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William Frederick Mullis Jr.

COLUMBIA — William Frederick Mullis Jr., 48, died April 23 .

The native of Savannah was a partner in the Hubbard Group. He was a member of St. Martin’s-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church, where he served as a Stephen Minister and on the AIDS Care Team, the Prayer Team and the Rector Search Committee.

During the past 18 years, he was a pioneer in AIDS activism for the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina and in the Columbia area, serving in various capacities with The Healing Energy Circle, The Ecumenical AIDS Ministry, the World AIDS Day planning committee, the Rock Hill Retreat for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS and the AIDS Benefit Foundation. He also was selected to attend the International AIDS Conference in Kyoto, Japan.

SURVIVORS: a son and daughter-in-law, Will and Kimberly Mullis of Atlanta; his parents, William F. Mullis Sr. and Willene Harvey Mullis of Savannah; sisters, Diane M. Herrin and Judy M. Farrell, both of Savannah, and Margie M. Richards of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Martin’s-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church, burial in the church memorial garden.

Dunbar Funeral Home.

REMEMBRANCES: John Windham Patient Assistance Fund at The Burnside Clinic, 14 Calendar Ct., Columbia, SC 29206; or the St. Barnabas Medical Assistance Fund at St. Martin’s-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Ave., Columbia, SC 29206.

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