Marvine McCullough, 82, of Deweyville, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at the Oakwood Manor Nursing Center in Vidor. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 18, 2008 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville.
Born on February 6, 1926 in Hosston, Louisiana to William Archie and Mary Elizabeth (Johnston) Rheel, she was a longtime resident of the Deweyville community and a member of the Baptist faith. She worked through the years as an election judge in Deweyville and Newton County. Mrs. McCullough was an extremely compassionate lady who allowed her heart and her home open to many people, especially children. She helped in the care and raising of many children in her extended family and many children who were friends of her family called her “Grandma”.
Mrs. McCullough is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Icam Henry McCullough, grandson, Paul Cortez, three sisters and one brother. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Mary Lou Cortez and husband Peter of Vidor and Frances Nell Gilland of Sulphur, Louisiana; son, Jerry McCullough and wife Diana of Beaumont; sister, Frances White and brother, Alvin Rheel both of Deweyville; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, a great great granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.