Lucy Viola Moon Pulliam, who turned 101 Oct. 27, was honored Oct. 28 with a proclamation in her honor at the Madison County Board of Commissioners meeting.
BOC chairman Anthony Dove read the proclamation to Pulliam and her family members on hand. He noted that Pulliam is “one of a very few who can remember attending the one-room frame school on Hannah’s Creek Church Road in Royston.” She is the daughter of the late John William Moon and Bessie Scarboro Moon. She married Hubert Lee “H.L.” Pulliam on Dec. 20, 1930. Pulliam had one child, Marshall L. Pulliam, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She also reared Mack Brewer as one of her own. She is a life-long member of New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church. She is one of eight children, two of whom are living and in their nineties. Four of her deceased siblings lived into their eighties and nineties.
“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,” the proclamation stated.
UPCOMING WATSON MILL RACE
In other matters Monday, the board heard from Chip Chandler, who urged the group to support the upcoming “duathlon” Nov. 17 on trails at Watson Mill State Park. The race will be a three-mile run, 10-mile bike race, concluding with another three-mile run. The event is a fund-raiser for the park.
BENEFIT FOR COLLIER
Dove mentioned that a benefit was planned for Andy Collier, who was seriously injured in a recent dirt-bike accident, at the Butt Hutt in Athens from 4 p.m. to close, Oct. 30. A boot drive benefit was also planned for two firefighters injured in a recent incident in Comer (see separate story).
MATHIS NAMED TO ELECTION BOARD
Lisa Mathis was approved Monday as the Republican Party’s representative on the Madison County Election Board. Commissioners said Mathis was a good selection by the Republicans. She joins Democrat Leo Smith and chief registrar Tracy Dean on the election board.
The board agreed to consider making the intersection of Planter Gunnells Road and Sailors Road a four-way stop. The issue will be considered when the board meets again Nov. 4.