Mearl Lovetia Pulliam, 92 of Walnut Ridge passed away August 17, 2023, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mearl was born April 6, 1931, to the late Luther and Jessie Digman Davis in Lawrence County. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Jesse Roland Pulliam on September 22, 1951. She spent most of her career working at the First National Bank in Walnut Ridge becoming head teller and later the Vice President. She loved her church family, reading her Bible, and attending church in the First Freewill Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge. She also enjoyed going fishing at Lake Charles and collecting pie plates.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Pulliam; a granddaughter, Trisha Duckworth; two brothers, Arbie Gene Davis, and Jesse A. Davis; and three sisters, Mary L. Hardison, Louise Gwaltney, and Lucille Tessmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly (Jim) Hathcock of Walnut Ridge, and Linda (Charles) Hendrix of Hoxie; one granddaughter, Emily Hathcock, two great granddaughters, Ashtyn Duckworth, and Addyson Duckworth; one brother, Earl Davis of Durand, IL; one sister, Shirley Ashbrook-Lemay of Atoka, TN; and many other family and friends.

Graveside Service will be Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM in the Whittaker Cemetery in Walnut Ridge with Bro. Tim Campbell officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny Constantine, Brian Duckworth, Will Hendrix, Jesse Pulliam, Bobby Long, and Mike New. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Abbott, Jerry Tucker, and Jerry Hilburn.

Visitation will be Monday, August 21, 2023, from 5 till 7 PM at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.