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Interment at: Garrett- Hillcrest Memorial Park

Garrett- Hillcrest Memorial Park
Saturday October 6th, 2018

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Saturday October 6th, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Saturday October 6th, 2018

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Mary Louise Culp

Mary L. Culp, age 90 of Cullowhee, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 1, 2018. She was the wife of James Culp and the daughter of the late George and Bell McKenzie. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sylva, NC. She was a retired registered nurse.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers; George McKenzie and Heath McKenzie. 

Mary is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Culp. She was also survived by three sons; James (Gail) Culp Jr., David Culp and his wife Barbara Biss and Michael (Dawn) Culp. Five grandchildren, one great grandchild and one sister; Agnes McKenzie Tiller also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Sylva with Rev. Jeff Mathis officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Burial will follow in the Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Waynesville, NC.

Mary’s request was that no flowers be given and that memorial donations be made in her memory to: United Christian Ministry, PO Box 188 Sylva, NC 28779 or to: MANNA Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd. Asheville, NC 28805.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.       

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My great aunt Louise used to buy gifts for my mother, Joann Mckenzie, and me every year. I remember getting them as a child and being so excited. I really wish my mother and me kept in better touch. I dont think she ever knew how much her thoughtfulness meant to me. I wish I could have told her. I just wanted to share that with her family. I know you guys miss her deeply. Sending my deepest condolences.

Tabitha Craven Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Louise Culp's Family, Very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Peggy C. Jones

Peggy Crawford Jones Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

Angela I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a grandmother is difficult. My prayers are with you and your family.

Karen M. Hensley Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. Culp, We are thinking of you, and praying for you in this difficult time. Love, Donna and Ace

Donna Gent Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

I know you are in a better place & is no longer in pain, but I will miss you terribly. You were a great mentor and friend. You will forever be in my heart. I love you.

Mildred Whiwereteside Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. Culp, We are so sorry for your loss. We admired Your love, dedication and care for your sweet wife. Every time we saw you, you always had a smile on your face, and something positive to say. You are such a wonderful man Mr. Culp. Our thoughts and prayers are with tou and your family. May God bless you.

Tom & Beverly Turrentine Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

I Knew Mary Culp only through the family as a loving Grandma, I may have met her once, anyway Gail Culp has told me that she was a great person and was a nurse, a Mom, grandma, and great-grandma who loved her work and the Lord. May God comfort the family during this time. She is with the Lord, now who she loves!

Tammy Creech Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

To family and love ones of Mary Louise Culp, My condolences to each. I came to know Ms. Culp at Skyland Care Center when my Mother, Eloise Chambers was a patient there. She was a very professional, caring person and I am very sorry for your loss. May God Bless each of your in this time of loss and healing. Charles Chambers Hendersonville, NC

Charles Chambers Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

To Jim and the entire family, We are sadden of the loss of your loved one,however we know Mary is happy now in her new home. Mary was always a big asset to the Skyland Care center. I got to know her well when my mother was there. Mary would always help me with problems that I encountered from time to time. Very sweet person to deal with. May God bless the entire family at this time. Judy

Dennis and Judy Wilkey Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

I have treasured my friendship with Mary for many years. She was a wonderful, positive influence in my life from a young age with one of my first jobs. Mary was always a close friend and I am all the better for knowing her. I share in your loss and send my condolences to the Mr. Culp and family. My heart is with you all. Danny Johnson

danny Johnson Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

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