ESSEX - Harry Pullum, 85, died June 9, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.
Born April 8, 1922, in Essex, son the late William A. and Anna May Triplett Pullum, he lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer, construction worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church at Birds Corner. A U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, he was awarded three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Merit Service Unit Insignia, No Time Lost under A.W. 107 Lapel Button, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon and had five overseas bars and the victory ribbon.
On Aug. 8, 1942, at Bloomfield, he married Helen Beatrice "Bea" Gromer who survives of the home.
Also surviving is his nephew and care giver, Barry Pullum of Idalia, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, George Pullum, Charles Pullum and Jim Pullum; and two sisters, Venetia Stafford and Wilma Patterson.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Don Lafferty of Bloomfield will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bluff Cemetery in Idalia.