Charles V. Cullipher

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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COLERAIN – Charles Vandy Cullipher, age 53, lost a long battle with cancer on January 20, 2020 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mr. Cullpher was born in Hertford County, NC, on May 7, 1966, a son of Charlie Henry and Bettie Sue Lewis Cullipher. Charles worked as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic for Kinder Morgan of Hertford in Winton, NC. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Charles was an avid Carolina Tarheel and Redskins fan. He enjoyed supporting and being a member of the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, but above everything else, Charles loved his family, supporting his children and especially his grandchildren in all their endeavors, especially sports.

Along with his parents, left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Mary Ellen Fairless Cullipher; two daughters, Brittany  Harrell of Colerain, NC, Brandice Kaitlyn Cullipher of Windsor, NC; a son, Bryce Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC; a granddaughter, Shelby Elizabeth Walker of Colerain, NC; three grandsons, Jaxson Wilkins Harrell of Colerain, NC, Alex Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC, and Gavin Allen Hoggard of Windsor, NC; two brothers, Eric Cullipher and wife Jennifer of Grimesland, NC, and Darren Cullipher and wife, Jennifer of Ridgeland, MS; and special friends, Melvin and Heather Hinchey, and Lee Hinchey of Colerain, NC.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Tripp and Rev. Ricardo Hardison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made directly to the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; Service League Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or to the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, 850 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC, 27924; or you may donate online by visiting; then type Charles Cullipher.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cullipher family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting