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“Jean, Laura, and Julia, I am Peggy Taylor Culbreth's older daughter. I remember you all so well although we have not seen each other in quite a long...Read More »
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“The family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
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“Laura and family, Mt. Airy was a big part of your dad and my parents' lives. Yet we all ended up in Albany, GA. We are deeply sorry to hear of your...Read More »
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“Laura & Bobby and Family--Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brenda Gail & Danny Wall ”
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James Ervin Stimpson, 94, died on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

His funeral service will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Don Adams will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service in the mausoleum chapel.

James (Jim) was born May 15, 1920, in East Bend, North Carolina. His family moved to Mt. Airy, North Carolina when he was a young boy. He continued to live there attending the public schools through high school. He was a graduate of Lees-McCrae College and attended North Carolina State University before and after World War II. He served as an officer in the Signal Corps, in the Pacific Theater, for more than four years. He received six Service Medals with three Battle Stars.

Jim met his wife Jean while attending NC State University after World War II. They were married in 1947 and lived in North Carolina. They moved to Albany in 1950, where he was employed with architectural firms for 15 years. In 1965, he formed and operated his own architectural business until his retirement in 1986.

Jim was very active in community affairs. He served as President of the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club, working in all their projects. He was an avid sports fan; thoroughly enjoying football and baseball. Among other projects, Jim enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, and oil painting. They also found great pleasure in their five grandsons and took every opportunity possible to see and attend their events.

He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for many years.

Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years and two daughters: Laura Smith (Bobby) of Albany and Julia Christian (Bob) of Savannah. Grandsons include: James Riley Smith, Savannah; Robert Hudson Smith (Lauren), Greenville, SC; Robert Gibson Christian, III, Austin, TX; James Stimpson Christian, Savannah and Henry Whitfield Christian, Savannah.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.