Mullis, Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson Mullis MONROE — Mr. Mullis, 87, passed away on January 17, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

He was the son of the late Roy P. Mullis and Carrie Traywick Mullis of Monroe.

Mr. Mullis was a graduate of Unionville High School, class of 1941. He volunteered at the Unionville BBQ for 49 years. A combat veteran of WW II, he bravely served his beloved country in the Pacific Theater. He was a retired employee of Celanese Corp. Mr. Mullis was a lifelong member of Mill Creek Baptist Church and the Monroe Lodge #244 A.F. & A.M. He was an avid gardener and a man who truly loved his family and living to the fullest. He had a hearty laugh and enjoyed sharing a joke. He will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. John Culbreth, Rev. George Gouge and Rev. Marvin Tyson. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park.

Mr. Mullis was preceded in death by his brother, Judge Warren Mullis and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Long Mangum.

He is survived by is wife of 56 years, Virginia Smith Mullis, one son, Brent E. Mullis and wife, Kathy Grimes Mullis, one daughter, Elizabeth D. Mullis, three grandchildren, Elijah Wilson Mullis, Shelby Elizabeth Mullis and Allison LeAnne Mullis, and one sister, Edna M. Purser, all of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at Gordon Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church building fund, 5417 Morgan Mill Rd., Monroe, NC 28110. Online condolences may be made at


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