Annie Ruth McMillan Culpepper, 89, of Sallis, MS went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS after a brief illness. Annie Ruth entered this world in McAdams, MS on May 22, 1931 as the fourth child of Gordon Sallis McMillan (1903) and Annie Bell Cain McMillan (1907).
She attended Durant High School in Durant, MS. She met her future husband, James L Culpepper while still in high school and they were married on May 22, 1948.
Annie Ruth accepted Christ at an early age in life. She was an active member of Harmonia Church in Sallis MS and of Immanuel Church in Durant MS for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, blue grass concerts, cruises and serving the Lord. She was a widow for the past 16 years and while staying at home she enjoyed the company of her two beautiful cats.
She is survived by her 4 children, Gloria Derrick, Memphis, TN; Martha (Russell) Greer, Hermanville, MS; Jim (Marjorie) Culpepper, Memphis, TN, and Paul (Mahala) Culpepper, Cumming, GA; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Sallis McMillan, mother Annie Bell (Cain) McMillan, husband James Lamar (Bud) Culpepper, brother Robert Daniel McMillan, sister Martha Francis McMillan Dunning, brother David Gordon McMillan and granddaughter Susan Michelle Dorsett Roby.
Funeral services are 2:00PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel burial to follow at Harmonia Cemetery in Sallis.
Visitation is from 1:00PM until service time at Culpepper Funeral Home.