James Lester Barnes

Male, #34561, (17 Aug 1901 - 21 Jul 1974)
Father*Solomon Barnes (c 1871 - )
Mother*Susan Cook (c 1874 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Tess. 
Birth*17 Aug 1901 James was born at Williamson Co., Texas, on 17 Aug 1901. 
Marriage*8 Nov 1923 He married Lydia Grace Culpepper at Bell Co., Texas, on 8 Nov 1923 at age 22.1 
Birth of Son5 Dec 1925 His son James Lester Barnes Jr. was born on 5 Dec 1925 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.2 
Death*21 Jul 1974 He died at Bell Co., Texas, on 21 Jul 1974 at age 72. 

Family

Lydia Grace Culpepper (1 Oct 1906 - 24 Jul 1996)
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Lydia Grace Culpepper and James Lester Barnes, 1923, Bell Co., Book Y, p. 488.
  2. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.

Ferby Lou Katherine Culpepper

Female, #34562, (27 Sep 1908 - 13 Oct 1989)
Father*Louis Alford Culpepper (26 Mar 1874 - 30 Jan 1962)
Mother*Anna Liza Jane Johnson (26 Apr 1877 - 4 May 1960)
Birth*27 Sep 1908 Ferby was born at Nolanville, Bell Co., Texas, on 27 Sep 1908. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Etta, Lydia and Ferby was listed as a daughter in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lydia, Era, Margaret and Ferby was listed as a daughter in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Bell Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*7 Jul 1928 She married Hulon Alonzo Cox at Bell Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1928 at age 19.3 
Married Name7 Jul 1928  As of 7 Jul 1928, her married name was Cox. 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1929 Her son Roland Lloyd Cox was born on 28 Dec 1929 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas
Birth of Son8 Feb 1932 Her son Wayne Morice Cox was born on 8 Feb 1932 at Arrey, Sierra Co., New Mexico
Death of Mother4 May 1960 Her mother Anna Liza Jane Johnson died on 4 May 1960 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.4 
Death of Father30 Jan 1962 Her father Louis Alford Culpepper died on 30 Jan 1962 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.5 
Death of Spouse13 Nov 1967 Her husband Hulon Alonzo Cox died on 13 Nov 1967 at Lanagan, McDonald Co., Missouri
Residence*1979 Ferby resided at Los Lunas, Valencia Co., New Mexico, in 1979. 
Death*13 Oct 1989 She died at Belen, Valencia Co., New Mexico, on 13 Oct 1989 at age 81.6 

Family

Hulon Alonzo Cox (20 Feb 1907 - 13 Nov 1967)
Marriage*7 Jul 1928 She married Hulon Alonzo Cox at Bell Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1928 at age 19.3 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 13A, Pg 271A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 25, Cameron Co., TX
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M1, md-17 yrs, AL AL AL
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, M1, md-17 yrs, ch 7/7, AL AL AL
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL AL
    Jason A. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, TX AL AL
    Ettar V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, TX AL AL
    Jessie L. Culpepper, Daughter [sic], F [sic], 10, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL AL
    Lundy Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Farbey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1, S, TX AL AL.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Sheet 16A, Pg 172, Pct. 4, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, AL VA AL, Farmer
    Eliza A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 42, M, AL MS GA
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 26, S, TX AL AL
    Jesse L. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL AL
    Liddie G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL AL
    Ervir L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Margaret I. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Sunshine E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX AL AL.
  3. Ferby Culpepper and Lonnie Cox, 1928, Bell Co., TX, Book 28, p. 119.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Anna Jane Culpepper, died 4 May 1960 in Bell Co., TX.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lewis Alphord Culpepper, died 30 Jan 1962 in Bell Co., TX.
  6. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.

Hulon Alonzo Cox1

Male, #34563, (20 Feb 1907 - 13 Nov 1967)
Father*Alonzo C. Cox (c 1877 - )
Mother*Narcissa Miller (c 1880 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Lonnie. 
Birth*20 Feb 1907 Hulon was born at Nolanville, Bell Co., Texas, on 20 Feb 1907. 
Marriage*7 Jul 1928 He married Ferby Lou Katherine Culpepper at Bell Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1928 at age 21.2 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1929 His son Roland Lloyd Cox was born on 28 Dec 1929 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas
Birth of Son8 Feb 1932 His son Wayne Morice Cox was born on 8 Feb 1932 at Arrey, Sierra Co., New Mexico
Death*13 Nov 1967 He died at Lanagan, McDonald Co., Missouri, on 13 Nov 1967 at age 60. 
Biography* Lonnie was a dairy farmer. 

Family

Ferby Lou Katherine Culpepper (27 Sep 1908 - 13 Oct 1989)
Marriage*7 Jul 1928 He married Ferby Lou Katherine Culpepper at Bell Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1928 at age 21.2 
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  2. Ferby Culpepper and Lonnie Cox, 1928, Bell Co., TX, Book 28, p. 119.

Margaret Irene Culpepper

Female, #34564, (7 Apr 1911 - 10 Feb 2001)
Father*Louis Alford Culpepper1 (26 Mar 1874 - 30 Jan 1962)
Mother*Anna Liza Jane Johnson (26 Apr 1877 - 4 May 1960)
Birth*7 Apr 1911 Margaret was born at Harlingen, Cameron Co., Texas, on 7 Apr 1911.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lydia, Era, Margaret and Ferby was listed as a daughter in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Bell Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*30 Mar 1928 She married Harlin Foy Truelove at Bell Co., Texas, on 30 Mar 1928 at age 16.3 
Married Name30 Mar 1928  As of 30 Mar 1928, her married name was Truelove. 
Birth of Son6 Dec 1930 Her son Billy James Truelove was born on 6 Dec 1930 at Bell Co., Texas
Marriage*12 Aug 1944 She married Bud Tomlinson at Bell Co., Texas, on 12 Aug 1944 at age 33.4 
Married Name12 Aug 1944  As of 12 Aug 1944, her married name was Tomlinson. 
Marriage11 May 1950 She married Jimmy Hartsell at Pecos, Reeves Co., Texas, on 11 May 1950 at age 39. 
Married Name11 May 1950  As of 11 May 1950, her married name was Hartsell. 
Death of Mother4 May 1960 Her mother Anna Liza Jane Johnson died on 4 May 1960 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.5 
Death of Father30 Jan 1962 Her father Louis Alford Culpepper died on 30 Jan 1962 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.6 
Marriage*7 Jan 1971 She married Leonard Cosper at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, on 7 Jan 1971 at age 59.7 
Married Name7 Jan 1971  As of 7 Jan 1971, her married name was Cosper. 
Death of Spouse10 Jul 1980 Her husband Harlin Foy Truelove died on 10 Jul 1980 at Salado, Bell Co., Texas.8 
Death of Spouse8 Sep 1981 Her husband Leonard Cosper died on 8 Sep 1981 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.8,9 
Death*10 Feb 2001 She died at Temple, Bell Co., Texas, on 10 Feb 2001 at age 89. 
Burial*13 Feb 2001 Her body was interred on 13 Feb 2001 at Wilson Valley Cemetery, Little River, Bell Co., Texas
Biography* Temple Daily Telegram
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001
------------------------------
Margaret Cosper
Belton - Services for Margaret Irene Culpepper Cosper, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating.
Burial will be in Wilson Valley Cemetary in Little River.
Mrs. Cosper died Saturday, Feb. 10, in a Temple Nursing home.
She was born in Harlingen to L.A. and Anna Johnson Culpepper. She lived most of her life in Bell County. She was a member of Taylors Valley Baptist Church
She married Leonard Cosper on Jan. 7, 1971 in Waco. He died in 1981.
Survivors are a son, Bill Truelove of Moffat; two daughters, Margaret Smith of Odessa and Loretta Meyer of Carlsbad, NM; two step-daughters, Lyndi Pirtle of Arlington and Betty Cook of Dallas; a sister, Sunshine Lanham of Little River; 12 Grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 5 brothers; 3 sisters; a daughter, Gerel Hartman; and 2 grandsons.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
.
And from the Belton Journal:
.
MARGARET IRENE CULPEPPER COSPER
Margaret Irene Culpepper Cosper, 89, of Belton, died Saturday, Feb 10 in a Temple Nursing home.
.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in Hearfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Matthews officationg. Burial was in Wilson Valley Cemetery in Little River.
.
She was born on April 7, 1911 in Harlingen to L.A., and Anna Johnson Culpepper moving to Bell County with her parents. She lived most of her life in and around Bell County. She married Leonard Cosper on Jan 7, 1971 in Waco. Mrs. Cosper was a homemaker and also a member of Taylor's Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeonardCosper in 1981; her parents, eight brothers and sisters, daughter Gerel Hartman and two grandsons.
.
She is survived by one son, Bill Truelove of Moffat; two daughters, Margaret Smith of Odessa and Loretta Meyer of Carlsbad, N.M; two
step-daughters, Lyndi Pirtle of Arlinton and Betty Cook of Dallas; one
sister, Sunshine Lanham of Little River; 12 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. 

Family 1

Harlin Foy Truelove (10 Feb 1906 - 10 Jul 1980)
Marriage*30 Mar 1928 She married Harlin Foy Truelove at Bell Co., Texas, on 30 Mar 1928 at age 16.3 
Children

Family 2

Bud Tomlinson (say 1909 - )
Marriage*12 Aug 1944 She married Bud Tomlinson at Bell Co., Texas, on 12 Aug 1944 at age 33.4 

Family 3

Leonard Cosper (20 Jan 1907 - 8 Sep 1981)
Marriage*7 Jan 1971 She married Leonard Cosper at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, on 7 Jan 1971 at age 59.7 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    L A Culpepper is the father of an infant born 7 Apr 1911 in Cameron Co., Texas.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Sheet 16A, Pg 172, Pct. 4, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, AL VA AL, Farmer
    Eliza A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 42, M, AL MS GA
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 26, S, TX AL AL
    Jesse L. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL AL
    Liddie G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL AL
    Ervir L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Margaret I. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Sunshine E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX AL AL.
  3. Marguerite Culpepper and Harlan F. Truelove, 1928, Bell Co., Book 28, p. 49.
  4. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Anna Jane Culpepper, died 4 May 1960 in Bell Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lewis Alphord Culpepper, died 30 Jan 1962 in Bell Co., TX.
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Margaret I Culpepper, 58, married Leonard Cosper, 63, on 7 Jan 1971 in Bell Co., TX.
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
  9. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Harlin Foy Truelove1

Male, #34565, (10 Feb 1906 - 10 Jul 1980)
Father*Thomas Truelove (s 1876 - )
Mother*Cora Vaden (s 1878 - )
Birth*10 Feb 1906 Harlin was born at Bell Co., Texas, on 10 Feb 1906.2 
Marriage*30 Mar 1928 He married Margaret Irene Culpepper at Bell Co., Texas, on 30 Mar 1928 at age 22.3 
Birth of Son6 Dec 1930 His son Billy James Truelove was born on 6 Dec 1930 at Bell Co., Texas
Death*10 Jul 1980 He died at Salado, Bell Co., Texas, on 10 Jul 1980 at age 74.4 

Family

Margaret Irene Culpepper (7 Apr 1911 - 10 Feb 2001)
Children
Last Edited20 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Marguerite Culpepper and Harlan F. Truelove, 1928, Bell Co., Book 28, p. 49.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876

Leonard Cosper

Male, #34566, (20 Jan 1907 - 8 Sep 1981)
Birth*20 Jan 1907 Leonard was born on 20 Jan 1907. 
Marriage*7 Jan 1971 He married Margaret Irene Culpepper at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, on 7 Jan 1971 at age 63.1 
Death*8 Sep 1981 He died at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 8 Sep 1981 at age 74.2,3 

Family

Margaret Irene Culpepper (7 Apr 1911 - 10 Feb 2001)
Last Edited1 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Margaret I Culpepper, 58, married Leonard Cosper, 63, on 7 Jan 1971 in Bell Co., TX.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Era Sunshine Culpepper

Female, #34567, (11 Jun 1918 - 15 Apr 2003)
Father*Louis Alford Culpepper (26 Mar 1874 - 30 Jan 1962)
Mother*Anna Liza Jane Johnson (26 Apr 1877 - 4 May 1960)
Birth*11 Jun 1918 Era was born at Bell Co., Texas, on 11 Jun 1918.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lydia, Era, Margaret and Ferby was listed as a daughter in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Bell Co., Texas.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Era was listed as a daughter in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*5 Sep 1936 She married Andrew Jackson Lanham at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 5 Sep 1936 at age 18.4,5 
Married Name5 Sep 1936  As of 5 Sep 1936, her married name was Lanham. 
Death of Mother4 May 1960 Her mother Anna Liza Jane Johnson died on 4 May 1960 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.6 
Death of Father30 Jan 1962 Her father Louis Alford Culpepper died on 30 Jan 1962 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.7 
Residence*1978 Era resided at Little River, Bell Co., Texas, in 1978. 
Biography* The following wedding anniversary announcement was preserved by Mary Lillian Butler Pierce and is from the Temple Daily Telegram, Temple, Texas Sunday, 31 Aug 1986: Reception To Honor Couple On Wedding Anniversary LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY -- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lanham of Little River will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bliss Hall Community Center in Little River. Hosts for the reception will be the couple's two sons and daughters-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lanham and Mr. and Mrs. Drew Lanham. The Lanhams also have six grandchildren. A. J. Lanham and Sunshine Culpepper were married Sept. 5, 1936, by Judge T. E. Sanderford in his Belton home. They both were born near Little River and have been longtime residents of the area with the exception of five years when Lanham worked for Brazos River C&R District and U.S. Engineers. Mrs. Lanham has served Parent-Teachers Association member, a 4-H Club leader, Cub Scout den mother and past worthy matron of the Holland Chapter 544 of the Order of Eastern Star. Lanham, a former Bell County Commissioner, is a builder and farmer-stockman. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the reception. The couple requests no gifts. 
Death of Spouse11 Nov 2001 Her husband Andrew Jackson Lanham died on 11 Nov 2001 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.8 
Death*15 Apr 2003 She died at Little River, Bell Co., Texas, on 15 Apr 2003 at age 84.8 

Family

Andrew Jackson Lanham (15 Apr 1911 - 11 Nov 2001)
Marriage*5 Sep 1936 She married Andrew Jackson Lanham at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 5 Sep 1936 at age 18.4,5 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Mar 2008

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Sheet 16A, Pg 172, Pct. 4, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, AL VA AL, Farmer
    Eliza A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 42, M, AL MS GA
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 26, S, TX AL AL
    Jesse L. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL AL
    Liddie G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL AL
    Ervir L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Margaret I. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Sunshine E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX AL AL.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, page 21A, Little River Road,Bell Co., TX
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Alford L. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @19, AL/AL/AL, Odd Jobs Laborer
    Annie J. Culpepper, Wife, F, 53, M, md @16, AL/AL/AL
    Era S. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX/AL/AL.
  4. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  5. Sunshine Culpepper and Andrew Jackson Lanham, 1936, Bell Co., Book 31, p. 378.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Anna Jane Culpepper, died 4 May 1960 in Bell Co., TX.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lewis Alphord Culpepper, died 30 Jan 1962 in Bell Co., TX.
  8. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Andrew Jackson Lanham

Male, #34568, (15 Apr 1911 - 11 Nov 2001)
Father*William Lanham (c 1881 - )
Mother*Fanny Rowlett (c 1884 - )
Birth*15 Apr 1911 Andrew was born at Bell Co., Texas, on 15 Apr 1911. 
Marriage*5 Sep 1936 He married Era Sunshine Culpepper at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 5 Sep 1936 at age 25.1,2 
Death*11 Nov 2001 He died at Little River, Bell Co., Texas, on 11 Nov 2001 at age 90.3 
Biography* Former Bell commissioner Lanham dies at residence -- Longtime Little River resident and former Bell County Commissioner A. J. Lanham, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at his home. Mr. Lanham was born in Little River to Will D. and Fannie Bell Lanham and lived most of his life in Bell County.

A lifelong Democrat, he served 14 non-consecutive terms as Bell County Commissioner, Precinct 2, beginning in January 1987. He was also a farmer and rancher and owned the Central Texas Pony Sales at the Agriculture Building in Temple for seven years.

Precinct 2 included Little Rivv er Academy, Heidenheimer, Rogers, Holland, Bartlett and the south part of Temple.

During his terms as county commissioner, he was instrumental in securing funds to expand Elm Road and FM 440 in the Killeen area.

Mr. Lanham was a member of the Little River Baptist Church.

He had also been a member of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the Temple Elks Club, the Optimists Club, the Farm Bureau, the Holland SPJST and the Silver Spur Riding Club in Temple.

He had also worked with 4-H Clubs and had also served as a superintendent of the Bell County Jr. Fair and Livestock Show for 18 years.

Survivors are his wife, Sunshine Culpepper Lanham of Little River; and two sons, Gary D. Lanham and Andrew J. Lanham Jr., both of Little River.

A. J. Lanham -- Belton -- Services for A. J. Lanham, 90, of Little River will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with the Rev. Jon Crosby officiating.

Burial will be in Wilson Valley Cemetery in Little River with Masonic services.

Mr. Lanham died Sunday, Nov. 11, at his residence.

He was born in Little River to Will D. and Fannie Bell Lanham and lived most of his life in Bell County. He married Sunshine Culpepper on Sept. 5, 1936 in Belton. A lifelong Democrat, he served 14 years as Bell County commissioner, Precinct 2, beginning in January 1967. He was also a farmer and rancher and owned the Central Texas Pony Sales at the agriculture building in Temple for severn years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Little River. He had also been a member of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the Temple Elks club, the Optimist Club, the Farm Bureau, the Holland SPJST and the Silver Spur riding club in Temple. He was a member of the Zerne Masonic Lodge No. 615 in Holland for more than 60 yearss. He had also worked with 4-H clubs and had served as a superintendent of the Bell County Junior Fair and Li vestock Show for 18 years.

Survivors are his wife, Sunshine Culpepper Lanham of Little River, two sons, Gary D. Lanham and Andrew J. Lanham Jr., both of Little River; a brother Jim Lanham of Hamlin; a sister Louise Limmer of Bartlett, and 11 grandchildren

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Family

Era Sunshine Culpepper (11 Jun 1918 - 15 Apr 2003)
Children
Last Edited28 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  2. Sunshine Culpepper and Andrew Jackson Lanham, 1936, Bell Co., Book 31, p. 378.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Alverene Culpepper

Female, #34569, (27 May 1906 - 19 Jan 1995)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Birth*27 May 1906 Alverene was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 27 May 1906. 
Photographedsay 1910 She appeared as a granddaughter in a family photograph say 1910 at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama,
Back row, left to right: James E. Albright holding son Roy, William Lee Culpepper, Grover Milton Culpepper, Carl Winston Culpepper, & Effin Arelia Culpepper;
Front row, left to right: Hattie Louraine (Culpepper) Albright holding Lola Albright, Georgia Beatrice (Rowe) Culpepper holding (probably) William Lonnie Culpepper, Robert Jefferson Culpepper, William Henry Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth (Powell) Culpepper, and Alverene Culpepper.1,2
William Henry Culpepper family
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Alverene was listed as a daughter in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Oleander, Marshall Co., Alabama.3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Alverene was listed as a daughter in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Mother26 Jun 1925 Her mother Georgia Beatrice Rowe died on 26 Jun 1925 at Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.5 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Alverene was listed as a granddaughter in Mary Elizabeth Powell's household on the 1930 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.6 
Marriage*11 Jul 1930 She married Ronald Teddy Dunn at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 11 Jul 1930 at age 24. 
Married Name11 Jul 1930  As of 11 Jul 1930, her married name was Dunn. 
Employment* Alverene's occupation: teacher. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1931 Her son Billy Wendell Dunn was born on 8 Oct 1931 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Sep 1936 Her son Ronald Teddy Dunn Jr. was born on 11 Sep 1936 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Birth of Son19 Oct 1938 Her son Jerry Wayne Dunn was born on 19 Oct 1938 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Death of Father22 Jul 1941 Her father William Lee Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1941 at Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama.7 
Death of Son16 Dec 1957 Her son Ronald Teddy Dunn Jr. died on 16 Dec 1957 at Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse25 Jan 1958 Her husband Ronald Teddy Dunn died on 25 Jan 1958 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan
Death of Son15 Jun 1990 Her son Billy Wendell Dunn died on 15 Jun 1990 at Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama
Death*19 Jan 1995 She died at Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 19 Jan 1995 at age 88. 
Burial*22 Jan 1995 Her body was interred on 22 Jan 1995 at Arab Memorial Garden, Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama
Biography* Mary Lillian Butler Pierce wrote 19 Jun 1993: Billy Dunn's mother is 87 yrs old - fell in March and broke her hip. Stayed several weeks in hosp. and in rehab. for therapy. She is home now...
      In a 21 Jan 1995 card Mary Lillian noted that Alverene had died of a heart attack: She would have been 89 yrs old in May of this yr. Funeral will be to-morrow Sun. at 2 pm, at Arab...
      Mary Lillian preserved the following funeral notice from the Huntsville Times: Alverene Dunn ARAB -- Mrs. Alverene Dunn, 88, of 423 Shoal Creek Trail, Arab, died Thursday at her home. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gober Funeral Home in Arab. Burial will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Washam of Arab and Annette Dunn of Birmingham; a son, Jerry Dunn of Arab; a sister, Inez Williams of Guntersville; two brothers, Lester Culpepper of Tennessee and Elton Culpepper of Huntsville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
      Mary Lillian also preserved the following obituary from an unknown source: Alverene C. Dunn Retired school teacher Alverene C. Dunn, 88, of Arab, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 1995, at her residence. Mrs. Dunn was born May 27, 1906, in Marshall County to Lee and Beatrice Rowe Culpepper. She was married to Ronald T. Dunn, who died Jan.25,1958. She was a 1926 graduate of Arab High School, attended Jacksonville State University for three years, retired as a school teacher from Arab Primary School in 1975, was a member of Arab First Baptist Church and lived in Arab since 1952. She is survived by her son: Jerry Dunn of Arab; two daughters: Rosemary Washam of Arab and Annette Dunn of Birmingham; son-in- law: Wayne Washam of Arab; two daughters-in-law: Marina Dunn and Sally Dunn of Arab; two brothers: Lester Culpepper of Portland, Tenn., and Elton Culpepper of Huntsville; sister: Inez Williams of Guntersville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 1995, at Gober Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Paul Murphy and Ken Tyler officiating. Burial was in Arab Memorial Cemetery, with Gober Funeral Chapel directing. Pallbearers were Tim Dunn, Keith Dunn, Craig Dunn, David Dunn, Alan Washam and Jeff Washam. 

Family

Ronald Teddy Dunn (6 Jun 1905 - 25 Jan 1958)
Marriage*11 Jul 1930 She married Ronald Teddy Dunn at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 11 Jul 1930 at age 24. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 May 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from William M. Garrison, e-mail address.
  2. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 103, Sheet 9B, Lines 72-75, Oleander, Marshall Co., Alabama (27 Apr 1910)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 24, md1-5yrs, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Georgia B. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, md1-5yrs, ch 3/2, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/AL/AL
    William O. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 0/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 159, Sheet 3A, Lines 38-44, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (3 Jan 1920)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 34, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lonnie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Georgia Culpepper died Jun 1925 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheets 2A-B, Lines 48-55, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (4 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 63, wid, md@18, AL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 44, md@19, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Alvarine Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL, Public School Teacher
    Lonie Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Lester Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Elton Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Inez Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Gerald Culpepper (correct name: Gerald Cooley), GrandSon, M, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  7. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    William L. Culpepper died 22 Jul 1941 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Ronald Teddy Dunn

Male, #34570, (6 Jun 1905 - 25 Jan 1958)
Father*William Alec Dunn (c 1875 - )
Mother*Margaret Elizabeth Alverson (c 1878 - )
Birth*6 Jun 1905 Ronald was born at Parches Cove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 6 Jun 1905. 
Employment* Ronald's occupation: machinist. 
Marriage*11 Jul 1930 He married Alverene Culpepper at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 11 Jul 1930 at age 25. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1931 His son Billy Wendell Dunn was born on 8 Oct 1931 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Sep 1936 His son Ronald Teddy Dunn Jr. was born on 11 Sep 1936 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Birth of Son19 Oct 1938 His son Jerry Wayne Dunn was born on 19 Oct 1938 at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Dec 1957 His son Ronald Teddy Dunn Jr. died on 16 Dec 1957 at Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama
Death*25 Jan 1958 He died at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, on 25 Jan 1958 at age 52. 
Burial* His body was interred at Arab Memorial Garden, Arab, Marshall Co., Alabama

Family

Alverene Culpepper (27 May 1906 - 19 Jan 1995)
Marriage*11 Jul 1930 He married Alverene Culpepper at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 11 Jul 1930 at age 25. 
Children
Last Edited15 Jul 1999

Lela Mae Culpepper

Female, #34571, (8 Apr 1908 - 5 Sep 1909)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Birth*8 Apr 1908 Lela was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 8 Apr 1908. 
Death*5 Sep 1909 She died at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 5 Sep 1909 at age 1. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Lonnie Culpepper

Male, #34572, (19 Mar 1910 - 4 Feb 1979)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Photographedsay 1910 He appeared as a grandson in a family photograph say 1910 at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama,
Back row, left to right: James E. Albright holding son Roy, William Lee Culpepper, Grover Milton Culpepper, Carl Winston Culpepper, & Effin Arelia Culpepper;
Front row, left to right: Hattie Louraine (Culpepper) Albright holding Lola Albright, Georgia Beatrice (Rowe) Culpepper holding (probably) William Lonnie Culpepper, Robert Jefferson Culpepper, William Henry Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth (Powell) Culpepper, and Alverene Culpepper.1,2
William Henry Culpepper family
Birth*19 Mar 1910 William was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 19 Mar 1910.3 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 William was listed as a son in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Oleander, Marshall Co., Alabama.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William, James, Henry and Menveal was listed as a son in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Mother26 Jun 1925 His mother Georgia Beatrice Rowe died on 26 Jun 1925 at Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William, James and Menveal was listed as a grandson in Mary Elizabeth Powell's household on the 1930 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.7 
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 He married Juanita Estelle Williams at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1935 at age 24. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Alabama.3 
Birth of Son23 May 1940 His son William Larry Culpepper was born on 23 May 1940 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Father22 Jul 1941 His father William Lee Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1941 at Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama.8 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy.) 
Employment* William's occupation: civil service. 
Death*4 Feb 1979 He died at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 4 Feb 1979 at age 68.3 
Burial*circa 6 Feb 1979 His body was interred circa 6 Feb 1979 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: William Culpepper Services for William L. Culpepper, 68, of 7105 Whitesburg Dr., who died Sunday at his residence, will be today at 2 p.m. at Laughlin Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Bobby Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Culpepper; a son, William L. Culpepper of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Bryan Williams of Guntersville and Mrs. Alverene Dunn of Arab; two brothers, Elton Culpepper of Minneapolis, Minn., and Lester Culpepper of Madison College, Tenn. 

Family

Juanita Estelle Williams (9 Mar 1914 - Mar 1987)
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 He married Juanita Estelle Williams at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1935 at age 24. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from William M. Garrison, e-mail address.
  2. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 103, Sheet 9B, Lines 72-75, Oleander, Marshall Co., Alabama (27 Apr 1910)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 24, md1-5yrs, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Georgia B. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, md1-5yrs, ch 3/2, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/AL/AL
    William O. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 0/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 159, Sheet 3A, Lines 38-44, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (3 Jan 1920)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 34, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lonnie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  6. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Georgia Culpepper died Jun 1925 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheets 2A-B, Lines 48-55, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (4 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 63, wid, md@18, AL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 44, md@19, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Alvarine Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL, Public School Teacher
    Lonie Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Lester Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Elton Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Inez Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Gerald Culpepper (correct name: Gerald Cooley), GrandSon, M, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  8. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    William L. Culpepper died 22 Jul 1941 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Juanita Estelle Williams

Female, #34573, (9 Mar 1914 - Mar 1987)
Father*William Worley Williams (c 1884 - )
Mother*Dora Damron (c 1887 - )
Birth*9 Mar 1914 Juanita was born at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 9 Mar 1914.1 
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 She married William Lonnie Culpepper at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1935 at age 20. 
Married Name2 Feb 1935  As of 2 Feb 1935, her married name was Culpepper. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Alabama.1 
Birth of Son23 May 1940 Her son William Larry Culpepper was born on 23 May 1940 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Spouse4 Feb 1979 Her husband William Lonnie Culpepper died on 4 Feb 1979 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Son9 Jun 1979 Her son William Larry Culpepper died on 9 Jun 1979 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1,2 
Death*Mar 1987 She died at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, in Mar 1987.1 

Family

William Lonnie Culpepper (19 Mar 1910 - 4 Feb 1979)
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 She married William Lonnie Culpepper at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1935 at age 20. 
Child
Last Edited15 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    William L. Culpepper, d. 9 Jun 1979 at 39 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA, 019679.

James Lester Culpepper

Male, #34574, (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Birth*28 Apr 1912 James was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 28 Apr 1912. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William, James, Henry and Menveal was listed as a son in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Mother26 Jun 1925 His mother Georgia Beatrice Rowe died on 26 Jun 1925 at Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William, James and Menveal was listed as a grandson in Mary Elizabeth Powell's household on the 1930 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*26 May 1933 He married Linda Decker on 26 May 1933 at age 21. 
Death of Father22 Jul 1941 His father William Lee Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1941 at Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama.4 
Residence*1995 James resided at Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee, in 1995. 
Death of Spouse30 Dec 1998 His wife Linda Decker died on 30 Dec 1998 at Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Death*19 Aug 2003 He died at Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee, on 19 Aug 2003 at age 91.5 
Biography* Mary Lillian Butler Pierce wrote 19 Jun 1993 that "Lester Culpepper has been in hosp. from a poison spider bite, he is 85...." 

Family

Linda Decker (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)
Marriage*26 May 1933 He married Linda Decker on 26 May 1933 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 159, Sheet 3A, Lines 38-44, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (3 Jan 1920)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 34, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lonnie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Georgia Culpepper died Jun 1925 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheets 2A-B, Lines 48-55, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (4 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 63, wid, md@18, AL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 44, md@19, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Alvarine Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL, Public School Teacher
    Lonie Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Lester Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Elton Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Inez Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Gerald Culpepper (correct name: Gerald Cooley), GrandSon, M, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    William L. Culpepper died 22 Jul 1941 in Marshall Co., Alabama.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Linda Decker

Female, #34575, (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)
Father*Evan Decker (10 Jan 1881 - Apr 1970)
Mother*Izora Adaline Fentress (c 1887 - 1 Jul 1944)
Birth*21 Mar 1914 Linda was born at Spring Lick, Grayson Co., Kentucky, on 21 Mar 1914. 
Employment* Linda's occupation: writer. 
Marriage*26 May 1933 She married James Lester Culpepper on 26 May 1933 at age 19. 
Married Name26 May 1933  As of 26 May 1933, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Mother1 Jul 1944 Her mother Izora Adaline Fentress died on 1 Jul 1944. 
Death of FatherApr 1970 Her father Evan Decker died in Apr 1970 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama.1 
Death*30 Dec 1998 She died at Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee, on 30 Dec 1998 at age 84. 

Family

James Lester Culpepper (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Marriage*26 May 1933 She married James Lester Culpepper on 26 May 1933 at age 19. 
Children
Last Edited18 Jun 2000

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Henry Herman Culpepper

Male, #34576, (19 Aug 1914 - 19 Sep 1924)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Birth*19 Aug 1914 Henry was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 19 Aug 1914. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William, James, Henry and Menveal was listed as a son in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
Death*19 Sep 1924 He died at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1924 at age 10.2 
Burial*circa 21 Sep 1924 His body was interred circa 21 Sep 1924 at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 159, Sheet 3A, Lines 38-44, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (3 Jan 1920)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 34, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lonnie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Herman Culpepper died Sep 1924 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Menveal Elton Culpepper1,2,3

Male, #34577, (30 Dec 1917 - 7 Mar 2008)
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)
Name Variation He was also known as Elton.4,5 
Birth*30 Dec 1917 Menveal was born at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 30 Dec 1917.3,2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William, James, Henry and Menveal was listed as a son in William Lee Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Mother26 Jun 1925 His mother Georgia Beatrice Rowe died on 26 Jun 1925 at Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William, James and Menveal was listed as a grandson in Mary Elizabeth Powell's household on the 1930 Census at Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama.7 
Biography*1938 "Mr. Elton Culpepper of Huntsville (AL)" was listed in an article about the 1938 reunion of the John James Culpepper family. 
ResidenceJun 1942 Menveal resided at Madison Co., Alabama, in Jun 1942.1 
Death of Father22 Jul 1941 His father William Lee Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1941 at Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama.8 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort McClellan, Calhoun Co., Alabama, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Army.)1 
ResidenceFeb 1979 Menveal resided at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, in Feb 1979. 
Residence*1982 Menveal resided at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, in 1982.2 
Death*7 Mar 2008 He died at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 7 Mar 2008 at age 90.3 

Family

Doris Howard
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Menveal E. Culpepper, born 1917, White, Native of Alabama; Resided in Madison Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 19 Jun 1942 in Alabama at Fort McClellan in the US Army as a Private for the duration of the War plus six months; Education: 4 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Automobile Parts Clerk; Marital Status: Married; Height: 71; Weight: 148.
  2. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8907&enc=1
    Menveal E Culpepper, born 30 Dec 1917, resided at 2826 Briarwood Dr SE, Huntsville, AL, 35801-2223 (1982).
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheets 2A-B, Lines 48-55, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (4 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 63, wid, md@18, AL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 44, md@19, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Alvarine Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL, Public School Teacher
    Lonie Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Lester Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Elton Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Inez Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Gerald Culpepper, (Great-Grand?)Son, M, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 159, Sheet 3A, Lines 38-44, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (3 Jan 1920)
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 34, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Beatrice Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, AL/AL/AL
    Alvarine Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lonnie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  6. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Georgia Culpepper died Jun 1925 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheets 2A-B, Lines 48-55, Union Grove, Marshall Co., Alabama (4 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 63, wid, md@18, AL/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 44, md@19, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Alvarine Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL, Public School Teacher
    Lonie Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Lester Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Elton Culpepper, (Grand)Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Inez Culpepper, (Grand)Dau, F, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Gerald Culpepper (correct name: Gerald Cooley), GrandSon, M, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  8. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    William L. Culpepper died 22 Jul 1941 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Doris Howard

Female, #34578

Family

Menveal Elton Culpepper (30 Dec 1917 - 7 Mar 2008)
Last Edited18 Dec 2005

Hettie Inez Culpepper

Female, #34579
Father*William Lee Culpepper (12 Aug 1885 - 22 Jul 1941)
Mother*Georgia Beatrice Rowe (8 May 1884 - 26 Jun 1925)

Family

Bryan Lusk Williams (11 Oct 1908 - )
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Bryan Lusk Williams

Male, #34580, (11 Oct 1908 - )
Father*Henry Hugh Williams (c 1878 - )
Mother*Quimbie Scott (c 1881 - )
Birth*11 Oct 1908 Bryan was born at Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 11 Oct 1908. 
Employment* Bryan's occupation: salesman. 

Family

Hettie Inez Culpepper
Children
Last Edited15 Jul 1999

William Larry Culpepper

Male, #34581, (23 May 1940 - 9 Jun 1979)
Father*William Lonnie Culpepper (19 Mar 1910 - 4 Feb 1979)
Mother*Juanita Estelle Williams (9 Mar 1914 - Mar 1987)
Birth*23 May 1940 William was born at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 23 May 1940.1 
Death of Father4 Feb 1979 His father William Lonnie Culpepper died on 4 Feb 1979 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama.1 
Death*9 Jun 1979 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 9 Jun 1979 at age 39.1,2 

Family

(?) (?)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 May 2004

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    William L. Culpepper, d. 9 Jun 1979 at 39 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA, 019679.

James Clarke Culpepper

Male, #34582
Father*James Lester Culpepper (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Mother*Linda Decker (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)

Family

Judith Ann Clark
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Nov 2008

Judith Ann Clark

Female, #34583

Family

James Clarke Culpepper
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Maurice Culpepper

Male, #34584
Father*James Lester Culpepper (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Mother*Linda Decker (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)

Family

Mary Lillian Azevedo
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Mary Lillian Azevedo

Female, #34585

Family

William Maurice Culpepper
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Phyllis Elaine Culpepper

Female, #34586
Father*James Lester Culpepper (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Mother*Linda Decker (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)

Family

Kenneth Lowell Cantrell (21 Jul 1932 - 10 Apr 2008)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Aug 2008

Kenneth Lowell Cantrell

Male, #34587, (21 Jul 1932 - 10 Apr 2008)
Birth*21 Jul 1932 Kenneth was born at Vian, Sequoyah Co., Oklahoma, on 21 Jul 1932. He was the son of Opie and Jennie Lee Cantrell.1 
Death*10 Apr 2008 He died at Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee, on 10 Apr 2008 at age 75.1 
Obituary*11 Apr 2008 Kenneth Lowell Cantrell, age 75, of Portland, passed away April 10, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Vian, Okla., on July 21, 1932, to the late Opie and Jennie Lee Cantrell. He retired from the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Cantrell of Portland; daughter, Anita Carter of Altamonte Springs, Fla; sons, David Cantrell of Cottontown; Daniel Cantrell of Cross Plains, Jonathan Cantrell of High Point, N.C; sisters, Carole Skaggs of Ashland City, Dorothy Randall of Phoenix, Ariz., Juanita Turner of Pleasant View. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008. Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Old Brush Cemetery.1 
Burial*12 Apr 2008 His body was interred on 12 Apr 2008 at Old Brush Cemetery, Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee.1 

Family

Phyllis Elaine Culpepper
Last Edited16 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. Obituary of Kenneth Lowell Cantrell, published on 11 Apr 2008 in an unidentified newspaper. Provided to Culpepper Copnnections on 11 Aug 2008 by nephew, Matt Rosenboom of Nashville, TN.

Alice Rebecca Culpepper

Female, #34588
Father*James Lester Culpepper (28 Apr 1912 - 19 Aug 2003)
Mother*Linda Decker (21 Mar 1914 - 30 Dec 1998)

Family

Leo Delano Rosenboom (20 Sep 1944 - 10 Sep 2002)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Jun 2000

Leo Delano Rosenboom

Male, #34589, (20 Sep 1944 - 10 Sep 2002)
Birth*20 Sep 1944 Leo was born on 20 Sep 1944.1 
Death*10 Sep 2002 He died at Cottontown, Sumner Co., Tennessee, on 10 Sep 2002 at age 57.2,1 
Burial*circa 12 Sep 2002 His body was interred circa 12 Sep 2002 at Old Brush Cemetery, Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee.2 

Family

Alice Rebecca Culpepper
Child
Last Edited9 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written 2000, 2006, 2016 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Matthew Rosenboom, Nashville, TN, e-mail address.

Jessie Cwilla Culpepper1,2

Female, #34590, (17 Nov 1913 - 15 Oct 1998)
Father*Grover Milton Culpepper (16 Oct 1892 - 4 Aug 1931)
Mother*Nancy Ella Smalley (c 1891 - )
Birth*17 Nov 1913 Jessie was born at Alabama on 17 Nov 1913. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Jessie was listed as a daughter in Grover Milton Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Jessie and Billie was listed as a daughter in Grover Milton Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Father4 Aug 1931 Her father Grover Milton Culpepper died on 4 Aug 1931 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 
Married Namesay 1932  As of say 1932, her married name was Garrison. 
Marriage*say 1932 She married William Hoyt Garrison say 1932. 
Death*15 Oct 1998 She died at Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 15 Oct 1998 at age 84.2 
Research note*12 Feb 2010 From William M. Garrison:
I looked at documents last night and forgot to bring my notes to work. But I did determine that mother (Jessie) was un-named on her original birth certificate. Some time later it was filled in. Then she with Sylvia's help (her daughter) had the spelling of her middle name corrected to Cwilla on her birth certificate. Looks like they also got the date clarified.
I cannot make out the profession of John Redding on her birth certificate. One copy might say moulder- which is what he was. But another copy looks like it starts with a F.
I am pretty sure she died on the 15 of Oct but I forgot the notes.5 

Family

William Hoyt Garrison (4 Jul 1911 - 23 Dec 2000)
Marriage*say 1932 She married William Hoyt Garrison say 1932. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Sheet 58A, Lines 4-6, 510 17th St, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL (14 Jan 1920)
    Grover M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 28, md, AL/AL/AL, Collector/Insurance
    Ella Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md, AL/GA/GA
    Civillow Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 6, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from William M. Garrison, e-mail address.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Sheet 15B, Lines 56-59, 100 6th St., Bessemer, Jefferson Co., AL (9 Apr 1930)
    Rent=$20, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Jim G. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 38, md@20, AL/AL/AL, Salesman/Furniture Store, Vet=N
    Ella Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 39, md@21, GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 15, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Billie J. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 5/12, sng, AL/AL/GA.
  4. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from Christopher Garrison, e-mail address.
  5. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from William Milton Garrison, 1004 Beirne Ave., Huntsville, Al. 35801, Phone 256-489-5318, e-mail address.