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Sarah J. Culpepper

WOODLAND – Sarah Ann Joyner Culpepper, wife of Luther B. “Woo” Culpepper, III, of Woodland, died June 21, 2021, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Mrs. Culpepper was born on April 2, 1944 to the late A.S. “Monk” Joyner and Hilda Thompson Joyner. She was a 1962 graduate of Woodland-Olney High School and a 1966 graduate of Guilford College. It was at Guilford that she met “Woo” Culpepper, her future husband of 54 years.

She has two sons, Luther B. Culpepper, IV, and A. Stanley Culpepper. She has one granddaughter, Sarah Grayce Culpepper, the daughter of Stanley and Lisa Culpepper of Tifton, Georgia. Sarah Grayce’s first name was given to her in honor of Mrs. Culpepper, whose first name was given to her in honor of her own grandmother’s life-long nickname. Mrs. Culpepper also considered Katie Lee Vinson, daughter of Kelly and Sharon Vinson of Oak Island, as her eldest granddaughter.

Mrs. Culpepper was the light and life of her family; she was the absolute center of their lives. As reflected in the Book of Proverbs, her sons do rise up and call her blessed.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, which is the funeral home handling the arrangements and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com. Burial will follow in the farm cemetery on Friday, June 25, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Northeast Academy (210 East Church Street, Lasker, NC 27845) or PAWS (PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855) or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search fund, type: Sarah Culpepper.