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P.O. Box 319, 101 N. Second Street
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-3232
Fax: (870) 222-4801
William E. Tullis

William E. Tullis "Bill"

Tuesday, July 14th, 1942 - Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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William E. Tullis (Bill), 77, of McGehee, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July, 24, 2019. Bill was born in McGehee, Arkansas on July 14, 1942 to the late John Henry Tullis and Mittie Ethel Broadway Tullis. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and rode on CI30’s from 1962-1966. Bill was assigned to Italy and North Africa on the shores of Tripoli. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a Rural Mail Carrier for 26 years, where he was known as “Bubba” and retired in February 2014. Bill worked for Electrolux for several years and for Lance and United Insurance Company. He was a member of the Gideon’s for years and the American Legion. Bill loved the Lord. He served on Sundays at the prison and shared with others about the Lord. Bill was a member and a deacon at First Assembly of God Church in McGehee, AR, where he taught Sunday school and served wherever he was needed. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend and will be missed by many.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jo Tullis. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Anne Borland Tullis. They have 3 children, daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Tullis of Benton, AR and Sandy (Harvie) Blevins of FL and son, Jed (Melissa) Tullis of Waynesville, MO; grandchildren, Jessica (Colby) Mack of Jonesboro, AR, Bethany Wargo of Benton, AR, Rachel Wargo of Benton, AR, Mitch Blevins of FL, Ruby Blevins of FL, Alex Bagnall, Andrew Tullis and Ashton Tullis; great-grandson, William Oliver; brother, Jim Tullis of TN; nephew, Johnathan (Libby) Tullis and their children, Caroline and Samuel.

Visitation will be held at 5-7pm Friday, July 26, 2019 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2019 at First Assembly of God Church in McGehee, AR with Rev. Shane Whitacre officiating. Burial will be at McGehee Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service MC
    101 N. 2nd St.
    McGehee, AR 71654
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 11:00am
    First Assembly of God Church of McGehee
    601 Seamans Drive
    McGehee, AR
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    Rev. Shane Whitacre
  • Interment

    McGehee Cemetery
    Crooked Bayou Rd
    McGehee, AR 71654
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Stacey, Fred, Bepaw, Abby, Will, Emma

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Sent with all our love, hugs, and prayers. Mr Bill will be truly missed. Love, The Hargens Family
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Alvin Taylor

Posted at 08:38pm
Condolences to Sandy and family on Bill's passing. His legacy will continue through his children.

Alvin and Lu Taylor
Jonesboro, AR

Sandy Blevins Posted at 03:03pm

Thank you both so very much. 💖, Sandy

Jan Mackey

Posted at 08:03pm
I'm praying for divine strength & enduring peace for your family as you grieve Bill's loss while celebrating his graduation into the presence of God.
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Lisa Higginbotham

Posted at 09:37am
Mrs. Ann I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Bill. He was my mail carrier for years. He was a sweet and kind man. Prayers for you and your family through this difficult time.

Linda Grossmann

Posted at 09:34am
Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Sammy Holt and I so enjoyed serving with the two of you in Gideons, and the Electrolux we bought from Bill was my favorite vacuum cleaner ever. I’m smiling as I think of those times. My prayers shall be with you and your beautiful family.

Linda Holt Grossmann

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