Tullis Trees

A Family History Newsletter

Volume 8


Tullis Obituaries: 2008

Editor’s Note: I’ve assembled all of the Tullis obituaries that I could find, from a variety of sources, for the year 2008. This includes anyone with the Tullis name, either as a birth name or married name. In the cases where photos were available, I have included them. If anyone has other photos, please email them to me (TomTullis @ gmail.com) and I will add them. Also, obituaries for other Tullises who died in 2008 can be sent to me for addition to the article. Obituaries below are in order by date of death.

Charlie "Allen" Tullis
7 September 1938 - January 24, 2008
The Palm Beach Post,
CHARLIE 'Allen' TULLIS 69, of Okeechobee City, FL, passed away on January 24, 2008. He lived in Okeechobee since January 2004 having moved from West Palm Beach, FL where he resided with his family for over forty years. Allen and his beloved wife of 47 years enjoyed fishing and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Tullis; daughter, Deborah (Raymond) Gleason; son, Robert (Tammy) Tullis; adopted son, Nick (Jennifer) Valle. Allen was a great papa to three grandsons, Ray (Kim), Jeremy (Cindy), and Justin; four great-grandsons: Derek, Ryan, Kyle, and Anthony. The Tullis family will receive their friends from 4 PM until 6 PM on Saturday, January 26th at the funeral home. Memorial services will follow at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Tullis to the American Legion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted toDorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461 (561) 964-3772 To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries.

Photo of R.A. Tullis
R.A. (Robert A.) Tullis

May 9, 1922 - February 14, 2008
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2008
BARTLETT - Tullis, R.A., 85, died Feb. 14, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Bartlett United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Terry of Parsons; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons. [Editor's Note: R.A. Tullis was a son of Robert Bruce "Doc" Tullis and Mary Elizabeth Wiley.]

Delores H. (Tullis) Timmerman
July 5, 1928 - February 16, 2008
The Alliance (OH) Review, Feb. 18, 2008
Delores Hannah Timmerman, age 79, of Alliance, died at her home at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. She was born July 5, 1928, in Alliance, Ohio, to Leroy G. and Hannah (Schuster) Tullis and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Timmerman graduated in 1946 from Alliance High School and retired in 1991 from Genie Co. after working for 44 years as an assembler. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Timmerman of Alliance, and Diane (David) Blasiman of Alliance; one son, David Timmerman of Alliance; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leroy Tullis Jr. and Carl Tullis; one sister, Jane Riddle; and one great-grandson, Bryson McKenney. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Peters officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Visiting Nurse Hospice Association, 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance Ohio. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Photo of Eloise Tullis MorrisEloise L. (Tullis) Morris
August 5, 1914 - March 13, 2008
The Gazette (Medina Co, Ohio), March 15th, 2008
Eloise Lenore (nee Tullis) Morris, 93, of Beverly, Ohio, formerly of Mount Jackson, Pa., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Muskingum Valley Rehab and Nursing Care in Beverly. She was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Bartlett, Ohio, and was the oldest daughter of D.L. and Venia Kester Tullis. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1932. Soon after high school graduation, she married W.D. "Mike" Morris and they lived in New Castle, Pa. She later moved to Beverly, and lived at The Inn of Marietta since June 2005. Mrs. Morris was a sales clerk at Strouss-Hirshberg Department Store in New Castle for many years. She was active with the Eastern Star in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Ohio. She was a former member of Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church and a member of Beverly Presbyterian Church, the Waterford Grange and the Lower Muskingum Historical Society in Beverly. Mrs. Morris enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and golf. She is survived by her son, James T. (Margie) Morris of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Edward) Daley, Ellen (John) Ehrlich and Thomas (Julie) Morris; great-grandchildren, Emily, Elena and Elise Daley, and Nicholas and William "W.D." Morris; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, W.D., in 1985, whom she married Aug. 12, 1933; parents; daughter, Donna Diane; brother, Keith Tullis; and sisters, Lorna Robinson and Barbara Brill. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Beverly Presbyterian Church, 4th Street and Ferry Street, Beverly. The Rev. Tom O'Connor will officiate. Graveside service: Bartlett Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Visiting hours: one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Muskingum Historical Society, c/o Francis Sampson, 256 Sampson Road, Waterford, 45786. Stone Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, Ohio, is handling the arrangements.

Lois E. Tullis
June 1, 1928 - March 14, 2008
Springfield News-Sun (OH) - March 16, 2008
TULLIS, Lois E. 79, of Mechanicsburg passed away, Friday, March 14, 2008 in the Wellington Nursing Care Center Urbana. She was born June 1, 1928 in Mechanicsburg the daughter of Harold & Catherine (Robinson) Tullis. Lois was a 1946 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She spent her career with Insurance companies in Columbus and Springfield, and she retired as Claim's Adjuster from American States Insurance Company. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, the 20th Century Literary Club, the Harvesters Club, the Dizzy Dozen Card Club and the Goshen Garden Club. Lois is survived by her brother, Lowell (Mary Catherine) Tullis of Mechanicsburg, her sisters, Jean Rutan of Mechanicsburg, Phyllis McMahill of Mechanicsburg and Nancy Bouton of Mt. Vernon; 13 nieces & nephews, a special nephew, Phil McMahill of Mechanicsburg; as well as several great nieces & nephews and great great nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and two great nieces, Nicole McMahill and Tara Thompson. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON funeral home Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Serving as pall bearers, John Tullis, Bob Rutan, Keith Rutan, Duane Rutan, Pat McMahill, Paul McMahill, Phil McMahill & Aaron Bouton. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 111, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 or to the American Lung Association 1950 Arlingate Ln. Columbus, Ohio 43228. VERNON FUNERAL HOME 257 W.MAIN ST. MECHANICSBURG OH 43044

Ray Dean Tullis
July 20, 1943 - March 24, 2008
The News Herald [Morganton, NC], 3/26/2008
Mr. Ray Dean Tullis, 64, of Morganton, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2008, following a period of declining health at his residence. Mr. Tullis was born on July 20, 1943 in Gwinnett County, Ga., to the late Lloyd Tullis and Vertis Fowler Tullis. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the SGL Carbon plant in Morganton. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Charles Tullis and his wife, Jennifer, of Morganton; one daughter, Crystal Anne Johnston and her husband, Shane, of Drexel; one sister, Geneva Stapleton, of Buford, Ga.; four grandsons, Taylor Jordan Cabell, Dustin Allen Cabell, Dakota Cheyenne Tullis and Thomas Dean Tullis; and four daughters in Asheville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Tullis. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Morganton. The family will receive friends following the service. Heritage Funeral Service of Valdese is serving the family.

Photo of Laura TullisLaura Tullis
May 28, 1927 - March 25, 2008
Anchorage Daily News, 4/2/2008
Longtime Alaskan Laura Tullis, 80, died peacefully March 25, 2008, with family memebers at her side at Alaska Regionial Hospital. At Laura's request, there will be no service. Her ashes will be scattered on the Kenai River. Laura was born May 28, 1927, in Campbell, Mo.Laura drove to Anchorage in 1966 from Oregon in a Volkswagen bus with her five children to join her husband. She always wanted to come to Alaska since she was in her 20s. She loved it here. After several years as a bookkeeper at the Center for the Blind, she volunteered at the United Way before being hired. She retired at age 79, her second retirement from a job. Laura loved to travel; she took several cruises, and made a yearly trip to Las Vegas to meet with friends, have fun and watch her son play in pool tournaments. She loved classical music and attended symphony concerts in Homer, New York and Salzburg, Austria. Her greatest love was to spend her summers at the cabin near the Funny River where she relaxed, read and enjoyed the company of her daughter and sons. Her family wrote: "Everywhere we went, her many friends would always ask about mom. She was very outgoing and loved to talk to people. She has a very special place in everyone's heart." Laura is survived by her husband, Edward C. Tullis, sons, Timothy, Mark, Daniel and Thomas; and daughter, Karen Tullis, all of Anchorage; and sister, Wanda Hackler of Taft, Calif. She also had more "family members" in her life. Her special loved ones were her "adopted daughters" Cheryl Taylor of Othello, Wash., Cecelia Gates of Anchorage and Phyllis Kern of Nampa, Idaho. Some of her loved friends were Carol Phillips of Anchorage, high school friend, Pat Coker of San Diego, Sue Ross of Anchorage and her Vegas pool-playing friend, Lester, of Anchorage. She loved her favorite furry friend, Inka, and Inka loved her. There were many others who cared deeply about Laura and were part of her life. Arrangements were by Witzleben Legacy Funeral Home.

Lowell DuWayne Tullis
February 22, 1946 - April 2, 2008
Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - April 6, 2008
TAYLORVILLE - Lowell DuWayne Tullis, 62, of Taylorville, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008 surrounded by his family in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. A remembrance of L.D. "DuWayne" Tullis will be from 5-8 on Thursday, April 10th at Moose Lodge #1516, located at 720 McAdam Drive, Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday April 12th at West Antioch General Baptist Church, east of Mill Shoals, IL, the church Dad attended as a youth. Burial will be at Shrewsbury Cemetery in Mill Shoals, IL. Memorials are suggested to the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. DuWayne was born February 22, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of Eugene and Bernice Tullis. Affectionately known to some as "Barney" and "Punkinhead", Dad moved to the Decatur area in 1964. He worked for several years at Caterpillar and Bodine Sewer. He spent the majority of his adulthood working in the construction industry and was most recently the owner of Tullis Construction. He enjoyed working disaster relief in the southern and eastern regions of the United States. Dad was an avid dirt track fan. Throughout his life he has raced, owned and sponsored stock cars with special pride taken in his two sons' involvement in racing. Dad was also happy fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and visiting with friends and family. Dad was a member of the Moose Lodge #1516 and Sons of the American Legion. He is survived by his daughters Crystal (Scott) Ryder of Decatur, Cathy (Trey) Cunningham of Terre Haute, IN, sons Mark Tullis of Taylorville and Keith Tullis of Fortville, IN. A stepson, Adam Brown and his mother, Nancy Tullis of Taylorville. Grandchildren Grant (Jessi) Ryder, Garrett and Lauren Ryder, Avery and Zoe Cunningham, Rebecca and Melinda Tullis, and Paige Tullis. Mother, Bernice Tullis and sister, Genie Smothers, both of Mill Shoals, IL, as well as his nieces and nephews. DuWayne is also survived by his children's mother, caretaker and special friend, Jane Tullis. He was received in Heaven with open arms by his father, Gene.

Photo of Bessie Oleta TullisBessie Oleta Tullis
January 21, 1920 - April 10, 2008 http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/print.cfm?type=obituary
Bessie Oleta Williams was born to James and Lizzie Williams in Aledo, Oklahoma on January 21, 1920. She passed from this life on April 10th, 2008 at the age of 88. On December 12, 1936 Bessie married Albert Raymond Tullis in Taloga, Oklahoma. Bessie and Raymond continued to make their home in the Leedey area. They enjoyed their yearly trips to California to pick fruit with Raymond's brothers. Bessie also enjoyed her vacation to Oregon with her sister Jean, brother-in-law Perry, and sister Mabel. It was on this trip that Bessie and her sister, Mabel, decided it would be a good idea to pick-up unique rocks from the local state park as souvenirs to take back to Oklahoma. Realizing it was illegal to take these, Bessie and Mabel rode through the entire state of Oregon sitting on rocks. Seven years after being married Bessie and Raymond started their family. On August 10, 1942 they welcomed their first born, Shirley Jean. Raymond Duane entered the world on December 3, 1945. Bessie happily settled into her role as mother and took great pleasure in watching her children grow and experience life on the farm. She was a master at chopping cotton, milking cows, and country cooking. One of Bessie's favorite memories was when the whole family would get dressed up every Saturday and head into town to stock up on groceries and make the rounds visiting with other farm families. Clarice Davis joined the family as a foster child in the early sixties and continues to be part of the family. Bessie enjoyed many activities after her children had grown. She loved going with Pauline Cates to Elk City where they would shop the entire day. It was not surprising to their husbands when they would not return home until well after dark. Bessie was also fond of getting together with her sisters to visit and quilt. Every year she looked forward to the William's Family Reunion where she could brag about her family. Baptized at an early age, Bessie was an active member of the Leedey First Baptist Church. She spent many years teaching the Children's Training Union class and helping in the nursery. She was also a member of the Faithful Workers class. She looked forward every Sunday to sitting in her and Raymond's designated pew with Sharon and Wesley Metzler. After Raymond's passing, Bessie enjoyed going on trips to Branson and San Antonio with the church. These were memories she never forgot. Bessie's greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-granddaughter. She loved making quilts and crocheting for each of them. She also took great pleasure from babysitting and teaching them how to play Dominoes and Rummy Cube. Her favorite things to do were spoiling them rotten and sending them home. In her last years Bessie loved watching great-great-granddaughter, 3 year old Lexie, demonstrate new dances she had learned at dance class. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lizzie, husband, Raymond, two brothers, Charles and Lee (Pete), and two sisters, Mabel and Waneta. She is survived by daughter, Shirley Shockey and husband Johnny of Leedey, son, Duane Tullis and wife Vina of Choctaw, four sisters, Nellie Jackson, Mildred Koscheski, Jettie (Jean) Baker and husband Perry, and Faye Watson. Bessie was blessed with ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and a host of family and friends.

John Armstrong Tullis
Dec. 22, 1930 - April 21, 2008
Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS, 24 April, 2008
Services for John Armstrong Tullis, of Jayess, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial in Tilton United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jayess. Mr. Tullis, 77, died April 21, 2008, at New Dawn Retirement Home. He was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 22, 1930, to John Jones Tullis and Della Rushing Tullis. He was a retired farmer and cattleman. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons; seven sisters; and one great-granddaughter. Survivors are his sister, Glenda Frazier, of Natchez; his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Claire H. (Tullis) Van Horn
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2008
VAN HORN CLAIRE H. (nee Tullis), age 64, April 21, 2008. Loving mother of Desiree Snyder (Bruce), Brian (Jessica), Jennifer (Eddie), and Melissa Scholl (Norman). Mom-mom of Gabrielle, Sierra, Shayne, Madison, Brian Jr., Justin, Cameron, Chelsea, Erin, Emilee, Franklin, Kylie, Brianna, Norman, and Brandon. Daughter of Clara and the late John Capella. Sister of John Capella, Jr. (Suzanne), Jacqueline Capella (Jeff), and Albert Silva. Loving aunt of Krista, Johnny, Jared, and Katelyn. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Friday 9:30 A.M. at St. Bernard Church, Cottage and Bleigh Sts., Phila. PA 19136. Funeral Mass to follow 10:30 A.M. Interment Saturday, 11 A.M., Resurrection Cem. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations in her memory to Morris Animal Refuge, 1242 Lombard St., Phila. PA 19147. BURNS FUNERAL HOME 215-637-1414

Ola Mae Tullis Mitchell George
23 Jan 1906 - 28 Apr 2008
The Times (Trenton, NJ) - May 1, 2008
TRENTON. Ola Mae Tullis Mitchell George, 102, died peacefully Monday at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis. Born in Clayton, AL, Mrs. George resided in Trenton for most of her life. She was a longstanding member of Union Baptist Church, Trenton. Widow of the late John George, daughter of the late George and Lula Tullis, sister of the late Laura Loman and George Tullis Jr., mother-in-law of the late Muriel L. Mitchell, and grandmother of the late W. Douglas Mitchell, a former member of the Trenton Police Department, she is survived by one son, Willie C. Mitchell; two daughters, Michele Pitts and Betty Brewster of Trenton; grandchildren, Kevin P. Mitchell, and Marilyn L. Mitchell McMillan; granddaughter-in-law, Laverne Mitchell of Mount Laurel; four great-grandchildren, Douglas Edward Mitchell of Van Nuys, CA, Marcus Jason Mitchell of Levittown, PA, and Lorraine and Lisa McMillan of San Jose, CA; two goddaughters, Cevera Silvas and Dawn Ortiz of Trenton; a special niece and nephew, Frank and Maritza Cane and their children, Frank Jr., Adam, Olivia, Michael and Joshua all of San Jose, CA, and two other nieces, Ola Mae Gaines and Vonda Henderson; and a large cadre of extended family members, friends and "adopted" children including Marcellus D. and Thelma (Napoleon) Smith, Ernest A. Williams all of Trenton and Arnold and Agusta Williams of Tempe, AZ. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, 301 Pennington Ave., Trenton. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 9-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton.

Photo of Thomas W. TullisThomas W. Tullis
Jan. 20, 1925-April 30, 2008
East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) - May 4, 2008
PENDLETON - Lifetime Pendleton resident Thomas W. Tullis, 83, died at his home Wednesday, April 30, 2008. A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Mission. A reception at the Pendleton Elks Lodge will immediately follow the memorial service. There will be a private family internment at Olney Cemetery. Mr. Tullis was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Pendleton to Charles and Myrtle Tullis. He was a lifetime Pendleton resident and grew up in a farming family. He was the youngest of six children. He grew up working on the family farm and had fond memories of working harvest with thrashing machines and combines pulled by mule team. He attended school in Helix and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1943. He played basketball in junior high and high school and also played the trumpet while in school. He attended Willamette University and played basketball as a freshman for one year and then left college to return to Pendleton after his father's unexpected death. He and his wife of nearly 60 years, Norma, were high school sweethearts and were married in 1946 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton. After attending one year of college, he was employed for a few years in the office supply and stationary business. Soon after, he opened his own business, Tullis Office Supply, which he operated in Pendleton for more than 30 years. He also had a branch store of Tullis Office Supply in Hermiston and ran a related business in Ontario. In 1970, he purchased and operated Larson Printing Company in Pendleton for three years. He sold Tullis Office Supply in 1981. In 1982, he started and was one of the three original founders of All Copy Corporation, which evolved into a NASDAQ company, TRM Copy Centers. He enjoyed music, woodworking, golf, travel, helping others and was a get-it-done kind of person. He was a lifetime member of the Pendleton Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of the Pendleton Country Club, a member of the Liar's Club and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for more than 60 years. Following his wife's death on March 6, 2005, he married Wanda Wyrick on March 25, 2006. He is survived by children Scott Tullis of Hermiston, Kirk Tullis of Pendleton, Craig Tullis of Selah, Wash., and Paula Oakes of Eugene; sister Charlotte Tardy; brother John Tullis; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; sisters Clara Mae and Rosemary; and brother Gary Tullis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society and should be sent to Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Photo of Margaret TullisMargaret Isobell Tullis
July 9, 1915 - May 4, 2008
Ottawa Citizen from 5/6/2008 - 5/7/2008
TULLIS, Margaret Isobell R.N. July 9, 1915 - May 4, 2008 Peacefully on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 at Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, Ottawa. Margaret was born at Lanark, Ontario, the second daughter of Matthew and Eulalie Tullis. Dear sister to Bessie Tullis, Evelyn Miller, Kay Mackintosh, Helen MacKechnie and brother-in-law Douglas MacKechnie. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends share in her loss. She was pre-deceased by her sister Mary Moore and brothers-in-law Cyril Moore, Douglas Mackintosh and Robert Miller. A dedicated nurse for over 40 years, Margaret worked at the Ottawa Civic and Winchester hospitals. In retirement, she was an active community volunteer for the past 27 years. Friends may pay their respects at the Young Funeral Home, Lanark on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Lanark on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. Interment, Lanark Village Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to St. Andrew's United Church would be appreciated.

Jeannine (Tullis) Rush
July 1929 - May 5, 2008
Dayton Daily News, 11/12/2008
RUSH, Jeannine (Tullis) Age 79 of Weston CT, passed away at her residence on May 5, 2008. Born July, 1929. Preceded in death by her parents, King & Ethel Tullis, sister Esther, brother Richard Tullis. Survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, and the love of her life, Donald Rush; 3 sons, Donald, Jr., John & James. Jeannine was a devoted horse lover and rode in many shrine horse shows in the 40s & 50s. Jeannine was a 1947 graduate of Fairmont High School. She went to a Christian College in Columbia, MO., graduated from University of Missouri in 1951, where she met & married her husband, Donald in 1951. Condolences may be sent to Donald Rush, 49 Birch Hill Rd., Weston, CT 06883. [Editor's Note: Jeannine Tullis Rush was a daughter of Kingsley Durel "King" Tullis and Ethel A. Wilhelm.]

Photo of Robert TullisRobert Tullis
April 19, 1915 - May 31, 2008
Springfield News-Sun from 6/1/2008 - 6/4/2008
TULLIS, Robert 93 of South Vienna, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Community Hospital, Springfield. He was born April 19, 1915 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Van and Olive (Neer) Tullis. Robert spent the majority of his career as a livestock broker. He also enjoyed cattle, growing his tomato plants, farming, and especially mowing with his John Deere tractor. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Bonnie (Locke) Tullis; daughters, Janet Finchum of Springfield and Gail (Michael) Freeman of Rochester Hills, Michigan; son Jon R. "Jack" (Jeanette) Tullis of Philadelphia, PA; 8 grandchildren including his special grandson Ed Finchum of Springfield, several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, David L. Tullis; brother Nathan Tullis, and sister, Dorothy Knotts. Following Robert's wishes, his body will be cremated. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in the Vernon-Asbury Cemetery, Catawaba, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the National Kidney Foundation. Services are entrusted to the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home Mechanicsburg.

Photo of Helen M. TullisHelen M. Tullis
December 5, 1919 - June 4, 2008
The Lima (OH) News, June 6, 2008 - 11:37PM
Helen M. Tullis, 88, died at 10:25 p.m. June 4, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Lima to Ralph and LaVine Pond Whitehead, who preceded her in death. She married Richard Gavin, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 2, 1961, she married Raymond "Ray" Tullis, who died Oct. 1, 1968. Mrs. Tullis was a member of Westside United Methodist Church. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370 and American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Barbara Tullis McCormack, of Columbus, and Carol Tullis Covington, of Glendora, Calif.; five grandchildren, Kathy (Robert) Greber, of Spencerville, Rachel Covington, of Seattle, Michael McCormack, of Westerville, John "Johnny" (Michelle) Luellen of Alger, and David Luellen, of Glendora, Calif.; a niece, Claire "Dee" (Rick) Davis, of Redding, Calif.; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, John "Bud" Shope; and a brother, Ralph Whitehead Jr. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Cronk will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to FOE Aerie 370 or American Legion Post 96. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

Edwin G. Tullis
January 15, 1929 - June 16, 2008
Tri-City Herald [Pasco, WA], June 22, 2008
Kennewick, Wash. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
Ed Tullis of Kennewick, Washington, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2008, at his home in the company of loving family and friends. Ed was born January 15, 1929, in Nampa, Idaho. He spent his youth and school years hunting and fishing in Idaho and had an active and athletic youth. He served in the Air Force when he became of age. After returning from the military, he met the love of his life Yvonne Betts. They spent their early years in the Nampa area where Ed had his own radiator shop. Later they moved to Moses Lake, Washington, where Ed worked in a radiator shop at first and then at Boeing as an aircraft mechanic and eventually selling cars in that area. In 1963, Ed and Yvonne moved to the Tri-Cities. Ed sold cars at first then became a successful massage therapist and then land developer for the remainder of his life. During their 45 years in the Tri-Cities area, Ed made life long friends that remained close and loving throughout his final days. Ed remained an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends all of his life. Ed's tremendous generosity and helpfulness has forever endeared him to his close friends and family. His love of the outdoors has allowed all of us to enjoy many of the world's treasures and we are all grateful and honored to have spent our time with this force of nature. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Victor Brooks for his care and support. He certainly went above and beyond the call of duty. Another special thanks to the nursing care given by Nancy Weikel (niece) and Blanca Coleman (granddaughter) and Tierney Tullis (daughter) for her loving and constant support. No funeral services are planned at this time. A memorial service will be held at the family campground in Sumpter, Oregon, Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 30, 2008. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com. [Editor's Note: Edwin Geisseler Tullis was a son of William Edwin Tullis and Chrissie Elise Pasco.]

Thelma L. Tullis
July 16, 1924 - July 12, 2008
Hutchinson, Kansas, News: Published online 10/9/2008 12:24 AM
MESA, Ariz. - Thelma L. Tullis, 83, died July 12, 2008. She was born July 16, 1924, in Wichita, the daughter of Fred R. and Pauline A. Tullis. She was a resident of Hutchinson from 1942 through 1959, and then resided in San Diego and Union City, Calif., and Chandler and Mesa Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Elaine M. Tullis and Winnifred Giesaking. She is survived by: her sister, Helen M. Wells, Mesa Ariz.; and her brother, Paul R. Tullis, Apache Junction, Ariz. Interment will be at Fairlawn Burial Park and Mausoleum, Hutchinson. There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Arrangements were handled by Heritage Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Photo of Doreen Ida TullisDoreen Ida Tullis
The Toronto Star, 7/21/2008
TULLIS, Doreen Ida - Peacefully at her home in Pine Meadows Retirement Village, R. R. 1 Belwood with her family at her side on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Doreen Tullis (Jordan) in her 79th year of Belwood. Beloved wife of the late Peter Tullis (2006). Loved mother of Lynn Tullis of Etobicoke, David Tullis of Brampton and Ann Kruse (Wayne) of Espanola. Loving grandmother of Orion, Tom, Dylan and Elizabeth. The family will celebrate a service of life on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Pine Meadows, R. R. 1 Belwood. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers remembrances to the Groves Hospital Building Fund or Charity of ones Choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the service) www.grahamgiddyfh.com.

David Guy Tullis
January 23, 1937 - July 23, 2008
News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, July 30, 2008
Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Graveside services for David Guy Tullis, 71, of West Monroe, La., will be at 10:00 AM, Friday August 1, 2008 at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Chaplain Paul Ford officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mr. Tullis was born in Montross, Arkansas on January 23, 1937 and passed away in West Monroe, La. on July 23, 2008. Preceded in death by his father; Ernest Lincoln Tullis, mother; Bertha Helen Tullis, brother; James Tullis, son; Paul Tullis. Survivors include his children; David Charles Tullis, Janet Fishback, Patricia Klehr, Carla Lassen, Karen Holmes, Lori Harper, step children; Adeina Lynn Maza, Peggy Travis, brother; Paul Tullis, survived by nineteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Mitzi L. Tullis
October 26, 1952 - July 24, 2008
Mitzi L. Vaughn Tullis, age 55 of Lafayette, formerly of Detroit, died at Seton Specialty Hospital on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Born in Highland Park, Michigan on October 26, 1952, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Johnson Vaughn. She married Clifford Tullis in Detroit and he preceded her in death on June 18, 1991. She was a graduate of McKenzie High School in Detroit and was a telephone operator for the Wayne County Medical Society for 17 years. She attended Second Baptist Church in Lafayette and was very involved in the Jesus Only Church in Detroit. She loved playing board games and shopping and she was passionate about helping others. Surviving is a son: Arvee Jadollar William Vaughn of Lafayette, two sisters: Foncia Hankerson of Las Vegas, Nev. and Carolyn Boone of Detroit, Mich, and a brother: Ronald Vaughn (wife, Janice) of Detroit, Mich. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30th at Hippensteel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service at Second Baptist Church, 2925 South 18th St. Lafayette. Pastor Paul William Barrett officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Vale Cemetery. Also surviving are grandchildren: Arvee Vaughn, Jonathan Foster, Arvia Vaughn, and Jayla Vaughn. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralhome.com.

Photo of Jimmy Ray TullisJimmy Ray Tullis
May 22, 1936 - August 06, 2008
Visitation: Friday, August 8, 2008, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Crespo & Jirrels. Services: Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels; interment at Forest Park Lawndale. Obituary: Jimmy Tullis passed away Wednesday in a Houston Hospital. He was born May 22, 1936, in Arab, Alabama, to Herman and Minnie (Ward) Tullis. He was the owner of Tullis Enterprises and a home builder. He invented and designed several moldings used in home building. He was very creative, enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, golf, barbequing, and playing pool. He loved his children and grandchildren. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Tullis, and sister, Dorothy Bennett. He is survived by his son, Ray Tullis and wife, Carla, of Channelview; daughters, Lisa Tullis of Houston, and Cindy Del Rio of Aurora, CO.; sister-in-law, Janice Tullis; grandchildren, Ray, Brian, Charlie, and Tony Tullis, Andres, Marcos, and Christian Del Rio; nephew, Keith Bennett and wife, Christine; great nieces and nephews, Kelly, Sarah, and Brian Bennett, Paulette, Tina, and Cliff Tullis. The family received friends at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Friday evening, August 8, 2008. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, 2:00 pm at Crespo & Jirrels Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Laura Jean (Tullis) Chestnutt
Feb. 6, 1913 - Aug. 18, 2008
Labette Avenue (Oswego, Kansas), August 19, 2008
CHETOPA-Laura "Jean" Chesnutt, 95, of Chetopa, Kan., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at Oswego Medical Center in Oswego, Kan. Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug.20, at Lake Creek Cemetery with Pastor Randy Frazier officiating. Jean was born Feb. 6, 1913, in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Margaret (McLean) Tullis. She graduated from Altamont High School in 1931 as Co-Salutatorian of her class. She attended Kansas State Teachers' College in Pittsburg and taught for nine years in local rural schools. On May 9, 1940, Jean married Horace M. Chesnutt of Chetopa. The couple operated the Chetopa Farm Auction during the 1940s and 1950s. Mrs. Chesnutt is survived by a daughter, Myrna Chesnutt of Chetopa; a son, Jerry Chesnutt of Chetopa; a grandson, Cody Chesnutt and wife Erin of Chetopa; two great-grandchildren, Kristen Chesnutt and Austin Chesnutt of Chetopa; three step-great-grandchildren; Sarah, Katie and Sione Daniels, all of Chetopa. She was preceded in death by her husband Horace in 1996; a brother, George Tullis of Bartlett; and a sister, Lottie Apperson of Welch, Okla. Burial: Lake Creek Cemetery, Bartlett, Labette County, Kansas, USA

John Howard Tullis
February 7, 1962 - September 6, 2008
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/10/2008

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TULLIS, John. Mr. John Howard Tullis, age 46 of Roswell, GA. Died September 6, 2008. He is survived by his daughter; Kayla Tullis, Roswell, GA; Step-son James Jones, Fayetteville, Ga., Mother and father; Mrs. Beverly and Rodney Tullis; Tampa FL. Sister; Joanne and Isaac Dowless, Dix Hills, NY.; brothers; Ben V. Tullis; East point GA. William Tullis, Tampa, FL., nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 11, 11am, in the Chapel of Roswell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Community Concern for Animals, 7701 Gardner Rd. Tampa, FL. 33625, Phone number 813-920-4007. Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Rd. Roswell, GA. 30076, 770-993-4811.

Photo of Georgia Mae TullisGeorgia Mae Tullis
February 22, 1931 - September 16, 2008
The Oklahoman, 9/18/2008
Georgia Mae Tullis born February 22, 1931 and died September 16, 2008. She lived in the Blanchard/Bridgecreek area and moved to Oklahoma City in 1974. Georgia attended Mashak Baptist Church. She was on the Board of Directors for the Jack Smith Evangelistic Association and she enjoyed the ladies of her Red Hat Club with all their activities. Survivors include her daughter, Jessie Kidd (Kenneth), of Oklahoma City, sons, Eddie Grimes (Ruth), of Oklahoma City, Raymond Grimes (Kennette), of Blanchard stepsons, Ben Tullis of Oklahoma City, Gene Tullis (Alesa), of Florida, Ernest Tullis of Oklahoma City stepdaughters, Clara Taylor (Robert), of Tuttle, Cheryl Ussery (Steve), of Blanchard, Carol Nixon of Oklahoma City 11 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren 14 step grandchildren 25 step great grandchildren 3 brothers 5 sisters numerous other relatives and friends. Georgia was preceded in death by two daughters, Diana and Roma parents, Ed and Ethel McClain, brothers, Joe and Lonnie, two husbands, J.J. Grimes and Andy Tullis. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Eisenhour Chapel, Blanchard. Reverend Tommie Lockhart will officiate with interment held in the Blanchard Cemetery. Arrangements made by Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.

Evelyn Peppers Tullis Johnson
June 11, 1924 - September 27, 2008
Mrs. Evelyn Peppers Tullis Johnson, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lewis Tullis and Paden Johnson; and parents, Eston and Lula Mae Peppers. She is survived by her DAUGHTERS AND SON-IN-LAW: Margaret Ann and Robert Allen Beauregard, Livonia, MI Linda Joyce Crowe, Newnan, GA SON: Larry Tullis, Lawrenceville, GA EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN: ELEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: FOUR GREAT GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: SEVERAL NIECES, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS. Mrs. Johnson was born June 11, 1924 in Buford, Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Berry Baptist Church in Michigan. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Carlisle officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mildred C. Tullis
August 2, 1916 - October 14, 2008
Springfield News-Sun, 10/16/2008
TULLIS, Mildred C. 92, of Springfield, died Tuesday morning, October 14, 2008 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center, East High Campus. She was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on August 2, 1916 the daughter of Eugene and Grace (Harmison) Conway. Mildred was a member of the Plattsburg United Church of Christ. She received her greatest joys from attending the many events of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by three children, Janet Finchum, with whom she made her home, Jon (Jeanette) Tullis of Haverford, Pennsylvania and Gail (Michael) Freeman of Rochester Hills, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Dona Tullis of London, Ohio; and a sister, Mable Shreffler of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Edward Finchum, Kimberlee (Jim) Cupps, Van Tullis, Jacqueline (Dave) Curnutte, Laura Anne (Jack) Grimm Jr., Christopher (Becky) Freeman, and Jordan and Schyler Tullis; great grandchildren, Dustin (Micki) Faulkner, Kylie (Thomas) McGuire, Blake Cupps, Mariah and Garrett Conrad, Alex, Emily, Abby, and Katie Curnutte, Mackenzie and Madison Grimm, and Sean and Shannon Freeman; great-great grandchildren, Mikayla, Elaina, Wyatt and Whytney Faulkner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Tullis; and four sisters, Ruth Fritz, Evelyn Smith, Zelma Conway, and Genevieve Burger. A memorial service to celebrate Mildred's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008 in Plattsburg United Church of Christ with Pastor Glennyce Grindstaff and her nephew, Pastor Clifford Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Plattsburg United Church of Christ, 1715 S. Urbana Lisbon Rd., South Charleston, Ohio 45368. The LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

Photo of Hazel Irene TullisHazel Irene Tullis
May 11, 1931 - October 16, 2008
The Herald Democrat [Sherman, TX], 10/19/2008
Hazel Irene Tullis, 77, passed away in her sleep after a long illness on Oct. 16, 2008, in Sherman. Dannel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 20, at Holloway Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Bernard of Grapevine officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Hazel was born in Sherman, on May 11, 1931, to Ernest and Ruby Smith Alexander. In 1950, she married Jack Tullis in Fort Worth. He worked in the aerospace industry, and in 1956 they moved to San Diego, CA, where he worked for Rohr Aero Space/Boeing as a design engineer. Hazel became a travel agent, at first assisting her husband in making travel arrangements for company employees and their families. As her business grew, she developed a reputation for superior service, always visiting in advance the locations her clients wanted to tour and making contacts and arrangements personally. In 1989 she moved to Sherman, to be near her sister Mary Armstrong. She was an avid bridge player with Duplicate bridge group. She loved to tell stories of her travels. They were really interesting the first and second time around! Hazel and Mary enjoyed running around together visiting family and "garage sale"ing. Her later years were spent in her home in care of her son Tim. She was a member of Luella Baptist Church. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and a sister. Survivors include sons, John Tullis of San Diego, Boyd Tullis of North Carolina, and Charles Tullis of Sherman; grandchildren: Eric, Justin, and Alyssia; great-granddaughter Audrey Grace Tullis, a brother, Charles Alexander of Grand Prairie; and three sisters: Mary Armstrong of Sherman, Joyce Cryer of Grand Prairie, and Sue Works of San Antonio. The family will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20. You may sign the online guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.

Alda Tullis Brown
October 13, 1923 - October 20, 2008
Alda Tullis Brown, 85, a retired paralegal who appeared on a locally produced television program in the 1950s, died Oct. 20 while visiting her daughter in Marietta, Ga. She had a stroke and died at Hospice Atlanta Center. Mrs. Brown, who had lived in the District since 1942, was a stenographer with the State Department in the 1940s. From 1950 to 1952, she was an administrative assistant in the Capitol Hill office of Iowa Sen. Guy Gillette (D). She occasionally performed as a stage and radio singer before becoming a writer, producer and on-air personality with the WTTG-TV program "Jamboree," hosted by Art Lamb. The audience-participation show was broadcast from Washington until 1957. Mrs. Brown, who was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, was a beauty pageant contestant in her native state. In the 1960s, she was an administrative assistant at the National Science Foundation and Interior Department. She later became a paralegal for law firms and retired in 1998 after working for several years in the legal office of Robert Zweibel. Her husband of 49 years, Weldon J. Brown, died in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Sherahe B. Fitzpatrick of Marietta, Ga., and a son, Valdeane W. Brown of Victoria, B.C.; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson. [Editor's Note: Alda Tullis Brown was a daughter of Ray Tullis and Phoebe E. Magie.]

Photo of Jack David TullisJack David Tullis
July 16, 1930 - October 23, 2008
From Findagrave.com
Jack David Tullis, born July 16, 1930, passed away October 23, 2008 after a short battle with lung cancer. He loved country life, raising livestock, and truck driving. He served his country in the Army and Navy. Jack grew up in the Simla area, and has resided in Colorado Springs for the past fifty years. He is survived by his wife Betty and three children; sons Gary of Dayton, Ohio, Darrel and wife, Connie of Colorado Springs, and a daughter Linda Skalla and husband, John of Peyton. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Ranch located at 5 N. Marksheffel Road. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Funeral & Cremation Care 930 S. Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. [Editor's Note: Jack David Tullis was a son of David Allen Tullis and Helen Marie Ager.]

Betty Lou (Tullis) Tucker
August 1, 1946 - October 23, 2008
Betty Lou Tucker, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Charles Albert Tullis and Nancy Elizabeth Sublett Tullis, was born August 1, 1946, in Hart County, Kentucky. She died at 5:25 A.M., Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Campbellsville. Age: 62. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Soule Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a retired elementary school teacher having taught for approximately thirty-four years at the Taylor County Elementary School. She united in marriage to Charles Tucker May 15, 1961. Besides her husband, Charles Tucker of Campbellsville, she is survived by two daughters: Lisa Cheatham and husband, Mark and Tanya Tucker of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Jama Vaughn, Dylan Brown, D. J. Carrier, Brooke Tucker, Brandon Tucker and Conner Ford of Campbellsville and Jessica Cheatham of Bowling Green; one great-granddaughter, Miley Sprowles of Bowling Green; many other relatives and friends. FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Travis Keltner, Rev. Paul J. Dicken and Rev. Terry Mills.

George L. Tullis
Nov. 26, 1923 - Nov. 6, 2008
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George L. Tullis, age 84 of Westfield, was a resident of Heartland House, Wautoma for the past 5 years. He passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Wild Rose Memorial Hospital. George was born on November 26, 1923 in Hartford, WI, son of the late William and Isabel (Frechette) Tullis. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW II. George was a member of American Legion Post #244 of Westfield and a former member of the Packwaukee Lions Club. Survivors include one sister, Doris (Harold) Hartenstein, Oxford; two nephews; one niece; one great niece; one great nephew; other relatives and friends. George was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Luella Tullis.

Photo of Frances Medley TullisFrances Medley Tullis
August 30th, 1933 - November 7th, 2008
TULLIS-Frances Medley Tullis, age 75 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday November 7, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Monday, November 10, 2008 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Stover & Rev. Sanford Tullis officiating. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park. Retired from GA Slacks as a steamtress, Mrs. Tullis was a member of Lawrenceville Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Photo of Frances Medley TullisRay Tullis & parents, Joe & Estelle Medley. She is survived by her Children: Kenneth & Sheila Tullis, Dacula; Betty Cryder, Honea Path, SC; Keith & Brenda Tullis, Sr, Lawrenceville; Vickie Bookout, Lawrenceville; Donna Gwen Smith, Loganville; Winfred Scott Tullis, Cumming; Sanford & Lori Tullis, Auburn; Grandchildren: Kelly & Brian Pittman; Jason Tullis; Abigail Tullis; Chloe Tullis; Lauren Meyer; Dustin Meyer; Amy & Curtis Conley; Allison Harrison; Keith Tullis, Jr; Dietrich Bookout; Chuck Harrison; Jamie Tullis; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Viola Sharpton, Lawrenceville; Several Nieces & Nephews. The Family will receive friends from10 AM - 9 PM Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA. 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry @ www.stewartfh.com.

Ruth Tullis Morrison
June 1, 1921- November 8, 2008
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer, 11/10/2008
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA- Ruth Tullis Morrison, 87, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Columbus, GA, died Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Elder officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, November 10, 2008 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Morrison was born June 1, 1921 in Valdosta, GA to the late Ernest William and Ruth Arrington Tullis. She and Paul Morrison, from Crawfordsville, Indiana, were married in Valdosta in May of 1942. They moved to Columbus in 1952. She has been a member of First Baptist Church, Columbus since 1952 and was a former president of the Amoma Sunday School Class. Mrs. Morrison was also a member of the Medical Center Auxiliary with 30 years of service; she also loved playing bridge with her many friends. Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Morrison, and her brothers, E. William Tullis, Henry A. Tullis and Jerry B. Tullis. Survivors include two sons, Richard Morrison and his wife, Linda, of Acworth, GA and Bud Morrison and his wife, Terry, of Duluth, GA; three grandchildren, Bo Morrison and his wife, Danelle, and their children, Hallie, Karis, And Aiden, Michelle Morrison, and Christopher Morrison; and four sisters, Penelope T. McCroan of Decatur, GA, Mildred T. Stephens of Decatur, GA, Mary T. Rines of Riverside, CA and Susan T. Oakes of Alexander City, AL. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.mem.com.

Photo of Lucille M. TullisLucille M. Tullis
September 26, 1929 - November 26, 2008
The Review (East Liverpool, OH), November 29, 2008
LISBON - Lucille M. Tullis, 79, of Rose Drive, passed away unexpectedly at 7:51 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in the emergency room at Salem Community Hospital. Mrs. Tullis was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Negley, a daughter of the late Paul and Jennie (Boyles) Yarwood. She worked as a nurses aide at Windsor Manor Nursing Home. Her husband, Harvey S. Tullis Sr, preceded her in death as did sons, Charles, James, and Harvey Tullis Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Surmaceviz, Sr. of Lisbon; son, Steve Tullis of Salem; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service is 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Madison Trinity Church, state Route 45, West Point, with Pastor Ted Barnes officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date in Lisbon Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.

Frank E. Tullis
March 2, 1922 - November 30, 2008
TC Palm, 12/3/2008

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Frank E. Tullis, 86, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie since 1994, coming from Leesburg. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. Before retirement, he was an insurance underwriter. He was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts in Queens, N.Y. He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances "Jeanne" Tullis of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Joan VanNest of Winder, Ga.; sons, Edward Tullis of Cutler Bay and William Tullis of Jefferson Township, N.J.; sister, Marie Serra of Hollis, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at St. Lucie Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Port St. Lucie.

Photo of William K. TullisWilliam K. Tullis
April 1, 1926 - December 6, 2008
Washingtonville, December 6, 2008 – William K. Tullis, 82, of 100 Maple Street, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at his home with his entire family at his side. Bill was born April 1, 1926 in Lisbon, a son of Carl and Isabella McAndrews Tullis and had resided in Washingtonville most of his life. He served in the US Army during WW II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He had been employed at Deming-Crane Corporation in Salem for 42 years, retiring in 1988. He was a life member of Joe Williams Post #131 American Legion in Leetonia where he had served as an officer for many years. He was also a member of York Drexler Post #5532 VFW of Washingtonville, Salem Amvets Post 45 of Salem, and Eagles Aerie #1496 of Leetonia. Bill is survived by his loving wife, the former Joan E. Longbottom, whom he married August 28, 1948; two daughters, Billie (Dick) Sekely of Salem and Stacy (Jim) Kegelmyer of Washingtonville; a son, Ky (Jenita) Tullis of Washingtonville; a sister, Mary Lou Schuck of Salem; a brother, Richard Tullis of Salem; seven grandchildren, Erica (Freddie) Gray, Jamie and Tyler Kegelmyer, Maddie and Sydney Sekely, and Tanner and Kylie Tullis; and a great granddaughter, Payton Reese Gray. A brother, Carl Tullis is deceased. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Cheryl Vanatsky officiating. Salem Amvets/Salem VFW Honor Guard will provide military honors. Burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Valley.

Photo of Eric Wesley TullisEric Wesley Tullis
August 5, 1968 - December 15, 2008
The Daily Herald, Dec. 17, 2008
Eric Wesley Tullis, our beloved family member and friend, passed away at his Spring City, Utah home on December 15, 2008 from brain cancer. Eric was born August 5, 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona to Floyd LaMond and Marta Morrill Tullis. Eric overcame many obstacles to lead a productive and influential life. After graduating from Timpview High School (Provo, Utah) he attended the former Utah Valley Community College and then worked for Brigham Young University for 23 years in the custodial department. He appreciated the supportive work environment and admired his outstanding co-workers and supervisors. His numerous awards for dedicated and exemplary service include BYU's Presidential Appreciation Award (1997), the J. Reuben Clark law school's Student Bar Association President's Award (2005), and the Staff Award from the law school's faculty for exceptional contribution and service to the law school community (2008). In 1990-1992 Eric took a two-year leave from his employment to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eric enjoyed people and conversation, especially concerning politics, history, and sports. He often surprised others with his deep reservoir of facts. He had a passion for fishing, action movies, funny stories, chocolate, football, and delectable meals. Eric had a tender spot in his heart for children. He was a beloved uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and one grandniece. A hug from one of the young children would often bring him to tears. Eric's nurturing personality extended to the animals that he loved and cared for. Eric was companionable, and even in his suffering was gracious to his caregivers, referring to his hospice nurses as the "closest things to angels on earth." Eric's gratitude and cheerfulness brightened the lives of many people. He was a peacemaker who promoted harmony and love. Eric is survived by his father, F. LaMond Tullis (Eileen Roundy), Spring City, Utah; his brothers, Richard (Cindy Bandley), Pleasant Grove, Utah; Michael (Susan Stevenson), Spring City, Utah; Jason (Marrianne Farwell), Fayetteville, Arkansas; and his sisters, Sharman (Richard Gill), Mapleton, Utah; and Lesley (Nathan Shinkle), Jensen, Utah. Eric had a profound connection with his mother, Marta Morrill Tullis, who preceded him in death on September 21, 2007. Eric, such a noble soul, was a gift to all of us. We will miss him greatly and hope to replicate a measure of his generous and cheerful attitude, his wisdom through life's trials, and his pure enjoyment of life. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday December 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Spring City L.D.S. Chapel in Spring City, Utah. Visitation is from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Burial is at Skyefield in the family's private cemetery. (See article about the BYU Law School honoring Eric.)

James Lowell Tullis
February 16, 1925 - December 20, 2008
James Lowell Tullis 83 of Mechanicsburg passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 in the Wellington Rehabilitation Urbana. Lowell was born February 16, 1925 in Mechanicsburg the son of Harold & Catherine (Robinson) Tullis. Lowell was a 1943 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He served his country during WWII in the South Pacific in the United States Army. In 1955, he began Tullis Trucking and retired in 2007. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 113 F. & A.M., the Antioch Shrine, Life member of the American Legion Post 238 and a life member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Catherine (McGuire) Tullis, his son, John (Rebecca) Tullis, his daughter, Ruth (Pat) Ritchie all of Mechanicsburg, his sisters, Jean Rutan & Phyllis McMahill both of Mechanicsburg and Nancy Bouton of Mt. Vernon, his grandchildren, Nanette (Jack) Butcher, John (Kerri) Ritchie, step grandchildren, Amy Gibson, Ethan (Buffy) Davis, his great grandchildren, Jack & Jared Butcher and Shelby Ritchie, step great grandchildren, Evan & Gracyn Davis; as well as several nieces & nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lois Tullis, and his brothers-in-law, Jim Bouton & Calvin Rutan. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home Mechanicsburg, where Masonic services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Originally posted July 24, 2010. Last updated October 28, 2011.