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Jean Tullis

October 16, 1931 — February 16, 2019

Graveside service for Jean Stephens Tullis, age 87, of Yantis, will be held at 1:00p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Yantis Cemetery with Bro. Rodney Crist officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00- 12:30 Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mrs. Tullis passed away Saturday, February16, 2019 at her residence.

Jean Stephens Tullis was born October 16, 1931 in Yantis, Texas, the daughter of Ruben Stephens and Artie Stephens. She married Gene Tullis in Texarkana, AR on September 29, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1999. Mrs. Tullis retired from Vought Aerospace. She was an avid bowler and a member of the PTA, Order of the Eastern Star, and the National Property Management Association.

Survivors include daughters, Sandra (Tommy) Thompson, Sheryl (Alan) Little, Patricia (Richard) Buentello; son, Robert (Donna) Tullis; grandchildren, Michelle Wagley, Erin Rhein, Jennifer Atkinson, Scott Thompson, Gene Tullis, Andrew Thompson, Angela Nunez, Thomas Kelley, Tracy Boner, Stephen Kelley, Matthew Buentello; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Johnie Stephens, Gail Stephens, and Elzie Stephens and sister, Dorothy Yarbrough.

Serving as Pallbearers: Tommy Thompson, Alan Little, Richard Buentello, Scott Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Gene Tullis, Thomas Kelley and Stephen Kelley.

Memorial requests may be made to the American Cancer Society at or Scottish Rite at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 21, 2019

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home

419 Gilmer St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Yantis Cemetery

, Yantis, TX 75497

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