Fred Elms Culvern III

February 7, 1947October 9, 2021

Fred Elms Culvern, III, 74, of Lilburn, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 9, 2021, in Lexington, SC.

Mr. Culvern was born in Columbia, SC. He was the son of the late Fred Elms Culvern, Jr. and Doris Myrtle Duffie. He attended AC Flora High School and graduated from Clemson University in 1969 with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the SC National Guard for six years. He worked for AT&T and several of its subsidiaries for 35 years before retiring. He later worked part-time for AutoZone.

Fred was a loyal and avid Clemson fan and never missed a football game in the Valley. He loved trucks and often could be found polishing his pride and joy - his black GMC AT4.

He loved his family and was extremely proud of his children and five grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joanne M. Culvern; daughters Angela C. Martin and husband Chris of Orlando Florida, and Ashley E. Phillips and husband Daniel of Loganville, GA., grandsons Braden Showley, Colton Showley, Noah Phillips, Jacob Phillips, and Teddy Martin; and sisters Doris C. Brock (Bill) of Charlotte, NC, Anne C. Albers (Rick) of Johns Island, SC, and sister-in-law, Kathy J. Culvern of Wagner, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Christopher S. Culvern.

A Memorial Service will be held on at at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 2299 Rosebud Road, Grayson, GA, 30017.


5 November

Memorial Service

2:30 pm

Chesnut Grove Baptist Church

Grayson, Georgia


Fred Elms Culvern III

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Morgan Lopez

October 21, 2021

We will miss you as a neighbor. You were meticulous in all things for your home and vehicles. We’ll miss seeing you wash, buff & sun your truck. Tinkerbell will surely miss barking at you and you barking back. Your kind soul will be with us always. Rest in heaven.

Loving neighbors,
Morgan, Alex, Ginny & Tinkerbell.

Sharon Stevens

October 18, 2021

You've always been a special part of my life. Even though we don't see each other, you are always on my mind and in my heart. I didn't know Fred very well, but I know if he was a part of your life, he was a very special man. Words can't express how very sorry I am that you had to lose him. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling right now, but I know your daughters and those precious boys will be by your side along with your sisters to guide you through your grief.
I pray that God will hold you close and bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Know that I love you dearly and will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Sharon

Ruthanne Currier-Allan

October 17, 2021

My thoughts are with Joanne and her daughters. You will be in my prayers.
I am sure the memories you all have will give you strength in this very difficult time.

Aisha Mondesir

October 17, 2021

I moved in beside Fred and Joanne almost 8 years ago and from day 1, I knew I had GREAT neighbors. He has cut my grass, turned my water off when I had a leak, bought up my trash cans and just really watched out for my family and me. I always felt protected when Fred was around. When my mom would visit from Virginia he would always ask “how’s Irene doing?” I’ll miss seeing him clean that fabulous truck and load up for Clemson games!! He was a great neighbor and a great guy! He will truly be missed!! Prayers of strength and love to Joanne and family. I’ll be looking out for Joanne just as Fred has done for us.

Janet Edmonds

October 16, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, And May Our lord Jesus Christ and God the Father who loves us comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Jeannette Innocenzi

October 12, 2021

I'll say your dad was a Clemson fan! He had everything Clemson that they made! That showed when he loved something, he went All Out...just like with his family! Fred was always a pretty straight forward person but I saw a fun, lighter side of him when we took a cruise together. He was really funny! He truly loved you girls & your mother. I learned Never to debate Fred cause I would lose!! But I always knew if I needed something or didn't understand something, he was always willing to help. He is with God now but will always be looking after all of you❤

Noah Phillips

October 12, 2021