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.