Services Tuesday for Mary Sullivan

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Mary Wayland Sullivan, 80, wife of former Metro Pulse publisher Joseph W. Sullivan, passed away on April 18. Born and raised in Knoxville, she attended both private and public schools here before going to St. Anne’s School in Charlottesville, Va., for high school, where she was president of her class and editor of the school newspaper. She subsequently graduated from Randoph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va., majoring in music.


Her marriage to Joe Sullivan spanned 58 years, and because of his work, they lived in Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey before returning to Knoxville in 1992.

Mary Sullivan was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Chi Omega, the Junior League, the Colonial Dames, Lakemoor Hills Garden Club, the Music Study Club and the Smart Club. She also loved opera and was a staunch supporter of the Knoxville Opera.

Funeral services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 North Broadway, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, followed by the receiving of friends in the parish house. A private family burial will follow. Full obituary here.

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