Martha Frances Wells Pullen, of Wildwood, died January 27, 2018, at the age of 98.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William H. Pullen, Sr.; parents Edwin R. and Bennie Brock Wells; and brother Edwin R. Wells, Jr.
She is survived by her son, William H. Pullen, Jr. (Sandy); three grandchildren, William H. Pullen, III (Claudia), Randolph E. Pullen (Qian) and Elizabeth J. Pullen; and three great-grandchildren Waylyn, Luca and Connor.
She was a lifelong resident of Dade County, Ga., and member of Morganville United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a true Bulldog fan, bleeding red and black. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma society of women educators. She retired from the Dade County School system after teaching fifth grade and then high school home economics for over 33 years. She was a sponsor of the 4-H club and Future Homemakers of America (FHA).
During WWII she worked for the Department of Defense. She was very active in family mercantile, farming, and forestry here in Dade County. She was active in the Coosa Limestone Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, and Martha was often seen attending Kiwanis Club, Tri- State Cattlemen’s Association or UGA alumni meetings alongside Bill.
Martha’s fulfilling journey of 98 years was made possible by the support of many friends, family and associates. Our family is thankful for the in-home caregivers, especially Sue, that extended the time that Bill and Martha were able to have together in their home. The staff at Woodhaven Senior Living Center were remarkable in their compassion and care towards Martha, as was Tapestry Hospice for their concern and care.
A special note of thanks, gratitude and appreciation goes to Penny Haswell for the dedication, loyalty and friendship that she provided to Bill and Martha for over thirty years. Many of the things in the latter years of Bill and Martha’s lives would not have been possible without her. We truly appreciate all the friends, especially Doris Haswell and Ellen Marie Moore, that called or stopped to check on Martha.
Martha will be remembered for her love and support of this family, her dedication to this community and her love for her former students and school system.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 in the chapel, with Rev. Brad Scott and Rev. Reece Fauscett officiating. Interment will follow in Brock Cemetery, Trenton. Family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from noon until service time on Monday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.