Mullis Sr., Elam James

Charlotte Observer, The (NC)
Section: Death Notice – Classified

Lake Wylie NC United States Elam James Mullis, Sr. ‘Jim’ LAKE WYLIE — Mr. Mullis
was promoted to glory on August 6, 2007 after a long and courageous
battle with lung cancer. He was recently retired from Giant Penny of
Charlotte, NC, where he was the market meat cutter for many, many
years. Mr. Mullis was a great light of hope and love for all
that knew him. He had a great love for horses and the outdoors, and a
great passion for helping people and always had a story to tell. A
celebration of his life will be held in the Chapel of Forest Lawn West
Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, with Reverend Steve Bass of Sunset
Road Baptist Church and Evelyn Terry officiating. Interment will follow
in Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday
evening at the funeral home, 4601 Freedom Drive. Surviving family
members are his loving wife of 50 years, Diann Mullis; the oldest son, Elam ‘Jimmy’ James Mullis, Jr. and Kathi of Marion, SC; Joseph Bruce Mullis and Lois of Lake Wylie, SC; Angela Mullis Jackson and Larry of Lake Wylie, SC; along with six grandchildren, Elam Mullis, III, Justin Mullis, Joseph Bruce Mullis, Jr., Tabatha Mullis Hovis, Joshua and Adam Duston; four great grandchildren, Makenna Mullis, Hunter Mullis, Natalie Mullis and Bradley Hovis. Additional survivors are mother-in-law, Rosie V. Collins; brother, C. G. Mullis;
sisters, Margie Helms, Betty Watkins, and Peggy Hudson; and many, many
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Zack Atkinson, Bud Fox, Kurt Hess,
Mark Shaffner, Kenny Rhyne, and Austin Buie. Honorary pallbearers are
Lonnie ‘G-man’ Gill and Josh Chavis. At the entrance of Sharon Memorial
Park there will be horsemen. Joe Barbee will be on a horse named
‘Harley’, Eddie Geouge will be on a horse named ‘Country’ and the
leader of the pack will be Daddy’s horse, named ‘Crosby’. Daddy, I hope
you know how proud I am to carry on your name. I have never been as
proud as I am today. I love you with all my heart and soul, and I hope
you will always know that. I made you a promise about Mom, Bruce and
Angie, and I will never falter from it. Because of you, I am a better
man. Your shoes are unfillable and my heart is unhealable. I will miss
you all the days of my life until we meet in Heaven. I love you, daddy.
Elam James Mullis, Jr. Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer society, 6000 Fairviw Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation
Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC (704) 395-0055.

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