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04/24/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Steve Pullen

William Stephen Pullen
(10 Nov 1946 - 22 Apr 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As I did not know he was ill, I was quite shocked and very saddened this morning to read of the death of
    Steve Pullen, Class of 1965, who passed away in Williamsburg on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the age of 65.

   He is survived by his siblings, brother, Donald Pullen of FL, sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Terry Hall of VA, and brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Valerie Hall of VA.

  From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 04/25/12 - "Obits":


Hope all is well with you and yours…..You may already know, but... in looking at the Daily Press online obits, I saw where Steve Pullen had passed away.

Again, thanks for all that you do.

Eddie Perry

   Thank you so much, Eddie. I had seen this, but I always appreciate the backup.

From the Daily Press - 04/24/12:

               W. Stephen Pullen



WILLIAMSBURG - W. Stephen 'Steve' Pullen, 65, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his wife, family and beloved dog, Garth.

He was born in Newport News, where he had spent most of his life, before moving to Williamsburg in 1996. Steve retired as a Deputy Director from the Department of Juvenile Justice. He was a member of the Williamsburg Golf Club, formerly the Williamsburg Country Club, and he was a rabid Washington Redskins fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Tincie Pullen.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Gina Pullen; his brother, Donald Pullen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Terry Hall of Clifton Forge; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Valerie Hall of West Point; nephews, T.L. Hall and his partner, Randy Lewis, and Josh Hall; and niece, Anita Saunders and her husband, Jimmy and their daughter, Madison; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.


Stevie Pullen



The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606, or Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 24 to April 25, 2012.
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1. April 24, 2012

  Gina, Sharon and I are deeply saddened and shocked at Steve's passing. I will remember him as an icon in the Juvenile Justice System, a friend,and golf partner. He will be missed by all who knew him across Virginia.

~ Jim and Sharon Hoover, Yorktown, Virginia

2. April 24, 2012

Gina, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Steve was a wonderful friend and a super person! Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can do anything. Fondly,

~ Terry and Cary, Williamsburg, Virginia

3. April 24, 2012

Steve Pullen Intake Supervisor, Court Services, interviewed me 36 years ago for a job as a Probation Officer. Knowing him, I'm sure he would have said that at times he may have had second thoughts about that one. I have always appreciated everything that he taught me during those early years. What a great guy.

~ Gary Downey, Virginia

4. April 24, 2012

Gina, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Steve was a good guy and I always enjoyed our encounters. He was so very blessed to have you in his life. He will be missed by many. Sue & Jerry Laughrun

~ Sue Laughrun, Newport News, Virginia

5. April 24, 2012

  So sorry to hear about Uncle Steve’s death. Although we haven’t spent time together in recent years, I remember well from childhood. He was a sweet man. Love to you, Aunt Gina, and the rest of the Hall family.

~ Melissa Hall/Williams, Covington, Virginia
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6. April 25, 2012

Dear Gina,
I was so saddened to hear of Steve's fight with cancer and his untimely death. When I heard he retired my thoughts immediately went to him enjoying daily "tee times" at this favorite golf course. May the passage of time ease your pain and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Shauna Epps, Newport News, Virginia

7. April 25, 2012

Dear Gina, Donald, and Family, Although Steve will be so missed, I can only think of the reunion that must be going on in Heaven with his Mom, Dad, and other family members. We will see them again. Love & Prayers, Bob & Janet.

~ Bob & Janet Wiggs, Newport News, Virginia

8. April 25, 2012

Hi Steve, I truly wish you could have spent more enjoyable time on this earth with us, but I am so happy you have received your Glory and are reunited with your Mom and Dad. Gina and your family will miss you dearly. You will always be a part of and included with this circle of friends, Charlie and Gloria, Joe and Linda, Jim and Jen, Ronnie and Jody.
Never to be forgotten.
Miss you, Little Guy

~ Unsigned

9. April 25, 2012

I am saddened to hear that cancer has taken such a wonderful man. I knew Stevie as an adorable child when we lived in Stuart Gardens and was friends with him all through grade school and during our years at NNHS. He will be greatly missed.

~ Sandi Williams Patrick, Williamsburg, Virginia

10. April 25, 2012

My condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to have met and worked with Steve.

~ Craig Harris, Richmond, Virginia

11. April 27, 2012

I am saddened to hear about Steve. He and I are cousins through the relation to Carey Dye. I know Steve is in a much better place and not suffering the pain that we go through here on earth. I pray God will give you the strength to face each day that comes.

~ Glenn Dye Grand Prairie, Texas 
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Published in Daily Press from April 25 to April 26, 2012 (sic)

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1. April 25, 2012

  Gina, I'm sorry for your loss. Steve was a "Good Person and a special friend to Allen & Susan". My prayers are with you and hope to see you soon.

~ Freda Diggs, Poquoson, Virginia

2. April 25, 2012

Sorry for your loss, Gina. A special good-bye to a very dear "old" friend.

~ Jackie Millikin Gray

3. April 25, 2012

To the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Farewell to a serious, hard working guy.

~ Bill Hill, Richmond, Virginia

4. April 25, 2012

Gina I'm sorry about your loss. God will give you strength and grace in day's ahead. Just Trust Him. A friend of the Pullen's.

~ Maggie Madson

5. April 26, 2012

Donald, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your brother. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow.

~ Vickilynn Vanorsdale Pabalan, Suffolk, Virginia

6. April 26, 2012

Gina, we have had you and Steve in our thoughts continually since his diagnosis was made public. As a DJJ employee too, I have been proud of Steve's progress , advancement and achievements through the years. His contributions to the Department will influence the treatment of at risk children well into the future. We also knew him from high school so we were life long friends. Bless your heart and his soul and his memory. May the peace that passes all understanding be granted to you and his family. Love, Malcolm and Polly Davis

~ Malcolm & Polly Davis, Newport News, Virginia
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7. April 26, 2012

Steve was one of the nicest guys at NNHS.. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family,,

~ Dianne Adams Puckette

8. May 06, 2012


I was so sorry to learn of Steve's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I retired from DJJ/7th District CSU last year so I did not realize that he had been sick. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.

~ Sharon Dearing, Newport News, Virginia
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Steve's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

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