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05/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Harry Pullen

Harry Stephens Pullen
(29 July 1925 - 04 May 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.   Harry Pullen, father of   Steve Pullen ('65) of VA and Donald Pullen of FL, passed away at his home in Newport News on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at the age of 85.

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/06/11, 9:43 AM:

...I worked with Steve's mother, Tincie, at the phone company and knew his father. Both were great folks.

   Thank you, Dave.

From the Daily Press - 05/06/11:

    Harry S. Pullen
    NEWPORT NEWS - Harry Stephens Pullen passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, after a brief illness. Mr. Pullen was born July 29, 1925, in Alamo, Ga.

Mr. Pullen had been a resident of Newport News since 1942 coming to Newport News with his father from Georgia. Harry had a varied career. He was employed in the Shipyard during the war, served as Meat Manager in several food stores on the Peninsula in the 1950's and returned to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-Dock Co., in the 1960's, where he retired as an Electrician Supervisor in the X-31 Department in 1988.
Harry Pullen
  Harry was a jack of all trades and could fix anything until his later years when his health restricted his activity. He will be missed by his family and many friends. His family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Harry's closest companions, Bob Wiggs and Leroy Garrison, who spent much time with Harry the last years of his life.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Tincie Pullen; his parents, W.G. and Myrtle Pullen; his brother, Hugh Donald Pullen; and sister, Marjorie Parker.

Mr. Pullen is survived by his son, Steve Pullen and his wife, Gina of Williamsburg, son, Donald and his companion, Allyn of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews in the Tidewater area.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Entombment will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum on Saturday, May 7, where he will be laid to rest next to the love of his life, Tincie.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from May 6 to May 7, 2011.

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May 06, 2011

Steve, Gina and family,

Please accept my sincerest sympathies. May your memories keep you comforted in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Cathy Sterling, Gloucester, Virginia

May 06, 2011

Mr. Pullen, our deepest sympathies to you and your family on your Dad from the Storeroom Staff at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center. Our thought are with you during this difficult time of adjustment.

~ Betty and Bridgett

May 06, 2011

Steve and Gina,

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,


~ Rodney Hubbard, Natural Bridge, Virginia

May 06, 2011

~ Alick B. Moody, Richmond, Virginia

May 06 2011

   Dear Steve,

So sorry for your loss. May the memories always be there.

~ Debbie Terry, Charlottesville, Virginia

May 06, 2011

Steve and Gina, I know how hard it is to loose a father and family members. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these times. Take heart in knowing there are many friends who love and support you.

~ Michael Lazzuri, Roanoke, Virginia

May 06, 2011

Steve, I was sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. John

~ John Curl, Painter, Virginia

May 06, 2011
Steve- my thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife, and your entire family at this difficult time. I hope that your memories of your father will bring you comfort now and in the days ahead! God Bless!

May 06, 2011 

Mr. Pullen, my condolences to you and your family during your time of sorrow.

~ Philathea Johnson, Richmond, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

Thoughts and prayers to Harry's family in such a sad time. I had many good times with Mr. Pullen and my late parents down at Lake Gaston.

Beth Compton Ayotte

~ B. Ayotte, Yorktown, Virginia

May 06, 2011

Steve, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have many treasured memories with your father. May God bless you.

~ Patsy Morgan, Onancock, Virginia

May 06, 2011

Dear Mr. Pullen, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You were such a loving son to your dad. Please be comforted by all the lovely memories you have of him. God bless you.

~ Pat Rollston, Richmond, Virginia

May 06, 2011

My thoughts go out to you and Gina during this difficult time. I know that remembering the good times helped me get through the loss of my parents and I am sure they will sustain you also. You have been a dear friend and I'm here to support you in any way I can. God Bless.

~ Jim Woolf, Virginia Beach, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

Steve and Donny, our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you guys. My family was very fond of your father and we only got to share your mother for a short time. I have a lot of great memories of your dad and he was an excellent friend to my father and mother. After my dad passing, your father was awesome to my mom. She loved him dearly. I have one of his fishing poles and some tackle he gave me years ago and plan to pass it on to my son. May God bless you both and hold you close.

~ Kevin Compton, Sandston, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

God bless Harry's family in this time of need. I knew Harry thru my parents when we all had vacation trailers at Lake Gaston. We all adored him and a man with many talents. Harry could fix anything. Rest in peace, Harry.

~ Roger & Randi Compton, Gloucester, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

To The Family, You have no idea how many people Mr. Pullen mentored during his time at NNS (X31). He was one of those people that could make a great impression on a life. He touched our lives and will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. God Bless your family!

~ Jeffrey & Darlene Peele, Newport News, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

Steve, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you have comfort in the memories you can cherish.

~ John Coble, Henrico, Virginia

May 06, 2011 

Steve and Donald, I was saddened to read of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayer are with you. In Christian Love.

~ Maggie L. (Baker) Madson

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Steve and his entire family.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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