Mary "Kat" McCulloch


April 24, 1933 ~ August 28, 2023

Born in: Washington Co, VA
Resided in: Carthage, NC

Mary “Kat” Wimmer McCulloch, age 90, of Vass, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Washington County, VA she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sarah Edmondson Wimmer. Kat served as a nurse in the US Air Force where she was first lieutenant in Germany during the Cold War era. She and her family moved around a lot due to her husband’s work, but eventually settled in Vass in 1980. Kat worked as a registered nurse at Moore Memorial Hospital for a brief time and later Central Carolina Hospital until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald McCulloch; sisters Thelma Henderson and Frances Ferguson; brothers Jabo and Bill Wimmer; step sons Ronald McCulloch, Jr. and Jayhugh McCulloch; grandson Ronald “RM” McCulloch; infant twin great-great-grandchildren Sarah and Shane.

She is survived by her daughter Katrina Harris and husband Darryl of Vass; son Frank McCulloch and wife Cindy of Lafollette, TN; step daughter Joyce Newman and husband Bobby of Siler City; grandchildren Frank McCulloch, Jr, Hunter McCulloch, Lacey Baker, Jessica Harris, Kailen Smart, Rob Newman, Jay Newman, Claudia King, Keri McCulloch, Chris McCulloch, Sheila Harmon; 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm and other times at the home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday at First Baptist Church Southern Pines with the Rev. Dr. Mike Cogdill and Rev. Carolyn Helms officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Johnson Grove Cemetery in Vass.

Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Services entrusted to: Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

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Visitation: August 30, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: August 31, 2023 11:00 am

First Baptist Church Southern Pines
200 E New York Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary "Kat" McCulloch 's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road




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  1. Sending prayers for your entire family, Claudia. May the memories of your grandmother burn bright always.

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Frank, Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time in your lives.

  3. My thoughts and prayers with you all at this time. I pray for strength and comfort and peace for the days ahead. Grandma Mary always remembered my birthday. She was thoughtful like that, remembering my children birthdays as well. Always sending a card and note. She told me she knew how hard it was for me when I lost Tommy. We talked about it for awhile. She had experienced it herself when she lost my Grandpa. I am thankful Grandma Mary is with him and at peace. I will miss her and never forget her. She was a special Lady and a part of my life.

  4. To my dear friend Frank (& family):
    “Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God’s masterpieces with different names.”
    May the loving memories you had with her grant you peace<3

  5. Prayers and sympathy to the family of Mrs. McCulloch. I knew her from working together at CCH. She was a caring nurse, pleasant lady and a joy to know. She will be missed. May you be blessed with God’s peace and comfort.

  6. Grandma Mary lived life to fullest. The world would be a better place if all of us were just a little like Grandma Mary. She is in the presence of the Lord, but she will be miss by all of us still here.
    May God bless her family and friends during this difficult time.

  7. You always were so caring and loving for everyone but yourself. I will sure miss you but know mom and all are ready for you to join them. Love you.

  8. My dear Aunt Kat was such a special Lady. I was so blessed to have her in my life. She was always remembering us in some way. Loved seeing her a few weeks ago, we had a great visit. Love and hugs to you all as you go through this season You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. I worked with Ms Mac at CCH and loved her dearly. She was a caring nurse, always concerned about her patients and willing to help anyone. Working with her was a joy and so very many will miss her. I wish peace to her family and friends at this time.

  10. I had the pleasure of working with her at CCH, her warmth and loving smile would always make every day a little brighter. Praying for peace and comfort for each of you in the days ahead

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