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Virginia Hayes Culbertson

1948 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Flowers
Virginia Culbertson

Fountain Inn

Miss Virginia Hayes Culbertson ("Tuta" or "Cub"), of Fountain Inn, SC died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after an extended illness of Pneumonia and complications.

Born on August 27, 1948, in Newberry, SC she was the daughter of Virginia Hayes Culbertson and the late Russell O'Neal Culbertson.

Tuta was a 1966 graduate of Newberry High School. She then graduated from Winthrop College in 1970 with a degree in Elementary Education and received a Masters Degree from Clemson University. Miss Culbertson retired after more than 30 years with the Greenville County School System, having taught at both Ellen Woodside Elementary and Woodmont Middle School.

She was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, Newberry, and a longtime faithful supporter of the Clemson Tigers and IPTAY.

In addition to her mother, Virginia, of Newberry, Miss Culbertson is survived by a niece, Staci Mims (Stephen) of Lexington; a nephew, Trey Culbertson of Aiken; a sister-in-law, Bonnie R. Culbertson of Aiken; three great-nieces, Rachel and Mary-Margaret Mims, and Mia Culbertson; a great-nephew, Luka Culbertson; and her loving cats, Clemson, Tiger, Bandit, and Smokey and a Cocker Spaniel, Lucy. She was predeceased by her father, and her brother, Russell O'Neal "Rusty" Culbertson, II.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel, Newberry by the Rev. Stephen Mims.

The family will receive friends following the service at Whitaker Funeral Home, and interment will then follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests memorials to the Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607 or to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

"Tuta" or "Cub" was loved and cherished by so many, and will be sorely missed.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 31, 2014
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