JOHNSTON – Funeral Services for Ebb Chalmers Culbreath, III, age 72, will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Johnston First Baptist Church at 2 pm. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Culbreath, a native of Johnston, died peacefully surrounded by his family, May 16, 2012. He was a son of the late Ebb Chalmers, Jr. and Mays Cooper Culbreath. Chalmers was a graduate of Johnston High School and attended USC. He remained a Gamecock fan all his life, served in the Army National Guard, was a SC Forest Steward, and loved hunting, fishing, boating, snow skiing, and spending time at Edisto Beach. Chalmers was president and owner of E. C. Culbreath, Inc. Asphalt Grading and Paving in addition to Johnston Self Storage.
After retirement, he and his wife (who adored him) of 46 years became involved in a children’s rescue ranch in the mountains of Honduras. He made numerous trips to rework the old road up the mountain. He also was involved in the Windy Gap men’s retreat in the NC mountains where his greatest pleasure was taking new men each year.
In Johnston, he was a lifetime member of Johnston First Baptist Church, a deacon for 40 years, a member of the Jack Reeves SS class, a member of the Ridge Fishing Club, the Jaycees, the Johnston Cotillion and the Ridge Heritage Association. He was a collector and kept a head full of trivia and memories. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved watching and listening to the woods awaken in the early morning.
Survivors include his wife: Dixie Chastain Culbreath; daughters: Jennifer (Arthur) Dwight, Sumter; Julie (John) Ducworth, Clemson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sonny and Anne Chastain, Simpsonville; grandchildren: Carter Chastain Dwight and Arthur Jenkins Dwight, Jr.
Chalmers will be greatly missed here on earth, but is in Heaven now after a courageous bout with gastric and bone cancer.
Memorials may be made to Rancho Ebenezer, c/o World Gospel Outreach,
P.O. Box 14348, Humbel, TX 77347-4348.
Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.