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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

District VII Meeting Scheduled for August 10th at the Community Center in Southport, NC - Registration begins at 9:00 - All Brunswick Town Helpers Come at 8:00





Welcome District VII Members
to Southport and Fort Johnston,
a Colonial, Revolutionary War, 1812, and Civil War Fort

We invite you to the
 District VII meeting to be held in Southport on
 Monday, August 10, 2015
Registration begins at 9:00 am
Meeting starts at 10:00 am
Southport Community Building
223 East Bay Street, Southport, NC

Parking Instructions
Parking for the District VII meeting is all “on street parking”. Parking is plentiful along Moore Street, which runs in front of the Community Center Building with very flat walking conditions.  DO NOT PARK IN THE ALLEY WAY TO THE LEFT OF THE TENNIS COURTS LEADING TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER – YOU WILL BE TOWED. Parking is also available on Dry Street and on Bay Street. Bay Street parking is at the bottom of the hill on the backside of the Community Center and is closest to the Cape Fear River. There is an uphill climb to get to the building.  We will be providing golf carts to facilitate getting from the cars to the building.  Please just flag down a circulating golf cart for a ride! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Elizabeth, You are in Our Hearts and Prayers at this time

Dear North Carolina Daughters:

State Vice Regent, Carole Weiss has asked me to convey the sad news of the passing of Winston Pulliam, beloved husband of State Regent Elizabeth Candler Graham. 
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Winston Pulliam has left Asheville for Greener Pastures!

Winston Walden Pulliam was born September 12, 1930 at the old Biltmore Hospital located in Biltmore Village and he passed away on July, 27 2015 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Biltmore. During the 84 years in between, Winston traveled the nation and the world, but he made his mark from his business located in the heart of Biltmore Village. He liked to say that he was an old Biltmore boy and the folks of Shiloh, Oakley, and Biltmore were his neighbors, his friends, and his people. His gregarious nature and natural, open smile meant he never met a stranger and every person he met became a friend.

Winston was the youngest of three sons born to Edwin Franklin Pulliam and his wife, Juanita Harrison Pulliam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lt. Col. Andrew Franklin "Col. Andy" Pulliam and Edwin Thomas "Bud" Pulliam.

A child of the Great Depression, Winston's family made their home with his maternal grandparents, Dr. Nathan Andrew Harrison and his wife, Kittie Mae Poore Harrison. This necessary arrangement due to the times would have a lasting impact on his life and work as he was greatly influenced by his Grandfather Harrison, an entrepreneur and actual horse trader. Dr. Harrison owned an optometry business, sold jewelry, musical instruments, and traded in guns, horses, and other items of value. Winston went everywhere with his grandfather and learned from him the "art of the deal". He was named after his Godfather, Winston Walden, a close family friend and owner of the Pocahontas Coal Company located close to his maternal grandfather's business in downtown Asheville.

Following Dr. Harrison's death in 1942, Winston had to go to work to help support the family. He began at Evans' Esso Service Station in Biltmore Village and worked there throughout his school years. Following graduation from high school, he worked for the Southern Railway until he decided to join the Air Force in (1950) where he went from Private to Staff Sergeant in 21 months. At the end of his four year commitment, he was headed from Pittsburgh, PA to Miami, FL to take a job with Eastern Airlines when he stopped off in Asheville to see his mother and grandmother. His friend, John Evans asked him to look at a small service station on Coxe Ave that was for sale. Winston put his cash of $284 in the cash register and became a business owner that morning. When asked later in life why he would give up a guaranteed job with the airline, he said that while growing up in Asheville, it was the independent business owner who was looked up to in the community.

In the late 1950's, Winston moved his business back to Biltmore when he bought Tri-Co Service Station from his old friend, Trigger Powers. From that humble, small station, he created a business built on hard, honest work, credit for working people, and extended hours of service.

As his business grew, Winston began to acquire real estate as a way to invest his money, most of it in South Asheville along the Hendersonville Road corridor. He became instrumental in the commercial development of that area as well as selling numerous parcels of land throughout the area. In 1983 he founded Executive Realty which became Pulliam Properties in 1999. While he has been known in recent years for his real estate acumen, he will be remembered for his generous nature, his willingness to mentor and support other small businesses as they got started, his stories, and his jokes. He just made people happy to be around him.

Winston served on the Valley Springs School Advisory Council, The North Carolina Environmental Commission, the Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission, Asheville Water Authority, the Finance Board of ABCCM. Raised in the Baptist Faith, he joined Saint Matthews Anglican Church in Reems Creek where he served on the Vestry, participated in helping the church with church planting, Mission work, and enjoyed a deep, rigorous, intellectual Bible Study on Sundays and Thursdays.

He was a member of Biltmore Masonic Lodge #446, Oasis Shrine, Blue Ridge Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He was proudest that he was elected an Honorary Member of the Asheville Chapter 104 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and loved to regale his friends that he was a "Daughter".

Winston is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Candler Graham; three sons, Lawrence Calvin "Larry" Pulliam, Winston Walden "Rusty" Pulliam, Jr., and John Thomas "Johnny" Spake, Jr. and his wife, Billie Joyce Bunn Spake; and by four grandchildren, Dustin Calvin Pulliam, Parker Lawrence Pulliam, Ava Elizabeth Pulliam, and John David Spake and his wife, Holli Towe Spake; and by four great grandchildren, Talyn Beckett Pulliam, Reese Marie Pulliam, Walden Alexander Spake, and Oliver Seabury Spake.

Winston Pulliam will lie in state at Trinity Baptist Church on Shelburne Road from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The funeral service will be 1:00 PM conducted by the Reverend Dr. Ralph Sexton and Father Greg Miller. Military Honors will be conducted by the Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at Trinity Baptist Church immediately following the service. A private family burial will be at Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted by the Masonic Lodge #446.
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Please respect Elizabeth's need for privacy and rest at this time and send your support via a card or note as opposed to email or phone.

Her address is:

Elizabeth Candler Graham
160 Patton Mountain Rd
Asheville, NC 28804-2849

Thank you,

Sandra Lancaster Sperry
NC State Corresponding Secretary
342 Riverfront Drive
Hertford, NC 27944-9379

Memorial Service for Myrtle Pritchard

On July 12, we notified you of the July 10, 2015 death of Myrtle Manning Pritchard, former State Recording Secretary, due to an automobile accident.  At the time funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Plans have now been completed and State Vice Regent Carole Weiss has asked me to inform you that a Memorial Service for Mrs. Pritchard will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church; 200 South McMorrine Street, Elizabeth City, NC (252) 338-1686.

Please keep Myrtle's husband Thomas Pritchard and her family in your prayers at this sad time.

Thank you,

Sandra Lancaster Sperry
NC State Corresponding Secretary
342 Riverfront Drive
Hertford, NC 27944-9379
252-426-6587; sandy20228@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Vietnam Traveling Wall


Carol Jutte sent along these wonderful pictures of the Vietnam Traveling Wall
and Soldiers Cross. Look for Carol's upcoming article about the traveling wall  in our Brunswick Town DAR Newsletter.

The Vietnam Traveling Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end.
This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.





Saturday, July 4, 2015

127 New Citizens Naturalized on July 3rd in Southport, North Carolina

The Naturalization Ceremony held yesterday, July 3, 2015 was a wonderful experience for all those who attended. There were 127 individuals who became U. S. citizens! Welcome! Pictures from the day .. . . .







A special thank you goes to Connie Hendrix and Carol Bennett co-chairs for the committee of DAR members that spent hours in preparation for the lovely and patriotically displayed food items for our newly naturalized citizens, their friends and family members. 





Regent, Diane Kuebert passed out flags to the newly naturalized citizens, while Carol Jutte, vice- regent of the Brunswick Town DAR chapter passed out bookmarks.











Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Be Sure and Visit the Vietnam Wall - July 2-6 at Oak Island

Hope you will all attend the Naturalization ceremony set for 4:00 p.m. July 3. This picture of Jackie Craft was in a special magazine insert of the Southport Pilot.








Visiting OAK ISLAND-SOUTHPORT
From:          JULY 2ND ~ 6TH, 2015
Hosted by:  The Warrior Ride®
Participation By: The NC PGR

Location:   Oak Island Middleton Park

Diane Kuebert, Chapter Regent, Brunswick Town, DAR Attends the 124th Continental Congress