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Thelma Rachel Guinn Culwell, 93, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Thelma was born December 4, 1924, in Winslow, Ark. She was the daughter of John Guinn and Grace Lehn Guinn. She was the youngest of eight siblings.
Thelma attended Huntsville High School and graduated University High School in Fayetteville. She attended Bethany Peniel College in Bethany, Okla., for three years. She was led to the ministry to be a church choir director.
She married Harold Culwell September 15, 1946, in Goshen, Ark. While they attended college in Bethany, their only child was born. Beverly Ann Culwell was born June 11, 1952. The family moved back to Arkansas in 1954.
Thelma was a hard-working woman. She loved her church, her family, her neighbors, her friends, and her yard. She enjoyed gardening and helping others.
She was a member of the Fayetteville First Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the Goshen Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday School and led singing for many years.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Culwell Block and her husband, Kenneth, of Joplin, Mo. She is also survived by one brother, C.L. Guinn, of Springdale, Ark., and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Thelma's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, at First Church of the Nazarene in Fayetteville with Reverend Larry Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Beard's Funeral Chapel, Fayetteville.
Memorial donations may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 2857 Old Missouri Rd., Fayetteville, AR, 72703.
Published on December 7, 2017
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