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Fred W. Mullins

• Jul 12, 2018 at 3:46 PM

It is with great sadness that the family of Fred W. Mullins announces his passing after an extended illness on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the age of 85 years.

The son of Joe and Ethel Howerton Mullins, he was born in 1932 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Marie; sister, Dorotha Bellamy; and brother, Glen Mullins.

Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Patricia; children, Gary, Bruce (Donna), of Kingport, Nancy (Michael) Johnson of Rogersville, and Diane (Robert) Gurkin of Weaverville, NC; two grandsons, Hunter (Leslie) Mullins and Chase Gurkin; great granddaughters, Chloe, Clara, and Chyler Mullins; sister, Joann Bennett; brothers, Earl (Martha), Ray (Joyce), Larry (Christine), and Dennis (Linda); brother-in-law, James (Sandra) Boyd of Knoxville; and a multitude of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Fred retired from Kingsport Press after 39 years of service. He had been a member of Howe’s Chapel Baptist Church since childhood. Fred was an excellent farmer and gardener. He loved to grow watermelons just to give them away.

The family would like to thank the members of Amedisys Home Healthcare and Hospice and Signature Healthcare of Rogersville for their support and kindness.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Howe’s Chapel Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm with Rev. L.R. Hicks Jr officiating. Burial will follow at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens. Christian-Sells Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.christiansells.com. 

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