Lucy Moon Pulliam, who turned 100 Oct. 27, received a proclamation in her honor and a standing ovation at the Madison County commissioners’ meeting Oct. 29.
Pulliam is the daughter of the late John William Moon and Bessie Scarboro Moon. She is one of eight children, two others of whom are living and in their 90s, with four of her deceased siblings having lived into their eighties and nineties.
She married Hubert Lee Pulliam on Dec. 20, 1930 in a ceremony officiated by Charlie Dean, with a marriage license issued by Madison County Ordinary N.C. Bullock.
Mr. and Mrs. Pulliam had one child, Marshall L. Pulliam, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren and also reared Mack Brewer as one of their own.
Mrs. Pulliam is a life-long member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church.
“The Board of Commissioners of Madison County hereby recognizes and expresses its appreciation for her commitment to family, church and community, and joyfully celebrates this important milestone with her,” said BOC chairman Anthony Dove, reading the proclamation in her honor.
Family members credited Pulliam’s longevity to laughter.