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January 6, 2004 Journal News, Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton resident generous, evangelistic

HAMILTON — Glenn Mullins was a generous man who would give to anybody in need, said his daughter Glenda K. Martin.

“One time I came home and I walked into the spare bedroom and the bed was gone,” Martin said. “Dad told me that he had given it to a young couple who had just gotten married. They didn’t have a bed so he gave them one of ours. He always thought people were more important than possessions.”

Mullins, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 3.

Born in Livingston, [Rockcastle County], Ky., he was the son of the late Carl R. and Sally Ann Mullins. He was educated in the Hamilton school system and in gunnery school in Shelton, Va. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He married Adlena Combs in October 1943. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2001.

Mullins was very evangelistic, Martin said, and a charter member of the Seven Mile Baptist Church. He also was active in the Brotherhood of Baptist Men’s Association, serving as director for several years.

“He liked to visit people and the first time he met someone the first thing he would do is invite them to church,” she said. “He had a big van in the 1980s and he would load it with people who didn’t have transportation on Sunday and take them to church.”

He was employed by Champion Paper Company before retiring in 1983.

“He was a very hard worker,” Martin said. “He would work overtime because he said he wanted a better life for his children. Both my brother and I went to college, which made my dad very proud.”

Aside from his daughter, Mullins is survived by his son, Carl Lee Mullins; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South D Street. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the hospice of donor’s choice.