Leon D. Culverson

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2011

July 8, 1935 –

Sept. 2, 2011

The funeral service for Leon D. Culverson, 76, of Bainbridge, was held on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Medley and Rev. Tom Shields officiating. Interment followed at Oak City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Dane Culverson, Richard Maxwell, Cole Culverson, Steve Culverson, Foyed Rabon, and Bert Hines. The Baraca Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.

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Mr. Culverson was born July 8, 1935 in Bainbridge, the son of Tommie Stevens Culverson and Myrtice Carroll Culverson. He died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at his residence. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1954, attended Florida State University, and graduated from the Georgia School of Banking at the University of Georgia. He began his banking career with the Citizens Bank and Trust Company, the predecessor to Regions Bank, and served in every important banking capacity within the bank, culminating his career serving as President for 14 years. He was past-president of the Bainbridge Rotary Club, a Will Watt Fellow, a Paul Harris Fellow, past director of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, past director of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Industrial Development Authority, past member of the Committee of 100, served for 20 years as Treasurer of Decatur County, and served in the Georgia National Guard. Mr. Culverson was a member of First Baptist Church and the Baraca Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Calvin T. Culverson.

Survivors include his wife Rose Gibson Culverson of Bainbridge; his sons, DeWayne Culverson and his wife, Bobbi, of Bainbridge; Lee Culverson, of Bainbridge; his daughters, Michelle Shirah and her husband, Jeff, of Bainbridge, Dena Maxwell and her husband, Paul, of Climax, and Laura Hall and her husband, Chris, of Bainbridge; his brother, Lawrence Culverson and his wife, Joyce, of Bainbridge; his sister, Wynette Powell, and her husband, James, of Colquitt; and his grandchildren, Jay Shirah and his wife, Tobey, Scott Shirah, Cole Culverson, Richard Maxwell, Dane Culverson, Malori Maxwell, and Stevie Hall.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Shell Annex Building Fund, P.O. Box 155, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.