OBITUARY

Dr. Talley Felder Culclasure Jr.

November 10, 1961March 30, 2018
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Talley Felder Culclasure, Jr., age 56, of Macon, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, true friend and passionate doctor.

Talley was born in Orangeburg, SC, of the late Talley Felder Culclasure, Sr. and Frances Raysor Weeks Culclasure of Columbia, SC. Talley is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa Martin Culclasure; their three children, Alexa Christine Culclasure of Westmont, IL, Emmie Rebecca Culclasure of Macon, GA, and Jacob Talley Culclasure of Macon, GA; mother, Frances Raysor Weeks Culclasure; his brothers, John Weeks Culclasure, Sr. (James) and Harry Raysor Culclasure (Margaret); father-in-law, R. P. Martin; brother-in-law, Greg L Martin (Heidi); Uncle and Aunts, James Wise Culclasure and Nancy Riley Culclasure and Aunt Susan Culclasure Parker; nieces and nephews, John Weeks Culclasure, Jr (Sarah), Robert Warren Culclasure, Elizabeth Frances (Libby) Culclasure DeBell (Denny), Kathleen Amanda Culclasure, Rachel Frances Culclasure; and great nephew, Graham William DeBell and many cherished cousins.

A true South Carolinian, Talley was raised in St. Matthews, SC and attended The Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC. Given his love for Charleston, biology and medicine, he then attended the Medical University of South Carolina. While at The Citadel, Talley met Teresa Martin. They fell in love and were married at The Citadel in the Summerall Chapel on May 28, 1988 following his medical school graduation. Talley did his internship and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO. While in Colorado, Talley and Teresa began their family with Alexa and then Emmie being born. Talley finished his time in the Army at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA and to their delight, their son, Jacob was born while living there. After his successful Army career, Talley and family moved to Macon, GA in May, 1999 where they still reside. Dr. Culclasure was a specialist in cardiology and interventional cardiology and he founded the Middle Georgia Heart and Vascular Center in Macon GA with offices in Warner Robins, Eastman, Thomaston and Dublin, GA.

During his medical career, Dr. Culclasure has held the positions of Chief Resident of the Department of Medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO and Chief of Cardiology and Directorate of Medicine at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA. He also holds the following professional appointments of Associate Professor of Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Other professional associations include Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Talley has contributed to the medical community in Macon and surrounding areas by serving in multiple capacities; however, he will be remembered most for his devotion and sharing of his time with his patients all over Middle Georgia. He was never too busy to listen to a story or learn of a beloved hobby of his patients. Often Talley enjoyed their story or caught their passion around a hobby and he, too, took up that interest. Some of these include gardening, bee keeping, raising homing pigeons, barbeque judging, auctioning goats and sheep, and raising chickens. Talley had a love for all things outdoors and he formed close relationships with his patients over their shared passions.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Trotters at Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive, Macon, Georgia 31210. The Memorial service will be held at the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday April 5th and will be followed by inurnment at Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Melanoma Research Foundation specifying Mucosal Melanoma, National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or charity of donor’s choice.

Visit www.snowsmemorialchapel.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Teresa Martin Culclasure, Wife
  • Alexa Christine Culclasure, Daughter
  • Emmie Rebecca Culclasure, Daughter
  • Jacob Talley Culclasure, Son
  • Frances Raysor Weeks Culclasure, Mother
  • John Weeks (James) Culclasure Sr., Brother
  • Harry Raysor (Margaret) Culclasure, Brother
  • R. P. Martin, Father-in-law
  • Greg L. (Heidi) Martin, Brother-in-law
  • James Wise Culclasure, Uncle
  • Nancy Riley Culclasure, Aunt
  • Susan Culclasure Parker, Aunt
  • John Weeks (Sarah) Culclasure Jr., Nephew
  • Robert Warren Culclasure, Nephew
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Frances Culclasure (Denny) DeBell, Niece
  • Kathleen Amanda Culclasure, Niece
  • Rachel Frances Culclasure, Niece
  • Graham William DeBell, Great Nephew
  • DONATIONS

  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Scholarship
  • Melanoma Research Foundation
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
  • Donor's Choice

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Dr. Talley Felder Culclasure Jr.

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Kathie Kueven

April 17, 2018

My husband and I were both patients of Dr. Tally and our appointments with him were more like family visits than doctor appointments. His fantastic compassion and commitment to his patients showed through at each meeting. We can truly say we never before have had nor will we ever again have a physician we trusted more than Dr. Tally. He was so thorough about everything there was never a need for questions nor any misunderstanding. If he ordered a test you knew it was necessary and not just to protect him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and family. His passing leaves a tremendous void in our hearts and in the entire medical community to be sure. He will never be replaced.

William Espar

April 6, 2018

It’s with deep sadness that I read of the passing of Talley. My deepest condolences go out to his loving family and friends. I was Talley’s Co-fellow in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. We trained together and worked side by side in the Cath lab for a year under Dr Bertran Groves. Although our paths separated after graduation, I thought of him always. When I had a difficult angioplasty, I often wondered how Talley would have handled it. Unfortunately, after graduation we never reconnected. I am very proud and honored to have known him and am happy to know that he touched the hearts of many people, including my own. My thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family.

Stephen Waller

April 5, 2018

Please accept the sympathy of my wife and I on your great loss. I only knew Dr. Culclasure for less than a year as a patient of his, but I knew the first time I met him that I was meeting a special man. My wife and I were so impressed with him. He knew his profession well. He was a kind, gentle man, a southern gentleman, and a patriot. I enjoyed visiting with him and was happy to be in his company. I am deeply saddened at his passing. Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Waller/Macon, GA

Meghan Penny

April 4, 2018

Please know that the entire Penny Family is deeply grieved by the passing of Talley. From the early days of family bond's to the delightful re-connecting last Fall at John and Sarah's wedding, we all admired him greatly as a loving Uncle, devoted husband and father, dedicated physician, and dear man. Our prayers and love are with you Teresa, with the children, and the entire Culclasure Family. God Bless -On behalf of The Penny Family. Flat Rock, NC, Asheville, NC, and Chicago, IL

Daniel Oliver

April 3, 2018

My heart is heavy right now. Dr.Talley was my heart dr for some years. My prayers are with the family. A true soldier have fallen. Rest in peace my doctor " my friend. R.I.P

Julie Nobles

April 3, 2018

So sorry for you loss. Dr Culclasure was an amazing person and doctor, and he will be missed by many.

Rhonda DeZoort

April 3, 2018

Sean and I are so sorry for your loss. Dr Culclasure was a great physician who will be missed by all who knew him.
Sincerely,
Sean and Rhonda DeZoort

Linda Gillespie

April 3, 2018

I send my heartfelt condolences to the Culclasure family and his staff.
Dr. Culclasure was a wonderful doctor. He found my heart problem several years ago after many cardiologist could not.
I have done so well since. I am so thankful to him. I am so sad we have lost him. He will be remembered.

Scott Culclasure

April 3, 2018

Although Talley and I never met, we share a common interest in our family's history that we discovered serendipitously online. Talley graciously and eagerly shared what he knew, and between us we added more than a few pieces to our genealogical puzzle. I appreciate especially the Saturday phone call one winter afternoon when he described his visit to the ancestral home place in South Carolina. I will miss my faraway correspondent even as I am filled with gratitude for his generous spirit.

Scott Culclasure
Greensboro, NC

Vonceil NeSmith

April 3, 2018

My husband, Howard, and I have been patients of Dr. Culclature since 2008 after he suffered a heart attack. He was an extraordinary physician who cared deeply about his patients and let you know it. He was proud of the fact that he was a "country boy" and liked to talk about our garden and what we were growing. He loved Georgia peaches and delighted in a bag delivered to his office. We will miss his warm and boyish smile that he always greeted us with and the conversations regarding our recent travels. He made every patient feel that they were important to him and I believe we were. When he diagnosed my a-fib, he took the time to explain all aspects of my condition and reassured me about the medication he prescribed. My husband and I always saw him together and enjoyed our talks with him
that were unlike any other physician's visit. I will miss my semi-annual talks with this extraordinary man that we called Dr. Tally. My deepest sympathy is extended to his family for their loss. Sincerely, Dr. Vonceil C. NeSmith

Biography

Talley Felder Culclasure, Jr., age 56, of Macon, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, true friend and passionate doctor.

Talley was born in Orangeburg, SC, of the late Talley Felder Culclasure, Sr. and Frances Raysor Weeks Culclasure of Columbia, SC. Talley is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa Martin Culclasure; their three children, Alexa Christine Culclasure of Westmont, IL, Emmie Rebecca Culclasure of Macon, GA, and Jacob Talley Culclasure of Macon, GA; mother, Frances Raysor Weeks Culclasure; his brothers, John Weeks Culclasure, Sr. (James) and Harry Raysor Culclasure (Margaret); father-in-law, R. P. Martin; brother-in-law, Greg L Martin (Heidi); Uncle and Aunts, James Wise Culclasure and Nancy Riley Culclasure and Aunt Susan Culclasure Parker; nieces and nephews, John Weeks Culclasure, Jr (Sarah), Robert Warren Culclasure, Elizabeth Frances (Libby) Culclasure DeBell (Denny), Kathleen Amanda Culclasure, Rachel Frances Culclasure; and great nephew, Graham William DeBell and many cherished cousins.

A true South Carolinian, Talley was raised in St. Matthews, SC and attended The Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC. Given his love for Charleston, biology and medicine, he then attended the Medical University of South Carolina. While at The Citadel, Talley met Teresa Martin. They fell in love and were married at The Citadel in the Summerall Chapel on May 28, 1988 following his medical school graduation. Talley did his internship and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO. While in Colorado, Talley and Teresa began their family with Alexa and then Emmie being born. Talley finished his time in the Army at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA and to their delight, their son, Jacob was born while living there. After his successful Army career, Talley and family moved to Macon, GA in May, 1999 where they still reside. Dr. Culclasure was a specialist in cardiology and interventional cardiology and he founded the Middle Georgia Heart and Vascular Center in Macon GA with offices in Warner Robins, Eastman, Thomaston and Dublin, GA.

During his medical career, Dr. Culclasure has held the positions of Chief Resident of the Department of Medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO and Chief of Cardiology and Directorate of Medicine at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA. He also holds the following professional appointments of Associate Professor of Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Other professional associations include Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Talley has contributed to the medical community in Macon and surrounding areas by serving in multiple capacities; however, he will be remembered most for his devotion and sharing of his time with his patients all over Middle Georgia. He was never too busy to listen to a story or learn of a beloved hobby of his patients. Often Talley enjoyed their story or caught their passion around a hobby and he, too, took up that interest. Some of these include gardening, bee keeping, raising homing pigeons, barbeque judging, auctioning goats and sheep, and raising chickens. Talley had a love for all things outdoors and he formed close relationships with his patients over their shared passions.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Trotters at Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive, Macon, Georgia 31210. The Memorial service will be held at the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday April 5th and will be followed by inurnment at Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Melanoma Research Foundation specifying Mucosal Melanoma, National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or charity of donor’s choice.

Visit www.snowsmemorialchapel.com to express condolences.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.