James Stanley Mullins
March 4, 1934 -
November 6, 2016

Visitation

November 8, 2016
5-8 p.m.

Service 

November 9, 2016
1 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for James Stanley Mullins, age 82, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Bro. John Watkins and Bro. Tony Billions will officiating. Burial will follow in Melson Cemetery. He was a native of Lincoln County and son of the late James Walter and Bonnie Lee Swinford Mullins.

Mr. Mullins was a great baseball player for Belleville and was inducted into the Lincoln County Baseball Hall of Fame. He served in the US Army, was principal of Blanche High School for 17 years, and was a teacher at Lincoln County High School from 1980 until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Mullins was a faithful member of Oak Hill Baptist Church serving as their music director and as a deacon for over 35 years. He always enjoyed farming and refinishing antique furniture.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy Jean Dunn Mullins; daughters Brenda (Jay) Matthews of Greenville, SC, and Clara (Mike) Buntley of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren Kerbie Matthews, Jacey Matthews, Jack Matthews, Kaitlyn York, Kagen Buntley, and Lauren Buntley; sister Martha Goosby; and brother Charles Mullins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullins was preceded in death by a sister Doris Richardson and brothers Bud Mullins and Edward Mullins.

Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home and Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. James Stanley Mullins.

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30 Comments

  1. Belinda Mullins Adams ((class of 73)

    He was a classy man and wonderful teacher and principal.

    Reply
  2. Diane Whitman Kanauka

    The world is a little less with the passing of Mr. Mullins. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  3. Elwanda McLemore

    Mr. Mullins set the example of what a teacher and principal should be to their students and staff. I was blessed to have him as a teacher and principal at Blanche. He was dedicated to his job but first of all to his Lord and Savior. He made a lasting impression on all of us. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  4. Kathy Wilburn Landers

    So sorry to hear this . Mr. Mullins was a great teacher that kept me honest on a test. Will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Stanley was a real gentleman, wonderful father, husband and a great teacher and a true man of God. May the Lord give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  6. Lori Stevenson Finch

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Mullins ‘ passing. He was a great teacher.

    Reply
  7. Johnny & Barbara Raby

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Mullins passing. He was a great educator and principal, he was a fine man. He will be missed. God bless your family.

    Reply
  8. PATTI ADKISON

    MR. MULLINS WAS A FAIR AND DECENT MAN. OF COURSE AS PRINCIPAL HE HAD TO SEEM A LITTLE TOUGH. BUT WE ALL KNEW HE HAD A HEART OF GOLD. I WAS IN THE LAST GRADUATING CLASS AT BLANCHE IN 1979. I KNOW IT BROKE MY HEART AND MANY OTHERS TO SEE OUR GREAT SCHOOL CLOSE HIGH SCHOOL. AND YES, I WAS IN HIS OFFICE ONCE. NEVER AGAIN!!! I WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD A PADDLIN THAN A TALK. HE GOT THROUGH TO A LOT OF KIDS. HE WAS JUST A REALY GOOD MAN AND IT IS OUR LOSS AND HEAVEN’S GAIN. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND KNOW THAT ALL THE KIDS HE REACHED, HE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. SINCERELY, PATTI MATHIS ADKISON

    Reply
  9. Mack Parks

    Mr. Mullins was the Best!
    Algebra I 1964

    Reply
  10. Donny Decker

    Mr. Mullins was a good man and a great teacher!!
    Always will remember his signature Flat top hair cut.

    Reply
  11. Lisa Reese

    Brenda, so sorry for the loss of your father.. I know how special daddys are.. praying for peace and comfort for you and your family

    Reply
  12. Lane & Jamie Price

    Sending prayers from your friends in SC for peace and comfort during this time of grief.

    Reply
  13. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    So sorry to hear of your husband passing away. I remember you talking about him when we worked together. It was obvious you loved him dearly. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  14. Katherine Hobbs

    So sorry to hear about Stanley. We know that he is at peace with our Lord and his suffering is all over.You and the family will be in our prayer.

    Reply
  15. Ann Rosson Niver

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Mullins was a wonderful man whom I respected and admired. He made biology fun….I never see the trees all decked out in their fall finery that I do not think of the catalog of leaves we had to collect for his class. My mother , Drusilla Rosson, thought the world of him both as a teacher and principal. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy Jean, Brenda Kay & Clara. He will be missed here by many, but we all know Heaven has gotten a new angel.

    Reply
  16. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Sending deepest sympathies to all the Mullin’s family. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  17. Eva Spray

    Me. Mullins was a wonderful man and teacher. So sorry for the family.

    Reply
  18. Betty Barnett Currin

    Sorry sad to read of Stanley’s death. He was a good man, when we would see each other we always would remember thinks of long ago. Nancy you have really been a good soulmate and took good care of him. Wish I could be there for you but my soulmate needs me at home. Hope to run into you sometime so I can hug you.

    Reply
  19. Kevin Hardin

    God Rest his soul. He was my first principal at Blanche High School

    Reply
  20. De Anna Taylor

    I am sorry to hear this! I was his caregiver at the time he died! I know that he is not any more! R.I.P MR. JAMES STANLEY MULLINS! He will be DEARLY missed. If his family needs me please contact me!

    Reply
  21. Sherry Gunter

    Prayers going up for Nancy and girls. I worked with Stanley and Nancy at Lincoln County High School for several years. Stanley was a Christian gentleman at all times. I know he will be missed.

    Reply
  22. Gerrica moran

    I love Mr Mullins I was his caregiver one time n it breaks my heart to know he is gone to be our Lord. I do send my condolences to the family. Rest in peace Mr. Mullins

    Reply
  23. Leslie Brown

    Mr. Mullins was a very well respected teacher. I had biology under him. A strong man and of good good charater. Much respected by all.

    Reply
  24. Janice welch

    So sorry to see this! MR. Mullins was my teacher,also in the sixties. I often wondered where he got off to. He was my favorite teacher. A wonderful person. Praying for his wife and family. Peace to them. RIP

    Reply
  25. Tony Smith

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good teacher and great man. He helped me a lot.

    Reply
  26. Phillis Ann (Smith) Jackson

    Mr. Mullins was my math teacher at Blanche my senior year in 1960, his first post after college. I’ve had great respect for him and his heart for students.

    Reply
  27. Deborah Nichols

    Sorry about Mr. Mullins, he was always a wonderful teacher and principal at Blanche school. I was a student of his in the sixties. I always had a lot of respect for him. So sorry for his family ,May God bless you all and give you strenght to get through this sad time. Deborah Mitchell Nichols

    Reply
  28. Rick Owen

    A great person.very honored to call him a friend.he touched many young lives as a teacher.

    Reply
  29. Judy Sherwood Clark

    So sorry about Mr Mullins. Everyone loved him. Will be praying for all the family

    Reply
  30. Cindy Harwell

    So sorry to hear about Mr Mullins. He was my teacher at Blanche and I always considered him as one of my favorites! Glad I got to see home at ball games on occasions. Rest In Peace Mr Mullins

    Reply

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Memories

30 Comments

  1. Belinda Mullins Adams ((class of 73)

    He was a classy man and wonderful teacher and principal.

    Reply
  2. Diane Whitman Kanauka

    The world is a little less with the passing of Mr. Mullins. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  3. Elwanda McLemore

    Mr. Mullins set the example of what a teacher and principal should be to their students and staff. I was blessed to have him as a teacher and principal at Blanche. He was dedicated to his job but first of all to his Lord and Savior. He made a lasting impression on all of us. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  4. Kathy Wilburn Landers

    So sorry to hear this . Mr. Mullins was a great teacher that kept me honest on a test. Will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  5. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Stanley was a real gentleman, wonderful father, husband and a great teacher and a true man of God. May the Lord give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  6. Lori Stevenson Finch

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Mullins ‘ passing. He was a great teacher.

    Reply
  7. Johnny & Barbara Raby

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Mullins passing. He was a great educator and principal, he was a fine man. He will be missed. God bless your family.

    Reply
  8. PATTI ADKISON

    MR. MULLINS WAS A FAIR AND DECENT MAN. OF COURSE AS PRINCIPAL HE HAD TO SEEM A LITTLE TOUGH. BUT WE ALL KNEW HE HAD A HEART OF GOLD. I WAS IN THE LAST GRADUATING CLASS AT BLANCHE IN 1979. I KNOW IT BROKE MY HEART AND MANY OTHERS TO SEE OUR GREAT SCHOOL CLOSE HIGH SCHOOL. AND YES, I WAS IN HIS OFFICE ONCE. NEVER AGAIN!!! I WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD A PADDLIN THAN A TALK. HE GOT THROUGH TO A LOT OF KIDS. HE WAS JUST A REALY GOOD MAN AND IT IS OUR LOSS AND HEAVEN’S GAIN. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND KNOW THAT ALL THE KIDS HE REACHED, HE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. SINCERELY, PATTI MATHIS ADKISON

    Reply
  9. Mack Parks

    Mr. Mullins was the Best!
    Algebra I 1964

    Reply
  10. Donny Decker

    Mr. Mullins was a good man and a great teacher!!
    Always will remember his signature Flat top hair cut.

    Reply
  11. Lisa Reese

    Brenda, so sorry for the loss of your father.. I know how special daddys are.. praying for peace and comfort for you and your family

    Reply
  12. Lane & Jamie Price

    Sending prayers from your friends in SC for peace and comfort during this time of grief.

    Reply
  13. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    So sorry to hear of your husband passing away. I remember you talking about him when we worked together. It was obvious you loved him dearly. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  14. Katherine Hobbs

    So sorry to hear about Stanley. We know that he is at peace with our Lord and his suffering is all over.You and the family will be in our prayer.

    Reply
  15. Ann Rosson Niver

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Mullins was a wonderful man whom I respected and admired. He made biology fun….I never see the trees all decked out in their fall finery that I do not think of the catalog of leaves we had to collect for his class. My mother , Drusilla Rosson, thought the world of him both as a teacher and principal. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy Jean, Brenda Kay & Clara. He will be missed here by many, but we all know Heaven has gotten a new angel.

    Reply
  16. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Sending deepest sympathies to all the Mullin’s family. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  17. Eva Spray

    Me. Mullins was a wonderful man and teacher. So sorry for the family.

    Reply
  18. Betty Barnett Currin

    Sorry sad to read of Stanley’s death. He was a good man, when we would see each other we always would remember thinks of long ago. Nancy you have really been a good soulmate and took good care of him. Wish I could be there for you but my soulmate needs me at home. Hope to run into you sometime so I can hug you.

    Reply
  19. Kevin Hardin

    God Rest his soul. He was my first principal at Blanche High School

    Reply
  20. De Anna Taylor

    I am sorry to hear this! I was his caregiver at the time he died! I know that he is not any more! R.I.P MR. JAMES STANLEY MULLINS! He will be DEARLY missed. If his family needs me please contact me!

    Reply
  21. Sherry Gunter

    Prayers going up for Nancy and girls. I worked with Stanley and Nancy at Lincoln County High School for several years. Stanley was a Christian gentleman at all times. I know he will be missed.

    Reply
  22. Gerrica moran

    I love Mr Mullins I was his caregiver one time n it breaks my heart to know he is gone to be our Lord. I do send my condolences to the family. Rest in peace Mr. Mullins

    Reply
  23. Leslie Brown

    Mr. Mullins was a very well respected teacher. I had biology under him. A strong man and of good good charater. Much respected by all.

    Reply
  24. Janice welch

    So sorry to see this! MR. Mullins was my teacher,also in the sixties. I often wondered where he got off to. He was my favorite teacher. A wonderful person. Praying for his wife and family. Peace to them. RIP

    Reply
  25. Tony Smith

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good teacher and great man. He helped me a lot.

    Reply
  26. Phillis Ann (Smith) Jackson

    Mr. Mullins was my math teacher at Blanche my senior year in 1960, his first post after college. I’ve had great respect for him and his heart for students.

    Reply
  27. Deborah Nichols

    Sorry about Mr. Mullins, he was always a wonderful teacher and principal at Blanche school. I was a student of his in the sixties. I always had a lot of respect for him. So sorry for his family ,May God bless you all and give you strenght to get through this sad time. Deborah Mitchell Nichols

    Reply
  28. Rick Owen

    A great person.very honored to call him a friend.he touched many young lives as a teacher.

    Reply
  29. Judy Sherwood Clark

    So sorry about Mr Mullins. Everyone loved him. Will be praying for all the family

    Reply
  30. Cindy Harwell

    So sorry to hear about Mr Mullins. He was my teacher at Blanche and I always considered him as one of my favorites! Glad I got to see home at ball games on occasions. Rest In Peace Mr Mullins

    Reply

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