Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Carolyn (Simmons) Culp

January 26, 1942October 7, 2019

Carolyn Simmons Culp, age 77, passed away peacefully on Monday October 7th, at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina after a brief illness.

Carolyn is the only daughter of the late Fred Simmons and Vassie Luella Harper Simmons. Carolyn grew up in North Belmont and later moved to Charlotte after her marriage to James Edward Culp. For the last few years “Carol” resided at Loftin at Montcross in Belmont. Carol was an avid pottery maker and left a legacy of hand-made angels.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James and their only son, Mickey Edward Culp, and brother Bill Simmons, Sr. and his wife Dorothy Simmons and brother-in-law Richard Wolfe.

She is survived by her surrogate daughter, Denise Titsworth and her husband Ken, surrogate granddaughter, Amy Wayman and her children, nephews Billy Simmons Jr. and wife Karen, Freddy Simmons and wife Joanie, great niece April S. Sadler and great nephews Brian, Scott and Josh Simmons and sister-in-law Frances Wolfe and her son, Kenneth Wolfe and his wife Evangeline.

A Graveside Service will be held at 3:30 PM on Thursday October 10, 2019 at Gaston Memorial Park in the Masonic Garden, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia. Reverend Ronnie Roseboro will officiate the service. A private burial will follow the Graveside Service.

Condolences and fond memories of Carol may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Culp Family.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Carolyn (Simmons) Culp

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Michelle Benskin

October 10, 2019

Carol and Jim Culp were the best neighbors we have ever had with their southern charm, caring personalities, and ability to make everyone feel at home. Carol liked to sit outside in the evenings and we would take a chair and chat a while - many times gathering several from the cul-de-sac. She enjoyed her little dog, Rusty, and all of the children of the neighborhood adored her. Carol kept watch over my youngest, to be sure she was entering after school and if she ever needed anything, she would call her or just go over to sit with Carol until one of us got home. We have so many ornaments and items she made for us, and made with our daughter Kasi - and the memories will be forever. RIP my sweet lady - you will be missed.