Thomasville Times Enterprise

December 10, 2012

Esther Perkins Ulmer

Staff Writer


Services for Esther Perkins Ulmer, 89, of Whigham, Ga., are at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, Providence Baptist Church, Whigham. The Rev. Doug Halstead and the Rev. Chad Cooper will officiate.  Interment will be in Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham. Active pallbearers are Tracy Ulmer, Vic Harrison, Dave Ulmer, Matt Ulmer, Justin Futch and Will Ulmer.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Providence Baptist Church Caleb Sunday School Class. Mrs. Ulmer passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Pinewood Nursing Center, Whigham. She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Whigham, to the late D. D. Perkins and Kate Jones Perkins.  On Feb. 15, 1941, she married Leroy Ulmer Sr.  Mr. Ulmer preceded her in death on July 1, 2000.  She was an honor graduate of Whigham High School and a lifetime home maker.  Mrs. Ulmer was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Survivors include children, Kay U. Harrison of Whigham, Rufus L. Ulmer Jr. of Whigham, William D. Ulmer (Janice) of Whigham, Michael Phillip Ulmer of Johnson City, Tenn., Esther Ann Ulmer of Venice, Fla.; grandchildren, Pam H. Howell (Wade) of Whigham, William Victor Harrison (Wendy) of Bishop, Tracy Lamar Ulmer (Susan) of Cairo, Leanne U. Futch of Pittsview, Ala., William D. Ulmer II (Jennifer) of Richmond, Ky., Matthew D. Ulmer (Lisa) of Watkinsville, Aaron Ulmer Neesmith of Crossville, Tenn., Kathlyn Elizabeth Neesmith of Venice, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jordan Howell of Whigham, Madeline Harrison of Bishop, Olivia Harrison of Bishop, William Victor Harrison Jr. of Bishop, Ethan Ulmer of Cairo, Nicolas Ulmer of Cairo, Justin W. Futch of Ochlocknee, Austin Lee Futch of Ochlocknee, William D. Ulmer III of Richmond, Ky., Wyatt Douglas Ulmer of Richmond, Ky., Charlie Dixon Ulmer of Watkinsville; sisters, Rosa P. Kines of Cairo, Winifred P. Maxwell of Cairo. Mrs. Ulmer was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Ulmer Sr.; parents, D. D. and Kate Perkins; and son-in-law, Bill Harrison. Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 975 Providence Rd., Whigham, Ga. 39897 and the Alzheimer’s Association. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. Guests may sign the online register at — Clark Funeral Home