Jan 172012

Carl W. Mullis, Class of 1975

Carl Mullis graduated in 1972 from Yale University, and in 1975, he graduated with distinction from Emory Law. After graduation, Mullis joined the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under its honors program. As a senior trial attorney for the Antitrust Division for 11 years, Mullis conducted numerous grand jury investigations and criminal antitrust trials in five Southern states.

From 1986 until 2001, Mullis was a partner at Long, Aldridge & Norman LLP, where he was head of the antitrust group. From 2001 until his retirement, he was of counsel at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP. In private practice, Mullis provided antitrust counseling and litigated antitrust cases for a number of Fortune 100 companies. He also litigated securities class actions and complex business disputes. During his career, Mullis handled appeals before U.S. Court of Appeal for the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 11th circuits, and he was selected by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in both antitrust and general commercial litigation.

Mullis served as a chair of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of Georgia and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He also served on the Emory Law School Council and on the Executive Committee of the Emory Law School Alumni Association.

Since his graduation from law school, Mullis has been an avid student of, and collector of, American art. He was a guest curator of an exhibit on American prints at the High Museum of Art. The Carlos Museum and the Georgia Museum of Art have each had several exhibits of work from his collection. In recent years, Mullis has focused on collecting self-taught Southern art and has contributed to two books on the subject. Mullis serves as chair of the board of advisers of the Georgia Museum of Art.

The award ceremony was held Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium. A cocktail reception followed in Hunter Atrium.


May 072011


Died: 04/02/2009

Visitation: From 5 PM until the funeral hour on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Croley Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 8 PM Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio



IM000001375James Edward Mullis, age 79, of Latonia, Kentucky formerly of Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. He was born on August 11, 1929 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late Bob Mullis and Laura (Siler) Mullis. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold Mullis, Floyd Mullis and Kenneth Mullis and two sisters, Sarah Teague and Pearl Hill. James was a Veteran of the United States Army.


He is survived by his wife, Doris Ann (Logan) Mullis of Latonia, Kentucky; his son, Ernie James Mullis and his wife Trudy of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Brenda Sue Mullis and Linda Rothweiler and her husband Dan, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kenneth James Mullis and his wife Christina, Chrissy Willenbrink and her husband Chris, Lisa Rothweiler and Danny Rothweiler, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; four great grandchildren, Christian James Mullis, Payton Nicole Willenbrink, Emma LouAnn Willenbrink and Kyle Sullivan, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Earl Mullis of Williamsburg, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.


In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until the funeral hour on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.


Funeral Services will be at 8 P.M. Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Junior Kelly officiating. There will be a Military Graveside Service at 1 P.M. on Monday, April 6, 2009 at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #513 of Mt. Healthy, Ohio.



Mar 142011

53425118_127604108997Mabel S. Matthews, 92, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday.


She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Marshall, in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.


Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials are requested to the Mabel Matthews Scholarship Endowment Fund, care of the American Hemerocallis Society, P.O. Box 10, Dexter, Ga. 31019.


Mabel, the daughter of John Raymond and Lillie Mae Connell Mullis, was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Charlotte, N.C.


She was an area real estate broker for 45 years. She developed a great interest in daylilies and in 1987 registered her first Hemerocallis “Lady Callie,” named for a daylily friend. She registered 63 cultlivars, primarily with the pre-name Hurst. She established scholarships for women in need of assistance at Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College.


She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, John Raymond Matthews.


Survivors: Sister, Lorene Hargett of Charlotte.


Published in Star-Telegram on June 8, 2010







Sep 062009

By Jessica Groover, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C.

Aug. 23–CONCORD — Last year, Lisa Alford’s dog, Lucy, was diagnosed with two cancers and given three months to a year to live. Fifteen months later, Lucy’s tumors have been removed, she has completed chemotherapy and been in remission since February.

“She’s blown that diagnosis out of the water,” Alford said.

Because Alford has known people with cancer and now has a survivor in her Great Dane, she attended the first Bark for Life of Cabarrus County, hosted by the American Cancer Society, at Frank Liske Park on Saturday.

“I think it’s a great event because it’s touching on two big concerns of people, their pets and finding a cure for cancer because of friends and loved ones,” said Alford, of Asheville. “It’s two causes coming together.”

About 35 dogs participated in Bark For Life, a noncompetitive walk to raise awareness for human and animal cancers.

There were several Great Danes like Lucy at the event, because as several owners said, that breed is prone to a few types of cancer. As an owner of a Great Dane, Cinnamon Ellison, of Huntersville, participated in Bark For Life with her dog, Oden, and other members of Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love.

“(We wanted to) support the community and the American Cancer Society,” Ellison said. “It was a really fun, laid-back day with dog lovers that want to help (fight) cancer.”

Jane Sellers and Larry Mullis, both of Concord, brought Mama Dog, a 1-year-old Beagle mix, to the event, because they participate in Relay for Life and wanted to help the American Cancer Society. It was also an opportunity to bring Mama Dog out for the first time.

Some who attended with dogs were cancer survivors themselves, like Mullis, while others came just to support the cause.

“I didn’t realize cancer was so prevalent,” Katie Wakefield, of Charlotte, said. “It’s encouraging to see everybody come out and support this.”

Besides the walk, there were also raffles to win a package from Camp Bow Wow in Concord and a collar and leash set from Collar Me Happy.

Also, Concord Parkway Animal Clinic was available to provide microchips for pets.

The event raised more than $700 from registration fees, raffle tickets and donations. The American Cancer Society had no original goal since it was the first Bark For Life in Cabarrus County.

Kelsey Dove, community manager for the American Cancer Society, said because of Saturday’s successful turnout, there will most likely be a similar event in October, called Barktoberfest.

“Everybody grabbed onto the idea of doing something with their dogs in the fight against cancer,” Dove said. “We had cancer survivors that were dogs, which shows that cancer doesn’t just affect humans.”


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Apr 042009

David O. Mullis

Mr. Mullis, 81, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Presbyterian Hospital.
A son of the late Henderson and Ellie Sharon Mullis, Bill was born October 7, 1926 in Monroe, NC. Following graduation from Benton Heights High School in Monroe, Mr. Mullis served in the US Navy during WWII and continued his association through the years with his military comrades as a member of the Paw Creek American Legion.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Mullis worked for GIMCO as a salesman of International trucks. He was also a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He is fondly remembered for his love of telling jokes and for his daily meetings with his friends at Bojangles.
Mr. Mullis’ family includes two sons, Ron Mullis (Brenda) of Fort Mill, SC and Don Mullis (Lee Ann) of Tallahassee, FL; three grandchildren, Marc Mullis (Robyn), Jennifer Cagle and Ali Mullis; and three great grandchildren, Tyler Mullis, Sammy Mullis and Gabbie Kate Guiterez.
His wife, Teenie Mullis, and his brother, Paul Mullis, preceded him in death.

The Mullis family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church. A service to celebrate Mr. Mullis’ life will follow in the church sanctuary at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Legion Post 353, 5651 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28216 or Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 6701 Pleasant Grove Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive (704.395.0055).

Published in Charlotte Observer from 6/16 to 6/17/2008


June 17, 2008
Mr. Bill was a kind and thoughtful man. We will miss him.

The breakfast club

regina smith,

charlotte, North Carolina

June 17, 2008
Ron, our deepest sympathyand we’ll be thinking you and the rest of the family.

Ricky Wrenn

Ricky Wrenn,

Mt.Holly, North Carolina


June 16, 2008
Ronnie and Donnie:

Uncle Bill will be greatly missed. You and the rest of the family are in our prayers. Uncle Bill will always be rembered for his laughter. Take peace in knowing that he and your mom are back together again.

Carrie and Sherry Guin,

Charlotte, North Carolina

June 16, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family. I am the Secretary at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, where Bill attended, and will miss him and his bright smile and jokes. Bill loved life and enjoyed making people laugh. He could always brighten my day.

May the Lord bless you all and give you peace and strength through this difficult time.

Gloria McCoy,

Charlotte, North Carolina

Aug 082008

Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:36 AM CDT

Avil Snow, Food Science teacher at Heber Springs High School,
and Mrs. Alice Mullis, a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from
Georgia, attended the 99th Annual Conference and Expo of the
American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS), which
was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 19-21.

This year’s theme was “Evolving Technology: Impact on Individuals,
Families, and Communities”. Over 900 Family and Consumer Sciences
professionals from across the United States attended this year’s
national conference that kicked off AAFCS’s Centennial
Celebration. Next year the 100th anniversary will be held in
Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ms. Snow and Mrs. Mullis were invited to attend the conference
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug
Administration, and the National Science Teachers Association to
participate in their Food Safety and Food Science Exhibit.

“Science and Our Food Supply” is a curriculum that was developed by
the FDA and NSTA for teachers to use in middle and high school
classrooms to teach students about food science and food safety.
During the Expo Ms. Snow and Mrs. Mullis worked with FDA/USDA
representatives Mrs. Louise Dickerson and Ms. Brandy Maes handing
out classroom curriculum and reference guides, videos, brochures,
classroom posters, student games, DVDs, and numerous other teacher
resources. Ms. Snow and Mrs. Mullis presented mini sessions to
teachers on how to use the materials they received.

Since attending the “FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program
in Food Science” held in Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City, UT in
2006, Ms Snow has presented hands-on food safety labs and food
science teaching materials to over 150 Family and Consumer Sciences
teachers in Arkansas.

A select group of 40 teachers from middle schools and high schools
are chosen each year to attend this workshop where they are taught
how to use the curriculum, participate in actual food science labs
at the University of Maryland, and participate in field trips to
the USDA Farm and FDA Headquarters.

The Sun-Times Bi-Weekly :: 107 N. 4th, Heber Springs, AR 72543


May 192008

152005_121128_PM_1 Edward F. Mullis, 92 passed away on January 2, 2005 after an extended illness. Born in Cadwell, Georgia, he was of the Baptist Faith. After serving in the Navy, he made his home in Jacksonville. Mr. Mullis belonged to the Electrical Union Local # 177, Jacksonville & American Ballroom Dancing Association, and the Moose Lodge.

His wife Mary Cambria Mullis & his sister Guynell Mullis O’steen preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons David of Los Angeles, Daniel of San Francisco, sister Brauleen Winn of Dublin, Georgia, 6 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, dear friend Dorothy Hill & family and many loving nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday at 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 6, 2005 in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Inturnment will take place at a later date, at Oaklawn Cemetery.


Mar 172008

Carlton Layne Alwran, 54 of 11211 Mount Holly Road, died Tuesday,
November 6, 2007 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was born in
Mecklenburg County. He was preceded in death by his twin brother
Dwight Alwran. He was employed with Milan Express in Charlotte. He
was a member and former treasurer of the North Carolina Maintenance
Trucking Association.

He is survived by 3 sons Shawn Layne Alwran and wife Lauren of
Waxhaw, Jason Troy Alwran and wife Dana of Charlotte, and Eric
Brandon Alwran of Mount Holly. His parents Wayne D. and Raquel
Mullis Alwran of Charlotte, 3 brother Blain Alwran and wife Debbie
Greensboro, Arnold Alwran Alwran and wife Pamela of Charlotte, and
Ronald Alwran of Charlotte, 1 sister Pearl Alwran of North Belmont.
Girlfriend Joette Clark of Charlotte.

A graveside service will be held 3PM, Saturday, November 10, 2007
at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Gene Lathan and Rev. Scott
Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3PM at
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly. Memorials may be made to the
American Red Cross, 2401 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203 or to the
American Kidney Foundation, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, GA

Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family of Mr.
Alwran. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at:
www.woodlawnfuneral.com *

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