Mattie Lou Pulliam

April 12, 1915 - February 14, 2014
Mattie Lou Pulliam


Mattie Lou Beard Pulliam, age 98, died on Friday, February 14, 2014.
She was born on April 15, 1915 in Fayetteville, TN to the late John and Delia Beard.

She was an avid gardener, cook, seamstress, fisherperson and traveler. She lived her life by the premise that it was better to give than receive and all that knew her were blessed by her giving ways. Her loving smile and jolly disposition will always be remembered and greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pulliam, was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Pulliam, Jr., three brothers, Jack, Felix and Jay Beard and a half sister Dovie Fore.

Surviving are her sons, John Robert Pulliam Jr. and wife Donna and Clifton Pulliam and life partner Jason Chambers, grandson Troy Pulliam and wife Wendy; great-grandsons, Drew Kennedy and Presley Pulliam; and dear friends, Judy Chambers, Wendi Winstead, Dean Davis, Kathy Dix, Rachel and Marion Shade, and Matt and Katie Rogers as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice or simply take someone you love out to dinner or on a fishing trip. There was nothing Mattie Pulliam loved more than eating out and fishing.

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  • February 23, 2014
    Sharon Harding says:
    Cliff: Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It took me back to the times I would see you bring your mom to Victoria to eat, etc. I know you will miss her deeply, but oh, what memories the two of you made together. Cherish them. Hope all's going well for you. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon Overton Harding

  • February 24, 2014
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.