Funeral today for accident victim

Published 10:01 am Monday, March 15, 2010

FRANKLIN—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today for a Southampton County businessman who died in a Friday car accident.

Services for Bennie E. Cullipher Jr., 46, the founder of Bensel Homes Inc., will be held at Wright Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cullipher Family Cemetery in Williamston, N.C.

Cullipher died Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Storys Station Road near Courtland.

He was born in Norfolk and graduated from Great Bridge High School.

Survivors include his wife, Selena Cullipher; his parents, Peggy and Bennie “Bud” Cullipher Sr. of Chesapeake; a sister, Beth Cullipher Walker; and his parents-in-law, Thelma Jane and Mike Vann of Franklin and Joe and Sarah Diaz of Chesapeake.