Born in Nansemond County, Virginia which is extinct, now part of Suffolk City, VA.
Beulah Duke Pulley, 89, of the 400 block of Lummis Road, died Feb. 24, 2001.
She was a native of Nansemond County, Va., and the widow of Alton M. Pulley. She retired as a seamstress from Master Cleaners. She was a member of Holland Christian United Church of Christ and the Ladies Bible Class. She was also a member of Sevamp Senior Services, the Box Elder Home Demonstration Club, and the Pollyanna Club. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Herbert Duke and Blanche Parker Duke Rabey Wright. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Hope Gomer Starkey.
Survivors include daughters, Linda B. Roebuck of Norfolk, Joyce P. Bryant of Casanova, Va., and Nadine P. Edwards of Marietta, Ga.; sons, Herbert A. Pulley of Virginia Beach, Philip T. Pulley of Duluth, Ga., and Ronald G. Pulley of Suffolk; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth D. Shan of East Hampton, N.Y., Daphne R. Mattson of Suffolk and Burnell K. Riddle of Titusville, Fla.; and a brother, James T. Rabey of Hyattesville, Md.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Walser and the Rev. Stewart R. McCarter. Interment will be in Holland Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and other times at the residence.
Contributions may be made to the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439.
[The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA). Monday, February 26, 2001]
Alton Moten Pulley
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