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Nannie Lee Culbreth / February 18, 2020

Nannie Lee Culbreth of Bullock, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at the age of 73. She was born in Granville County, N.C., Oct. 8, 1946 the daughter of the late Jack Culbreth and the late Willie Lee Wilkerson Culbreth. Nannie was a life long member of Union Chapel Baptist Church where she was a secretary and a member of the choir. She was a shipping and receiving clerk at JFD and worked in the shipping department at Northern Telecom for 31 years. She helped to raise all of her family and many others and had a soft spot for Brittany and Gracie.

Nannie is survived by nieces, Rhonda Hester (Neil) of Bullock, N.C., Diane Ellington (David) of Oxford, N.C., and Denise Whitlow (Mike) of Roxboro, N.C.; nephews, Chad Newton (Mary) of Bullock, N.C., Billy Newton (Lisa) of Bullock, N.C., and Michael Newton of Durham, N.C.; numerous great nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Faye Newton of Highland Village, Texas; and a special friend, Deborah Phillips of Apex, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Horace William Newton and James Ollie Newton, and the mother who raised her, Annie Bell Newton.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Reverend Jackie Wray officiating with Rev. Earnie Taylor and his wife, Gunda. The family received friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church at 4433 Shiney Rock Road. Clarksville, VA 23927.

Online condolences may be made at

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