Charles "Ed" E. Mullis Obituary

Charles "Ed" E. Mullis

<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Charles E. &ldquo;Ed&rdquo; Mullis, age 85, of Rentz, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Mr. Mullis, a native of Laurens County, was born on January 11, 1936, to the late Malcolm and Eva Fountain Mullis. Ed served two years in the United States Air Force, 1954-1956, gaining an education on microwaves and electronics. After his service in the military, he pursued a career with Crestview Telephone Company. Mr. Mullis moved to Rentz, GA, in 1978 and became the General Manager of Progressive Rural Telephone Company. In 1990 he became a founding member of the first cellular/wireless service in rural Georgia, Cellular Plus, and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. &nbsp;Ed retired from management at Progressive Rural in September 2000 but continued farming as long as his health allowed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Kemple Faircloth and Joyce Mullis, and brother, Everett Mullis.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Survivors include his wife, Judy Gilbert Mullis, of Rentz; sons, Eddy Mullis (Anna), of Rentz, and Gary Mullis, of Cadwell; grandchildren, Rebecca Rogers (Allen), Thea Mullis, and Dylan Mullis (Jordie); and brother, DM Mullis.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Graveside services will be held for Mr. Mullis at 3:00 PM on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Rentz Cemetery. Rev. Grady Mimbs and Rev. Tom Vann will officiate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Townsend Brothers Funeral Home and Staff respectfully ask all in attendance to follow social distancing guidelines<strong>.</strong></span></p>
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Charles E. “Ed” Mullis, age 85, of Rentz, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Mr. Mullis, a native of Laurens County, was born on January 11, 1936, to the late Malcolm and Eva Fountain Mullis. Ed served two years in the United States Air Force, 1954-1956, gaining an education on microwaves and electronics. After his service in the military, he pursued a career with Crestview Telephone Company. Mr. ...

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Jan
15
Graveside Service
Friday, January 15 2021
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Rentz City Cemetery
1011 Bates Avenue
Rentz, GA 31075
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