Earl Dean Pulliam, age 46, resident of 406 State Street, Bronson, Kan., died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kan. He was born June 26, 1961 in Fort Scott the son of Russell M. Pulliam and Florence Sweet Pulliam. Earl attended the Hepler and Girard Schools. He married Kristine Hansen on Nov. 13, 1993 in Farlington, Kan. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Bronson Masonic Lodge, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and the Pittsburg Mirza Shrine. He loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors include his wife, Kris, of the home in Bronson; one son. Jay Pulliam and wife Jessica, Neosho, Mo.; five daughters, Sarah Sommer and Krystal Pulliam, both of Neosho, Heather Pulliam and fiance, Jerry Gaughan, Bronson, Emily Pulliam and Amber Pulliam, both of the home. Also surviving is his mother and step-father, Florence and Leon Taylor, Hidden Valley Lakes, step-mother, Wilma Pulliam, Girard, Kan.; three brothers, Rusty Pulliam, Lane, Kan., Robert Pulliam, Hidden Valley Lakes, and Kyle Pulliam, Chanute, Kan.; four step-sisters, Sandy Taylor, Grove, Okla., Jane Blackmore, El Dorado, Kan., Teresa Smith, Blue Mound, Kan., and Janet Huffman, Chanute; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, one brother, Ronnie Pulliam and a granddaughter, Jaden Pulliam.
Lloyd Houk will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Masonic services will be provided by the Bronson Masonic Lodge. Following funeral services there will be cremation with private family burial at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Memorials are suggested to a Earl Pulliam Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, Kansas 66716.