Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr.

Everett C. Hullum Jr., 73, former editor of Home Missions magazine, died July 12 in Princeville, Hawaii.

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Everett C. Hullum Jr., 73, died July 12 in Princeville, Hawaii, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Hullum was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Vicksburg, Miss., to Mary Evelyn Webb and Everett Cecil Hullum Sr. The family moved to Dallas in 1954. Hullum earned a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964 and worked as a sports reporter on the Waco News-Tribune before moving to Memphis, Tenn., to edit publications for the Southern Baptist Brotherhood Commission. After working three years at the commission, serving a stint in the U.S. Army, and earning a master of journalism degree at Syracuse University, Hullum moved to Atlanta to work for the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board.  As assistant editor, then editor, of Home Missions magazine, he produced a publication that won numerous regional and national editing, writing and photography/design awards. Following his career in religious journalism, Hullum worked for NationsBank—later Bank of America—as editor of publications. After retiring from the bank, he continued editing and designing publications for various nonprofits, including The Carter Center, Heifer International, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Tech University. He and his wife, Rebecca, enjoyed retirement in Taos, N.M., and Princeville, Hawaii, where he served faithfully in various charitable ministries of local Episcopal congregations. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister, Janice Rebecca Hullum Edwards. He is survived by his wife; son, Matthew Jay Hullum, and daughter-in-law, Anna, of Austin; daughter, Jane Hullum Berglund, and son-in-law, Don, of Atlanta; son, Khanh Duong, and daughter-in-law, Kitty, of Roswell, N.M.; stepsons, Michael Holcomb of Flower Mound and James Long of Corinth, Miss.; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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