Obituaries

Eldon Mullins, 81, Rossville, Ga.

Eldon Mullins, 81, of Rossville, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Mr. Mullins was born on the 2nd day of August 1936 to the late Willie and Charles Mullins of Flintstone, GA. Mr. Mullins spent most of his career in the plate glass industry as a glazier and later on as an estimator in the Chattanooga area. He married Mary Charlotte Petty on April 22, 1954 and together they raised three daughters. Mr. Mullins was heavily involved in their activities. He loved to watch his girls play softball and he also coached some of their teams throughout the years. Mr. Mullins was a member of Bible Baptist Church where he was able to share his passion for music, playing his guitar, and singing. He loved spending time with his family. Nothing made him happier than his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Mullins enjoyed the beach and he understood that it was not solely about the destination but it was also about the journey he loved so much. Mr. Mullins left and impact on everyone he met. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Charles Gibson; brother, Billy C. Mullins and grandson Jonathan Wall.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Mullins; three children, Kim (Wayne) Wall, Vicki Newton (Rick) Miller and Janet (Mike) Rearden; grandchildren, Nikki Newton, Justin (Kim) Newton, Angela (Danny) Gallego, Zach Rearden, Mandy Wall and Amy Wall; great grandchildren, Cruz Newton-Jackson, Belle Newton, Gabriela Gallego, William Gallego, and Jake Wall; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org in memory of Mr. Mullins.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral services: Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Brother Ricky Gravley and Chaplain Bill Newton officiating.

Interment: Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Noble, GA.

Visitation: Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.