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James Blackburn "Jim" Culbert

January 30, 1943 — September 27, 2022


James Blackburn “Jim” Culbert, age 79 of Calhoun, GA, passed away on September 27, 2022 at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA.


Jim was born on January 30, 1943 in Washington, DC, son of the late Guy Albert Culbert, Sr. and Myra Pershing Blackburn. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Culbert. Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He formerly attended Calhoun First Baptist Church.


Jim is survived by: one daughter, Caryn Knox and her husband Jason; one son, Christopher Culbert and his wife Courtney; two grandsons, Callan Culbert and Cason Culbert; three brothers, Guy “Corky” Culbert, Jr. and his wife Jeanne, Andrew Culbert and his wife Gina, and David Culbert and his wife Linda; one sister-in-law, Dondria Culbert; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Thomas Funeral Home.


Memorial Services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 11 AM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Corey Forsyth officiating. Inurnment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.


Honorary escorts will include Roger Rigney, Larry House, Jack Brumlow, Martin Vaughn, John Lord,  Buzzy McMillian and Larry Cochran.


In lieu of flowers you may make donations in memory of Jim to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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