Mullis, Thomas


– Thomas Lathan “Bud” Mullis, 70, of Smith Grove Road, Oakboro, passed away Dec. 11, 2009, at CMC-Main, Charlotte.

Mr. Mullis was born July 19, 1939, in Concord, to the former William Hoyle Sr. and Pantha Celo Baucom Mullis.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorthea Stroude and Christine Wensil.

He was a tire refinisher for Michelin in Norwood.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Love Mullis; son, Aubrey W. Mullis of Oakboro, daughters, Lori A. Mullis of Ridgecrest and Jessica A. Lowery of Albemarle; brothers, William H. Mullis Jr. of Midland and Melvin L. Mullis of Concord; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be today, Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at Hartsell Funeral Home, Midland. All other times, the family will be at the home.

Funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m., at Red Cross Baptist Church, 112 W. Red Cross Road, Oakboro, with a 30-minute state. The Rev. Gary Baker will officiate.

Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Red Cross Church Building Fund, C/O Rex Smith, 190 Hilltop Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home, Midland, is serving the Mullis family. Online condolences may be sent at


Published in Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on December 13, 2009

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