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Pauline Tanner Hulsey Obituary

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Pauline Tanner Hulsey, 80, went to be in the arms of our Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Lanett, Alabama.

She was born on July 22, 1942, in Downsville, Louisiana to the late Herman and Lucille Tanner. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Tanner, Wilmer Tanner, Everett Tanner, Buddy Tanner, and Arthur Tanner; three sisters, Bertha Mae Powell, Bobby Faye DeMoss, and Janice Marie Taylor; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Ms. Hulsey was baptized in 1975 at Pleasant Valley Assembly of God.

She enjoyed coloring by numbers, sewing, cross stitching, listening to gospel music, and loved any music by Elvis Presley.

She was affectionately known as “Granny” to many. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She loved spending time with her family, especially her kids and grandchildren.

She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Wanda Myers (Glenn), Jeff Hulsey (Pat), John Hulsey, Bobby Hulsey, Linda Mayes (King), Mary Ann Waldron (Greg), David Hulsey (Beverly); 22 grandchildren, Lester Bryant Jr. (Buffy), Willie Bryant (Jade), Waylon Bryant (Tiffany), Gabrielle Myers, Katlyn Scott (Brandon), Josh Hulsey, Crystal Waddle (Shane), Marie Mimbs (Matt), Bobby Hulsey, Jr., Angel Hulsey, Joshua Hulsey (Mi’cah), Dallas Hulsey, Jerry Bullock (Cindy), Lena Peoples (Charles), Becky Brooks (Stephen), Sharon Thomas (Brian), James Waldron (Britney), Seth Waldron, Bethany Waldron, Robert Hulsey, John Hulsey, Matt Hulsey; 42 great-grandchildren with four more on the way; 11 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way; 11 great-great great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Albritton, Floye Mercer; brother, Paul Tanner.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to The National Kidney Foundation.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind message for her family, share a memory of Granny, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Valley Chapel directing.

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