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Tullis Obituaries: 2016

Editor’s Note: I’ve assembled all of the Tullis obituaries that I could find, from a variety of sources, for the year 2016. 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 2016 can be sent to me for addition to the article. Obituaries below are in order by date of death.


Robert Lee TullisRobert Lee "Bob" Tullis
Nov. 30, 1943 - Jan. 6, 2016
On January 6th 2016, Robert "Bob" Tullis (72 of Hayward, Ca.) passed away surrounded by loved ones after a tiresome struggle due to a recent decline in health. Born November 30th, 1943 in Corpus Christi Texas, to Susie Brown(late) and Robert A. Tullis(late), and raised by stepfather Stanley (Rocky) Brown(late). After moving from Corpus Christi to Chula Vista, and then settling in Hayward, California. Alumni to the first graduating class of Mt. Eden High school, he was a member of the Monarch football team and enthusiastic participant of the square dance club. Bob was a season ticket holder for many years and dedicated fan to the Oakland Athletic baseball club and Oakland Raiders. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary, daughters Leanne Tullis(Steve Koffeld) and Roseanne Tullis-Thompson(Todd), grand-daughter Eva Thompson, sister Linda Brown-Leibold,(Jim) and many nieces & nephews Bob was a devoted husband, dedicated son, loving father and proud grandfather. His kindness and passion for the things he loved in life touched the lives of many. The Tullis family would like to extend an invitation for the celebration of Bob's life, Friday January 29th 2016. The progression of events will begin at 9:30 A.M. at St. Bede Catholic Church 26950 Patrick Avenue, Hayward, Ca. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made in the memory of Robert L. Tullis to the following foundations: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation www.bbrfoundation.org, Parkinson's disease Foundation www.pdf.org. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=177400685

Martha Jane “Jan” Tullis Wetherholt
December 8, 1933 ~ January 7, 2016
Born December 8, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.  Passed January 7, 2016 in the care of Ohio Health Hospice at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Jan grew up in Athens, Ohio, with her mother, Gracia Louise Kerr Tullis, her grandparents, Cassius Clay Kerr and Mary Margaret Kerr, and her sister, Ellen Louise Tullis (Jones). She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a minor in Education. She married C. Gene Wetherholt in 1955.  They had four daughters, Sara Kerr Wetherholt (Brubaker), Ellen Leigh Wetherholt (Abell), Valerie Gene Wetherholt (Thomas), and Kristin Jan Wetherholt, all of whom survive her.  Nicole Jean Spangler, Kelsey Renee Kerr, and James Wetherholt Brubaker, grandchildren, also survive her. Jan found her perfect job outside the home late in life and became the Art Therapist (ATR) for 19 years at The Ohio State University Hospitals’ Neuro-Psychiatric Unit, at what was then Upham Hall. She was well-respected by her peers, including physicians, for her capacity to help diagnose and treat psychiatric illnesses via the analysis and interpretation of patients’ art in medical rounds and Grand Rounds. She retired from her role as an Art Therapist in order to stay home with Gene, who passed away in 2005 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy-Body Dementia. Jan moved back to Gallipolis, Ohio in 2006, where she lived until her death from complications precipitated by deterioration from Multiple System Atrophy, her last weeks and passing having taken place at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Family members were with her while in the care of the Ohio Health Hospice team, whose care for both her and the entire family was a true blessing. She was an inspiration to her family, and her gentle spirit touched everyone she knew and met.  She was a beautiful person. She is now with Gene and other loved ones who have passed before her.  Jan and Gene will be forever missed, and memories of them will be treasured and cherished. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be directed to the French Art Colony, where Jan and Gene were founding members, for a memorial bench; to Ohio Health Hospice, for use in assisting families of patients with their basic needs (laundry, etc.); or for the Ohio Health Art Therapy program at Riverside Methodist Hospital for Hospice patients and/or their families. Visiting hours will be held at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio on January 21, 2016, from 5-7pm. Condolences may be sent to www.mccoymoore.com. http://www.mccoymoore.com/notices/Martha-Wetherholt

Bud C. Tullis
November 21, 1936 - January 17th 2016
Bud C. Tullis, age 79, of Pittsboro died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home after several years of declining health. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church conducted by Pastor David J. Cook and Elder Carolee Eubanks. Following the service the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall. A native of Indiana he was a son of the late Claud M. and Aldah White Tullis. Bud worked with General Electric and IBM as a computer programer and was involved with many projects through the Department of Defense. He developed a debilitating disease in the 1970’s causing him to have to retire at an early age. He and his late wife Peggy Hunt Tullis lived in Raleigh for several years before settling in Pittsboro in the 1970’s. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by: brothers Jack and Bob Tullis; sisters Janice and Ellen; a grandson Nathaniel William Tullis. He is survived by: a daughter Lucinda T. Hoffman of Pittsboro; son Dennis Tullis and wife Gwen of Louisburg; brothers Tom Tullis and Sam Tullis both of Indiana; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 339, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the Tullis family. http://www.aberdeentimes.com/obituaries/4201-bud-c-tullis-of-pittsboro-obituary

Peggy Tullis FarmerOpal Ruth “Peggy” Tullis Farmer
October 8, 1929 - February 2, 2016
Opal Ruth “Peggy” Tullis Farmer of Clinton, TN, formerly of Elberton, GA and Lawrenceville, GA, departed this life for her eternal heavenly home on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Survivors include her daughters: Peggy Jo Harvey-Abercrombie and husband Jim Abercrombie of Pelzer, SC, and Alice Carol Akers and husband Reverend Curtis Akers of Clinton, TN. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Guy Grady Farmer, on November 20, 2014, and her beloved son, Grady Dennis Farmer, in 1997. She also leaves behind three grandsons: Steven Craig (Lenae) Harvey of Lawrenceville, GA; James Curtis Akers, III of Nashville, TN; Joseph Kyle (Michelle) Harvey of Cedartown, GA and four Great-grandchildren: Chandlin Praise Harvey, Jakob Steven Scott, Caden Jack Harvey and Eden Lenae Harvey; her sisters, Hazel (Lamar) Davis of Elberton, GA and Joyce (J.D.) Shelton of Lawrenceville, GA. She dearly loved her many nieces and nephews. Special honor is given to her Clinton, TN caregivers over the past five years. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a dedicated homemaker whose life honored God. “Family first” was her life’s theme. When her health declined in 2010, she relocated to Clinton, TN, where she lived with her daughter. She was a member of the Church of God. Her funeral arrangements are being handled by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, GA. Visitation and Receiving of Family and Friends will be on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. , followed by the Funeral Service in the Tim Stewart Lawrenceville Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Officiating are Reverend Curtis Akers and Reverend Jim Talley. Flowers can be sent to Tim Stewart (Lawrenceville) Funeral Home. http://www.stewartfh.com/obituaries/Peggy-Farmer/#!/Obituary

Eva Elizabeth TullisEva Elizabeth Tullis
August 20, 1927 - February 2, 2016
Eva Elizabeth Tullis, 88, passed away February 2, 2016. She was born on August 20, 1927 in George West, Texas to Hudson and Dora (Coquat) Coker. She was a graduate of Texas A&I University. Eva married Luther “Bill” Tullis in Three Rivers. She was a member of Church of Christ and was retired from Dockery Insurance as well as several other businesses in Three Rivers. She is survived by her husband, Luther “Bill” Tullis; daughter, Mary Tullis of Three Rivers; son, Carey and wife Betty Tullis of Three Rivers; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Sue McClendon of Ray Point and Dorothy Baker of San Antonio. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Church of Christ in Three Rivers. Interment will follow in Three Rivers Cemetery. http://www.gallowayandsons.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=78478&locid=105

Colton R TullisColton R. Tullis
February 24, 1999 - February 10, 2016
Colton blessed our lives on February 24th 1999, and on that day he began to defy the odds. Refusing to give up, his parents, Michelle and Rusty were determined to bring him home where he belonged. Colton was welcomed home by his brothers Lee Tullis and Brandon Tullis (wife Truth), and his sister Lauren Jackson (husband Mikey); his grandparents Carol Stillwell, Larry and Theresa Stillwell, and Barbara and Jerry Tullis. Also, by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and a nephew. With the will and determination of his family, teachers, and therapists Colton started his education at North Highlands, and then Alexander Learning Center where he eventually graduated. He then moved on to the home study program, where his loving caretakers helped him to complete all of his goals. Colton's smile would light up a room. He loved music, stories, and a summer day in his pool. Colton may not have physically walked, but he left footprints on everyone's heart he came in contact with. Colton was called home on February 10th, 2016. In order to keep his joyous spirit alive we ask that everyone come join us in a celebration of life, wearing bright colors, on February 13, 2016 at First Baptist Blanchard at 11:30 A.M. Following service there will be a luncheon at The Well. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice. http://www.auldsfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1746303

Sharon Rook TullisSharon Rook Tullis
February 02, 1949 - February 19, 2016
Funeral services for Sharon Rook Tullis, 67, of Lufkin will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Moats officiating. Interment will follow in the Largent Cemetery in Hudson. Sharon went to be with the Lord Friday, February 19, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and close friends. Sharon was born in Lufkin, Texas February 2, 1949 to Fred Morris and Earlene Ray (Ivory) Rook. She attended Lufkin High School and Cosmetology College. Her husband, Randell Clyde Tullis, lovingly called her “Precious” during the 26 years of their marriage. She was also loved by her brother, Ronnie Rook and wife Anola, daughter, Stacey Ayles and husband Eric, son, Tyson Grier and fianceé Sheryl, and stepson, Brandon Tullis and wife Megan. Her grandchildren include Pvt. Randall Free, Victoria Free, Hunter Grier, Lindsey Grier and Zoe Kelley. Her step-grandchildren include Erik Davalcourt, Erica Ayles, Marshall Ayles and Slade Tullis. Sharon was predeceased by her sister, Teresa Youngblood, parents, Fred and Earlene Rook, and grandparents, Lawrence and Florence McCarrick, and Henry and Loma Black. Sharon worked as a hair stylist and salon owner for over 40 years in Nacogdoches and many of her clients and co-workers were her close friends for life. Sharon and Clyde were members of Denman Avenue Baptist Church and she was active in Lufkin Women’s Power Lunch at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital and Senior Circle at Woodland Heights Medical Center. Sharon devoted her life to the Lord, her family, and her friends, and with her charm she never met a stranger. She felt her calling was to witness and be a Christian example to her customers that always developed into a good friendship. She often said that she was not only a hair stylist but also a counselor, physician and lawyer. Pallbearers will be Hunter Grier, Sean Black, Jesse Blagg, Chris Glass, Erik Davalcourt, and Charley Taylor. Honorary Pallbearer will be Randall Free. Sharon loves yellow roses and if you prefer to donate, the family recommends Hospice in the Pines at www.HospiceInThePines.org/support or 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or call 936-632-1514. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added, and a live webcasting of the services may be viewed at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway funeral Home, Lufkin, directors. http://www.carrowayfuneralhome.com/obituary/3606544

Dora Lou Tullis JohnsonDora Lou Tullis Johnson
10 Aug 1927 - 9 Mar 2016
Funeral services for Dora Lou Johnson, 88 year-old Weatherford, Oklahoma resident, was held Monday, March 14, 2016, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Flansburg and Rev. Joe Sanders officiating. Burial followed in Hydro Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Dora was born August 10, 1927, in the home of her parents, William Watson and Eula Dean (Reager) Tullis in Ingersoll, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Sterling House in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Dora was raised and attended school in Ingersoll and graduated from Cherokee High School in 1945. She attended Northwestern State College for two years. At the age of 40 she received an Associate Degree from El Reno Junior College. Dora united in marriage to M/Sgt. Clyde Johnson, March 3, 1949, in Alva, Oklahoma, on a three day pass from Vance AFB. While serving in the Air Force, Dora and Clyde moved to many bases from Oklahoma, Washington, California, and Texas. While stationed at Mather AFB in California, a son, Robert was born. Seventeen months later twins, Jerry and Sharon, were born at Vance AFB in Enid, Oklahoma. Clyde retired and he and family moved to Cherokee, Oklahoma where he owned and operated “Johnson’s Radio and T.V. Service”. In 1961, the family moved to Yukon, Oklahoma where Clyde would work for FAA. Wherever they moved, Dora would enjoy teaching a Sunday school class and there was always that opportunity. She was a member of the Christian Women of America. Held office in Pro. America in Oklahoma City; Parent Teacher’s of America in Yukon; Republican Women; American Legion Auxiliary in Yukon and Hydro. She loved the fellowship she had with the Lord Jesus Christ and prayed that her family, relatives and friends would enjoy the same fellowship. After her children graduated from high school, Dora worked 10 ½ years at 3M, where she made many life-long friends. Dora enjoyed visiting the shut-ins and teaching the Adult Ladies Class at the First Baptist Church. In 2007, Dora and Clyde decided to move to Weatherford. During this time she was blessed for 8 ½ years with many new friends at the Sterling House community. Dora is survived by two sons, Robert L. Johnson and wife, DeAnna of Custer City, Oklahoma and Jerry R. Johnson and wife, Lana of Troy, Alabama; one daughter, Sharon K. Kay and husband, Barry of Athens, Alabama; and four grandchildren, Nikki S. Hensley and husband, Mikal, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Holon, and Tully Kay. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; ten brothers and sisters, Beulah Beatrice Tullis, Roy Lytle Tullis, Myrth Lucille (Tullis) Henderson, Vernon Gertrude Jackson Tullis, Lester Leroy Tullis, Wilfred Webster Tullis, Donald Milton Tullis, Cleon Eldon Tullis, Eula Mae Tullis, and Billy Rosalie (Tullis) Sargent. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159258025/dora-lou-johnson

Dennis Frank TullisDennis Frank Tullis
July 15, 1954 - March 26, 2016
Dennis F. Tullis, 61, of Danbury, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa. A service to honor the life of Dennis will be Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Mapleton. Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Dennis Frank Tullis was born July 15, 1954, in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of John and Frances “Dolly” Tullis. The family, including his five brothers, lived at The Old Barn south of Remsen, Iowa and then moved to Oyens, Iowa at age 11 after his dad passed away.  In 1972 he graduated from Remsen Union High School where you will see the Remsen rocket, which Dennis helped build as a school project.  Dennis worked for Irving F. Jensen for years where he created new and lasting friendships. Many of these friends were from the Mapleton, Iowa area which led to Dennis moving to nearby Moorhead, Iowa.  He then worked for Elmer Palmer in the fertilizer business. During this time, Dennis met Pam Scott and they were married December 15, 1979 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury. They made their home in Danbury and had two daughters, Megan and Molly.   Dennis worked for Greg Marsh in road construction, he also worked for Welte Vault Company in Danbury, drove truck for Frank Welte, and worked in the wood working business with his Danbury neighbor, Kenny Krueger. There was also a time he worked at a seed corn company in Whiting, Iowa. Dennis also volunteered for the Danbury Fire Department for several years.  Impending health issues caused Dennis to slow down and later forced his retirement from active employment. You may know him as "Denny", "Dirt", or "Haystack", but one way everyone knows him by is for his love for nature.  His passion was being outdoors hunting with his favorite hunting dog, Cinder, or fishing anywhere he could sink a hook and then showing off his perfect fish cleaning skills.  He had a knack for finding morel mushrooms.  The perfect meal to him was fresh caught fish and morel mushrooms.  He loved to plant a vegetable garden every spring and always enjoyed just sitting outside taking in the sight of his produce as they grew throughout the summer. He liked to share his bountiful harvests with family and friends all around. He would can the vegetables that he could, made jam with wild berries and other fruits and gave them away as well.  He also loved to cook and bake.  Most often he would make something delicious out of his most recent bounty, whether it be pheasant, fish, or vegetables, and he always had plenty to share.  He also found joy in collecting antiques and had a talent of carving things from wood.  Watching his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers, was time Dennis really appreciated as a faithful fan. Those family members left to embrace their memories of Dennis include his daughter, Megan Doty and her husband, Jeremy of Danbury and Molly Tullis of Huxley, Iowa; four grandchildren, Brayden, Ainslee, Kylee, and Annika Doty; four brothers, Gary Tullis and his wife, Carol of Fremont, Nebraska, Bob Tullis and his wife, Joyce of Mineola, Texas, Jack Tullis of Lone Tree, Iowa, and Randy Tullis and his wife, Shirley of Rochester, New Hampshire; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dolly Tullis; and one brother, Bruce Tullis. http://www.armstrongfuneral.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=832345#/obituaryInfo

Roger 'Jack' Reid TullisRoger "Jack" Reid Tullis
Died March 30, 2016
Roger "Jack" Reid Tullis, 94, of Urbana, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-6 P.M. Sunday, April 3, 2016 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana; where Masonic honors will be held at 6 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 4, 2016 in the funeral home with Pastor Chuck Glover officiating. Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Pearce Kerns A.L. Post #120. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com. (Also see this photo of Roger from an earlier issue of Tullis Trees.) http://www.vernonfh.com/index.php?P=8&FILENUMBER=2016-061-04

Earl S TullisEarl S. Tullis
September 24, 1927 - April 3, 2016
Earl S. Tullis, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 24, 1927 in King City, Missouri. Earl proudly served in the United States Navy from 1945-1948 and worked for St. Joseph Light and Power as an operations superintendent for 41 years. He married Mary Alberta Meek on June 17, 1950 in a double ceremony alongside her sister, Helen Gregory (R.B. Gregory). He was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, American Legion Post #359 and was on the Board of Directors of Progressive Community Services. Earl enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially quail and mushroom. He had been active with the Boy Scouts of America, where he had been a scout master and very active in boy’s baseball. He volunteered his time during many elections as an election clerk. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Sarah “Zoe” (Ficklin) Tullis; son, Matthew Shawn Tullis; brother, Richard Tullis; and sisters, Dorothy LaJoie and Geraldine Hovey. Survivors include wife of 65 years, Mary; children, Darren Clay Tullis and Michael “Starr” Tullis (Tammy), St. Joseph, Missouri; two grandchildren, Ashley Callahan (Ryan) and Andrew Tullis; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Haylen Tullis; brother, Billie Tullis (Wilda); sister, Catherine Talmadge (Gordon); and numerous nieces and nephews. Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Wyatt Park Christian Church or Mosaic Life Care Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com. http://www.meierhoffer.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=850622#/obituaryInfo

Betty Jo TullisBetty Jo Tullis
Jan 9 1936 - April 9th 2016
Betty Jo Tullis, 80, of McGehee, AR passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016. Betty was born in Coushatta, Louisiana, a daughter of the late John Henry and Mittie Broadway Tullis. She worked as a dietician in the cafeteria at McGehee Public Schools for many years. She enjoyed going to the movie theater and eating popcorn. Betty was a member of First Assembly of God Church of McGehee, AR. She loved spending time with her family. She was very fond of the family dog “Taylor”. Survivors include brothers Bill (Anne) Tullis of McGehee, AR and Jim Tullis of Portland, TN; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, April 14, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church of McGehee with Rev. Terry Morgan officiating. Burial will be at McGehee Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee, AR. https://obittree.com/obituary/us/arkansas/mcgehee/griffin-culpepper-funeral-service/betty-tullis/2471909/

Warren Lee TullisWarren Lee Tullis
Apr 16 1941 - April 10th 2016
Dakota Dunes, SD – Warren Lee Tullis, 75, of Dakota Dunes, SD formerly of South Sioux City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at home with Bev, his beloved wife of 33 years by his side. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2016, at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City with Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Warren was born on April 16, 1941, in Sioux City, IA, the son of Wilbur and Lucille (Warren) Tullis. He graduated from Central High School in May 1959. After graduation, he worked for McKesson Robbins for 17 years. He then became an entrepreneur and opened a successful pizza business in South Sioux City. Warren also worked for Gateway in security for several years, retiring in 2007. Warren also served his country as a member of the Army National Guard of Iowa for 10 years and had been a volunteer fireman for South Sioux City Fire Department. Warren always said he met and married the love of his life Beverly Burns in 1983. They lived in Florida for 8 years before returning to South Sioux City in 1992. Warren was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Sioux City and served on various committees over the years. Warren was a loving, compassionate man with a sense of humor like no other. He will be so missed by his family and friends. Warren is survived by his wife, Bev; his son, Brad Tullis and wife, Tara; his daughter, Angie Wilwerding and her husband, Don; step-son, Darrin Burns and his wife, DeeDee; step-daughter, Sally Banks and her husband, Kevin; his sister, Marilyn Dickinson and her husband, Bill; his niece, Jana Dickinson; his nephew, Tod Dickinson; 11 grandchildren: Caitlin, Chase, Casy, Ciara and Carter Tullis; Tyler and Ashley Wilwerding; Nick and Lacy Pryor; Jennifer and Zac Burns; 5 great grandchildren: Gunner, Gabbie, Gannon and Griffin Pryor; and Avila Clark. The family would like to thank all of you who kept Warren and his family in your prayers. We would also like to extend our thanks to the hospice caregivers for their loving care of Warren and their extraordinary support to the family. God bless you all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Siouxland. https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary-florida-warren-tullis-3401435

Blanche Tullis LitmerBlanche E. (Tullis) Litmer
September 30, 1923 - April 14, 2016
Blanche E. Litmer, 92, Indianapolis, passed away April 14, 2016. She was born September 30, 1923, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Charles Roy and Anna Elizabeth (Clark) Tullis. She married Donald Litmer on October 29, 1946. Blanche was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School and then attended Hanover College, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She retired in 1977 from Union Carbide. Following retirement Blanche and Donald moved to Tucson, AZ, where they resided for the next 30 years. She enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and euchre. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Donald Litmer; three children, Barbara (Don) Lemen, Jim (Tonie) Litmer, and Tina (Jim) Seebeck; four grandchildren, Andrea Litmer, Jonathan (Kristen) Litmer, Rob (April) Lemen, Anna (Kyle) Mills; two step grandchildren, Melissa (Eric) Stimson and Tony Ruday; great granddaughter, Sadie Mills; and two step great granddaughters, Grace and Sophie. She was preceded in passing by a brother, Jim Tullis. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 410 Pearl Street, Cicero, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park. https://flannerbuchanan.com/obit/blanche-e-litmer/

Luther 'Bill' TullisLuther "Bill" Tullis
Feb 25, 1918 - Apr 15, 2016
Luther “Bill” Tullis, 98, passed away April 15, 2016. He was born on February 25, 1918 in Simmons, Texas to Russell and Mary Elizabeth (Moss) Tullis. He married Eva Elizabeth Coker in Three Rivers in 1947. He was a member of Church of Christ and was retired from Tullis Appliances as well as several other businesses in Three Rivers. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Tullis of Three Rivers; son, Carey and wife Betty Tullis of Three Rivers; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Church of Christ in Three Rivers. Interment will follow in Three Rivers Cemetery. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Division which was the first to land at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1943. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. http://www.gallowayandsons.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=78732&locid=105, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161128022/luther-tullis

Ralph Terry TullisRalph Terry Tullis
March 20, 1951 - April 20, 2016
Ralph Terry Tullis passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital on April 20th. Terry was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Dorothy (Baxter) and his stepmother Martha Tullis and grandson Christian. He was survived by his loving wife Marilyn, his children: Zachary (Elizabeth) Tullis and Kathryn (Matthew) Gooch, stepchildren Marsha Davis and Marty (Beth) Davis. Grandchildren: Keegan, Kirstin, Moira, Liam, Zylus, Anders, Danielle (Jesse Shaffer) and Kadence . Great Grandchildren, Layla and Kinlyn. His sisters, Joan (Steve) Cooper and Janis Tullis and nieces and nephew. Terry enjoyed traveling and camping his entire life. After he bought his second RV, he often remarked “This is the best tent I've ever had!” His love for history was also evident in the many historical destinations he liked to visit. Terry was an avid reader, the daily newspaper and the Almanac were favorites of his. Terry loved animals. His most recent dog, Molly, whom he called Floppy Ears, was one of his favorites. Terry graduated from Marietta High School and received degrees from Youngstown State University and the Ohio State University. He loved football, and followed YSU football passionately. Yearly, he tried to make it to at least one game in Youngstown. Terry was an army veteran serving at Ft. Jackson as a Military Policeman. Terry was a member of the American Legion Don Gentile Post 532. He worked for the Franklin County Board of Developmentally Disabled, retiring from there in 2010. As well as working for the County, Terry served his fellow colleagues as their Union President for many years. He was a member of his local, State (OEA), and National (NEA) unions. He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Serving not only as member, but also on various committees. http://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/Ralph-Tullis/

Norma Jean Worth TullisNorma Jean Worth Tullis
01/02/1938 - 04/21/2016
Norma Jean Tullis age 78, 114 Bittersweet Lane, Portland, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Bryant January 2, 1938, the daughter of Arthur Wendel and Ersie May (Rohrer) Worth. She was married May 4, 1956 to William J. Tullis who survives. She was a 1956 Poling High School graduate and retired from Jay Products in Portland. Surviving are her husband Bill, two sons Tracy Tullis (wife Ann) of Indianapolis and Terry Tullis (companion Heidi) of Greenfield, one daughter Mrs. Karen Tullis Meckstroth (husband Allan) of Portland, two brother Lester Worth of Ohio and John Worth of Michigan, two sisters Viera Middaugh of Indiana and Mary Boozier of Portland, sister in law Barb Wehrly of Michigan, four grandchildren Kia Ann (McKee) Baughn, Trevor Scott Tullis, Taylor Michael Tullis and Kerri Jo Adair, Eight great grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Services will be held at a later date. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of services. Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Jay County Cancer Society. http://www.bairdfreeman.com/news.php?item.693.74

Richard TullisRichard H. Tullis
Dec 5, 1929 - Apr 24, 2016
Richard H. Tullis  86, of Salem, died at 6:45 PM Sunday at Woodlands at Hampton Woods in Poland, Ohio. He was born on December 5, 1929 in Lisbon, Ohio, the son of the late Carl Tullis and Isabel (McAndrew) Tullis Hunter. He was a lifetime area resident, and worked as a machinest/tool and die maker and owned Tullis Machine from 1981 until his retirement. A veteran of the US Air Force with the 31st. Maintenance Squad./fighter jets as a radio repairman.  A member of the Tri-State Antique Auto Club, the farm bureau, a former member of the Perry Grange, Scout Master / leader of Boy Scout Pack 13, Leetonia Kiwanis Club and Leetonia Ruritan Club. A member of the St. Jacob's United Church of Christ and Leetonia American Legion. He is survived by his children, Larry (Diane) Tullis and Sherry (Dick) Huston both of Salem, Grandchildren, Mike (Steph) Huston, Matt (Bridget) Huston, Nathan (Mikayla) Huston, Nikki Huston, and Lance Tullis, Great Grandchildren, Madison and Brayden Huston, a sister Mona Hunter of Canfield, two brother-in-laws Robert Schuck and Don Bates and a sister-in-law Joan Tullis. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in Death by his loving wife, the former Vivian Bates on February 20, 2014, siblings Carl and William Tullis and Mary Lou Schuck. Services will be held on Saturday, 11 Am in the Chapel of Grandview Cemetery.  The Rev. Fred Lamb will be officiating the services and the Salem Honor Guard will be providing the Military Honors.  A time of visitation from 10:30 to 11 AM Saturday. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514. Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. http://www.apgreenisenfh.com/obituary/3679896

Lee Ann Tullis
Died April 26, 2016
Lee Ann Tullis, 47, of 73 Tullis Drive, Abbeville, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Lonzo Tullis and the late Lillie Agrue Tullis. She attended East Side Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Jada Tullis of the home and Kimber Tullis Nault (Jason) of North Augusta; her father and stepmother, Lonzo and Teresa Tullis of the home; two brothers, Stewart Scott Rozier and Jerry Tullis, both of Greenwood; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Bobby Rozier. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Melrose Cemetery, Abbeville, with Father Rob Hartley officiating. Family members are at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the account of Lee Ann Tullis, c/o Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648. http://www.harleyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Lee-Ann-Tullis/#!/Obituary

Thomas Stafford Tullis
June 11, 1948 - April 28, 2016
homas Stafford Tullis, 67, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Joyce Masters Tullis passed away at his home on Thursday, April 28, 2016. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 in Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church, 754 Rutledge Ave., at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 1, 2016 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tom was born in Charleston, South Carolina on June 11, 1948 to the late Elmon J. and Dahlia R. Tullis. He served abroad during the Viet Nam era and returned to enter The Citadel as a veteran student in 1971. He graduated in 1974 as a Civil Engineer and shortly thereafter earned his Professional Engineer License. Tom retired from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in 2010 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife of 46 years, Joyce, he is survived by a daughter, Tracy Tullis Nye of Savannah, GA; a son, Brian Thomas Tullis (Katina) of Chicago, IL; two grandsons, John Brian Tullis, and Thomas Christopher Tullis of Chicago, IL; and a brother, Winton E. Tullis (Camay) of Arroyo Grande, CA. Memorials may be made to Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice. http://jhenrystuhr.tributes.com/obituary/show/Thomas-Stafford-Tullis-103524739

Clara E. Tullis
September 27, 1922 - June 5, 2016
Clara E. Tullis, 93, formerly of Hopedale and Cadiz, Ohio, died June 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born Sept. 27, 1922 in St. Clairsville, Ohio, daughter of the late William Henry and Elisabeth Shields Spoonemoore. She was also preceded by her husband Ralph Tullis and 3 brothers. She is survived by 5 children, Nancy (Donald) Walker of Hopedale, Carol (Gene) Horton of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, Robert (Linda) Tullis of Gillette, Wyoming, Mary Wong of Grove City, Kathy (John) Tawrosza of Whitehall, Ohio. There are 17 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren. She also has 3 sisters, Katherine, Mary Ellen and Dorothy. Friends may call at Blackburn Funeral Home in Hopedale on Thurs, June 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. Services are there Fri. 11 am June 10, 2016. Rev. Rod Bowers will officiate and burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. Blackburn Funeral Homes 740-937-2461, www.oo1blk@aol.com. http://www.blackburnfuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3744461&fh_id=12253

Anne Dirksmeier TullisAnne J. Dirksmeier Tullis
Died 16 Jun 2016
Anne Dirksmeier Tullis, 88 of Braintree, died Thursday June 16, 2016 peacefully of natural causes in her home. Anne was survived by her husband of  61 years, Robert D. Tullis of Hull. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Dirksmeier and Gertrude Donohoe Dirksmeier. She is also survived by her 8 children, Anne Tullis FitzGerald Bunker and her husband Charles, Robert D. Tullis and his wife Laurie Jo, Virginia M. Tullis Chung and her husband Kar Chun, Ellen E Tullis Letts and her late husband Ronald, Andrew Tullis, Timothy J. Tullis and his wife Susan, Teresa J Tullis Fraser and Donna C. Tullis Leitao and her husband Lucien. She was also survived by her 18 grandchildren: Jonathan FitzGerald, Sandra Kerfien, Brian FitzGerald, Erik FitzGerald, Danielle Kozikowski, Kellyanne Tullis, Casey Mahoney, Bobbie Sylvester, Katie Chung, Karl Chung, Timothy Tullis Jr, Samantha Tullis, Alyson Fraser, Kate Fraser, Lindsey Power, Amanda Llanes,  Krystina Leitao, and Angelina Leitao and 10 great grandchildren Jack, Kylee, Adam, Haiden, Nolan, Avery, Dolly, Kayden, Jordan, Kensleigh and 3 pending. Anne was known for her wonderful smile and infectious laughter. Music was Anne’s life and she passed that on to all her children. Anne was a founder and life long member of a music group named Belles & Beaux, founded by her father, Andrew Dirksmeier. Belles & Beaux is a highly decorated USO group that performs primarily for Veteran Hospitals and Nursing Homes. Anne was famous in the neighborhood for using a cowbell to call all her children for dinner, and her fried bologna sandwiches.  Her life was like the “Sound of Music”, from her singing to every outing on the weekends, like waterskiing at Monponsett, to making all her children matching outfits. Anne’s life was straight out of movie. She met the love of her life while performing with the USO while he was serving in the Navy. Anne & Bob took their family on many vacations including a trip to Disney on their 40th anniversary, a cruise on their 50th, and again on their 60th anniversary with over 60 attendees. Anne is survived by her sister Trudy Dirksmeier Martel, her sister in law Louise Dirksmeier , her brother in law William Tullish and his wife Alice. Anne was predeceased by her siblings Andrew, Paul, Virginia, Joseph and Rosemarie Dirksmeier. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 22nd from 2-4pm, and 6-8 pm at McDonalds Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main Street Weymouth. A funeral mass will  be held at Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth on Thursday June 23rd at 9am followed immediately with burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Steward Home Care Hospice, 30 Perwal St. Westwood MA 02090; who were amazing support in her last months. A special thanks to her wonderful caregiver Charmaine Garrison. https://keohane.com/services/anne-j-tullis/

Agnes Mary Murphy Tullis
15 Jun 1918 - 5 Jul 2016
Agnes M. Tullis, age 98, died on July 5, 2016 in her home. Born in Rhode Island, she was a graduate of Becker Business College. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a technical sergeant. Agnes moved to Kailua in 1958 and served as assistant director of the Windward Senior Day Care Ctr. for many years. She is survived by sons William Tullis; John (Genevieve) Tullis of WA; daughters Mary (Richard) Hudak of Hilo; Kathryn (Phillip Liu) Tullis of Wilmington, DE, 3 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren. Agnes was devoted to her family and friends, was a fan of UH Manoa Women's Volleyball, loved music and was known for her energy and sense of humor. Services will be held on July 28, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua. Visitation at 8:45 a.m., Mass at 9:30 a.m. Committal service will be at the Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local food banks. http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2016/07/24/agnes-m-tullis/

Phyllis Tullis McMahillPhyllis Ann (Tullis) McMahill
December 10, 1931 - July 13, 2016
Phyllis Ann McMahill, 84, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Vancrest of Urbana with her family at her side. She was born December 10, 1931 in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of Thomas Harold and Cathrine Ruth (Robinson) Tullis. Phyllis was a 1949 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She worked at The Farmer's Bank in Mechanicsburg from 1967-1979 and retired from Grimes Manufacturing Company. Phyllis was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Twentieth Century Women's Literary Club and the Champaign County Senior Citizen's Center. Phyllis enjoyed reading, crafts, traveling, volunteering, and card club. Phyllis was a kind, giving, and compassionate person who loved being involved in her community. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Jeff) Kurtz; her sons, Patrick (Lorrie) McMahill, Paul (Brenda) McMahill, and Phil (Robin) McMahill; her grandchildren, Wesley Compton, Travis McMahill, Anna Bosley, Garrett McMahill, James McMahill, Timothy McMahill, David McMahill, Tiffany Cullen, Jeremy Kurtz and Michael Kurtz; her numerous great grandchildren; her sisters, Jean Rutan and Nancy Bouton; and her sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Tullis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lowell Tullis; her sister, Lois Tullis; her grandchildren, Nichole Marie McMahill, Tara Diane Thompson and Nathan Kurtz; and her great grandchildren, Jasmine Kurtz and Aiden Alexander Bosley. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, July 15, 2016 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Mimi Ault officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Women, PO Box 111, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com. http://vernonfh.com/index.php?P=8&FILENUMBER=2016-147-01

Ophelia Ann Tullis SledgeOphelia Ann Tullis Sledge
October 30, 1926 – July 24, 2016
Ann Sledge, age 89, resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Ponca City. A graveside ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Sunset Memorial Park with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Ophelia Ann was born on October 30, 1926 to John Henry Tullis and Minnie Aldridge Tullis in Riverview, FL. She was raised in Florida and lived there until she met Orville E. Sledge. They were married in 1945 after he was discharged from the military. They made their life in Ponca City before his passing in 1995. Ann was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for many years, especially loving her Sunday School class. Once she was in the nursing home, she steadfastly attended the weekly worship service there. Ann very much enjoyed reading her Bible and studying it. When not reading her Bible, Ann would spend time knitting afghans for her grandchildren and working in her yard. But above all, Ann loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her beloved sons: Stanley Sledge and his wife Karyn, Terry Sledge and his wife Patti, and Troy Sledge, all of Ponca City, sisters: Jo Smith and Elizabeth Campbell; grandchildren: Jason Sledge and wife Chelsea of Tulsa, Jody Sledge and wife Tara of Ponca City, Tara Vallandingham and husband Michael of Bartlesville, Todd Sledge and wife Jennifer of Mountainair, NM, Chandra Hawker and husband Nicolas of Blanchard, OK, and Nicole Jacko and husband Garrett of Moore, OK, and 19 great grandchildren. Ann was preceded in death by her husband and siblings, Dorothy, Bill, John, Luther, Russell, Randall, George, and Ida. Source: Trout Funeral Home. https://www.poncacitynow.com/obituaries/obituary-for-ann-sledge/

Betty Duke TullisBetty Duke Tullis
Died August 14, 2016
On August 14, 2016, Betty Duke Tullis went to be with our Lord after a brief illness. Betty was born at home in Dumas City, near El Dorado, Arkansas. She moved to Angleton, Texas in 1948 and the last four years she spent in Lake Jackson, Texas at Elmcroft Assisted Living. She lived to be 98 years and 10 months young. http://thefacts.com/obituaries/article_6d7cb686-92e9-5705-9e6e-c20b69ecb859.html

Kay Tullis TrotterKay Tullis Trotter
September 7, 1936 - August 20, 2016
79 year old Kay Trotter of Fairfield, Illinois died at 10:47 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her residence in Fairfield, Illinois. She was a homemaker and had her own upholstery shop in her home. Kay was born September 7, 1936 near Fairfield, Illinois to Wilson Tullis and Elizabeth Luther Tullis. She was united in 1955 in Keenes, Illinois to Claude Trotter who died October 10, 1992. Survivors include 2 sons John Trotter of Fairfield, Illinois and Jedd Trotter and his wife Dneise of Fairfield, Illinois; 2 daughters Katy Trotter of Fairfield, Illinois and Jill Mitchell and her husband Dennis of Fairfield, Illinois; 2 brothers Jack Tullis and his wife Sue of Fairfield, Illinois and Jerry Tullis of Fairfield, Illinois; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, husband Claude, 1 infant sister, and a brother. Funeral services for Kay Trotter will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, Illinois. Visitation will be held at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the SSM Hospice and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. http://www.nalesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Kay-Trotter?obId=1046614#/obituaryInfo

Betty Tullis MossBetty L. (Tullis) Moss
1928 - August 29, 2016
Betty L. Moss (nee Tullis), aka "The Satin Doll" got her angel wings on August 29, 2016. Born in Bonneville, Indiana in 1928, she spent many, many blessed years in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was the beloved wife to Robert E. Moss, sister to Martin E. Tullis, mother to Candace Moss Smead, grandmother to Madison A.M. Smead, and dear friend to many. She was active for many years as a radio DJ at WKHR, known as the Satin Doll, she left a huge impact on so many. She also spent many years volunteering at The Chagrin Valley Little Theater. She joined her parents, sisters, and son Stephen A. Moss in heaven. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to WKHR 17425 Snyder Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH. 44023. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home Chagrin Falls, OH. www.stroudlawrence.com. Published in The Plain Dealer from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2016. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/betty-moss-obituary?pid=181446931

James Elden Tullis
February 27, 1964 - August 31, 2016
With Great sadness we announce the passing of James Elden Tullis on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at just 52 years of age. James was born in Port St. Joe, FL on February 27, 1964. He was the youngest of three children. At the time of his death, he resided in Wellborn, Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Louise Tullis. He is survived by his loving wife, Wendi Tullis; two daughters, Julie Parrish, husband Greg, and Rachel Tullis; three grandchildren, Jacob Scott, Emily Parrish and Kaylie Parrish; two brothers, Donald Tullis and Harold Tullis, wife Stacey; two nieces, Victoria McCall and Cassie Tullis; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside Funeral Service were held 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Holly Hill Cemetery. Services Provided by Comforter Funeral Home. http://www.chipleypaper.com/news/20160908/james-elden-tullis-obituary

David Charles TullisDavid Charles “Dave” Tullis
17 Jul 1958 - 12 Sep 2016
Age 58, of Stacy. Earned his wings on Sept. 12, 2016. Preceded in death by father, Ralph Fox; wife, Lynn; brother, Paul; grandparents, Martin F. & Rita A. Schempf. Survived by his mother, Dorothy Fox; siblings, Ralph Fox III, Janet (Mike) Fishback, Trisha (Scott) Wehr, Carla Lassen, Karen Holmes; dear friends, Steve & Kelly Clitty; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Memorial Service 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Maranatha Assembly of God, 24799 Forest Blvd., Forest Lake. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow service (Dave's favorite meal). Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com. Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 15, 2016. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=181411549

Gladys Hill TullisGladys R. Hill Tullis
28 Jun 1939 - 18 Sep 2016
Gladys Tullis (77) of Johnstown went home to be with our Lord September 18, 2016. Born July 28, 1939 the daughter of Samuel and Georgia Ann (Jones) Hill. Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marjorie Fails and Ethel Coleman and brothers William and Thomas Hill. Survived by her sons Winford Tullis (Linda) and Bradford Tullis her grandchildren Shawn and Terrell Tullis, Edward and Gavino Indalecio and Elani Sparkman (Clinton) and great-grandson Shamere Tullis. Her sisters Bernie Osman, Ann Christmas and Viola Miller and brothers Mitchell and Samuel Hill, Jr. and many nieces, nephews, family and friends and special aunt Bertha Hill. Gladys was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she played the piano in church for over 35 years. Her love of music had her playing the piano at many local churches over the years and with her family gospel group the New World Gospel Ensemble. She worked for many years with the GJHS summer school programs, she was the President of the Solomon homes tenant council and served with the PA Utility Law Project Committee. Gladys was a "Professional" bingo player at many places in Johnstown and a longtime member of the YMCA. Family and friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church where her Homegoing Service will be held at noon on Saturday, the Rev. Theodore Tisinger officiating, Committal Richland Cemetery. Email condolences may be sent at www.moskal-reidfh.com. http://www.moskal-reidfh.com/notices/Gladys-Tullis

Emily L. Tullis
Died September 24, 2016
Emily Tullis, 68, of Urbana, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana. Emily was born to Robert and Louise (Thornhill) Tullis in Urbana, Ohio. After high school, she went to school for nursing. Emily was a nurse for many years in the Urbana and Springfield areas. She then left the nursing field and finished her career as a supervisor with Navistar. She is survived by her mother; brother, Tom (Pam) Tullis of South Vienna; her nieces and nephews, Todd, Lisa, and Ashlee; her aunts Ruth Adams, Linda (Bob) Jumper, and Judy Thornhill; her uncle, Roger (Sue) Thornhill; and her very special cat, Peanut. Emily was preceded in death by her father; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Terre Haute Cemetery in Terre Haute with Rev. Barbara Jean Pope officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter at 1535 State Route 36, Urbana, OH, 43078. Services are entrusted to the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com. http://www.vernonfh.com/index.php?P=8&FILENUMBER=2016-183-04

Timothy “Tim” Wayne Tullis
August 21, 1956 - September 29, 2016
Mr. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Tullis, 60, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Tim made his home in Aiken before moving to Columbia. He was a son of the late George and Ann Tullis. Tim was also an avid sports fan and loved to collect sports memorabilia and classic model cars. Survivors include his sisters, Linda Rearden of Edgefield and Teresa Cartin of Columbia, brothers, Ricky Tullis of Clearwater and Larry Tullis of Columbia and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private and held at a later date, under the care of GEORGE FUNERAL HOME. The family would like to thank the staff of Pruitt Health Care in Columbia. http://georgefuneralhomes.com/tribute/details/18480/Timothy-Tullis/obituary.html#tribute-start

Warren Lee TullisWarren Lee Tullis
04/16/1941 - 10/04/2016
Dakota Dunes, SD – Warren Lee Tullis, 75, of Dakota Dunes, SD formerly of South Sioux City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at home with Bev, his beloved wife of 33 years by his side. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2016, at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City with Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Warren was born on April 16, 1941, in Sioux City, IA, the son of Wilbur and Lucille (Warren) Tullis. He graduated from Central High School in May 1959. After graduation, he worked for McKesson Robbins for 17 years. He then became an entrepreneur and opened a successful pizza business in South Sioux City. Warren also worked for Gateway in security for several years, retiring in 2007. Warren also served his country as a member of the Army National Guard of Iowa for 10 years and had been a volunteer fireman for South Sioux City Fire Department. Warren always said he met and married the love of his life Beverly Burns in 1983. They lived in Florida for 8 years before returning to South Sioux City in 1992. Warren was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Sioux City and served on various committees over the years. Warren was a loving, compassionate man with a sense of humor like no other. He will be so missed by his family and friends. Warren is survived by his wife, Bev; his son, Brad Tullis and wife, Tara; his daughter, Angie Wilwerding and her husband, Don; step-son, Darrin Burns and his wife, DeeDee; step-daughter, Sally Banks and her husband, Kevin; his sister, Marilyn Dickinson and her husband, Bill; his niece, Jana Dickinson; his nephew, Tod Dickinson; 11 grandchildren: Caitlin, Chase, Casy, Ciara and Carter Tullis; Tyler and Ashley Wilwerding; Nick and Lacy Pryor; Jennifer and Zac Burns; 5 great grandchildren: Gunner, Gabbie, Gannon and Griffin Pryor; and Avila Clark. The family would like to thank all of you who kept Warren and his family in your prayers. We would also like to extend our thanks to the hospice caregivers for their loving care of Warren and their extraordinary support to the family. God bless you all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Siouxland. http://www.meyerbroschapels.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1861156

Florence Tullis BoudreauxFlorence Lucille (Tullis) Boudreaux
September 27, 1938 - October 5, 2016
Florence Lucille Boudreaux, 78, of Port Acres, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Florence was born on September 27, 1938 in Tioga, Louisiana to parents Lucille (Saucer) and Grady Lee Tullis. She had lived in the Port Arthur area for 54 years and had work as a legal assistant for many years. Florence was a very active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres; she was on the benevolence committee, sang in the church choir and she was the pastor right hand person. Florence was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fredrick “Fred” Boudreaux on August 7, 2012. Florence is survived by her children, Shannon Boudreaux of Big Spring, TX, Stephanie Boudreaux of Port Acres, TX; sisters, Dorothy Dupuy of Marksville, LA, Patsy Tullis of Alexandria, LA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Keigan Weatherford, Kheena Weatherford, Avalon Colvin, Hayden Weatherford, Summer Boudreaux, Brandon Bollier and great grandchild, Alisha Bollier. A 10 am funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres, with at gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service time. Rev. Jeff Bell will officiate. Burial will be held at Tioga Cemetery in Tioga, Louisiana at 3:00 pm. Funeral services under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. http://www.claytonthompson.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1861659

Frances D. Tullis
July 6, 1918 - Oct. 5, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Frances D. Tullis, of Englewood, Fla., 98, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Born in Washington, DC, July 6, 1918. She grew up in Springfield, Mass., with two brothers and three sisters. Graduate of Goddard Business and Junior College. In 1942 she married John L. Tullis a U.S. Naval medical officer. They had three children, David F., Jonathan T. and Elizabeth A. Tullis. The family had numerous naval postings, but spent many summers in their East Orleans, Mass. home. After John's retirement they moved from Short Hills, N.J. to Seminole, Fla. in 1972. She was predeceased by her husband John; daughter, Elizabeth; her brothers and sisters. Survivors include son, David of Henniker and Englewood, Fla.; son, Jonathan of Seven Lakes, N.C.; four grandsons, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Frances was a loving, caring and wonderful woman, never complained and will surely be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and be together again with her best friend and beloved husband John. Private family services will be held in Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Published in The Concord Monitor on Oct. 7, 2016. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/concordmonitor/obituary.aspx?pid=181761009

R.B. Tullis
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 19, 1946 - Oct 5, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of RB Tullis, who passed away on October 5 2016 in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, leaving to mourn family and friends. All are welcome to attend and celebrate RB Tullis's life. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Burial: Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. (SP4 US Army, Vietnam). https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176019306/r.-b.-tullis

Edward TullisEdward Tullis
Died Oct. 6, 2016
Mr. Edward Tullis, a former Educator Conecuh County and a resident of Hwy 31, Evergreen, AL, passed on October 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. First Baptist Church, 411 Main Street, Evergreen, Alabama Pastor K. W. Kidd, Officiating. Interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hwy 84 East in Conecuh County. VISITATION: Monday, Oct 10, 2016 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Presley Fluker Funeral Home, 531 Knoxville Road of Evergreen. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171281660/edward-tullis

Edeen Ford TullisEdeen Ford Tullis
Jan. 24, 1918 - Nov. 4, 2016
Edeen Tullis, 98, of Farmington, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. She was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Calera, Okla., to Virgil and Faye Ford. Edeen and her husband Cecil were pioneers who homesteaded in the area between Fence Lake and Pie Town, N.M. They settled in Bloomfield in the 1950's where their four children finished school. They moved to Whitesboro, Texas in 1962 where he passed away. Eden returned to N.M. to be with relatives. She resided in Farmington the past nine years. Edeen was an avid gardener; she loved to quilt, read and crochet; she enjoyed looking at birds and flowers in her yard and watching comedy on TV. Edeen was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Tullis Sr.; daughter, April Vernon; son-in-law, Sannu Wood; parents, Birgil and Faye Ford Sr.; brother, Patrick Ford; and sister, Wanda (Sherman) Emery. She is survived by her son, Cecil (Connie) Tullis Jr.; son, Michael (Helen) Tullis; daughter, Sally Wood; brother, Virgil (Frances) Ford; son-in-law, Weldon Vernon; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Juniper Haven Cemetery Pie Town, N.M. officiated by Franklin Wiliams of Bluewater Village. Edeen's care is entrusted to Alternative Choice Funeral and Cremation, 804 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington, 505-325-9611. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at serenityandcompany.com. Published in Farmington Daily Times from Nov. 9 to Nov. 23, 2016. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?pid=182415651

Betty Seros TullisBetty Seros Tullis
October 4, 1939 - November 5, 2016
Betty Seros Tullis, 77 of Texarkana, Texas died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at home surrounded by family, caregivers and Hospice. She was born October 21, 1939 in Texarkana, AR. She graduated from Arkansas High School in 1957. Attended Texarkana College and East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. Betty was full of life and made the best of all situations. May her be memory be eternal. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Tullis. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law George and Lisa Tullis; one daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Tim McCartey; grandchildren Elizabeth Tullis, John Tullis, Geoffrey Dellinger, Jimi Dellinger; and two great grandchildren; aunt Mary Pepps and cousins Harriet Wilson and Angelo Pepps; and two very special caregivers Janae Smith and Pam Green. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Shiloh Cemetery in Mineral Springs, Arkansas officiated by Father George Brooks. Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Heritage Hospice, 4605 Texas Blvd. Texarkana, Texas 75503 Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Betty-Tullis&lc=1888&pid=182360907&mid=7156301

Robert Eugene TullisRobert "Bobby" Eugene Tullis
Aug 27, 1959 - Nov 19, 2016
Robert Eugene Tullis, 57, of Jacksonville, Florida joined our Heavenly Father on November 19th, 2016. The family will have a private gathering to celebrate Bobby’s life 11:00 AM November 23, 2016 at Evergreen Chapel. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery following the celebration of his life. “Bobby” was born August 27, 1959 in Jacksonville Florida to Charles Tullis Sr. and Loretta Burnsed (Phelps). Bobby leaves to cherish his memory his Mother, Loretta Phelps, three brothers Charles Tullis of Junction City, Kansas; Richard Tullis and David Tullis of Jacksonville, Florida; one half brother Jason Tullis of Gainesville, Georgia and two half sisters, Robin Hamilton and Denise Tullis of Thomson, Georgia; Step Mothers and Step fathers; three aunts and uncles: Betty Jo Hall of Callahan, Florida, Marion and Don Smith, and Margaret and Larry Hall of Jacksonville, Florida; several cousins, nephews, and nieces, stepchildren, and grandchildren. Those who met him in his heavenly home are his beloved Karen, father Charles L. Tullis Sr., Stepfathers, grandparents, uncles, and other relatives and friends. Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 353-3649. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/robert-tullis-obituary?pid=1000000182640231

Willard Paul TullisWillard Paul Tullis
Date Deceased : December 24th 2016
Place of Death : Bastrop, Louisiana
Funeral services for Mr. Willard Paul Tullis are scheduled for 2 PM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home, with Rev. Dwight Fulton and Rev. A.J. Fulton officiating. Mr. Tullis passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the age of eighty-seven. Visitation will be Monday, December 26, 2016, from 5 - 7 PM, at Goldens. Mr. Tullis is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Lincoln and Bertha Helen Tullis; and brothers, James Tullis and David Tullis. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Tullis; children, Alton W. Tullis and wife Janet, of Bastrop, Willard D. Tullis, of Bastrop, Helen B. Stewart and husband Calvin, of Bastrop, and Linda A. Foster and husband Donald, of Bastrop; grandchildren, Tamara Tullis, David Ritzell, Jeremy Foster, Melony Mason, Joshua Tullis, Joshua Higginbotham, Jessica Hemphill, Bryan Tullis, David Tullis, Lane Orr, and Heath Orr; great-grandchildren, Cheyanne, Noah, Ceirra, Marissa, Brianna, Matthew, Jaylenn, Faith, A.J., Harley, Kaylee, Keira, Baylon, Rylnn, Lucas, Vivian, Lillian, Brody, and Brooklynn. Mr. Tullis was a member of the Bastrop United Pentecostal Church, a veteran of the Korean War, an employee of International Paper Company for thirty-seven years, as well as an accomplished fiddle player. http://goldenfh.com/tribute/details/2325/Willard-Tullis/obituary.html


Originally posted February 1, 2018.