We celebrate the life of Ola Mae Culpepper. Her love for life has been manifest in her love for Christ and His creation. She was born Nov. 20, 1920 to Arthur Bennett and Vera Mae Cook. She committed her life to Christ and was baptized at Cowford on Holmes Creek. She became a member of First Baptist Church, Chipley, on March 3, 1951. Born south of Bonifay, she and her husband Jack Robertson moved to the Schell Farm off of Falling Water Road in 1946. Because of her love of plants she established and ran Falling Water Nursery for 27 years. Ola was actively involved in the establishment of Falling Waters State Park. She was a member of the Audubon society and garden clubs.
She was preceded in death by husbands - 2nd Lt Clifford Wayne, Jack Ellison Robertson and Wesley Culpepper.
She is survived by her son, Dr. James C. Wayne and Linda of Greensboro, N.C. and her daughter, Jackie Robertson Seay and Glynn of Chipley. Mrs. Culpepper has four grandchildren, Michael David Wayne (Advance, N.C.), Joel Clifford Wayne (Beaver Dam, Ky.), Jason Robertson Seay (Lucas Lake) and Dr. Anna Seay (Mobile, Ala). She also has seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Chipley City Cemetery. Officiates for the services are Dr. James C. Wayne and the Rev. Joel Wayne. The family received friends from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home. If so desired, contributions may be made in her memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 643, Chipley, FL 32428 or Falling Waters State Recreation Area, 850-638-6130. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.