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Earl Sylvester Culbreth

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


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Aug 16, 2006
6:00 8:00 PM


New Hope Presbyterian Church PCA
1484 Hwy 28 By-Pass
Abbeville, SC  29620
Aug 17, 2006
2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Mrs. Culbert & Family: Sandy & I were so sorry to hear about Earl's passing. He was a good friend and I always trusted him with repair to our cars over the years, especially Mother's 53 Plymouth which she continued to drive until she was 87. Earl would always help her anytime she would call. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you during the days ahead. James Marvin & Sandy 1Thess4:13-18

James Marvin Williams Aug 23 2006 12:00 AM

Dear Mike and Family, This is Tina from O'Charley's in Greenwood. My thoughts and prayers go out to u all. If anything i can do please give a call. I will be thinking about u.

Tina Owens Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

Many yeas ago, I was on the Florida with my family and had unexpected car trouble. I did not have any extra money. To pay for the car bill would mean turning around and taking the family back to Anderson instead of Florida. Mr. Culbreath told me to pay him "the next time" I came through Abbeville. A few weeks later, I came back with the money and he just smiled and said he figured that I was someone he could trust. That was this stranger I really never knew. I know that the Lord is smiling to have one of his good servants with him now in the Kingdom of God. Thank you for letting me share my experience with this good man. Joe Norris

Joseph Norris Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

I was so sad to see Mr. Earl had passed away. I will always remember his sweet smile and sense of humor. He was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you, Thelma, and the rest of the family. Love, Lisa

Lisa Carter Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

Mr. Earl, you are loved and missed. Ms. thelma, and Earlene, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your "favorite" hospice nurse.

Laurie Stahl Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

To all the family,you have our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Bill & Racahel Blackburn Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

Thelma & Family. You are in my prayers. Earl was such a sweet & kind man. Kathy

Kathy Stockman Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

Mr Culbreth was a true gentleman. I have many fond memories of him when I had the glass shop next door. He was always willing to lend a hand. I regret we will not be able to attend his memorial service. We extend our thoughts and prayers to you his family. Steve & Karen

Steve & Karen Swartzentruber Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM

Earline & Wayne: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Bobbie Bone Aug 16 2006 12:00 AM