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Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC

OBITUARY

Barbara Joan (Scates) Cullen

March 29, 1932October 6, 2019
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Waynesville-Barbara Joan Scates Cullen, 87 went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Joan was born in Haywood County on March 29, 1932, to the late John T. and Maude Singleton Scates. Joan was a mother who placed her family above everything else. It was not unusual to drive down Elysinia Ave. and see her sitting on the porch, enjoying time with her family. She enjoyed working in her yard and was a woman who found the good in everyone. Joan was a lifelong member of Hazelwood Baptist church where she worked in the children’s department as a secretary and teacher. She retired from Lea Industries where she worked as a highlighter. While she lived a quiet life, she made a great impact on everyone she touched. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, James Michael “Mickey” Cullen; seven sisters and one brother.

Joan is survived by her sons, the Reverend Greg Cullen (Jean) and Mike Cullen (Anita); a daughter, Patricia (Trish) Trull (Benny); grandchildren, Chris Hawkins, Levi Cullen (Rebecca), Samuel Cullen, Bethany Cullen, Luke Cullen (Paula), and Nathan Trull (April); and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, at Hazelwood Baptist Church with the Reverend Tim Lolley and the Reverend Greg Cullen officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Baptist Church at 265 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Ruby Crumpler

October 12, 2019

Mike, sorry for the loss of your Mother. Love and Prayers to you and all the family.

Debbie and Kim Shook

October 11, 2019

Our most sincere condolences to the entire family. The world has lost a most beautiful lady. She will be missed.

Gail Childress

October 9, 2019

I cannot even express how sweet this lady was...I met her when I became friends with Trish.. years back...she was so good to me..I look back and I ll never forget just how special she was to me and everyone...❤ Gail Childress

Carol Truitt Lloyd

October 8, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I will certainly miss talking about the old times with Joan. She was a dear friend of the Robinson and Truitt families and she was a devoted and precious friend to my Mom Bell. They are together in heaven now. Joan will be missed and always loved.

With Sympathy and Love,
Carol Truitt Lloyd and Family

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