Ann Harrington Cullifer

September 6, 1932 - October 12, 2016

09/06/1932 - 10/12/2016

Past Services

Friday October 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday October 15, 2016
11:00 am
Lewiston First Baptist Church
203 Cashie Street
Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849
Additional Information:

Rev. Anita Thompson will be officiating the service.

Saturday October 15, 2016
11:30 am
Hoggard Memorial Cemetery
NC Highway 11
Lewiston, NC 27849
Additional Information:

The burial will follow immediately after the church service.


LEWISTON-WOODVILLE, NC-Ann Harrington Cullifer, age 84, passed away on October 12, 2016 at the Three Rivers Health & Rehab of Windsor, NC.

Mrs. Cullifer was born on September 6, 1932 to Picott and Ethel Mae Barnes Harrington in Lewiston, NC. Ann was a dedicated hard working mother. She was an administrative assistant for Harrington Manufacturing until the close of the business. Ann then made her way to Raleigh where she worked for the department of transportation and the department of agriculture before retiring at the age of 82. She was a member of Lewiston First Baptist. Ann enjoyed flowers and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Vernon Cullifer and her brother, J.J. “Monk” Harrington.

Ann is survived by her , daughter, Dana C. Wiggins and her husband Jim of Lewiston Woodville; two sons, William Harrington Cullifer and his wife Lynn of West End, NC, and Julian Patrick Cullifer of Oak Island, NC; two grandsons, Lee Bunch of Windsor, NC, and Stephen Bunch and his wife Becky of Greenville, NC; four granddaughters, Brittany Tagliareni and her husband Andy of West End, Marcie Milbredt of West End, Lauren Tierney of West End, and Maci Cullifer of Oak Island; great-grandson, Hatteras Bunch; great-granddaughter, Camryn Bunch; sister, Jean Norfleet and her husband Bill of Roxobel, NC, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Lewiston First Baptist Church, Lewiston-Woodville, with Rev. Anita Thompson, officiating. Burial will follow at Hoggard Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston-Woodville.

The family extends a special heartfelt thank you to the special caregivers, Sherry Watson and Dorothy Askew for the wonderful care and love shown to Mrs. Cullifer during her sickness.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Lewiston-Woodville Fire Department or online by visiting here or be made directly to the Lewiston First Baptist Church or online by visiting here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cullifer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Karen Spruill
7 years ago

Dana, Bill and Pat:
Thinking of you and hoping that great memories and time will ease your heavy heart. She was a great lady.

Kay Byrd
7 years ago

Oh, Dana, I am so sorry to hear this. Your mother was such a dear sweet person. Love and hugs to you and the whole family.

Terry and Rosa
7 years ago

Dana and family, we are thinking of you and praying you find comfort knowing others care. It is a difficult time for you but God will see you through.

Kim Vaughan
7 years ago

Dana, Bill & Pat, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a great lady. Cherish those wonderful memories!

Mary Lynn Hoggard
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss. She was a fine lady

Debbie Joyner
7 years ago

Miss Ann will always hold a special place in my heart! My first real job was at Harrington Manufacturing. I was a young, inexperienced girl and very impressionable. I worked as a secretary and Miss Ann would come to the Parts department to help out from time to time and I would see her in the “main building” on occasions. I was so scared and intimidated by her. After all, she was a very important person and was known as a task master. After being around her a few times, I learned that she was kind, funny, and very blunt. I remember several off color remarks that had my face red as a beet! She really took an interest in me and offered good advice, a friendly pat on the shoulder, and shared her knowledge of all things office related. She protected me from people that I had no idea I needed protecting from. I will never forget her for that reason. That was almost 40 years ago. She had a huge impact on my life from that time on. My prayers are with you all. She loved and talked about you all the time. Hugs and love to all of you! She was surely a special lady in my life.

Joyce Tripp Mitchell
7 years ago

What a wonderful lady. I worked for her and shared an office with her during my high school years. Ms. Ann taught me so many things that I have carried with me my lifetime. Always loving and kind and always a classy lady. There are not enough words to express how much I thought of her. Truly a mentor in my life! My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kenneth "Bubba" Jordan
7 years ago

Ms.Ann and her family were great neighbors while I growing up.. I will always remember the great cookouts at her house.. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cullifer family at this time. John 5:24 ” I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.