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Bellville Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Funeral services for Allie Karine Sullins, of Buckhorn, Texas were held Monday May 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. from Bellville United Methodist Church in Bellville with Rev. Guy Williams and Rev. Wayne Middleton officiating. Interment was at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery near Bellville.

Honorary pallbearers were Doug Thompson, Dick Crick, Gilmore Huebner, James Snell, Haskel LaRose and Bob Fox.

Born in Bartlett, Texas Karine was the daughter of Allie and Mary Karine (Laughlin) Shults.

Karine was raised in Bartlett and Robstown and attended Bartlett Public School and Texas A&I. On March 12, 1938, the former Miss Shults and Mr. Charles Austin Sullins were married with ceremony held in Robstown, Texas.

Karine was a devoted member of Bellville United Methodist Church. For many years she taught lessons on Sunday for the Joy Class, and was a loyal member of the United Methodist Women, a member of the ladies hostess committee at the Bellville Golf Club, and was a Marathon Bridge Player.

Mrs. Sullins had many interests, sewing for her granddaughters Christy and Kendall, hosting cousins reunions on the farm for dozens of family members, tending to her flower garden, putting together beautiful flower arrangements and she loved to garden, sending visitors home with grocery bags full of vegetables always gave her great joy.

Karine loved the men in her life, husband Charles and son Rick. She loved her nieces Norma Kay and Mary as well as their girls and two boys. They brought her immense joy as she prepared for the weddings and births with her sisters Jo and Dit. Being a homemaker was very important to Mrs. Sullins, cooking from scratch and passing her secret recipes on to her daughter-in-law who learned to cook from her by watching her rustle a dinner together for the six of them, Charles, Rick, Georgette, Christy and Kendall. Allie Karine Sullins was one of those rare ladies who remained married to her beloved husband for 65 years.

Allie Karine Sullins, 96, passed away Thursday May 15, 2003 at her home with family by her side.

She is survived by her husband Charles Sullins of Buckhorn, son and daughter-in-law Rick and Georgette Sullins of Houston, granddaughters Christy and Kendall Sullins and other family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents Allie and Mary Karine Shults, sisters Jo Dobberin and Dit Cardwell and their older brother Itus who died at age 6. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Children's Home, 11 Hering Ave., Waco, Texas 76708.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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