The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 17, 2013

Rev. Bill Culbertson

Thursday, May 16, 2013 — Kernersville – Rev. William L. “Bill” Culbertson, 90, went home to be with the Lord May 14, 2013.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg, S.C.

A native of Cross Hill, S.C., he was the son of the late Henry Grady Culbertson and Anna Hester Richie Culbertson.

He served his country during WWII with the U.S. Army serving in the South Pacific. Upon return from his service, he finished his education at Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He married the former Frances L. Nivens on September 18, 1948.

He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.  He was a Baptist minister serving Powderly Baptist Church in Powderly, Texas, College Park Baptist Church in Rock Hill, S.C., Boulevard Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. and First Baptist Church in Marshville, N.C. He was serving those churches before retiring in 1990.  

For a few years after retirement, he taught at Montgomery County Community College in Troy, N.C. and pastored at Eldorado Baptist Church in Eldorado, N.C.

He moved to Badin Lake in Montgomery County after retirement where he lived for 20 years with his wife, Frances. Because of his declining health, they moved to Kernersville and in March he entered the North Carolina Veterans Nursing Home where he died.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by a brother, Tab Culbertson.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Frances L. Culbertson of the home; daughter, Ann Flynn and Bill of Kernersville; son, Billy Culbertson Jr. of Colorado; grandchildren, Brady Flynn, Kenley Flynn, Emery Flynn and Jamie Culbertson; sister, Ellen Sullivan of Mississippi; brothers, Grady Culbertson of South Carolina, and Bobby Culbertson and Tricia of Florida; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family will visit with friends at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 and please designate for research purposes.

Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-Jeffer


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