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Joyce Goforth Pulliam

March 3, 1931 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 89)

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           Lillington, NC: Ms. Joyce Goforth Pulliam, age 89, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Green Leaf Nursing Home in Lillington. Funeral Service will be 11:00AM-Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Rev. Eddie White will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Angier.

Ms. Pulliam was born on March 3, 1931 to the late Robert McKinley and Martha Eldridge Goforth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pulliam; and daughter, Windra Marie Ryals. Ms. Pulliam was a retired social worker for Harnett County with over 36 years of service. 

Surviving include her son, Robert Pulliam and wife, Tina of Coats; sister, Jeanette Wilson of Winston-Salem; several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Pulliam will be available for viewing, and you will be able to sign the register book on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 12:00PM-5:00PM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats. The family will not be present during this time.

   In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

            Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.


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October 12, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rose and Graham Chapel in Coats
90 W. Stewart Street
Coats, North Carolina 27521

Funeral Service
October 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Coats
90 W. Stewart St.
Coats, NC 27521

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