Frances Pulliam Mourelatos

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Services for Frances Pulliam Mourelatos will be held at Stewart Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 3:00 PM with Dr. Chris Pulliam officiating. A private family burial will follow the service.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Frances Pulliam Mourelatos of Tyler, Texas, passed away on December 14, 2013.

Frances was born June 23, 1922, in Hillsboro, Texas, the ninth of ten children born to George Seroyer and Lula Frances Pulliam. She grew up on their farm and was active in church and school. Frances was devoted to five generations of her family. She was employed in various office positions during her working career and retired after 20 years of service with the Internal Revenue Service office in Tyler.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Mourelatos of Tyler, and her son Mike Templeton and wife Judy of Georgetown, Texas; and her daughter Elaine Martin and husband Morris of Denton, Texas, and by her grandchildren, David Templeton, Jennifer Dingler, Susan Biltz, Kellie Farris and Tony Martin; and her great-grandchildren, Scott Templeton; Briana, Caroline and Ross Biltz; Lane, Anna and Kyle Farris; Matthew, Jonathan and Mark Dingler; and Allison and Emily Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances and her husband Tony enjoyed 51 years of marriage, during which they enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and a variety of card and table games. A talented seamstress, Frances enjoyed keeping busy with needlepoint, crochet, cotton embroidery, and home decorating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George S. and Lula Frances Pulliam; brothers Robert Lee Pulliam, George Bailey Pulliam, George Seroyer Pulliam, Jr., Davis Pulliam, and by sisters Ethel England, Grace Calfee, Mae Smead, and Gena Tinsley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler.

The family extends thanks to the many caring staff at Emeritus at Pinehurst and Heart to Heart Hospice. If desired, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Emeritus at Pinehurst, Heart to Heart Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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