Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In Memory of Charlotte Mull Hutchison


In Memory of Charlotte Mull Hutchison.
A true friend to any and all.
You will be greatly missed!

July 23, 2013
Rest in Peace while the angels sing
great Southern Gospel Music!

Hutchison, Charlotte Elizabeth Mull – age 67 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2012 in Knoxville, TN. Host of the long running Mulls Singing Convention TV show. Preceded in death by her parents Rev. J Bazzel Mull and Elizabeth Brown Mull. Charlotte Studied at the University of Tennessee and began her career at the Tennessee Highway Patrol in the early 70’s and that lead to her work at the Tennessee Department of Transportation thru the early 80’s.

Alongside her parents she began her work in Radio … first at WDEH AM/FM in Sweetwater leading to ownership of WJBZ FM – Praise96.3 FM in Knoxville, which she signed on air in 1991 and was General Manager. Thanks to her management WJBZ FM became the Nations #1 Southern Gospel radio station in America. In 2002 Charlotte gave station management responsibilities to son and partner Doug and became station CEO and advisor. At that time she assumed the role of co-host with her parents the Rev. and Mrs. J. Bazzel Mull on the long running television show The Mulls Singing Convention airing locally on WBIR TV and WVLT TV.

She is survived by her loving son and his wife, Douglas J. M. Hutchison and Julia S. Hutchison and a host of loved ones and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 30th from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel .

A funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm Tuesday with Rev Phil Peake officiating.

The entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in the name of Charlotte Mull Hutchison to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of our friend and owner Charlotte Mull.  We ask that you pray for her family and all who were touched by her life.

Thank you Charlotte for your dedication to continue the ministry of Southern Gospel Music. You have blessed our lives so much.

-Praise 96.3 Family

Please pass our condolences to the staff and the Mull family at Praise 96.3 on Charlotte’s passing.
Tim Maze
Canaan’s Crossing

The management and staff of Senior Home Assistance of TN wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Charlotte Mull. Charlotte was a true friend to Senior Home Assistance and we will miss her. We love the Mull family and appreciate everything they have done for southern gospel music.

Tommy Spencer

Sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of Charlotte. I know this is a great loss. I’m sure there is a great singing convention going on in Heaven!

In Sympathy,
Larry H Thompson
So very sad to hear of Charlotte’s passing.  We will certainly be praying for the family and everyone at the station.  If I can ever assist in any way please let me know.
In Christ’s love,
Michael Wayne Smith
So sorry for this loss. We will be praying for the entire Praise 96 family
Gina & Stacy
Reign Song
Jamie, We want to express our sincere condolences to Charlotte’s family and to you and the rest of her 96.3 family.  This is a great loss to everyone who knew her.  If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
Rose, Roger, and Dallas West
Jim and I are stunned just as everyone else that heard of Charlotte’s homegoing.  Just wanted you all to know that we are keeping Doug and all of 96.3 in our prayers.  Love and prayers to each of you…
Jim and Ellen Moss
Our hearts are broken by the news we heard on Praise 96 yesterday afternoon.  We are praying for all of you and the family
Russ Woolard
New Destiny Productions

This is a shock and certainly something I know has shocked the entire family at 96.3, of which we feel a part of as well. In a time like this, there just isn’t words to say, you feel so numb, and only feel like your thumbling through to find the right words. Our hearts go out to all of you and to her family. This is going to be a great loss to all, as she was a great inspiration to everyone that knew her, the lives she touched, not only at WJBZ, but through the television program as well. Please extend our heartfelt sympathy to all, our prayers and love and know that we are praying for everyone there. We love each of you very much.
Ron and Trish Brewer


  1. Our hearts are broken this morning at our loss of this dear sweet friend and mentor. But Charlotte has reached the banks of the Promised land and has reached out and touched the nail scarred hand of her loving Savior. She is reunited with her mom and dad. We thank her for her legacy and her faith. Our tears are many but for Charlotte it is truly party time. Well done good and faithful servant.

  2. I’m deeply saddened by Charlotte’s death. My prayers are with Doug and his family, friends and all the members of 96.3’s radio family. Some of my earliest memories are going to Mull’s singings and watching the program. I was small enough to be carried in my daddy’s arms, we went to Knoxville, Chattanoogna, Etowah… I pray that Doug will continue the Mull family legacy, my radio is never on another station, unless the Vols are playing and it’s not televised. May God bless you and hold you close and comfort you!

  3. So Sorry Charlotte will be greatly missed.

  4. We will truly miss you Sweet Lady!! I’ve been watching Mulls all my life..I love Your Family..

  5. So very sorry for your loss. Charlotte did a fantastic job keeping the Mull’s tradition of Southern Gospel music greatness alive. She WILL be sadly missed.

  6. I am so sorry to here of Charollette’s passing. but she is in a far better place. She has seen our Savior face to face and touched his nail scarred hands. She left a legacy for each and everyone of us. The Mulls left something behind that is hard to find this day and time. I loved to hear her father preach. And she was forever telling us all how much she loved us. I have her family in all my prayers. I pray for her son, and all the radio station employees and everyone who loved and will miss her.

  7. The Mull’s Singing Convention has been part of my family’s Sunday morning for as long as I can remember. My family watched as both Reverend and Mrs. Mull went to be with the Lord. We were touched by Ms. Charlotte’s faithfulness in continuing with the program even though we saw her sadness that seemed to never go away. She carried the “torch” as long as she could. I just pray someone will pick up where Charlotte is leaving off. The Mull’s Singing Convention should go on!

  8. Gail and George Twine

    We are deeply saddened to hear that Charlotte has passed away. Keep your strong faith, and know that she is with her Mom and Dad, what a glorious reunion they are having. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all who will miss her.

  9. I had the pleasure in working for Charlotte Mull for 16 years. I can still remember the fun times and all the stories she told about her Mom and Dad. I know that she will be missed. My prayers go out to Doug and his wife at this time of need. Thank you Charlotte for giving me the opportunity in serving the Lord over the airwaves on Praise 96.3 FM.

  10. The management and staff of Senior Home Assistance of TN wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Charlotte Mull. Charlotte was a true friend to Senior Home Assistance and we will miss her. We love the Mull family and appreciate everything they have done for southern gospel music.

  11. We are going to miss Charlotte every sunday morning, but she is now with her Lord, and her Dad & Mom prayers for the family

  12. Mary & Bill Justice

    Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Charlotte! We have watched the Mull Singing Convention for many years & feel like we know Charlotte & her family ‘well’! Our thoughts & certainly our prayers are with those closest to her (especially her son)! May GOD be near & dear unto you all during these difficult days! WE LOVE YOU & WE’LL SURELY MISS SEEING HER ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!

    Love, Mary & Bill Justice

  13. My sincere condolences to Charlotte ‘s family,I’m so sad to hear that she passed away.

  14. We will miss our friend …such a lovely lady. i thought she was doing better . i loved her and her family …

  15. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Charlotte’s family and everyone there at Praise! Charlotte and Praise 96.3 have been so faithful to support Rutledge Pike Missionary Baptist Church. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!!

  16. It is with sadness that I learned today of the passing of Charlotte. I am thankful for her dedication in carrying on the Sunday morning program. It has been a great joy throughout the years to listen to Preacher Mull and Mrs. Mull and then Charlotte as we dressed for church. Many lives have been touched by their faithfulness in spreading the gospel. Our prayers are with the family and with the Praise 96.3 team.

  17. I was so shocked to hear of Charlotte’s passing. She was my exercise partner in gym class at Fulton High in the early sixties. She was a lot of fun. I watched the Mull’s Singing Convention as long as I remember. I also loved going the Gospel Singings (especially at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium). Those were such good times. The Mull family has certainly put Knoxville on the map of Southern Gospel Music. They will all be missed for many years to come. My prayers are with Doug and all of you at the 96.3 station family as well as the WVLT family. Such a loss for our community. I know she’s happy with her Lord and her mother and daddy.

  18. I wanted to say ms mull will be greatly missed. i talked on the fone and to gail only a few times and im still blessed by the music and the memories of her on the convention on dvr. thank the lord that god gave us people like ms mull to bless us all by. my prayers and condolences goes to the radio family and most important her own family and to gail and tommy may god bless u all. love in christ brian dockery sgmfan.

  19. Kathy Bailey & Family

    So Sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Charlotte, we loved her so much, Have watched the Mulls my whole life , just loved her dad and Mom so much always got up to watch the Program and get ready for church, I know they are all in Heaven reunited singing a Gospel song, Praying for son Doug and Wife and all the Praise Family!

  20. Kathy Bailey & Family

    We are So sad to hear of the passing of Charlotte she was such a beautiful person that loved the lord so much, and would always uplift you if you had a problem, she was such a special la special Lady Watching her and her Mom on Sundays was so special they both made each Sunday morning so special, as you were getting ready for church! I hope her her sher son will carry on the Program for yrs to come. Praying for the family in this time of sorrow.

  21. Continued prayers for the Hutchinson/WJBZ family! Doug, please carry on the great legacy of your grandparents and your parents!! May God bless and comfort you in a special way!!

  22. My sweet elderly mother & I looked forward to the Mull Singing Convention every Sunday morning for so many years now. We felt as though we had been told of a relative’s death upon hearing of Charlotte’s passing. We know how she loved and missed her Mom & Dad and now she is rejoicing with them and praising the Lord Jesus whom they witnessed for so many years here on Earth. She will be so missed by all those who shared her enthusiasm and love of Southern Gospel Music. Thank you Charlotte for your service and love these many years.

  23. I picked up the newspaper & looked at the obituaries & thought ~~~ that looks like Charlotte~~~it is Charlotte!!! You never know when God is ready to take you home. It was Charlotte’s time b/c her work on earth is done. I am still in shock! Prayers going up for family & WJBZ.

  24. God call’s us when he is ready, not when we are but my sweet Lady you will be deeply missed and never forgotten. God bless your family and friends and friends you never got to meet. Miss you every Sunday morning.

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