The Madison County Board of Commissioners honored Mrs. Lucy Viola Moon Pulliam on her 99th birthday with a proclamation during their agenda-setting meeting last week. The date of the meeting – Oct. 27 – was her birthday.
Mrs. Pulliam is a lifelong resident of Madison County who, as a child, attended a one-room schoolhouse on Hannah’s Creek Church Road. She is lifelong member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church. She is the daughter of the late John William Moon and Bessie Scarboro Moon. She married Hubert Lee Pulliam on Dec. 20, 1930 and the couple had one child, Marshall L. Pulliam. Mrs. Pulliam also has five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She and Mr. Pulliam also raised Mack Brewer as “one of their own,” according to the proclamation.
She was one of eight children, and two of her siblings, also in their nineties, still survive.
District 2 Commissioner John Pethel said he has always known Mrs. Pulliam as “Mama Lucy.”
“She is one of my favorite constituents,” he said. He also told that it was just a few months ago that he saw her mowing her lawn on a riding mower as well as crossing the road on a John Deere tractor. Many members of Mrs. Pulliam’s family were on hand to see her receive the proclamation.