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Mullis, Ralph A.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ralph A. Mullis, 70, 265 Short Coal Chute Road,
Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2007, at Johnson City
Medical Center after a brief illness.

    Mr. Mullis was born on September 24, 1936, in
Akron, Ohio, and moved to Ferdinand, Ind., in 1948. He moved to
Elizabethton in 1980. He worked with DMI Telephone Company and retired
as manager of the Elizabethton Golf Course Grill.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Emma Weyer Mullis, and a brother, William R. Mullis.

    Survivors include his wife. Patsy Austin
Mullis, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark W. and Vickie
Mullis, Safety Harbor, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacie J. and
Issiah Pappas, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.; a step-son, William E. Miller,
Elizabethton; a brother, Clarence J. Mullis, Ferdinand, Ind.; four
grandchildren, Isaac and Melanie Mullis, Safety Harbor, Fla., and
Katherine and Michael Pappas, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.; three
step-grandchildren, Caitlin, Paige and Hunter Miller, St. Louis, Mo.;
an uncle, George Mullis of Iowa; several nieces and nephews; a special
great-niece, Becky Townsend, Johnson City; a brother-in-law, Charles
Austin, Elizabethton; and two sisters-in-law, Mildred Harrell,
Elizabethton, and Irene Mullis of Indiana.

    Funeral services for Mr. Mullis will be
conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel
with Mr. Milton Mahers, minister, officiating. Graveside services and
interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, in the Centerview
Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the
funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be Eddie Miller, Ron
Harrell, Steve Townsend, Gary Tucker, Bill Austin and Chris Arnett. The
family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Friends may also call at 251 Short Coal Chute Road, Elizabethton,
at anytime. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Online condolences to the
Mullis family may be e-mailed to

    Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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