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KINSTON - Rose Pully M.D. passed away on April 8, 2011. A native of Kinston, NC, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pully. Dr. Pully was born in La Grange, NC, on July 12, 1919. In 1922 her family moved to Kinston. After completing her High School education, she attended the Women's College UNC at Greensboro. After graduating with a degree in medical technology in 1941, she worked as a Medical Technologist in hospitals in Concord, Smithfield and Wilmington, North Carolina, over a period of seven years. Her hospital work responsibilities prompted her interest in medical practice and she entered the UNC Medical School in 1947. There she completed the two years then offered, and completed her next two years of Medical training at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, receiving her medical degree there in 1951. Her medical internships were held in Virginia and Chapel Hill. Dr. Pully opened her local practice in 1955 and retired in 1975. She was named Citizen of the year by the Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce in 1975 and inducted into the Lenoir Memorial Hospital Hall of Fame. She served a term on the North Carolina State Medical Board. She was instrumental in helping the Caswell No. 1 Fire Station open as a museum in 1993. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday April 12, 2011 at Gordon Street Christian Church with Rev. Mark Benson officiating. A private burial will be held later. Dr. Pully is survived by her brother, M. W. Pete Pully and her niece Anne E. Pully, both of Kinston. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Gordon Street Christian Church in Kinston, to the , or to a charity of your choice. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

Published in Free Press from Apr. 10 to Apr. 13, 2011
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