Rayford “Ray” Wallace Mullis Jr., 77
By Whitley Clifton | March 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Last Updated: March 19, 2020 at 2:46 pm
Mr. Rayford “Ray” Wallace Mullis Jr., 77 of Sylvester, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Sylvester, and interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Duncan officiated.
Mr. Mullis was born on April 29, 1942 in Ocilla to the late Rayford Wallace Mullis Sr. and Evelyn Reid Mullis. He had lived in Sylvester most of his life and was a retired pharmacist. Mr. Mullis earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 1966. He began his career with Tift County Drugs and over the years, he worked for many pharmacies and was the owner of Adrian Drugs in Adrian, where he lived for 15 years. Mr. Mullis later retired from Winn Dixie Pharmacy in 2010. He was an excellent marksman, and he enjoyed going to the mountains and watching Westerns but most importantly, spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Mullis was a member of First Baptist Church and the Dowdy Baker Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Mullis of Sylvester; children, James Mullis (Renee’) of Cornelia and Darrell Mullis (Jenny) of Adrian; grandchildren, Alisha Harpe (Coy), Brooke Sheppard (Justin), Tyler Mullis (Olivia), Kristen Mullis, Jared Hughes, Alyson Davis (Zachary) and John Henry Mullis; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Reid Mullis (Kay) of Sylvester and Ronnie Mullis (Joy Lou) of Monroe; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullis was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura L. Mullis, on March 25, 1986.
Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester was in charge of arrangements.