Mildred Sluder Culbertson, 95, of Leicester, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her home.
A native of Buncombe Co., Mildred was the daughter of the late Clyde and Fannie Mae Foster Sluder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Van Culbertson; son-in-law, John Chapman; sister-in-law, Wilma Sluder; one sister, and two brothers.
Mrs. Culbertson was a member of Western Chapel United Methodist Church, where she played piano for more than 50 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Chapman and Sharon Wilsdon (Tom); sons, Van "Tom" Culbertson, Jr. (Rena) and Ronnie Culbertson (Mary); brothers, Bill Sluder, Rex Sluder (Georgia), and Riley Sluder (Iris); seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The graveside service for Mrs. Culbertson will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Western Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Chance will officiate.
Her family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue beginning at 2:00 p.m on Friday prior to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Chapel United Methodist Church, PO Box 1657, Leicester, NC 28748.