Tullison “Tully” Tate

Springhill, Louisiana

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.   Although born in Alabama, after his marriage Tully and Eva lived in 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 fellow who likes to drink and party but overall, a decent sort.  His main problem in life is his marriage to Eva Broussard, will disappear from time to time, leaving their kids unsupervised.  For years, Tully would track her down and bring her back home until finally, once the kids are almost grown up, he gives up on her.  He continues to live in Hosston, although his job in Springhill  ends when they shut down the paper mill, working for a whle at the ccorrugated box factory and then at the cross tie plant.

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