Oline Mullins was born on July 20, 1927 to Hager and Emma Ritchie Madden and died on December 6, 2005,
making her stay on earth 78 years, 4 months and 16 days.
She married Gail B. Mullins on January 4, 1947. They were married 53 years until his death on March 8,
2000. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two sisters, Marie Reedy (Gillis) and
Josephine Holcomb (Hoover) both of Isom; two sons, Nyle Mullins (Franka) of Frankfort, and David Mullins
(Denise) of Isom; one grandson, Richard Mullins (Angie); and two great grand children, Sam and Ellie Mullins all
of Dry Fork.
She was born and grew up in Knott County and graduated from Carr Creek High School. After her marriage
to Gail they lived in Knott County for several years, but had made their home in Isom for many years; where she
lived until her death. She loved her family, especially her two great grandchildren. She would babysit them until
she got to where she wasn’t able. We will miss the family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas which were
special times in our family.
She cared for Gail after he had a stroke in 1995 until his death and she also helped take care of her mother
until her death.
She fought a very courageous battle with cancer. She loved her sister, Marie, and her brother-in-law, Gillis
Reedy, who were her next door neighbors. They were so good to help her and take care of her during her
During her illness she professed her faith in God and joined the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church on
November 4, 2005. We know now that she is at peace in the arms of Jesus.
We have lost a precious mother and friend, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. She was a loving and devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and friend to all. There was nothing she wouldn’t do or sacrifice for her family. Her pain
and suffering are over and we will miss her very much.
Written by her loving son, David A. Mullins.