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Obituary - Linda “Lynn” Horton Culbreth





Linda “Lynn” Horton Culbreth, of Mooresville, NC passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 surrounded by friends and family. She was born in Mecklenburg County, to the late Herman Lester and Ruth Walter Horton. Mrs. Culbreth was a graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, attended Peace College in Raleigh, The University of South Carolina and later received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She was President of Blair & Horton Tire Company in Charlotte from 1979 until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville and a member of the SC Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.
 
A lifelong lover of animals, especially her beloved Tennessee Walking Horses, Lynn and her son, Michael, bred, raised, trained and showed horses throughout the Southeastern United States winning numerous Championships and State High Point Awards over the years. Her spirit and love for life was an inspiration to many. Everywhere she went, she developed meaningful relationships and, like her bountiful vegetable garden, she cultivated those relationships with love, compassion and generosity. She was an avid member of the North and South Carolina Walking Horse Associations, the NC Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary, the TWH Breeders & Exhibitors Association and the Walking Horse Owners Association. She also served on the Advisory Council for the NC State Fair Horse Show for the past several years. As a testament to the effect that her life had on the lives of others, the membership of the NCWHA had voted to award Mrs. Culbreth with both the prestigious Ed Hubbard Memorial Sportsmanship Award and the Senior Horseperson of the Year Award in recent years.
 
In addition to her horses, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning vegetables, listening to and dancing to beach music, vacationing to the beach and had traveled to many other parts of the world including Europe. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to so many. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Watkins Pierce “Bud” Culbreth. Mrs. Culbreth is survived by her son, Michael Winder Culbreth, his wife, Mabel and her grandchildren, Carter and Cadence Culbreth.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A graveside committal service will take place at 5:00 PM at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lynn Culbreth Memorial Scholarship Fund, 170 Culbreth Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Culbreth family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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