Avril Verla (McGahhey) Culwell of Rose Bud, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, Monday July 16, 2012. She was born August 23, 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bonnie Culwell, her parents J.B and Gertie McGahhey, brothers, Chester, Frank and L.B. sisters, Gladys Caldwell, and Opal Lasey. She is survived by twin sons, Cloys and Rita Culwell of Anson Texas, and Loyce and Joann Culwell of Rose Bud Arkansas, six grandchildren, Stephanie and Tammy, Elton, Lee, Layne and Jeannie and nine great grandchildren.
Avril was a member of Rose Bud Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School until she was 90 years old. She was a former member of Romance and Rose Bud Home Extension Club. She was noted for a great cook, seamstress, and her beautiful quilts. Her twin sons are convinced that when Solomon wrote Proverbs Chapter 31 on the virtuous woman that was indeed their mother.
Visitation is Thursday at Olmstead Funeral Home, Heber Springs, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service is Friday at Rose Bud First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Rose Bud Cemetery.