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Primrose Pulliam

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Primrose Pulliam, 93, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Pulliam was born in Chase City, Nov. 11, 1919 to the late Richard and Mariah Elam Pulliam. He attended historic Thyne Institute and was a member of Greater Union Baptist Church. He worked numerous years at Spaulding Lumber Company.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pulliam was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Pulliam; one son, Joe E. Pulliam; one sister and six brothers.

Cherishing his memories are four children, Willie J. Pulliam (Beulah) of Richmond, Perry R. Pulliam (Irma) of Morristown, N.J., Charles D. Pulliam (Dorene) of Chase City, and Calvin P. Pulliam of New Haven, Conn., fifteen grandchildren, one devoted, Shauneek Marable of Chase City, twenty-six great-grandchildren and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Saturday, March 23, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Rev. Earl Walker, officiating.

Burial will followed in Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends was Friday.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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