The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 8, 2014

Robert Pullen

— Robert Lee Pullen, 78, of Athens passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at home.

Mr. Pullen was born April 11, 1935, in Columbia, Tenn., to Green Wesley Pullen and Sarah Maxie Reed Pullen. Mr. Pullen was a member of the Church of Christ, a lifetime member of the VVA, a retired mechanic and retired United States Army veteran.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Tyler Whitlock and William Lewis officiating. Burial was in Pettusville Cemetery.

Visitation was 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pullen was preceded in death by two wives, Beatrice Garner Pullen and Betty Sherril Carter Pullen; eight brothers and sisters; and parents, Green and Sarah Pullen.

Survivors include one foster child, Carrie Smith of Athens; three foster grandchildren; six foster great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Sheila Whitlock and husband Joey of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Karen Passion and husband Tom of Athens; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Everette Pullen and wife Nellie of Columbia, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Jean McGill of Pulaski, Tenn., and Sarah Hargrove of Ardmore; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Philliph Pullen, Dackon Pullen, Ross Pullen, David Pullen, Michael Weldon and Robert Pullen. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Loggins, Eldridge Siniard, Jerry Reece, Freddie Burgreen, Dwight Sims and Tim Cline.

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