Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 20, 2012

Curtis Ragus Mullins Sr.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GRUNDY, Va. — Curtis Ragus Mullins Sr., affectionately known as “Big Dawg”, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 18, 2012. Born in Richlands, Va. September 16, 1952, he was the son of Agnes McClanahan Mullins, Grundy, Va., and the late T.C. Mullins Jr.,

March 25, 2011.

He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Grundy Church of Christ for over 50 years. He was a 1970 graduate of Mountain Mission School, 1974 graduate of Milligan College receiving his B.S. Degree in Accounting, and a 1980 graduate of Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science. Big Dawg was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Buchanan County Relay for Life, Southern Youth in Action, Juvenile Diabetes of Buchanan County, Grundy Kiwanis Club, Buchanan County Girl Scouts, just to name a few. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and was President of Grundy Funeral Home and Mullins Monuments.

Curtis is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Susan C. Mullins, Grundy, Va.; his mother, Agnes C. Mullins, Grundy, Va.; two sons: Curtis Jr. and wife Ashley Mullins, Charlottesville, Va., Ryan C. Mullins, Grundy, Va.; one daughter: Shannon and husband Jay Coleman, Wise, Va.; three granddaughters: Autumn Olivia Mullins, Charlottesville, Va., Sadie Virginia Mullins, Charlottesville, Va., Isabelle Jane Mullins, Charlottesville, Va. Also, survived by aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  

Funeral Services for Curtis Ragus Mullins Sr. will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grundy Church of Christ with Evgs. Dennis Wimmer, Mike Rife, William L. Neeley, Bob Smith, Raffael Farrow, Dr. James M. Swiney and Pastor Carl Dorton officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.

Friends may call at the Grundy Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with Mason Rites and Services starting at 7:00 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be his Scouts and former Boy Scouts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of the Grundy Church of Christ, Rick Quesenberry, Roy Rife, Tex Dales, Ralph Keene, James Duty, Mike Charles, Clayton Mullins, Debbie Dye, Lou Ellen Owens, Gary Rasnick, Ray Foster, Josh Stewart, Thomas O. Dingus, Winfield “Hoot” Dellinger, James Stump, Jake Hagy, Steward and Lucille Justus, Barry Ratliff, Bobby Johnson, Carl Puckett, J.B. Rife, Danny McClanahan, David McClanahan, Chuck Crabtree, Mark Mullins, Gene Rife, Pat Stiltner, Tidy Team, Bob Blankenship, Frennie E. Justice, and Dr. Melissa Keene.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Boy Scout Troop 740, P. O. Box 1016, Grundy, Virginia 24614 or Southern Youth in Action, P. O. Box 1016, Grundy, Virginia  24614.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of all arrangements.