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Harry Pullum

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Harry Pullum, the son of the late William A. and Anna May Triplett Pullum, was born in Essex on April 8, 1922, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Friday, June 9, 2007, at the age of 85.

Mr. Pullum had lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Birds Corner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WWII where he served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon Campaigns. He was awarded three Bronze stars, Good Conduct Metal, Merit Service Unit Insignia, No Time Lost under A.W. 107 Lapel Button, entitled to wear the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon. He also had five overseas bars and the victory ribbon.

On August 8, 1942, he was married to Helen Beatrice Gromer in Bloomfield.

Surviving are his wife, Helen "Bea" Pullum of Essex; and a very special nephew and care giver Barry Pullum of Idalia.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: George, Charles and Jim Pullum; two sisters: Venetia Stafford and Wilma Patterson.

Visitation was held Monday, June 11, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Don Lafferty of Bloomfield officiating.

Interment followed in the Bluff Cemetery in Idalia with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


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