THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, April 8, 1971
Melvin B Fuller, 77of 901 Lambert Avenue, Bunnell, died Monday afternoon at Bunnell General Hospital
He was born in Rutherford, Alabama, September 6, 1893 and moved from Macon, Georgia to Bunnell in 1922. He became publisher and editor of The Flagler Tribune in January 1924 and 43 years later sold the newspaper in November 1966 upon his retirement.
Mr. Fuller served several terms as a member and chairman of the Flagler School Board and was County Superintendent of Schools from 1936 to 1940. He also served as Mayor of the Town of Bunnell. He is a charter member and Past Commander and held life membership in Flagler Post No. 115 of The American Legion. He was a member and Past Chef of Forty and Eight. His military service was in World War I. He was a charter member of Bunnell Lions Club.
Mr. Fuller was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bunnell and served on the Official Board for many years. He served many years as Scoutmaster of Bunnell Troop of Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Bunnell Lodge No. 200 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 93 and served as Worshipful Master of his Lodge. .
He is survived by his wife, Lula M., Bunnell; two brothers, B. D. (Judge) and Theo B. Fuller, both of Panama City, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held this Thursday, April 8th, at 11 o’clock at First United Methodist Church in Bunnell with Reverend Earle Wilder, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Espanola Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: M. B. McDaniel, Claire Biddle, John A. Clegg, Alfred R. Tucker, Leslie Tucker and W. W. Deen.