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Paul SULLINS

Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Paul Sullins
Attorney, Associate Justice

23 December 1912-21 April 2008

Paul Sullins, 95, of Bella Vista, Ark., died at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. He was born in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., to George Thomas "Tom "Sullins and Cynthia Lavina “Viney” Neal Sullins. After finishing his public school education he entered the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, from which he graduated. He then began his study of the law at the school of law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville from which he earned his law degree. After graduation from law school he began his career as an Attorney and as a public servant. Mr. Sullins was a member and former officer of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees from 1952 to 1963, appointed by Gov. Francis Cherry, and was a past president of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association. He served as secretary and general counsel for the Crossett Co. in Crossett, Ark., until July 1962 and served in a similar capacity with the Georgia Pacific Crossett Division following GP's acquisition of the Crossett Co., until his retirement in 1976. He was a past director and officer of Tri-State Mill Supply Co., the AD & N Railway Co., the Public Utilities Co. of Crossett and the First State Bank of Crossett.
He was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Garland County Bar Association. He was a past president of the Arkansas Junior Bar Association and a past chairman of the Executive Committee of the Junior Bar. He was appointed by Gov. David Pryor as a special associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1977.
He was a past president and 30-year member of the Crossett Rotary Club, a past member of the Arkansas Library Commission and a past chairman and 20-year member of the Board of Directors of the Crossett Public Library, later named the Paul Sullins Library in his honor. He was a past member of the Arkansas Environmental Preservation Commission (now the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Heritage Commission ), appointed by Gov. Dale Bumpers, and was a former president of the Ouachita River Valley Association.
He was a past chairman of the Ashley District Boy Scouts of America and a past vice president of the Desoto Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Crossett First Methodist Church for more than 30 years, serving as a member of the Board of Steward, a teacher and a church-school superintendent. He was preceded in death by his first wife of more then 50 years, Mary Kathryn Bell Sullins. He and Kathryn were parents of two sons and a daughter. He married again to Doris Crane Naylor Sullins who survived him.

Contributed on 11/16/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 11/16/08 • Approved: 2/15/09 • Last Updated: 7/30/12 • R103122-G0-S3

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