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Charles Vandy Cullipher

May 7, 1966 - January 20, 2020

COLERAIN, NC – Charles Vandy Cullipher, age 53, lost a long battle with cancer on January 20, 2020 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mr. Cullipher was born in Hertford County, NC, on May 7, 1966, a son of Charlie Henry and Bettie Sue Lewis Cullipher. Charles worked as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic for Kinder Morgan of Hertford in Winton, NC. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Charles was an avid Carolina Tarheel and Redskins fan. He enjoyed supporting and being a member of the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, but above everything else, Charles loved his family, supporting his children and especially his grandchildren in all their endeavors, especially sports.

Along with his parents, left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Mary Ellen Fairless Cullipher, two daughters, Brittany Harrell of Colerain, NC, Brandice Kaitlyn Cullipher of Windsor, NC, a son, Bryce Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC; a granddaughter, Shelby Elizabeth Walker of Colerain, NC; three grandsons, Jaxson Wilkins Harrell of Colerain, NC, Alex Vandy Cullipher of Colerain, NC, and Gavin Allen Hoggard of Windsor, NC; two brothers, Eric Cullipher and wife Jennifer of Grimesland, NC, and Darren Cullipher and wife, Jennifer of Ridgeland, MS; and special friends, Melvin and Heather Hinchey, and Lee Hinchey of Colerain, NC.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Bethany Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Tripp and Rev. Ricardo Hardison, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made directly to the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930 A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here ; the Service League Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here  ; or to the Perrytown Volunteer Fire Department, 850 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC, 27924;  or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cullipher family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Bethany Baptist Church

736 Bethany Church Road
Colerain, NC 27924

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