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Columbus Ray Cullum

Lindsay, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 2 Jan 1998 (aged 78)
Turlock, Stanislaus County, California, USA
Burial Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 3 SITE 2055
Military PVT, US ARMY
Memorial ID 542957 · View Source
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Turlock Journal PAGE 8
Tuesday, January 6, 1998
Turlock, California

Graveside services for Columbus Ray Cullum, 78, of Turlock are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at San Joaquin-Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Burial will be held during services.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Norton Chapel.

Mr. Cullum was born in Lindseg, Oklahoma. He died Friday at Emanuel Medical Center.

He was employed for 40 years with the Turlock Irrigation District as a canal patrolman. He was a member of Grayson Assembly of God.

During World War II he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the U. S. Army. He was honored with the American Theater of Operations Service Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He served as a private expert rifleman and expert infantryman from 1944 until 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cullum of Turlock; four sons, Stanley Cullum of Modesto and Willard Cullum, Larry Cullum and Robert Emery, all of Turlock; three daughters, Kathy Winter of Waterford, Glenda Hoyle of Modesto and Jane Lea of Turlock; two brothers, Elmer Cullum of Tulare and Bill Cullum of Galt; two sisters, Opal Campbell and Bernice Clark, both of Visalia; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.




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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 542957
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Columbus Ray Cullum (21 Jan 1919–2 Jan 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 542957, citing San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dean (contributor 47277198) .