Tullison “Tully” Tate (1958-1993, Opelika, Alabama).
Ancestors: Jonathan Tate (1758-1833, Ulster, Ireland) Scots-Irish immigrant to colony of New York. Joshua Tate (1828-1904, Marengo County, Alabama). Tullison Tate (1852-1924, Marengo County, Alabama). Hazel Tate (1886-1963, Linden, Alabama). Joseph “Sonny” Tate (1936-2005, Opalika, Alabama).
Tully’s father was country singer Sonny Tate. Tully married Eva Broussard (born Vivian, LA; father, Mike “Sarge” Broussard) who was an unstable woman and runs off repeatedly from the family home. Initially after his marriage Tully and Eva lived in Mobile, Alabama but then they move with the kids to Hosston, Louisiana and he works at the Springhill pulp paper mill driving a timber truck. Lifelong friends with the Broussard and Thibodaux families.
A good time hard-working family man, but who likes to drink and party. His main problem in life is his marriage to Eva Broussard, who will disappear from time to time, leaving their kids unsupervised. For years, Tully would track her down and bring her back home until finally, he gives up on her. He continues to live in Hosston, although his job in Springhill ends when they shut down the paper mill.