Inza L. Pulley

October 26, 2010 • Obituaries


Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Roswell Baptist Temple for Inza L. Pulley, 96, who passed away on Oct. 22, 2010, in her residence at Villa Del Rey in Roswell.

Pastor Bill Whitehead will be officiating. Inza was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Hobart, Okla., to James Gayland and Ru[auth] by Blanchard. On July 9, 1938, she married her lifetime companion, William R.Pulley in De Queen, Ark.

Inza moved with her parents to Roswell in 1942, while her husband was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Gayland and Ruby Blanchard, and her sister, Agnes Newworth of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her husband, William R. Pulley; her sister, Juanita King of Pasadena, Calif.; her brother, Jack and his wife, Pam Blanchard, of Carrollton, Texas; her daughter, Dorothy and husband, Carl Harrison, of Roswell; sons: Bill and wife, Mary Pulley, of Santa Fe, Douglas and wife, Teresa Pulley, of Austin, Texas, David and wife, Debbie Pulley, of St. Louis, Mo.; and beloved exdaughter -in-law, Peggy Pulley of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren: Sherri and husband, Ronnie Beckham, of Roswell, Dara and husband, Ray Fajardo, of Roswell, Michael and wife, Heather Pulley, of Fort Collins, Colo., Clarissa and husband, Rustin Harrell, of Round Rock, Texas, Christal and husband, Chris Swenson, of Las Cruces, Eric Pulley of Sacramento, Calif., Cara Pulley of Washington, D.C.; Erica and husband, Duane Havens of Roswell, and Bryan Pulley of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 g r e a t – g r and chi l d r en: Wendie Vaden, Brian Fajardo, Dara Diane Beckham, Jonathan Beckham, Max Pulley, Seth Havens, Brady Swenson, Mackenzie Harrell, Emma Havens, Temperance Harrell and Allyssa Harrell; and one great-great-grandchild, Lexi Fajardo.

Inza led a full life being a wonderful mother and grandmother to all of her babies. She was a loving and supportive wife for her husband William. She was very active in her church when she was able to attend. She read her Bible daily and enjoyed listening to her Christian programs. She is in peace with God, looking down on her friends and family with eternal love. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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