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Laura Hellams Culbertson

Dateline-Laurens, South Carolina

Laura Hellams Culbertson, age 94, widow of Harley Calvin “Cub” Culbertson of 830 South Harper St., passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at the NHC of Clinton.

She was born in Laurens, SC and was a daughter of the late Benjamin Willis Hellams and Vaughan Gritton Hellams.

Mrs. Culbertson was a graduate of Laurens High School Class of 1944. She worked as secretary and bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Laurens Tire and Recapping. Laura was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she served as Financial Secretary for many years, she was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her three sons, James Calvin Culbertson (Vicky), Benjamin Hellams Culbertson (Renee), Thomas Earvin Culbertson (Carolyn); nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by two sisters, Frankie B. Lee and Mary Hellams Moore.

A private graveside service will be held at Union Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Daniel Eplee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Laura’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Laurens, P.O. Box 203, Laurens, SC 29360.

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Gray Funeral Home of Laurens


  1. Eleanor M Lawson on April 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Laura and I were graduates from Laurens High the same year. She was such a lady, always pleasant and easy going. We all loved Laura. My condolences to the family.
    Eleanor Morrison Lawson

  2. Teresa Fox on April 17, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Dear Calvin, Vicky and Family,
    Mark and I were saddened to learn of the passing of your Mother. All of us are sending you our deepest sympathies, love and prayers during this time and in the days ahead for peace and comfort.

    Mark and Teresa Fox Family
    Aiken, S.C.

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