Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Friends Mourn Passing of Mrs. Lena Pullen; Final Rites Held Monday
Mrs. Lena Sparkman Pullen, one of Burgaw most loved residents, died Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., in Burgaw.
A native of Rocky Point, she was born October 19, 1877 the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Sparkman. She was the widow of E. T. Pullen, Sr., who died in March of this year. They were married fifty-nine years ago.
Mrs. Pullen was one of the oldest members of the Burgaw Methodist Church. She organized and was a charter member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service of her Church. She was a strong member of the Pender Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was active in many phases of civic life during her past years and was known for her love and interest in beautification of gardens.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Burgaw Methodist Church, with the Revs. C. F. Grill and P. L. Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Burgaw Cemetery. Her husband was buried on the same day and hour just six months ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., of Burgaw, and Mrs. J. M. Pringle of Fayetteville; two sons, E. T., Jr., of Winston-Salem, and C. T. of Burgaw; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Mathis and Mrs. Eloise Johnson, both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Mary Bell Pearsall of Rocky Point; one brother, John Thomas Sparkman of Savannah, Georgia; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Source: The Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, September 30, 1959