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Mary Raulsten Culp

March 9, 1927 July 30, 2018
Mary Raulsten Culp
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Obituary for Mary Raulsten Culp

Mary G. Raulsten Culp died in Knoxville, TN, on Monday, July 30 after a brief illness. She was born in Stella, MO, on March 9, 1927 to Don and Mae Freeman Raulsten. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Carolene Kelly, brother J.W. Raulsten, and husband of forty-two years W.J. "Bill" Culp.

She is survived by her two daughters Sheila Culp Kurtz (Donn) and Melaney Culp Dudley (Frank) both of Knoxville. She is also survived by five grandsons: David Kurtz of Washington, DC; Robert Kurtz of Knoxville; James Kurtz of Bethesda, MD; William Kurtz of Bowling Green, KY; John Dudley of Knoxville; and one granddaughter, Mary Dudley Stewart of Mount Juliet. In addition she has eleven great grandchildren.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Lafayette, LA. until her move to Knoxville. She was a devoted wife, mother, and Mamaw and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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