The bible reads in I Thessalonians 5:18,
"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Aline Culp was born into this world on Friday, July 5, 1935 to Rufus Knight and Leola Smith Knight Pigg in Vaden, Arkansas. Aline attended Sparkman Training School and church in Vaden as a young girl.
She later moved to Arkadelphia and started a family. She taught her children to be fair and treat people the way they wanted to be treated. She was a crafted seamstress and could sew anything. For years she was the head cook at Glen’s Truck Stop in Caddo Valley and she later worked as a cook at Baptist Health Medical Center.
Aline loved “get-togethers’ and being in the company of her family and friends. She was that laid back happy woman who lived a simple life. She loved to fish, watch wrestling and the talk show Jerry Springer. Many lives have been made brighter and more enriched because of Aline Culp. Her legacy of family togetherness, peace and love will live on in the hearts of her loved ones and friends. We give thanks to God, individually and collectively for sending her into our lives.
On Friday, December 30, 2016 in her 81st season of life she passed into the Lord’s embrace. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maurice Culp; a grandson, Keith Smith and her daughter, Pamela L. Hill who made her transition on March 29, 2011.
She leaves a legacy of love and her memories will be cherished by her children, Ruby Johnson-Smith of Beloit, WI, Ramon Gray of Corpus Christi, TX, Rufus Gray of Grady, AR, Marcella (Mike) Buckley of Arkadelphia, AR, Tim Gray of Arkadelphia, AR, Darlene (Steven) Harris of Forney, TX, Felton (Kasey) Gray of Portland, OR, Jeff Gray of Arkadelphia, AR, and LaCorda Dale (April) Culp of Malvern, AR; sisters, Erma Jackson of Beloit, WI and Elder Linda F. Hoskins of Madison, WI; brother, Walter (Sadie) Knight of Beloit, WI; brother-in-law, Deacon Benjamin F. Hoskins of Camden, AR and a host of nieces, nephews, several cousins and numerous friends.