Paul L. Mullins, age 96, of Ingraham, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Lakeland Healthcare Center in Effingham.
Paul was born in Bible Grove Township on April 21, 1921, the son of Cleeo Alva and Laura M. (Wyatt) Mullins. He married Noma J. Kepley on December 10, 1943, in Olney, and together they shared 66 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2010.
Paul farmed throughout his lifetime. In 1970, Paul and Noma’s family began a tradition of creating an extraordinary Christmas Light Display that thousands of visitors enjoyed for 26 years.
He is survived by two daughters: Beverly Taylor of Birmingham, England, and Rita Cooper (Gary) of Xenia; 4 grandchildren: Stephanie Twazzi (Anas) of Birmingham, England, Luke Taylor of London, England, Travis Cooper (Charlotte) of Xenia, and Laura Blomme (Patrick) of Victor, IA; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Edith Mullins of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son: Vaughn Mullins; and 2 brothers: Loren and Clyde Mullins.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Ingraham Cemetery, with Ron Payne officiating. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. The family requests no flowers or gifts and prefers donations be made to Ingraham Cemetery Fund or Clay County Hospice and these will be accepted through the funeral home.