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Myrtle Culpepper

September 25, 1933 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Myrtle James Culpepper age 90, of Griffin, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Brightmoor Hospice.

Myrtle was born in Dawsonville, Georgia on September 25, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and George Buffington, husbands; Bobby James, Sr., RG Culpepper; siblings, Allene Grizzle, Mary Higgins, Grace McLean, Ellen Shirey, Louise Anderson, and daughter in law Pam James. 


Myrtle was a wonderful friend, amazing mom and grandmom. Her family was the most important part of her life. Sunday dinners with her special homemade biscuits were prized and her kids are still trying to re-create them!  Myrtle accepted Christ at a young age and a special saying she liked to pen was “I am blessed beyond measure”.


For several years she worked for the Griffin Spalding School System in the central office. Following that she and her sisters opened Andersons Cafeteria on Taylor Street. She enjoyed serving customers which gave her the opportunity to interact personally with everyone. She was a friendly outgoing person and never met a stranger.

Myrtle was a member of Southside Baptist and previously Faith Baptist church where she was actively involved with women's missions, bible study and the senior adult group. 

Survivors include children, Kathy (Mike) Miller from Milner, Gene James from Meansville, Ricky (Laurie) James from Morganton, Mark (Tammy) James from Griffin; grandchildren, Wesley (Angela) James from Powder Springs, Brian (Laura) Miller from Milner, Robby (Vanessa) James from Barnesville, Josh (Beth) Miller from Barnesville, Matt James from Port St. Joe, Florida, Lindsay James from Griffin, Emma James from Griffin; siblings, Jimmy (Sarah) Buffington from Griffin, Frances (Buster) Smith from Griffin; and13 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be Monday, February 26, 2024 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm in the chapel.  Pastor Mark James will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Conner-Westbury Funeral Home 1891 W. McIntosh Road is in charge of arrangements.


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February 26, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home
1891 W. McIntosh Road
Griffin, GA

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home
1891 W. McIntosh Rd.
Griffin, Ga

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