Mary Ruth Blackshear Culpepper, 82, of Paris, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, entered into rest on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Medical City Hospital of Ft. Worth.
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Holt officiating and Hannah Kennedy serving as eulogist. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mary, the daughter of Charles Hollowell & Mildred Ruth Herndon Hollowell, was born May 22, 1938, in Paris.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cattle ranching, canning & preserving, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. In her younger years she enjoyed watering skiing and when she was more than seventy years of age she received her certificate for scuba diving. She and her husband, Ron, have volunteered many hours at the Downtown Food Pantry. When her children graduated from high school, Mary began attending Paris Junior College and went on to receive her Associate Degree.
Mary had attended the Cottonwood Church of God for many years and the Paris Church of God following her move to Paris. She loved everyone and lived life to the fullest!
She had worked at Campbell Soup, Westinghouse, and Hollywood Vasarette.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Curtis Lee Blackshear, Sr., her parents, Charles & Ruth Hollowell, and her siblings, Charles Thomas and Mildred.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Culpepper, children; Rose Newhouse & husband David of Honey Grove, Curtis Lee Blackshear, Jr. of Paris, Gerry Blackshear & wife Vicki of Paris, and Sammy Jean Porter & husband Ross of Powderly, grandchildren; Keith, Sharon, Bradley, Angie, Jessica, Rhett, Hannah, Britta, and Sam along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Hannah Kennedy, Britta Foote, Jessica Duplantis, Angie Ary, Sam Newhouse, and Craig Foote.
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