MAYO — Mr. Mullis, 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
He was born on February 14, 1933, the son of the late Theron Lamar Mullis, Sr. and Viola Deese Mullis.
George was a veteran of the US Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division. His primary career was construction work. Mr. Mullis was an avid gardener and loved plants and flowers. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Mullis was preceded in death by three brothers, Theron Lamar, Jr., Warren and Roland, and sisters, Josephine Deese and Martha Williams. Survivors include his four children, George Wallace and wife Lisa of Polkton, NC, Dianne Oliver and her husband Bill of Burlington, NC, Paula Lear and her husband Tony of Lilesville, NC, and Eddie Mullis of Pageland, SC; brother, Jesse Mullis and wife Phyllis of Polkton, NC; sisters, Peggy Garris of Peachland, NC and Linda Allen of Lancaster, SC; eleven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; and a special friend, Gayle Williams of Spartanburg, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of George will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11 AM from the graveside of the Peachland City Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service by the grave.
Memorials are to be made to the American Cancer Society of the donors local chapter.
Morgan & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Mullis.
Published in the Charlotte Observer on 10/25/2005.