Earl Sylvester Culbreth, 85, resident of 269 Hwy. 28 N. husband of Thelma Fisher Culbreth died Monday Aug. 14, 2006 at Richard Campbell V.A. Home n Anderson, SC.
Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was a son of the late James Bailey and Sara Price Culbreth.
Earl was a US Army veteran having served in the European Theater during World War II. He was a retired self employed mechanic having owned and operated Culbreth Brothers Garage for many years. He was a Mason and a member of the Clinton Lodge # 3 AFM and a Shriner and member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville, SC. He was a member of the American Legion of Abbeville Post # 2 and a member of VFW Post 6087 in Abbeville, SC. He was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church PCA and was a deacon of the church.
Survivors include his wife Thelma Fisher Culbreth of the home, 1 daughter Earline Sears and her husband Wayne of Abbeville, SC, 1 son Mike Culbreth and his wife Lucille,of Abbeville, SC 1 step-son Alan McCurry of Huntersville, NC, 3 step-daughters Maree Anderson of Greenwood, SC, Micky Rodriguez of Greenwood, SC and Laura Patterson of Greenwood, SC, 2 brothers Howard Culbreth and his wife Virginia and Bobby Culbreth and his wife Barbara both of Abbeville, SC, 6 grandchildren Phillip, Shannon both of Abbeville, SC and Jonathan Sears of Laurens, SC, Chasity Voyles, Bryan Culbreth, Shelby McAlister all of Abbeville, SC, 8 Step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was twice married first to the late Sara Beauford Culbreth.
He was preceded in death by a sister Estelle Botts and a brother Raeford Culbreth.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Aug. 17, 2006 at 2:00 PM at New Hope Presbyterian Church PCA with the Rev. Tommy Cartledge officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening. The family is at the home of his daughter Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sears 117 Woodland Way Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to New Hope Presbyterian Church PCA at 1484 Hwy. 28 By-Pass Abbeville, SC 29620