John Hiram Culbreath

Born: Tue., Jan. 18, 1916
Died: Wed., Feb. 23, 2011

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John Hiram Culbreath, of Union Point, Georgia, died, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Greene Point Health Care & Rehab in Union Point. He was born on January 18, 1916 in Greene County between Union Point and Siloam to the late William Hiriam Culbreath and Jessie Griffeth Culbreath He grew up in Union Point with a family of four sisters and two brothers. He graduated from Union Point High School and completed a correspondent course in Business Administration and Commercial law. He worked part-time from 1936 to 1939 at Kimbrough Carlton Drug Store and from 1939 to 1941 at Callaway''s store and funeral home. In 1941 he moved to Baltimore where he worked at Glenn L. Martin for four years, moving back to Union Point in 1945. He worked with the United States Postal Service at his hometown Post Office in Union Point, Georgia. At the time of his retirement in 1977 he had achieved the position of Supervisor.

John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point joining in 1929 and serving in various capacities for over fifty-three years. He began his service in 1936, as an Intermediate boy, when he was elected by the church to serve as Sunday School Secretary. He later served as teacher of the Intermediate Department and the Men''s Bible Class. For forty years he was Sunday School Director and deacon. He was chairman of the Building Committee for the present church facilities. He also served the Georgia Baptist Association as Brotherhood Director, Clerk of the Association and as Moderator.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Penfield Christian Home and was treasurer for many years. Among his various services in civic organizations he was a member of the Board of Directors of Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital; fifty-four years as a member of the Union Point Lions Club; a Union Point City Councilman and Mayor Pro-tem; served on Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union Point Community Center; coordinator of the local blood bank; and Chairman of the local Red Cross.

Mr. John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Reese Culbreath of Union Point, GA; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Virginia Moody, Grace Hinson, Hilda Byrd, Fannie Maude Culbreath, Harold G. Culbreath and William Franklin Culbreath.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Harry Michael officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Rabun Culbreath, Harry Culbreath, Ben Hinson, Jimmy Hinson, Richard Moody, Ralph Byrd, Gregg Reese and Tony Reese. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Union Point First Baptist Church. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Penfield Christian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, GA 30669 or the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at Callaway Funeral Home. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.callawayfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell
   Posted Wed February 23, 2011
You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Wed February 23, 2011
Dear Family and Friends, Mr. John has been a Blessing for you and your community. God Bless all of you. Mrs. Betty Jo Evans

Nora Wall and Linda Howell
   Posted Wed February 23, 2011
Linda and I wish you comfort and send our prayers to you Martha Ann and your family. Keep your memories close, they will comfort you.

Ann Worthen
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
So sorry for your loss! May God bless your family!

bertha turner
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
so sorry about mr John,.alway spoke and had a smile. sara dreyer and bertha turner

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Mr. John was a remarkable SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the weeks and days to come.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. John was someone who loved God with all his heart. What an example for us all.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Ms. Mary & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. John. He was a wonderful person and he lived his life to the fullest. You and the family are in my prayers.

Residents&Staff Willow Run
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of loss

Jim&Joan Carpenter
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Miss Mary, We share your grief. Mr. John has been a faithful servant to God ,an honorable public servant and a good friend .We will miss him. He was uncomplaining and an example for us all. Love, Jim and Joan

Sibley Bryan, Jr.
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Mary, so sorry to hear of John's passing. Both of you have meant a great deal to me, espescially John when I returned to Union Point. I will always remember him as a good friend. Pleas call if I can help you. Sibley

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
Deepest sympathy to each family member. Mr. John was always kind and considerate. He enjoyed a positive attitude and brightened the lives of all blessed to know him. Our thought and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Barry and Teresa Churchwell

Melanie Langham Witherington
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family during this very difficult time. May God comfort you. Jessie W. Langham Family

Sheila Fambrough
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
Iam so sorry my prayers are with the Family

Charles and Betty Durham
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
Mary, We were sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be missed. You were both wonderful neighbors. Our prayers are with you. Love, Charles and Betty

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey & Family

Brenda LIndsey
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
You are in my thoughts and prayers Sophie Drane

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat February 26, 2011
Mr. John will be missed by many people. He was a good man and will certainly be missed at First Baptist Church!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gen and Carolyn King Meads
   Posted Mon February 28, 2011
Our sincere condolences. Gene and Carolyn King Meads

Claire Kelly Smith and Shirley Haynes
   Posted Tue March 01, 2011
My mother and I want to extend our sympathies - you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. John was such a nice man and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.