Rufus Horace Culpepper1

Male, #35131, (23 Sep 1922 - 6 Jan 2019)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper (6 Oct 1881 - Jul 1969)
Mother*Nettie Hyatt (5 Aug 1892 - 1 Feb 1968)
Birth*23 Sep 1922 Rufus was born at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 23 Sep 1922.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Thomas and Rufus was listed as a son in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(PFC in US Marine Corps, serving in the First Division. South Pacific.)4 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 His mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 His father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.5 
Who's Who*1973 He was listed in Who's Who in 1973
Rufus Horace Culpepper. Born Cullman, Ala, 23 Sep 1922; s. Thomas Perry Culpepper and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper; m. 10 Mar 1949 to Rachel Louise Brock; c. Karen, Joe, Kenny, Neal and Tim. Educ: Auburn Univ, B.S. in Agr. Sci, 50. Polit. & Govt. Pos: Mem. sch. bd, Cullman, Ala; churn, Cullman Co. Dem. Party, 66-72. Bus. & Prof. Pos: Assoc. dir, State Nat. Bank, 67- Mil. Serv: Entered as Pvt. Marines, 42, released as Pfc, 45, after serv. in First Div, S.Pac. Theater. Mem: Nat. and Ala. Auto Dealers Asn; Chrysler Dealers Coun; VFW; Elks; Am. Legion. Rel: Baptist. Mailing Add: 206 Ninth St. Cullman, AL 35055.4
 
Residence*1997 Rufus resided at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, in 1997. 
Death*6 Jan 2019 He died at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 6 Jan 2019 at age 96.6 
Obituary*8 Jan 2019 A private graveside service for Rufus Horace "R.H." Culpepper was held Tuesday January 8, 2019, at Cullman City Cemetery. He was born on September 23rd, 1922, in Cullman and died on January 6, 2019.
Mr. Culpepper served in the First Marine Division, known as the "Old Breed", in World War II; he made five combat landings as a member of the Old Breed, most notably the landing at Peleliu Island. He is believed to be the last man standing from his historic unit prior to his death. After the war, using the GI Bill, he attended St. Bernard College and graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). During college and after, Mr. Culpepper was buying and selling cars. He officially opened his used car business in 1947 and sold his last vehicle in 2018. Along with his partner Charlie Glover he operated Culpepper Motors a Chrysler/ Plymouth dealership. After selling the car dealership, Mr. Culpepper started Culpepper Real Estate, Culpepper Auto Sales and Culpepper Trailer Sales. Along with his partner Clyde White, he owned Builders and Traders, a real estate development company. He was a businessman and deal maker all of his life.
Mr. Culpepper was a member of First Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He was the Chairman of the City of Cullman Board of Education, the Alabama State Dairy Board, and the Cullman County Democratic Party.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Perry Culpepper and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper; his brother, Thomas Perry Culpepper, Jr; and his sisters, Marguerite Culpepper Davis, Alice Culpepper Werner and Nell Culpepper Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rachel Louise Culpepper; his five children, Karen Culpepper Foltz, Joe Culpepper, Kenny (Diane) Culpepper, Neal (Ann) Culpepper and Tim (Tricia) Culpepper; and his sister Hannah Culpepper Brock. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice or to the Auburn University School of Agriculture.6 

Family

Rachel Louise Brock
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jan 2019

Citations

  1. Who's Who in American Politics, 14th Ed., 1993-1994, New York, NY: R.R. Bowker, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 14 ed.
    PFC in US Marine Corps during WW-II, serving in the First Division. South Pacific.
  2. Who's Who in American Politics, 1st Ed., 1967-1968, New York, NY: R. R. Bowker Co., 1967, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 1 ed.
    4th ed 1973-1974 p 245.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  4. Who's Who in American Politics, 14th Ed., 1993-1994, New York, NY: R.R. Bowker, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 14 ed.
  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
  6. http://obituaries.cullmantimes.com/obituary/rufus-culpepper-1922-2019-1072131701

Rachel Louise Brock1

Female, #35132

Family

Rufus Horace Culpepper (23 Sep 1922 - 6 Jan 2019)
Children
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. Who's Who in American Politics, 14th Ed., 1993-1994, New York, NY: R.R. Bowker, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 14 ed.

Alice Mae Culpepper

Female, #35133, (11 May 1925 - 15 Jun 1987)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper (6 Oct 1881 - Jul 1969)
Mother*Nettie Hyatt (5 Aug 1892 - 1 Feb 1968)
Birth*11 May 1925 Alice was born on 11 May 1925. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Marguerite and Alice was listed as a daughter in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Married NameJun 1946  As of Jun 1946, her married name was Werner. 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 Her mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 Her father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Residence*1978 Alice resided at Plainview, Nassau Co., New York, in 1978. 
Death*15 Jun 1987 She died at Plainview, Nassau Co., New York, on 15 Jun 1987 at age 62.3,2 

Family

Warren Werner
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Oct 2003

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  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. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Werner Queen, e-mail address.

Warren Werner

Male, #35134

Family

Alice Mae Culpepper (11 May 1925 - 15 Jun 1987)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Nell Florence Culpepper

Female, #35135
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper (6 Oct 1881 - Jul 1969)
Mother*Nettie Hyatt (5 Aug 1892 - 1 Feb 1968)

Family

Gene Baker
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Oct 2005

Gene Baker

Male, #35136

Family

Nell Florence Culpepper
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Hannah Hyatt Culpepper

Female, #35137
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper (6 Oct 1881 - Jul 1969)
Mother*Nettie Hyatt (5 Aug 1892 - 1 Feb 1968)

Family

Dr. Ernest C. Brock Jr.
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Oct 2005

Dr. Ernest C. Brock Jr.1

Male, #35138

Family

Hannah Hyatt Culpepper
Children
Last Edited21 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Orthopedics: The $400,000 Knee
    Friday, Feb. 05, 1965 -- Time Magazine

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,839233,00.html#ixzz1VhbFOJBw
    There was relatively little wrong with Joseph William Namath, 21, when he checked into Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital last week. But there was a great deal more than usual riding on the routine surgery that was scheduled for repair of the torn cartilage in his right knee. By signing an unprecedented three-year contract with the poised and polished quarterback from the University of Alabama, the New York Jets had bet $400,000 that surgery was capable of undoing the damage done by football to one of the weakest and most vulnerable joints in the human body.
    In an early October game against North Carolina State, Namath had rolled out on an option play and dropped suddenly as if poleaxed. No other player had even touched him. Under the strain of a sudden stop, his tensed knee had simply collapsed. First aid consisted of ice packs, and a couple of days later Alabama Surgeon Ernest C. Brock Jr. removed some fluid ("water on the knee") by inserting a hollow needle in the swollen joint.
    In the Florida game two weeks later, Namath's knee collapsed again; then it went out a third time in late-December practice for the Orange Bowl game against Texas. Incredibly, Namath, his knee taped and padded, played brilliantly through most of the game.
    Dye & Air. With his fat contract in the vault, Namath flew to New York for surgery. He had felt pain mainly around the back and outer side of his knee. But at Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery, X rays taken after air and dye had been injected into the joint showed that the main trouble was on the inside. The medial meniscus, one of the two pads of cartilage that lie between the thigh and shinbone (see diagram), was torn and rolled back in a tight wad. This explained why Namath had not been able to straighten his leg completely: just as a folded newspaper stuck between a door and its jamb will keep the door ajar, so the ball of cartilage kept Na-math's knee hinge from swinging all the way as he tried to extend his leg. The X rays showed no other damage—only a small cyst, of no importance.
    Last week the Jets' surgeon, Orthopedist James A. Nicholas, made a diagonal incision on the inner side of the kneecap and exposed the joint. When he opened the joint, he found that the medial meniscus was not simply torn: it was shredded. But he had intended to cut out this whole piece of cartilage anyway, because if any part of a damaged meniscus remains in place it causes erosion of the bone and has to be removed in a later operation. The cyst came out with the meniscus.
    There was no need to put anything in place of the removed meniscus; the knee would recover as the space filled up naturally with air and fluid. But in his examination of the joint, Dr. Nicholas found that a ligament had been pulled and stretched. To shorten and thereby tighten it, he doubled it back on itself and "plicated" (pleated) it with sutures. To be sure that there was nothing wrong with the outside of Namath's knee, where he had had pain, Dr. Nicholas made a second incision and took a careful look. It was in good shape.
    Lifting the Leg. No less important than the actual surgical repair of Namath's knee will be the retraining of his muscles to make his right leg at least as strong as his left. Even as he first opened his eyes after coming out of the anesthesia, the 195-lb., 6-ft. 2-in. athlete found Dr. Nicholas holding his ankle and ordering him to raise his right leg. When he tried to do so, the effort was almost as painful as his original injury. But Namath gamely kept trying. No matter how much it hurts, he will have to repeat that exercise scores of times a day. Hundreds of times a day he will have to contract the big quadriceps muscle that runs down the front of the thigh, tying together the femur, kneecap and tibia. With knee bent and also extended, he will lift weights on his right foot. By July, if all goes well, he should be ready for practice, and for the rigors of professional football.

Lewis Pitts Culpepper Jr.

Male, #35139
Father*Lewis Pitts Culpepper (5 Nov 1918 - 19 Feb 2007)
Mother*Arna Josephine Pouncey

Family 1

Christiana Iris Goolsby

Family 2

Barbara J. O'Connor
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    Lewis Pitts Culpepper, Jr. is the father of Connor Clay Culpepper, born __ 1987 in Guilford Co., NC.
  2. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    Lewis Pitts Culpepper, Jr. is the father of Christopher Patrick Culpepper, born __ 1990 in Guilford Co., NC.

Christiana Iris Goolsby

Female, #35140
Father*John Wise Goolsby (s 1912 - )

Family

Lewis Pitts Culpepper Jr.
Last Edited30 Mar 2007

Talullah Josephine Culpepper

Female, #35141
Father*Lewis Pitts Culpepper (5 Nov 1918 - 19 Feb 2007)
Mother*Arna Josephine Pouncey

Family

James Elbert Turner Holt (19 Sep 1937 - 14 Feb 1994)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Carolyn Ann Culpepper

Female, #35143
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. (8 Oct 1909 - 27 Nov 1991)
Mother*Carolyn Augusta Tigner (23 Sep 1909 - 19 Feb 2005)

Family

Frank Stemple Martin Jr., M.D. (7 Oct 1931 - 11 Feb 2011)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Jan 2007

Frank Stemple Martin Jr., M.D.1

Male, #35144, (7 Oct 1931 - 11 Feb 2011)
Birth*7 Oct 1931 Frank was born on 7 Oct 1931.2 
Death*11 Feb 2011 He died at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas, on 11 Feb 2011 at age 79.2 

Family

Carolyn Ann Culpepper
Children
Last Edited13 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    23 Jun 1957, page 4C. Wedding announcement of Dr. Frank Stemple Culpepper, Jr. and Carolyn Ann Culpepper.
  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

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper III

Male, #35145
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. (8 Oct 1909 - 27 Nov 1991)
Mother*Carolyn Augusta Tigner (23 Sep 1909 - 19 Feb 2005)

Family

Margaret Jean Neas
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Feb 2005

Margaret Jean Neas

Female, #35146

Family

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper III
Child
Last Edited5 Jun 2004

Hope Tigner Culpepper D.D.S.1

Male, #35147
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. (8 Oct 1909 - 27 Nov 1991)
Mother*Carolyn Augusta Tigner (23 Sep 1909 - 19 Feb 2005)

Family

Carol (?)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. Dr. Hope Tigner Culpepper, General Dentistry
    409 Donaldson Rd
    Greenville, SC 29605
    (864) 277-1603.

Mary Annelle Culpepper

Female, #35148, (25 Oct 1937 - 15 Sep 2013)
Father*Fletcher Sams Culpepper1 (20 Aug 1914 - 28 Apr 1985)
Mother*Annelle Moore1 (14 Feb 1915 - 13 Aug 1995)
Birth*25 Oct 1937 Mary was born at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Oct 1937.1 
Married Namesay 1955  As of say 1955, her married name was Tigner. 
Married Name30 May 1959  As of 30 May 1959, her married name was Toomes.2 
Death of Father28 Apr 1985 Her father Fletcher Sams Culpepper died on 28 Apr 1985 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.3 
Residence*1985 Mary resided at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama, in 1985. 
Death of Mother13 Aug 1995 Her mother Annelle Moore died on 13 Aug 1995 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.3 
Death*15 Sep 2013 She died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 15 Sep 2013 at age 75.1 
Obituary*19 Sep 2013 Greenville (SC). Mrs. Mary Annelle Culpepper Tigner, 74, died Sunday, September 15, 2013.
     Born in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher Sams and Annelle Moore Culpepper.
     Surviving are three children, James Forrest Toomes, John David Tigner and Elizabeth Tigner Kiser; two grandchildren; brother, William Fletcher Culpepper; and other extended family.
     Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Church; Meals on Wheels; American Cancer Society. Please see all the details at www.thomasmcafee.com.1 
Burial*21 Sep 2013 Her body was interred on 21 Sep 2013 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina. Remembrance Mausoleum.1 

Family 1

John Tigner
Children

Family 2

James Kenneth Toomes
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. The Greenville News, Greenville, SC.
    http://greenvillenews.com/
    Obituary of Mary Annelle Culpepper Tigner (#35148), published on September 19, 2013.
  2. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Mary Annelle Culpepper married James Kenneth Toomes on 30 May 1959 in Guilford Co., NC.
  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

James Kenneth Toomes1

Male, #35149

Family 1

Mary Annelle Culpepper (25 Oct 1937 - 15 Sep 2013)
Child

Family 2

Sally Lue Ford
Last Edited13 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Mary Annelle Culpepper married James Kenneth Toomes on 30 May 1959 in Guilford Co., NC.

William Fletcher Culpepper

Male, #35150
Father*Fletcher Sams Culpepper (20 Aug 1914 - 28 Apr 1985)
Mother*Annelle Moore (14 Feb 1915 - 13 Aug 1995)

Family

Jean Waters
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    William Fletcher Culpepper is the father of Cynthia Jean Culpepper, born __ 1962 in Guilford Co., NC.

Jean Waters

Female, #35151

Family 1

William Fletcher Culpepper
Children

Family 2

Faye Donald Frye
Last Edited12 Apr 2007

Cynthia Jean Culpepper1

Female, #35152
Father*William Fletcher Culpepper1
Mother*Jean Waters

Family

David Pendleton Hodge
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    William Fletcher Culpepper is the father of Cynthia Jean Culpepper, born __ 1962 in Guilford Co., NC.

Patricia Culpepper

Female, #35153
Father*William Fletcher Culpepper
Mother*Jean Waters

Family

(?) Ball
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Willene Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #35154
Father*Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1924 - 6 Nov 1993)
Mother*Alice Willene Taylor (16 Sep 1928 - 19 May 1962)

Family 1

Charles Albert Robbins
Children

Family 2

Alvin Gunn
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Rebecca Ann Culpepper

Female, #35155, (21 Jan 1952 - 29 Jun 1990)
Father*Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1924 - 6 Nov 1993)
Mother*Alice Willene Taylor (16 Sep 1928 - 19 May 1962)
Birth*21 Jan 1952 Rebecca was born at Douglasville, Douglas Co., Georgia, on 21 Jan 1952. 
Employment* Rebecca's occupation: teacher. 
Death of Mother19 May 1962 Her mother Alice Willene Taylor died on 19 May 1962 at Douglas Co., Georgia.1,2 
Married Name10 Jun 1978  As of 10 Jun 1978, her married name was Mitchell. 
Death*29 Jun 1990 She died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 29 Jun 1990 at age 38. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Pelham, Shelby Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 10 Jul 1990 letter that "Ann Culpepper Mitchell, daughter of Wilbur C. (Wickie) Culpepper was killed in an auto accident about 2 weeks ago." In a 15 Nov 1993 letter Eleanor added that Rebecca had been "a very smart and successful teacher in Mississippi." 

Family

Paul Jennings Mitchell
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. 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
    Willene T. Culpepper, d. 19 May 1962 at 33 years in Douglas Co., GA; Res. in Douglas Co., GA, 13471.
  2. Died Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA, per Pitts Culpepper letter: 16 May 1997.

Carolyn Clay Culpepper

Female, #35156
Father*Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1924 - 6 Nov 1993)
Mother*Carolyn Turner
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

James Elbert Turner Holt

Male, #35157, (19 Sep 1937 - 14 Feb 1994)
Birth*19 Sep 1937 James was born at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1937. 
Death*14 Feb 1994 He died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 14 Feb 1994 at age 56. 
Biography* Name: James Elbert Turner Holt per Josephine C. Holt corrections to manuscript received 17 Feb 1998. Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham wrote in a 9 Jan 1995 letter that Turner Holt had suffered from cancer and she preserved the following from a memorial service: J. E. TURNER HOLT His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, "this was a man." Thus did Shakespeare define our dear friend Turner Holt over two hundred years ago. I grieve when a man of talent and kindness dies, for it seems the world needs such a man more than heaven does. Turner somehow defined early on who he really was and then learned to live with and within that decision. For such as a man's reputation is the opinion people have of him, his character is what he really is-and for all of us who knew and loved him his character was towering in sight and endless in depth. And Turner proved that success in life is a journey and not a destination. He proceeded confidently in the discretion of his dreams and endeavored to live the life he had imagined and was met with success unexpected, but so justly deserved. For his parents he well represents the desirable end-point that all of us as parents can only envy and admire. And as a parent-well, who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults and challenge and encourage them to become parents. Turner, with his helpmate and friend Pheeny, also succeeded very well in this arena. Just as our children are who we are, his legacy is secured for generations as a result of their love and guidance. They have proven that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward together-in the same direction. Turner was not without his lighter moments and devilish sense of humor. As someone who played against him and with him in more tennis matches that I would care to recount, I wish to share with you a brief representation of his lighter side. Anyone who has seen me on a tennis court knows that I have never developed a fearful overhead, in fact it often times was that part of my game that provoked uncontrollable laughter in my opponents. It got so bad during one tournament in Alabama that Turner very politely but firmly approached me and quietly requested that any ball three inches above my eyebrows he would take. I was playing so badly that I began to duck just to raise that level. I know that Turner would agree with me and Mark Twain that life would be infinitely happier if only we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. However as we all know life is but a little gleam of time between two eternities, and I like you, am fortunate to have shared that passage of time with Turner Holt. And so I close with:
Here's a health to the future, A sigh to the past; We all love and remember, And hope to the last; And for all the sadness That the present holds, While there is love in the heart, We can never grow old. With Love, Merv Trail February 17, 1994. 

Family

Talullah Josephine Culpepper
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Charlene Culpepper

Female, #35158
Father*James Oliver Culpepper (14 Apr 1904 - 5 Nov 1938)
Mother*Louise Tisdale (12 Jun 1912 - 29 Jun 1989)

Family 1

William Alvin Booth
Child

Family 2

(?) Carpenter
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Alvin Booth

Male, #35159

Family

Charlene Culpepper
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

(?) Carpenter

Male, #35160

Family

Charlene Culpepper
Last Edited3 Aug 2001