CENTER RIDGE COMMUNITY… Mrs. Fronnie Outlaw Culverhouse, a resident of the Center Ridge Community, between Ozark and Ariton, died early Monday morning, February 11, 2019 in a Dothan hospital. She was 74.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Hale and Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 4:30 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Culverhouse, daughter of the late James Edward Outlaw and Jewel Marie Whigham Outlaw, was a lifelong resident of the Post Oak and Center Ridge Communities. She was a school bus driver for twenty-six years and following her retirement she served on the Dale County Board of Education from 2002-2008. Mrs. Culverhouse worked as a dispatcher and bookkeeper for her husband’s trucking company based in Ariton for many years. She was an active grandmother in all her grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed working in her flower beds and gardening. Mrs. Culverhouse was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Marie Culverhouse and a grandson, James Matthew Hill.
Surviving relatives include her husband of fifty-six years, Charles Culverhouse, Center Ridge Community; a daughter, Frannie Bolibol (Urban), Honolulu, HI; a son, Chuck Culverhouse (Cortney), Ariton; three sisters, Belinda Buckinger (Mark), Post Oak Community; Janice Sellers, Hueytown, AL; and Christine Knight (Charles), Greenville, TN; two brothers, Holman Outlaw (Skeeter), Brundidge, AL; and Junior Outlaw (Eleanor), Post Oak Community; five grandchildren, Emily Luke, Kalani Allen-Hill, Kaitlyn Culverhouse, Kaylee Culverhouse and Baylee Culverhouse; several nieces and nephews.
My condolences to Fronnie's family and the wider community she loved and served for so many years. She had a special ritual with my son, sharing a newspaper on the way to school and hashing over the contents on the way home. She always encouraged "her kids," and expected the best of them. She made a difference.
Jane BloodworthGulf Breeze, FL
Heaven not only gained a new angel, but one of the best bus drivers to boot! Some of my favorite memories of school at Ariton just happened to be the bus ride to and from school. I would sit beside Ms. Fronnie, in the tiny space beside the drivers seat, and we would talk about everything and nothing. Ms. Fronnie, you were a one of a kind bus driver who never put up with anyone’s attitude and you will be greatly missed! I know that you are in a better place now and that you are celebrating with your family that are welcoming you in Heaven, and one day we will all meet again. My love and prayers go out to the family as they say goodbye.
Amy Walker MiddletonKearney, NE
You will be missed. Godspeed Fronnie.
WillB DunnnOzark, AL
I was so sad to hear this afternoon of Fronnie's passing. Such a phenomenal lady. Worked at Burnham for 27 years and grew to cherish my friendship with Charles and Fronnie. Such good folks. My condolences to Charlie and all the family.
Diane Nixon DavisColumbus, GA
The Bean family was very thankful to have know such a wonderful woman as Mrs Fronnie she was a great friend and our bus driver for many years on bus # 747. She will be truly missed, Rest In Peace Mrs Fronnie we love you!
Kevin BeanBismarck, ND
A good lady an she will be missed.
Mavis JohnsonAriton, AL
I am very sorry to hear of Fronnie's passing. The year I went to Ariton, she was the best bus driver ever. She drove my family as well, when they were at Ariton (The Beans). She was a great lady and I send my sincerest condolences to the family.
Gwen MorganNorfolk, VA
Fronnie was a sweet and gracious lady. I recall how she helped plan our parents 50th Anniversary reception. She loved my mom and dad and they loved her.
Steve NapierOzark, AL
Fronnie will be missed by all. I pray comfort for all the family.
Rachel SnellAriton, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Charles and your family.
Frank and Sue BowmanOpp, AL
I'm happy Charlene is with her mother again! Rest in peace until he comes back.
Cindy WilliamsDothan, AL
Prayers for the family....Mrs. Fronnie was a sweet lady.
Casey KetchamBaker, FL
Prayers to the Culverhouse family.Rest in peace Fronnie Culverhouse
Kevin CastroNewton, AL
I love you and will greatly miss you Aunt Fronnie
Amanda L. OutlawOzark, AL
Mrs fronnie was a very sweet lady .my prayers and thoughts are with the family
Homer L Sneed JrBrundidge, AL
My sincere condolences to Charles and the family. Fronnie was one of a kind and a wonderful person. She will be missed immensely.
Lucy Leighton ChiesaMobile, AL
You will always hold a special place in our hearts. I always loved your straight talking.
Mark & Sharon DavisVian, OK
Sorry for your loss
Terri CollinsDothan, AL
Miss Fronnie will truly be missed such a sweet lady. Love and prayers to the family.
Brenda Hughes SegarsEnterprise, AL
I’m so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all. Ms. Fronnie was a very special beautiful lady. She will be dearly miss by all that knew her we are so blessed to have known her
Margaret HusenMounds, OK
You will be missed but never forgotten. I feel hurt but privileged to have such a strong woman in my life. Our memories will be cherished forever.
Carol Castro DurhanWetumpka, AL
god definitely gained another angel today. Mrs. Fronnie was one of the best people I know. I've known her all my life and she always treated my family like we were part of hers. we loved her & she will definitely be missed. my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
amanda hudsonariton, AL
Sad to hear May GOD Bless the family
Mike LangfordMidland City, AL
I am sorry to hear of Fronnie's death. I pray that the Lord will comfort you as you recall the happy moments you remember when you think of her.
Sara MunnOzark, AL
Love and Prayers sent to the family at this time. I loved Miss Fronnie..
Nanci B. LudlamOzark, AL