes in the West Bountiful area. Lavore loved working with wood and building furniture. Dad had a creative mind and was always designing and building new things for his home. Lavore believed in spending time with his family, teaching them strong work ethics, traveling, camping and fishing together. Survived by his loving wife, Peggy East Tullis of 49 years; their six children, Julie (Mike) Sprague, CastleDale; David (Mindi) Tullis, David Lavore TullisWest Bountiful; Danny (Teresa) Tullis, Oakley; Jay (Pamela) Tullis, West Bountiful; Ray (Sherri) Tullis, Kaysville; and Jeremiah (Natalie) Tullis, Syracuse; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Donna (Leon) Bitton, Pleasant View; Darlene (Rolla) Fryer, New Haven; Keith Tullis, St. George; and Dixie (Jeff) Williamson, Hurricane. Preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Caroline Cady. The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Klein and staff, Vista Care Hospice and the U of U Pain Clinic. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wed. January 2, 2008 at the West Bountiful 7th Ward Chapel, 311 N. 800 W. Friends and Family may call Tues. evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main and Wed. morning from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the Church prior to Services. Interment-Washington Heights Memorial Park, Ogden.


Judy Marie (Henson) Tullis
September 3, 1939 - December 28, 2007
Parsons Sun (KS) - December 29, 2007
Judy Marie Tullis, 68, of Chetopa, Kansas, died at 10:42 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. She had been in failing health. She was born September 3, 1939, in Columbus, Kansas, to Jesse and Lena (Johnston) Henson. As a young girl, she attended Fairview Country School and was a graduate of Columbus High School. She worked at Johnson's General Store in Chetopa, KS, for 17 years and also the Chetopa State Bank. She and Calvin Brady were married in 1961. They later divorced. She and John Tullis were married in 1989 at the Buckboard Restaurant in Chetopa, Kansas. She and her husband were co-owners and operators of the Buckboard Restaurant in Chetopa for 15 years before selling it in 2001. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chetopa. She loved to travel. Survivors include her husband, John Tullis of the home; five sons, Mike Brady, Welch, OK, Mike Tullis, Derby, KS, Ken Tullis, Welch, OK, Gary Tullis, Welch, OK, and Barry Tullis, Oswego, KS; one daughter, Tina Tullis, Greeley, CO; eighteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; Mother, Lena Holley, Chetopa, KS; two brothers, Ronnie Henson, and Gary Henson, both of rural Miami, OK; one sister, Debbie Clifford, Chetopa, KS. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle Brady, in 1985. Funeral Mass is December 31, 2007, at the Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego, KS. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chetopa, Kansas.


Originally posted October 4, 2008.
Updated October 6, 2008.