James Hatcher Glass

Male, #35431, (11 Jul 1891 - 12 Nov 1965)
Name Variation He was also known as Dock. 
Birth*11 Jul 1891 James was born on 11 Jul 1891.1 
Marriage*27 Apr 1913 He married Mattie Lee Culpepper at Texas on 27 Apr 1913 at age 21. 
Death of Spouse15 Jan 1965 His wife Mattie Lee Culpepper died on 15 Jan 1965 at Childress, Childress Co., Texas
Death*12 Nov 1965 He died at Childress Co., Texas, on 12 Nov 1965 at age 74.2 

Family

Mattie Lee Culpepper (30 Dec 1895 - 15 Jan 1965)
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

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. 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

Henry Reubin Culpepper

Male, #35432, (8 Feb 1898 - 8 Feb 1898)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Death*8 Feb 1898 He died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1898. 
Birth*8 Feb 1898 Henry was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1898. 
Burial*9 Feb 1898 His body was interred on 9 Feb 1898 at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Feb 2004

Lela Gillespie Culpepper

Female, #35433, (27 Mar 1899 - 18 Mar 1901)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*27 Mar 1899 Lela was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 27 Mar 1899. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Lela and Mattie was listed as a daughter in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
Death*18 Mar 1901 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 18 Mar 1901 at age 1. 
Burial*19 Mar 1901 Her body was interred on 19 Mar 1901 at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Sheet 7A-7B, Pg 99A-100, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 12, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, Apr-1869, 31, md-5 yrs, AL GA MS, Farmer
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan-1875, 25, md-5 yrs, Ch 3/2, MO WV MO
    Mattie Lee Culpepper, Daughter, F, Dec-1895, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Lela Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb-1899, 1, S, TX AL MO.

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #35434, (5 Nov 1901 - 4 Mar 1955)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*5 Nov 1901 Thomas was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 5 Nov 1901. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Thomas, Guy and Fred was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Guy, Fred and John was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.2 
Marriage*28 Nov 1920 He married Minerva Elizabeth Bryant at Greenwood Church parsonage, Greenwood, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 28 Nov 1920 at age 19. 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 His father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Birth of Son17 Aug 1923 His son Charles Henry Culpepper was born on 17 Aug 1923 at Hopkins Co., Texas.3,4 
Birth of Son30 Jul 1926 His son Joe Ray Culpepper was born on 30 Jul 1926 at Hopkins Co., Texas.5,4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Plainview, Hale Co., Texas.6 
Death*4 Mar 1955 He died at Hale Co., Texas, on 4 Mar 1955 at age 53.7 
Burial*circa 6 Mar 1955 His body was interred circa 6 Mar 1955 at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Plainview, Hale Co., Texas
Biography* Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was the son of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. In 1920, he married Elizabeth Bryant and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died in 1955 at the age of 53. 

Family

Minerva Elizabeth Bryant (28 Mar 1902 - 20 Jun 1991)
Marriage*28 Nov 1920 He married Minerva Elizabeth Bryant at Greenwood Church parsonage, Greenwood, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 28 Nov 1920 at age 19. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 11B, Pg 213B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 22, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-15 yrs, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M1, md-15 yrs, ch 7/5, MO KY MO
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, TX AL MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, TX AL MO
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL MO
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 75, wid, GA GA GA, Farmer.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  3. Obituary Central.
    http://www.obitcentral.com/
    Obituary of Charles H. Culpepper: http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/tx/tx-hale122.htm.
  4. 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
  5. Plainview Daily Herald, Plainview, TX, http://www.myplainview.com/.
    Obituary of Joe R. Culpepper, published 4 Aug 2004 - 5 Aug 2004.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, Sheet 20B & 21A, Pg 83 & 84, Precinct 1 , Plainview, Hale Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 28, M, md@19, TX AL TX, Wrecker-Junk Yard
    Elizabeth M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, md@19, AR US MO
    Charles H. Culpepper, M, 6, S, TX TX AR
    Joe R. Culpepper, M, 3 8/12, TX TX AR
    Josie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 8/12, TX TX ARX.
  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
    Thomas J. Culpepper, died 4 Mar 1955 in Hale Co., TX.

Minerva Elizabeth Bryant1

Female, #35435, (28 Mar 1902 - 20 Jun 1991)
Birth*28 Mar 1902 Minerva was born at Mena, Polk Co., Arkansas, on 28 Mar 1902.2 
Marriage*28 Nov 1920 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Greenwood Church parsonage, Greenwood, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 28 Nov 1920 at age 18. 
Married Name28 Nov 1920  As of 28 Nov 1920, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son17 Aug 1923 Her son Charles Henry Culpepper was born on 17 Aug 1923 at Hopkins Co., Texas.3,2 
Birth of Son30 Jul 1926 Her son Joe Ray Culpepper was born on 30 Jul 1926 at Hopkins Co., Texas.4,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Minerva was listed as Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Plainview, Hale Co., Texas.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Death of Spouse4 Mar 1955 Her husband Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 4 Mar 1955 at Hale Co., Texas.6 
Death*20 Jun 1991 She died at Plainview, Hale Co., Texas, on 20 Jun 1991 at age 89.1,2 

Family

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (5 Nov 1901 - 4 Mar 1955)
Marriage*28 Nov 1920 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Greenwood Church parsonage, Greenwood, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 28 Nov 1920 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited6 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. 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
    Minerva Elizabeth Culpepper, Female, died 20 Jun 1991 in Hale Co., TX.
  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. Obituary Central.
    http://www.obitcentral.com/
    Obituary of Charles H. Culpepper: http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/tx/tx-hale122.htm.
  4. Plainview Daily Herald, Plainview, TX, http://www.myplainview.com/.
    Obituary of Joe R. Culpepper, published 4 Aug 2004 - 5 Aug 2004.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, Sheet 20B & 21A, Pg 83 & 84, Precinct 1 , Plainview, Hale Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 28, M, md@19, TX AL TX, Wrecker-Junk Yard
    Elizabeth M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, md@19, AR US MO
    Charles H. Culpepper, M, 6, S, TX TX AR
    Joe R. Culpepper, M, 3 8/12, TX TX AR
    Josie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 8/12, TX TX ARX.
  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
    Thomas J. Culpepper, died 4 Mar 1955 in Hale Co., TX.

Guy Samuel Culpepper

Male, #35436, (9 Nov 1903 - 27 Feb 1962)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*9 Nov 1903 Guy was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 9 Nov 1903. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Thomas, Guy and Fred was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Guy, Fred and John was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.2 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 His father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*25 Dec 1922 He married Jessie Bertha Sharp at Texas on 25 Dec 1922 at age 19. 
Birth of Son4 Sep 1924 His son Doyle Shelton Culpepper was born on 4 Sep 1924.3 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Guy was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 His mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*27 Feb 1962 He died at Redwater, Bowie Co., Texas, on 27 Feb 1962 at age 58.5 
Biography* Guy Samuel Culpepper was the son of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. In 1922, he married Jessie Sharp and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. Guy Samuel Culpepper died in 1962 at the age of 58. 

Family

Jessie Bertha Sharp (8 Jul 1904 - 27 Apr 1996)
Marriage*25 Dec 1922 He married Jessie Bertha Sharp at Texas on 25 Dec 1922 at age 19. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 11B, Pg 213B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 22, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-15 yrs, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M1, md-15 yrs, ch 7/5, MO KY MO
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, TX AL MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, TX AL MO
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL MO
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 75, wid, GA GA GA, Farmer.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  3. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Redwater Cemetery, Redwater, Bowie Co., TX 75573
    + Doyle Shelton Culpepper, BM1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II, 4 Sep 1924 - 22 May 2002.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 9A, Pg 142, Pct. 2, Village of Weaver, Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Guy Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, md@19, TX TX TX, Section Hand-RR
    Jessie Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M, md@18, TX TX GA
    Doil Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX 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
    Guy Samuel Culpepper, died 27 Feb 1962 in Bowie Co., TX.

Jessie Bertha Sharp1,2

Female, #35437, (8 Jul 1904 - 27 Apr 1996)
Birth*8 Jul 1904 Jessie was born on 8 Jul 1904.3 
Marriage*25 Dec 1922 She married Guy Samuel Culpepper at Texas on 25 Dec 1922 at age 18. 
Married Name25 Dec 1922  As of 25 Dec 1922, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son4 Sep 1924 Her son Doyle Shelton Culpepper was born on 4 Sep 1924.4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Jessie was listed as Guy Samuel Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Death of Spouse27 Feb 1962 Her husband Guy Samuel Culpepper died on 27 Feb 1962 at Redwater, Bowie Co., Texas.6 
Death*27 Apr 1996 She died at Redwater, Bowie Co., Texas, on 27 Apr 1996 at age 91.2,3 

Family

Guy Samuel Culpepper (9 Nov 1903 - 27 Feb 1962)
Marriage*25 Dec 1922 She married Guy Samuel Culpepper at Texas on 25 Dec 1922 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited1 Feb 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Cynthia E. Forrester 'Sandy' Olson.
  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
    Jessie Bertha Culpepper, Female, died 27 Apr 1996 in Bowie Co., TX.
  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. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Redwater Cemetery, Redwater, Bowie Co., TX 75573
    + Doyle Shelton Culpepper, BM1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II, 4 Sep 1924 - 22 May 2002.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 9A, Pg 142, Pct. 2, Village of Weaver, Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Guy Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, md@19, TX TX TX, Section Hand-RR
    Jessie Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M, md@18, TX TX GA
    Doil Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX 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
    Guy Samuel Culpepper, died 27 Feb 1962 in Bowie Co., TX.

Eunice Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #35438, (8 Mar 1906 - 6 May 1999)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*8 Mar 1906 Eunice was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 8 Mar 1906. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Mattie and Eunice was listed as a daughter in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Eunice, Irma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.2 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 Her father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*21 Jul 1923 She married James Robert Irby Jr. at Texas on 21 Jul 1923 at age 17. 
Married Name21 Jul 1923  As of 21 Jul 1923, her married name was Irby. 
Birth of Son6 May 1927 Her son Billie Gene Irby was born on 6 May 1927 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Birth of Son24 Dec 1942 Her son Jerry Don Irby was born on 24 Dec 1942 at Hopkins Co., Texas.3 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 Her mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Spouse4 Apr 1978 Her husband James Robert Irby Jr. died on 4 Apr 1978 at Pittsburg, Camp Co., Texas
Death of SonMay 1980 Her son Billie Gene Irby died in May 1980 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*6 May 1999 She died at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 6 May 1999 at age 93
Obituary. Funeral services for Eunice Elizabeth Irby, 93, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, 8 May 1999, in Harvey Funeral Home. Interment will be in Old Saltillo Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Irby died Thursday, 6 May 1999, in Sulphur Springs. She was born 8 Mar 1906 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Luther Culpepper and Annie Forgy. She married J.R. Irby. He preceded her in death. Survivors include seven children, Reta Freeman and Harold Irby, both of Miller Grove, Helen Berry of Bryan, Annie Mills of Miami, Ok, Betty Reeves of Kingman, Arizona, Peggy Smith of New Orleans, LA and Jerry Irby of North Carolins: 22 grandchildren, and several great granchildren and great-great-grandchildren. (Provided by Tracy Irby, wife of Eunice Irby's grandson, Richard Irby, from the Sulphur Springs News Telegram (TX), 7 May 1999.) 
Burial*8 May 1999 Her body was interred on 8 May 1999 at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* Eunice Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. She was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. She married J. R. Irby in 1923 and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. She died in Texas at the age of 93. 

Family

James Robert Irby Jr. (26 Jul 1900 - 4 Apr 1978)
Marriage*21 Jul 1923 She married James Robert Irby Jr. at Texas on 21 Jul 1923 at age 17. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2003

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 11B, Pg 213B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 22, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-15 yrs, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M1, md-15 yrs, ch 7/5, MO KY MO
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, TX AL MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, TX AL MO
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL MO
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 75, wid, GA GA GA, Farmer.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  3. 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

James Robert Irby Jr.

Male, #35439, (26 Jul 1900 - 4 Apr 1978)
Birth*26 Jul 1900 James was born at Greenwood, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 26 Jul 1900. 
Marriage*21 Jul 1923 He married Eunice Elizabeth Culpepper at Texas on 21 Jul 1923 at age 22. 
Birth of Son6 May 1927 His son Billie Gene Irby was born on 6 May 1927 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Birth of Son24 Dec 1942 His son Jerry Don Irby was born on 24 Dec 1942 at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
Death*4 Apr 1978 He died at Pittsburg, Camp Co., Texas, on 4 Apr 1978 at age 77. 

Family

Eunice Elizabeth Culpepper (8 Mar 1906 - 6 May 1999)
Children
Last Edited1 Jul 2018

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

Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper

Male, #35440, (16 Sep 1908 - 19 Oct 1994)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*16 Sep 1908 Fred was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 16 Sep 1908.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Thomas, Guy and Fred was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Guy, Fred and John was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.3 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 His father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*1 Sep 1928 He married Ila Marie Corley at Texas on 1 Sep 1928 at age 19. 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Fred was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 His mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*19 Oct 1994 He died at Childress, Childress Co., Texas, on 19 Oct 1994 at age 86.1,5 
Biography* Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper was the son of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. He died in 1994 at the age of 86. 

Family

Ila Marie Corley (16 Oct 1912 - 1 Aug 1996)
Marriage*1 Sep 1928 He married Ila Marie Corley at Texas on 1 Sep 1928 at age 19. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Feb 2006

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. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 11B, Pg 213B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 22, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-15 yrs, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M1, md-15 yrs, ch 7/5, MO KY MO
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, TX AL MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, TX AL MO
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL MO
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 75, wid, GA GA GA, Farmer.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 4A, Pg 137, Pct. 2, Bob Clayton & Rhodes Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Fred Culpepper, Head, M, 21, M, md@20, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Ila M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 17, M, md@15, TX TX TX
    Swanee Culpepper, Dau, F, 9/12, S, TX TX 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
    Fred Spencer Culpepper, Male, died 19 Oct 1994 in Childress Co., TX.
  6. 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
    Swanee Culpepper, Female, born __ 1929 in Hopkins Co., Texas, child of Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper and Ila Marie Corley.
  7. 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
    Shelby Maree Culpepper, Female, born __ 1936 in Hopkins Co., Texas, child of Fred Culpepper and Ila Maree Carley.

Ila Marie Corley

Female, #35441, (16 Oct 1912 - 1 Aug 1996)
Birth*16 Oct 1912 Ila was born on 16 Oct 1912.1 
Marriage*1 Sep 1928 She married Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper at Texas on 1 Sep 1928 at age 15. 
Married Name1 Sep 1928  As of 1 Sep 1928, her married name was Culpepper. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Ila was listed as Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Death of Spouse19 Oct 1994 Her husband Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1994 at Childress, Childress Co., Texas.1,3 
Death*1 Aug 1996 She died at Childress, Childress Co., Texas, on 1 Aug 1996 at age 83.4,1 

Family

Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper (16 Sep 1908 - 19 Oct 1994)
Marriage*1 Sep 1928 She married Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper at Texas on 1 Sep 1928 at age 15. 
Children
Last Edited2 Feb 2006

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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 4A, Pg 137, Pct. 2, Bob Clayton & Rhodes Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Fred Culpepper, Head, M, 21, M, md@20, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Ila M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 17, M, md@15, TX TX TX
    Swanee Culpepper, Dau, F, 9/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. 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
    Fred Spencer Culpepper, Male, died 19 Oct 1994 in Childress Co., TX.
  4. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
    Ila Marie Culpepper, Female, died 1 Aug 1996 in Childress Co., TX.
  5. 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
    Swanee Culpepper, Female, born __ 1929 in Hopkins Co., Texas, child of Fred Albert Spencer Culpepper and Ila Marie Corley.
  6. 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
    Shelby Maree Culpepper, Female, born __ 1936 in Hopkins Co., Texas, child of Fred Culpepper and Ila Maree Carley.

Irma Annie Mable Culpepper

Female, #35442, (13 Feb 1912 - 4 Sep 1998)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*13 Feb 1912 Irma was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 13 Feb 1912. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Eunice, Irma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.1 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 Her father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Irma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Annie Elizabeth Forgy's household on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*7 Jul 1948 She married Archie Denson at Texas on 7 Jul 1948 at age 36. 
Married Name7 Jul 1948  As of 7 Jul 1948, her married name was Denson. 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 Her mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Spouse31 Oct 1983 Her husband Archie Denson died on 31 Oct 1983 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*4 Sep 1998 She died at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 4 Sep 1998 at age 86.3 

Family

Archie Denson (30 Aug 1915 - 31 Oct 1983)
Marriage*7 Jul 1948 She married Archie Denson at Texas on 7 Jul 1948 at age 36. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Sheet 4B, Pg 128B, Pct. 2, Willow Springs Church-Satillo Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Annie Culpepper, Mother H, F, 56, WD, md@21, MO MO VA, Farmer
    Erma Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, TX AL MO
    John E. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL MO, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL MO.
  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

Archie Denson

Male, #35443, (30 Aug 1915 - 31 Oct 1983)
Birth*30 Aug 1915 Archie was born on 30 Aug 1915. 
Marriage*7 Jul 1948 He married Irma Annie Mable Culpepper at Texas on 7 Jul 1948 at age 32. 
Death*31 Oct 1983 He died at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 31 Oct 1983 at age 68. 

Family

Irma Annie Mable Culpepper (13 Feb 1912 - 4 Sep 1998)
Last Edited5 Sep 1999

John Early Culpepper

Male, #35444, (7 Jul 1914 - 24 Jul 1994)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*7 Jul 1914 John was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1914.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Guy, Fred and John was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.2 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 His father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 John was listed as a son in Annie Elizabeth Forgy's household on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Valrie Lela Crain at Texas say 1938. 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy, Cook 1/C. He trained at San Diego, California. Served in Luzon, Leyte, Okinawa. Has Pacific Ribbons and other decorations.)4 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 His mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*23 Sep 1968 He married Retha A. Wiseley at Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 23 Sep 1968 at age 54.5 
Death of Spouse3 Nov 1981 His wife Retha A. Wiseley died on 3 Nov 1981. 
Death*24 Jul 1994 He died at Childress, Childress Co., Texas, on 24 Jul 1994 at age 80.1 
Burial*circa 26 Jul 1994 His body was interred circa 26 Jul 1994 at Hastings Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma.6 
Biography* John Early Culpepper was the son of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. He was six years old when his father died. He married Valarie Crain and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. John Early Culpepper died in 1994 at the age of 80. He is buried in the same cemetery as his second wife, "Retha Wisley R. Culpepper, born 1 Sep 1922 and died 3 Nov 1981". 

Family 1

Valrie Lela Crain (10 Apr 1912 - 25 Dec 1995)
Marriage*say 1938 He married Valrie Lela Crain at Texas say 1938. 
Children

Family 2

Retha A. Wiseley (1 Sep 1922 - 3 Nov 1981)
Marriage*23 Sep 1968 He married Retha A. Wiseley at Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 23 Sep 1968 at age 54.5 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Sheet 4B, Pg 128B, Pct. 2, Willow Springs Church-Satillo Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Annie Culpepper, Mother H, F, 56, WD, md@21, MO MO VA, Farmer
    Erma Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, TX AL MO
    John E. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL MO, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL MO.
  4. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
  5. 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
    John E Culpepper, 54, married Retha A Wiseley, 46, on 23 Sep 1968 in Wilbarger Co., TX.
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Hastings Cemetery, Jefferson Co., OK; Compiled by Bill Hamm:
    John Early Culpepper, 7 Jul 1914 - 24 Jul 1994
    Retha Wisley R. Culpepper, 1 Sep 1922 - 3 Nov 1981.
  7. 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
    Deloras Dean Culpepper, Female, born __ 1940 in Hale Co., Texas, child of J E Culpepper and Valrie Lela Crane.
  8. 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
    Donnie Dale Culpepper, Male, born __ 1944 in Hale Co., Texas, child of John Early Culpepper and Valrie Lela Crain.

Valrie Lela Crain

Female, #35445, (10 Apr 1912 - 25 Dec 1995)
Birth*10 Apr 1912 Valrie was born on 10 Apr 1912.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Marriage*say 1938 She married John Early Culpepper at Texas say 1938. 
Married Namesay 1938  As of say 1938, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*25 Dec 1995 She died at Freeport, Brazoria Co., Texas, on 25 Dec 1995 at age 83.2,1 

Family

John Early Culpepper (7 Jul 1914 - 24 Jul 1994)
Children
Last Edited2 Feb 2006

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. 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
    Valrie Lena Culpepper, Female, died 25 Dec 1995 in Brazoria Co., TX.
  3. 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
    Deloras Dean Culpepper, Female, born __ 1940 in Hale Co., Texas, child of J E Culpepper and Valrie Lela Crane.
  4. 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
    Donnie Dale Culpepper, Male, born __ 1944 in Hale Co., Texas, child of John Early Culpepper and Valrie Lela Crain.

Mary Beatrice Culpepper

Female, #35446, (11 Nov 1917 - 28 May 1994)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*11 Nov 1917 Mary was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 11 Nov 1917. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Eunice, Irma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.1 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 Her father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Irma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Annie Elizabeth Forgy's household on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 She married Mack Stout Dillon at Texas on 2 Feb 1935 at age 17. 
Married Name2 Feb 1935  As of 2 Feb 1935, her married name was Dillon. 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 Her mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Spouse13 Dec 1990 Her husband Mack Stout Dillon died on 13 Dec 1990 at Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas
Death*28 May 1994 She died at Franklin Co., Texas, on 28 May 1994 at age 76.3 
Biography* Mary Beatress was the daughter of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. She was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. She was three years old when her father died. She married Mack Dillon in 1935 and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. She lost her husband of 55 years in 1990 and she died in 1994 at the age of 76. 

Family

Mack Stout Dillon (19 Apr 1918 - 13 Dec 1990)
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 She married Mack Stout Dillon at Texas on 2 Feb 1935 at age 17. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Sheet 4B, Pg 128B, Pct. 2, Willow Springs Church-Satillo Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Annie Culpepper, Mother H, F, 56, WD, md@21, MO MO VA, Farmer
    Erma Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, TX AL MO
    John E. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL MO, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL MO.
  3. 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

Mack Stout Dillon

Male, #35447, (19 Apr 1918 - 13 Dec 1990)
Birth*19 Apr 1918 Mack was born on 19 Apr 1918. 
Marriage*2 Feb 1935 He married Mary Beatrice Culpepper at Texas on 2 Feb 1935 at age 16. 
Death*13 Dec 1990 He died at Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 13 Dec 1990 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas

Family

Mary Beatrice Culpepper (11 Nov 1917 - 28 May 1994)
Children
Last Edited1 Jul 2000

Lillian Atchley Culpepper

Female, #35448, (29 Jul 1902 - 5 Feb 1986)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*29 Jul 1902 Lillian was born at Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 29 Jul 1902. 
1910 Census1910 Ruby and Lillian was listed as a daughter in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Jefferson Co., Arkansas. 31 m-32/121/17. 
1920 Census1920 Ruby and Lillian was listed as a daughter in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 92/14/24. 
Photographedcirca 1925 She appeared in a photograph circa 1925 at Grant Co., Arkansas,
John Harry Culpepper (left front fender), son of Capos Conley.
Wilma Eunice Stuckey (right front fender), wife of Johnny Harrison
Lillian Culpepper (on hood), daughter of Capos Conley
The other people are Stuckeys.1
Marriage* She married Leonard Williams at Arkansas.2 
Married Name Her married name was Williams. 
Birth of Son2 Nov 1932 Her son James Harlen Williams was born on 2 Nov 1932 at Grant Co., Arkansas.2 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1934 Her son James Ellis Williams was born on 29 Mar 1934 at Grant Co., Arkansas.3 
Death of Soncirca 1934 Her son James Harlen Williams died circa 1934 at Arkansas.4 
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 Her father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 Her mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.5 
Death of SpouseDec 1979 Her husband Leonard Williams died in Dec 1979 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of SonJan 1985 Her son James Ellis Williams died in Jan 1985 at Arkansas.6 
Death*5 Feb 1986 She died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 5 Feb 1986 at age 83.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Center Grove Cemetery, near, Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Biography* Lillian Atchley was the daughter of Capos Conley and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper. Although she was born in Hopkins Co., TX, her parents moved their young family back to Arkansas around 1905 and this is where she would have grown up. She married Leonard Williams and they settled down to raise their family in Grant Co., AR. Lillian was 77 years old when her husband died and she died in 1986 at the age of 83. 

Family

Leonard Williams (6 Feb 1901 - Dec 1979)
Marriage* She married Leonard Williams at Arkansas.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Apr 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001-2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sandra Lynn Culpepper Merritt (Mrs. Stan Merritt), e-mail address.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 70.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 77.
  4. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 75 'He died approximately two years of age.'
  5. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  6. 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

Leonard Williams

Male, #35449, (6 Feb 1901 - Dec 1979)
Birth*6 Feb 1901 Leonard was born on 6 Feb 1901. 
Marriage* He married Lillian Atchley Culpepper at Arkansas.1 
Birth of Son2 Nov 1932 His son James Harlen Williams was born on 2 Nov 1932 at Grant Co., Arkansas.1 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1934 His son James Ellis Williams was born on 29 Mar 1934 at Grant Co., Arkansas.2 
Death of Soncirca 1934 His son James Harlen Williams died circa 1934 at Arkansas.3 
Death*Dec 1979 He died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, in Dec 1979 at age 78. 

Family

Lillian Atchley Culpepper (29 Jul 1902 - 5 Feb 1986)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 70.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 77.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 75 'He died approximately two years of age.'

John Harry Culpepper1

Male, #35450, (26 Mar 1904 - 24 Feb 1986)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*26 Mar 1904 John was born at Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 26 Mar 1904. 
1910 Census1910 John was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Jefferson Co., Arkansas. 31 m-32/121/17. 
1920 Census1920 John, W. and Oscar was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 92/14/24. 
Photographed*circa 1925 He was photographed circa 1925 at Grant Co., Arkansas,
John Harry Culpepper (left front fender), son of Capos Conley.
Wilma Eunice Stuckey (right front fender), wife of Johnny Harrison
Lillian Culpepper (on hood), daughter of Capos Conley
The other people are Stuckeys.2
Marriage*29 Mar 1925 He married Wilma Eunice Stuckey at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 29 Mar 1925 at age 21. Married at sunrise on Easter Sunday, by the same minister that married Johnny's parents, Capos and Annie at sunrise, Easter Sunday in 1901.3,2
Birth of Son12 Jul 1926 His son Versil Hugo Culpepper was born on 12 Jul 1926 at Grant Co., Arkansas.4 
Birth of Son4 Jul 1928 His son Aubrey Lee Culpepper was born on 4 Jul 1928 at Grant Co., Arkansas.5 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.6 
Employment*1930 John's occupation: fireman at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, in 1930. 
Birth of Son18 Sep 1930 His son Billie Ray Culpepper was born on 18 Sep 1930 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.7 
Birth of Son5 Oct 1932 His son Gene Norris Culpepper was born on 5 Oct 1932 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.8 
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 His father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 His mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.9 
Death of Son6 Apr 1984 His son Aubrey Lee Culpepper died on 6 Apr 1984 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas.10 
Death of Spouse8 Jun 1984 His wife Wilma Eunice Stuckey died on 8 Jun 1984 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death*24 Feb 1986 He died at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 24 Feb 1986 at age 81. 
Burial*26 Feb 1986 His body was interred on 26 Feb 1986 at Center Grove Cemetery, near, Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas.11 
Biography* Harry Culpepper was the son of Capos Conley and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper. He was named for his grandfathers, John Malcolm Culpepper and James Harrison Atchley. 12 Although he was born in Texas, his parents moved the family to Arkansas while he was still an infant and this is where he grew up and was noted with his parents in 1910 and 1920 census records. He attended Oak Grove School, near Sheridan, AR. 13
     In 1925, Harry married Wilma Stuckey and they settled down to farm and raise their family near Sheridan, AR. However, around 1930, Harry moved his young family to Pine Bluff, AR and he joined the Fire Department there and worked his way up to the rank of Captain.13 He was also a member of the Jacob-Brump Masonic Lodge there.13
     Around 1954, Harry "retired" and he and his wife returned to the Oak Grove Community where he bought a Groundhog Sawmill which he operated until 1962. He was also a co-owner of a logging company. 13 Harry was active in his church. He served as a Trustee and as a member of the Board of Stewards of the Center Grove Methodist Church where he helped to establish the Center Grove Cemetery.13 Harry and his wife also installed carpeting in the sanctuary of the church and, after his wife's death, Harry arranged to have cushions installed in the church pews in her memory.13
     Harry was active in the community as well. In 1964, he was elected Justice of the Peace for the Washington-Simpson Townships and he continued to be reelected to the office until his death.13 He also helped organize the Center Grove R.C.I. Club and he helped obtain property for and build the Center Grove Community Center and he served on its Board. Obviously, with his background, Harry helped organize the Center Grove Volunteer Fire Department and served as the first Fire Chief helping to build a building to house the equipment and later serving on the Fire Department Board.13
     Harry also served as a member of the Grant County Fair Board for 23 years. After his death, the Board established a Memorial College fund in recognition of Harry's service to the community. From it, a scholarship is to be awarded each year to "a senior of any of the schools in Grant County who participated in the Grant County Fair during the previous five years by showing an article of their work, or an animal in the Fair."13
     Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, wrote of his memories of his uncle Harry:14
     He always had a "see-gar" clenched in his teeth, or a "chaw" of tobacco tucked in his cheek, and I don't think I ever saw him without a hat... usually a John Deere cap or a straw hat.... He was quite a character, and was always quick with a joke or funny story -- usually at my dad's [Conley Edward Culpepper's] expense.
     Harry's wife of 59 years died in 1984. Harry died in 1986 at the age of 81. 

Family

Wilma Eunice Stuckey (13 Apr 1908 - 8 Jun 1984)
Marriage*29 Mar 1925 He married Wilma Eunice Stuckey at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 29 Mar 1925 at age 21. Married at sunrise on Easter Sunday, by the same minister that married Johnny's parents, Capos and Annie at sunrise, Easter Sunday in 1901.3,2
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Johnny Harry Culpepper III.
  2. E-mail written 2001-2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sandra Lynn Culpepper Merritt (Mrs. Stan Merritt), e-mail address.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 91 'sunrise on Easter Sunday.'
  4. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 94.
  5. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 111.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-46, Sheet #11-B, Line 62, West Eleventh Ave., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home rented, Amount $13.50, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Harry Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M, md@21, TX/TX/AR, City Fireman, Vet=No
    Wilma Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, M, md@16, AR/AR/AR, Not employed
    Versel Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TX/AR
    Aubrey Culpepper, Son, M, 1, AR/TX/AR
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, AR/TX/AR.
  7. 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
  8. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 92 but p 141 'Grant County, Arkansas.'
  9. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  10. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 111; location based on Social Security Death Index.
  11. The cemetery record lists this individual as J. H. "Harry" Culpepper, suggesting that Harry was a nickname, and that his middle initial 'H' might have stood for Harrison,.
  12. Tommie Reeves Smith notes
  13. Official Program of the 1986 Grant County [AR] Fair
  14. letter 14 Mar 1994

Ruby Lou Culpepper

Female, #35451, (7 Jun 1906 - before 1993)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*7 Jun 1906 Ruby was born at Arkansas on 7 Jun 1906.1 
1910 Census*1910 Ruby and Lillian was listed as a daughter in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Jefferson Co., Arkansas. 31 m-32/121/17. 
1920 Census*1920 Ruby and Lillian was listed as a daughter in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 92/14/24. 
Marriage*1 Jul 1923 She married Bivian Moore at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 1 Jul 1923 at age 17.2 
Married Name1 Jul 1923  As of 1 Jul 1923, her married name was Moore. 
Death*before 1993 She died before 1993.2 
Biography* Ruby Lou was the daughter of Capos Conley and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper. She was born and raised in Arkansas where she was noted with her parents in 1910 and 1920 census records. 

Family

Bivian Moore (say 1901 - before 1993)
Marriage*1 Jul 1923 She married Bivian Moore at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 1 Jul 1923 at age 17.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67 'probably Grant County, Arkansas'; POB based on 1910 census.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 149.

W. Jay Culpepper

Male, #35452, (17 Dec 1916 - 18 Dec 1997)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*17 Dec 1916 W. was born at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 17 Dec 1916. 
1920 Census1920 John, W. and Oscar was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 92/14/24. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 W., Oscar and Conley was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Grant Co., Arkansas.1 
Marriage*15 Oct 1938 He married Paytee Irene Blackwell at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 15 Oct 1938 at age 21.2 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1939 His son Conley Clinton Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1939 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.2 
Birth of Son29 Apr 1940 His son Jay Glenn Culpepper was born on 29 Apr 1940 at Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 His father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 His mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.3 
Residence*1979 W. resided at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, in 1979. 
Death*18 Dec 1997 He died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 18 Dec 1997 at age 81. 
Burial*20 Dec 1997 His body was interred on 20 Dec 1997 at Center Grove Cemetery, near, Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Biography* W. Jay Culpepper was the son of Capos Conley and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Arkansas where he was noted with his parents in 1920 census records. In 1938, he married Irene Blackwell and, based on the birth locations of their children, they spent the early years of their marriage in Louisiana before returning to Arkansas.

Jay served in the U.S. Navy.4 He later worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal from which he retired.4 He also was an artist and a commercial sign writer.4

Jay was active in his church and community. He was a charter member of Center Grove United Methodist Church.4 And he was a member of Sheridan Masonic Lodge No. 260, Eastern Star Sheridan Chapter No. 212, Knights Templar, and Sahara Temple of Pine Bluff, AR.4

W. Jay Culpepper died in 1997 a day after his 81st birthday. 

Family

Paytee Irene Blackwell (28 Aug 1921 - 3 Mar 2013)
Marriage*15 Oct 1938 He married Paytee Irene Blackwell at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 15 Oct 1938 at age 21.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27-14, Sheet #2-B, No street addresses, Washington, Grant, AR
    Home owned, Value not given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    C. C. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@22, AL/GA/GA, Policeman, City Force, Vet=No 
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md@23, AR/TN/TN, Not employed
    W. J. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/AL/AR
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, 12, S, AR/AL/AR
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, 9, S, AR/AL/AR
    Conley Culpepper, Son, 6, S, AR/AL/AR.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 155.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  4. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Dec. 19, 1997, p. 9B

Conley Edward Culpepper

Male, #35453, (26 Mar 1924 - 30 Aug 2000)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*26 Mar 1924 Conley was born at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 26 Mar 1924.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 W., Oscar and Conley was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Grant Co., Arkansas.2 
Photographed*between 1942 and 1945 He was photographed between 1942 and 1945
From Chip Culpepper: "Here's a jpeg of my Dad, Technical Sergeant Conley E. Culpepper, in his "Fly Boy" pose. Good lookin' kid."3
Sgt. Conley Edward Culpepper, WW II
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(See biography below for his WW-II service details.) 
Marriage*24 Aug 1945 He married Delphia Jane Ashley at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 24 Aug 1945 at age 21.4 
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 His father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 His mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.5 
Residence*1963 Conley resided at Benton, Saline Co., Arkansas, in 1963. 
Death*30 Aug 2000 He died at Hot Springs National Park, Garland Co., Arkansas, on 30 Aug 2000 at age 76
HOT SPRINGS - Conley Edward Culpepper, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, at his Garland County Home. Born March 26, 1924 in rural Grant County, near Sheridan, Ark., he was the youngest of the large family born to the late Capos Conley Culpepper and Lou Anna Augusta Atchley Culpepper.

A career forester and a naturally gifted botanist, he earned his degree in the fledgling forestry program at Arkansas A&M (now University of Arkansas at Monticello) under the benefits of the G.I. Bill. He supervised the logging crews that harvested timber on land which now forms Lake Ouachita.

During World War II, he served in the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Army Air Force. He completed 35 combat bombing missions over Germany as flight engineer and top-turret gunner aboard a B-17G "Flying Fortress" heavy bomber. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant. Along with his aerial gunnery wings, he was awarded the Air Medal and the Europe-Middle East-Africa Campaign Medal.

He was a member of Owensville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. A 32nd Degree Mason, he was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Delphia Jane Ashley and their seven sons and six daughters-in-law, Eddie and Susan Culpepper of Hot Springs Village, Kent Culpepper, Jack and Janie Culpepper, Scott and mary Culpepper, and Charles and Theresa Culpepper, all of Hot Springs, Mark and Angela Culpepper of Lonsdale, and C.C. "Chip" and Karen Culpepper of Little Rock. He is also survived by his brother, Oscar N. Culpepper of Little Rock, and a sister, Joyce West of Waxahatchie, Texas. Other survivors include 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by brothers, J. Harry Culpepper, W. Jay Culpepper, and Sid Culpepper; and by sisters, Lillian Williams, Ruby Moore and Opal Culpepper.

Pallbearers are Mark deLinde, Tommy James, Rick Merryman, Bob Nichols, Andy Westerman and Bruce Westerman. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Lawson, Art Tuma, Roy Murphy, Paul Dahl, Harold McAlpine, Jerry Billings, George Johnston, Ted Chancey, Bob Gierow, Jerry Bryant and James Adair.

Visitation will be this evening, Sept. 1, from 6-9 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Owensville Baptist Church on Highway 5 in Saline County. Interment will be at Center Grove Cemetery in Sheridan.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Friday, Sept. 1, 2000.3
Conley Edward Culpepper
Biography* Conley Edward Culpepper was the son of Capos Conley and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Arkansas and grew up during the Great Depression. Conley recalled being fascinated by plants even as a child. When his parents took him on long hunting trips, he recalled being more interested in the plants than the animals.6

Conley was seventeen years old when the United States entered World War II. Tom Brokaw wrote The Greatest Generation in homage to those from this generation who sacrificed so much for their country and the world. As did many from this generation, Conley had to grow up fast. He served with the 8th Army Air Corps - 100th Bomb Group.7

Harry H. Crosby, lead navigator in the 100th Bomb Group, wrote A Wing and a Prayer: The "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in Action over Europe in World War II. 8 After training, they were sent to England in 1943. Dr. Crosby noted that the group started earning its "Bloody 100th" nickname when the first crew was lost to enemy fire while on a practice run before the first mission had been flown, then six more crews were lost over Bremen, a squadron over Frankfurt, three planes survived a shuttle mission to Regensburg and only one returned from Muenster. The Group lost 15 of 35 bombers sent to bomb Berlin in March of 1944. The Group flew a total of 306 missions between June of 1943 and April of 1945 with a loss of 732 of its members.(Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper)

Other books written about the Group include Flying Fortresses and Twelve O'Clock High which was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, wrote ( A Collection of Culpeppers Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, p. 191) that his father, Conley, was a "Technical Sergeant and served as flight engineer and gunner on a B-17 bomber crew which completed 35 missions over Germany." The 100th Bomb Group held a reunion in Little Rock, AR on the 50th anniversary of its first mission and Chip wrote: (letter 18 Nov 1993) The stories I heard were incredible! Every one of these men had perfect recall of every detail of every mission they flew. I guess when you are 19 or 20 and people are shooting at you tend to remember it. Conley was part of a nine man crew assigned to the 349th Bombardment Squadron and six of the nine were still living at the time of the reunion including pilot, James Adair of Bellaire, Texas, and bombardier, Milton Brucker of Houston, Texas. (Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper) Conley recalled flying out of England in B-17's loaded with 6,000 pounds of bombs and flying through enemy flak to bomb Germany's strategic military positions.(Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper)

The crew was nominated for the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying the lead position during a bombing run of Ludwigshafen, Germany and releasing aluminum strips, or "chaff," to disrupt the radar units on the ground.(Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper) Both Conley and James Adair recalled their first encounter with a German Messerschmitt Me 262, the first military jet fighter, as it moved in quickly to take out the squadron's "slot" aircraft and was gone in an instant. Conley was amazed with how fast it was able to move and Adair recalls seeing the pilot's face the jet was so close.(Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper) The average life expectancy of a bomber crew was 15 missions and, by the end of the war, the group had lost 200 planes and 86 percent of its original crews.(Tim Taylor, "Reunion: Airman Recall Days Of Danger, "Active Years" section of an unknown newspaper, Dec 1993, pp. 8-9, 46 preserved by "Chip" Culpepper) Conley survived 35 missions over Germany. The War in Europe ended on May 8, 1945 and the War in the Pacific ended on August 14, 1945. Conley was sent back to the States and was stationed in Oklahoma and on August 24, 1945 he married Delphia Jane Ashley.

After leaving the service, Conley found a way to pursue his love of nature, he attended Arkansas A&M College (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello) and earned a degree in Forestry.(Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, p. 190) Conley then went to work as a District Forester for the Dierks Forest Products Company and Conley and Del settled down to raise their family near Crows ("Crows Station"), Saline Co., AR.(Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, p. 190) Not satisfied with a career in trees, Conley gardened as an avocation. In the mid-1950s, he cultivated irises on a half-acre on East Oak Grove Circle in Center Grove (near Sheridan) near where his parents lived.(Neia L. Webb, "Forester Is Iris Enthusiast" Arkansas Democrat April 1962)

Chip wrote (18 Jan 1995) My father, Conley E. Culpepper, is a legend as far as gardening is concerned.... I remember people coming from miles around to see Dad's iris garden at Sheridan. Unfortunately, since we lived some 50-plus miles away from his farm and only visited it on weekends, his prized irises started being pilfered one-by-one. In 1965, after the Dierks Forest Products Company was sold to Weyerhauser, Inc., Conley and Del moved the family closer to Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR.(Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, p. 190) Conley continued to work for Weyerhauser as a Tree Farm Family Manager but he was able to get in a little fishing on the side and he was noted in the company newsletter for having caught a 62 pound "whale" of a catfish.(Irene Floyd, "62 Pound Catfish Caught By Mtn. Pine Employee," Weyerhauser Company News June 1974) By 1993, Conley was working as a consultant to timberland owners.

The following article, from the records of Chip Culpepper, appeared in the December 1970 issue of the Arkansas-Oklahoma regional edition of the Weyerhaeuser Company newspaper. Chip's comments: " I remember going with my Dad (probably this year [1970]) to get the State Christmas Tree, although he did it for a number of years (the article says 7 as of 1970, but I think he got it for a few years after that as well).

Photo Caption: Workmen anchor state capitol Christmas tree in Little Rock after Weyerhaeuser personnel delivered the large eastern red cedar from company lands near Hollis.

Photo Credit: (Arkansas Democrat Photo)
For Arkansas Capitol
Company Furnishes Yule Tree

A 38-foot eastern red cedar from Dierks Division lands, now brightly decorated and located in the state capitol rotunda at Little Rock, is the "official" 1970 Christmas tree for the state of Arkansas.

The Oklahoma timberlands block also furnished a 35-foot cedar to the First National Bank in Oklahoma City, from company lands near Rock Creek in McCurtain County.

The Arkansas tree was felled near Hollis in Perry County and transported to the state capitol on December 7, where state officials took over the task of erecting and decorating it.

It was the seventh straight year that the "official" Yule tree has come from Dierks lands. During that period, Conley Culpepper, contract supervisor for the Mountain Pine block, has had the responsibility each year for searching out a tree of the proper shape and dimensions and seeing to it that it got to the capitol in good shape.

Once felled, the tree is placed on a large flat-bed truck and whisked to Little Rock with police escort.

Culpepper explains that to meet desired specifications, the capitol tree must range in height from 35 to 45 feet and be no more than 10 feet in diameter at its base ­ to allow it to be taken through the large double doors of the capitol building.

"It¹s kind of a specific tree," says the veteran forester. "You just don¹t find them growing in bundles."

Lighting of the tree is accompanied by a formal ceremony and program each year.3

Family

Delphia Jane Ashley (5 Dec 1924 - 31 Mar 2014)
Marriage*24 Aug 1945 He married Delphia Jane Ashley at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 24 Aug 1945 at age 21.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 190.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27-14, Sheet #2-B, No street addresses, Washington, Grant, AR
    Home owned, Value not given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    C. C. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@22, AL/GA/GA, Policeman, City Force, Vet=No 
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md@23, AR/TN/TN, Not employed
    W. J. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/AL/AR
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, 12, S, AR/AL/AR
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, 9, S, AR/AL/AR
    Conley Culpepper, Son, 6, S, AR/AL/AR.
  3. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
  4. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 190 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Edward Ashley.
  5. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  6. Neia L. Webb, "Forester Is Iris Enthusiast" Arkansas Democrat April 1962
  7. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, p. 190
  8. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1993

Delphia Jane Ashley

Female, #35454, (5 Dec 1924 - 31 Mar 2014)
Father*Drew Edward Ashley (s 1894 - )
Mother*Versie Jane Appling (s 1897 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Del. 
Birth*5 Dec 1924 Delphia was born on 5 Dec 1924.1 
Marriage*24 Aug 1945 She married Conley Edward Culpepper at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 24 Aug 1945 at age 20.2 
Married Name24 Aug 1945  As of 24 Aug 1945, her married name was Culpepper. 
Biography*16 Aug 2000 Del came from a family of seven girls.3 She was 17 years old when the United States entered World War II and she went to work in an ammunition plant to help the war effort. (Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II A Collection of Culpeppers , p. 190) In 1945, 10 days after the war in the Pacific ended, she married Technical Sergeant Conley Edward Culpepper.

In 1963, Del was working as the secretary of the Fountain Lake School Board.3


The Sheridan Headlight • May 10, 2006
(Sheridan, Grant County, Arkansas)

‘Ammo Ashley Sisters’ relate life at the
Arkansas Ordnance Plant during WWII

By Linda Hicks
     They never left American soil but four women from Sheridan served in the trenches along with many others during World War II.
     Now fondly referred to as the “Ammo Ashley Sisters” by family, the four sisters Mildred (nicknamed Bill) Whitaker, Trula McGarity, Dorothy (nicknamed Dot) Gregory and Delphia (nicknamed Del) Culpepper worked at Arkansas Ordnance Plant in Jacksonville – a place that produced more than 100 war-related items including detonators, primers and fuses for shells and bombs.
     According to historical information, the plant provided 88 percent of the detonators and relays used in American bombs during the war.
     Last week, the sisters sat around a domino table as they were being interviewed by Jack Hill, in preparation for a special entitled “An Arsenal for Democracy” to be aired on Memorial Day on Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).
     “Can you imagine – a young woman was sitting at a table in Jacksonville, Arkansas doing this,” Hill remarked about the sister’s work in the plant. “Here these young women were from Sheridan, Arkansas and a regular part of their vocabulary included words like detonators, fuses, bombs. This is one of the great stories of World War II history.”
     Other than to family members for the publication of “Move Over ‘Rosie the Riveter’ – Meet the ‘Ammo Ashley’ Sisters,” as done by Chip Culpepper, this is the first time that the sisters have shared their experiences for publication purposes.
     During their tenure at the plant, the sisters were not allowed to talk about their work. A poster hung inside the combination canteen-bomb shelter, where they had all breaks and meals, reminding them that “Loose Lips Sink Ships.”
     The sisters said they were constantly reminded of the importance of their jobs to the war effort. Patriotism, then, was at an all time peak” While they sought out the job because the money was good, from $3 to $9 per week, “they also worked there because it was the right thing to do,” said Dot. She was the first sister to go to work at the plant as an apprentice – making 40 cents per hour.
     “Our family was very patriotic,” she offered. “We wanted to do what we could do to help out. We felt like we were helping win the war. We also felt like we were getting rich.”
     Prior to going to work there, all four women said they already supported the quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt that was written inside their employees’ manual that read: “We are now in this war. We are all in it all the way. Every single man, woman and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American History.”
     Dot began working at the plant in 1942, and she was only 20 at the time. She prepared detonators and also operated a machine that completed the end process of making an explosive firing cap.
     Soon after Dot went to work, Bill, 23, and Trula, 25, followed suit. In 1943, after graduating from high school, 18-year-old Del began working there also.
     Physicals and typhoid shots were required before employment.
     A typical day at the plant was actually “kind of boring,” the sisters said.
     There were several machines in the plant and all were run by steam, Dot recalls.
     Although each sister performed in more than one capacity during their tenure at the plant, Bill said her jobs including inspecting finished bombs and test firing live detonators. Trula inspected detonator pellets and Del began working on an assembly line making fuses. Then, she was trained and transferred to a machine that compacted “gunpowder” into detonator pellets.
     They were acutely aware of the safety issues involved with their work. Although safety procedures were in place, detonators would blow up sometimes in machines resulting in an unnerving sound. She said she was always afraid that everything would blow up.
     “Our work had to be perfect,” Bill offered. “Or, we knew that someone could pay with their life.”
     She recalled carrying loads of live detonators to a testing area. When anyone approached she recalled the safety warning included her hollering out “Powder.”
     If something went wrong a supervisor was notified at once, she said. “We didn’t dare let anything go,” she added. “We had a lot of weight on our shoulders.”
     Working long hours, the sisters recalled that a simple yawn could result in a cotton pad soaked in ammonia being waved under one’s nose.
     Although they didn’t’ wear the soldier’s uniform or carry a gun, the sisters were required to wear steel-toe safety shoes that looked like “old women’s brogans” and heavy, cotton, blue smocks. Their long hair was held back with “Aunt Jemima looking” bandanas.
     For the most of their tenure at the plant, the sisters worked different shifts and shared an apartment in Little Rock driving home on weekends to see their parents, Ed and Versie Jane Ashley, and their other three sisters, Joyce, Betty and Shirley. They recalled that gasoline as well as several other staples such as meat and sugar was rationed. And, that because they had the family’s only automobile, their family had to walk to go places through the week.
     “Daddy had to walk everywhere,” Dot said.
     Del left the plant in the spring of 1944 to attend college. However, she returned after the summer to work. Bill married in 1944 and moved with her husband to California. Trula also moved to California and married in 1946.
     Dot and Del were still at the plant in 1945 when they heard the radio report of President Roosevelt’s death. Del married in 1945. Dot, the first of the sisters to go to work at the plant, remained working there until the war was over and helped to supervise the closing. She married in 1946.
     The sister’s taped interviews will be archived and placed at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History, Hill said. In addition to Memorial Day, the show is also to be aired several times on AETN including May 31, June 2 and June 4, according to Hill. Check television listings for times and dates.

PULL QUOTES:

“Can you imagine – a young woman was sitting at a table in Jacksonville, Arkansas doing this. Here these young women were from Sheridan, Arkansas and a regular part of their vocabulary included words like detonators, fuses, bombs. This is one of the great stories of World War II history.”
     – Jack Hill, Arkansas Educational Television Network

Our work had to be perfect, or, we knew that someone could pay with their life.”
     – Mildred (Bill) Whitaker

“Our family was very patriotic. We wanted to do what we could to help out. We felt like we were helping win the war. We also felt like we were getting rich.”
Dorothy (Dot) Gregory


PHOTO CAPTIONS:

Photo 1:

FOUR “ASHLEY SISTERS,” all raised in Sheridan, including Mildred Whitaker, Dorothy Gregory, Trula McGarity and Delphia Culpepper were interviewed by Jack Hill of TeleVision for Arkansas this past week. They will be part of an AETN show on “An Arsenal for Democracy,” featuring the Arkansas Ordnance Plant in Jacksonville that produced detonators, primers and fuses for shells and bombs during World War II. As young women, all four worked at the plant.

Photo 2:
THE COVER of the publication, Move Over “Rosie the Riveter” – Meet the “Ammo Ashley” Sisters, as prepared by C.C. (Chip) Culpepper and distributed to family members in 2000.

Photo 3:
TRULA AND BILL: Trula McGarity (from left) and Mildred (nicknamed Bill) Whitaker. Bill began working at the Ordnance plant when she was 23. Trula also began at the same time. She worked as an inspector of detonator pellets.

Photo 4:
DOT AND DEL: Dorothy (Dot) Gregory and Delphia (Del) Culpepper – the other half of the “Ammo Ashley” sisters as fondly nicknamed by their family. At age 20, in 1942, Dot was the first one of the sisters to begin working at the Arkansas Ordnance Plant at Jacksonville. Del initially worked in bomb components on the assembly line making fuses.4 
Death of Spouse30 Aug 2000 Her husband Conley Edward Culpepper died on 30 Aug 2000 at Hot Springs National Park, Garland Co., Arkansas.4
Conley Edward Culpepper
Residence*Dec 2005 Delphia resided at Hot Springs National Park, Garland Co., Arkansas, in Dec 2005. 
Death*31 Mar 2014 She died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 31 Mar 2014 at age 89.5 
Obituary*2 Apr 2014 HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - Delphia Jane (Ashley) Culpepper, 89, passed away March 31, 2014. Born December 5, 1924, at Sheridan, Ark., she was the fourth of Drew Edward and Versie Jane (Appling) Ashley's seven daughters.
     "Del" was a remarkable woman. In 1943, at the height of World War II, she graduated from Sheridan High School and quickly joined her three older sisters as a munitions worker at the Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) at Jacksonville, Ark. She meticulously crafted detonators and other highexplosive components for bombs and artillery shells; earning the nickname "Speedy" from her co-workers on the production line was a point of personal pride. During the first half of 1944, she also attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas) at Conway, Ark., where she began to study nursing, pledged Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and worked for the college's Home Economics department. Shortly after the Allied invasion of Europe on "D-Day," she left school to return to AOP, where she continued working fulltime until nearly war's end.
     On August 24, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Conley E. Culpepper, a freshly returned combat veteran of the 8th Army Air Force's 100th Bomb Group. They briefly lived at Frederick, Okla., Army Air Base until T/Sgt Culpepper was honorably discharged. The couple moved to Monticello, Ark., so he could use his G.I. Bill benefits to attend college. As he earned his forestry degree, Del supported the couple through secretarial work at Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home for Children, an experience she treasured.
     The novelty of being one of seven daughters took an ironic twist for Del, as she had seven sons. She is survived by all of her beloved boys and five daughters-in-law: Eddie and Susan (DePriest) Culpepper of Hot Springs Village; Kent Culpepper, Jack Culpepper, Scott and Mary (Whiley) Culpepper, and Charles and Teresa (Blackwell) Culpepper, all of Hot Springs; Mark and Angela (Cook) Culpepper of Lonsdale; and C.C. "Chip" and Karen (Carter) Culpepper of Little Rock. Her sisters Dorothy Gregory and Betty Horton of Sheridan, and Shirley James of Dublin, Ga., also survive her, as does brother-in-law Clyde Sites of Sheridan. Other survivors include her cherished 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
     Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Conley E. Culpepper; daughter-in-law Jane (Witherspoon) Culpepper; former daughter-in-law Angela (Davis) Culpepper; three sisters Trula McGarity, Mildred Whitaker and Joyce Sites; and five brothers-in-law Hershel McGarity, Emmet Whitaker, Bill Gregory, Carl Horton and Ed James.
     Her kindness, good humor and patience were her trademarks. And although she was naturally reserved, Del loved words. She was a voracious reader, dabbled at poetry, and mastered a vocabulary that she used with precision. She was also an accomplished singer and joyously performed with her sisters, children, grandchildren, and extended family, as well as at church gatherings and for other organizations. She needed little prompting to sing almost anywhere. The later cruelty of both aphasia and Alzheimer's disease ultimately robbed her of spoken language, but even so, she maintained her ability to sing until very near the end. Del was a devoted, decades long member of Owensville Baptist Church, where she served in numerous capacities, including music/choir director, Sunday School teacher, and as Vacation Bible School director for nearly two decades. She was also a loyal and active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, having held many elected and appointed offices at the local, state and international level.
     Her lovely voice has been quieted for now, but will always echo in the hearts of her loved ones.
     Visitations will be held Thursday evening, April 3, 6-8 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton and again at 12:30, Friday, April 4, with funeral services beginning at 1:30 at Owensville Baptist Church in Saline County, Ark., officiated by J.D. Courtney and Rick Merryman. A graveside service will follow at Center Grove Cemetery, near Sheridan, Grant County, Ark. Pallbearers are Paul Mays, Nathan White, Sean Culpepper, Tony Culpepper, Ryan Culpepper, Casey Culpepper, Kevin Carlisle, Curtis Winston and Conley Culpepper. Honorary pallbearers are Lisa (Culpepper) Mays, Lori (Culpepper) White, Autumn (Culpepper) Carlisle, Katie Culpepper, Holly Culpepper, Anna Culpepper, her Sunday School Class at Owensville and members of the Order of the Eastern Star (Whittington and Hot Springs National Park chapters).
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Owensville Baptist Church. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.5 
Burial*4 Apr 2014 Her body was interred on 4 Apr 2014 at Center Grove Cemetery, near, Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas.5 

Family

Conley Edward Culpepper (26 Mar 1924 - 30 Aug 2000)
Marriage*24 Aug 1945 She married Conley Edward Culpepper at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 24 Aug 1945 at age 20.2 
Children
Last Edited17 May 2014

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 190.
  2. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 190 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Edward Ashley.
  3. Sentinel-Record (Hot Springs National Park, Garland Co., AR), 22 Dec 1963, p. 17
  4. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
  5. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, AR, http://www.ardemgaz.com/.
    Obituary of Delphia Jane Ashley Culpepper (#35454) published 2 Apr 2014.

Oscar Norris Culpepper

Male, #35455, (7 Mar 1918 - 6 Nov 2001)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*7 Mar 1918 Oscar was born at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 7 Mar 1918.1 
1920 Census1920 John, W. and Oscar was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 92/14/24. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 W., Oscar and Conley was listed as a son in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Grant Co., Arkansas.2 
Marriage*say 1939 He married Alice Lee Graves at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1939.1,3 
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 His father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Marriage*say 1960 He married Elizabeth Gaily at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1960.4,5 
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 His mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.6 
Marriage19 Aug 1972 He married Ruby Doris Shirkey at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 19 Aug 1972 at age 54.7 
Residence*1997 Oscar resided at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, in 1997. 
Death*6 Nov 2001 He died at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, on 6 Nov 2001 at age 83.8,9 
Biography* Thursday, November 8, 2001 Arkansas Democrat- Gazette Obituaries pg 6B
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OSCAR NORRIS CULPEPPER SR., age 83 of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, died at St. Vincent¹s Infirmary in Little Rock Tuesday. Mr. Culpepper was born March 7, 1918 in the Oak Grove Community near Sheridan in Grant County. He was the son of the late Conley Capus and Annie Atchley Culpepper.
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He was reared and received his early education in the Oak Grove Community and at age 11, he and his family moved to Pine Bluff, where he began attending the Pine Bluff schools. Mr. Culpepper worked for 45 years at the Standard Brake and Shoe Foundry retiring as a Molder. Mr. Culpepper was of the Baptist faith.
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He was married to the former Ruby Doris Shirkey on August 19, 1972, and she survives him along with three sons; J.C. Culpepper and wife, Sue, of Lono, Arkansas, Norris Culpepper and wife, Norma, and Denver Culpepper and wife, Darlene, all of Oak Grove Community near Sheridan; one daughter, Tammy Laney and husband, David of Little Rock; one sister, Joyce West and husband, Burl of Waxahatchie, Texas, and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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Funeral services will be graveside at Center Grove Cemetery in Grant County, Thursday, at 3 p.m. Memorials may take the form of contributions to The Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203. 

Family 1

Alice Lee Graves (30 Apr 1919 - 25 Mar 2001)
Marriage*say 1939 He married Alice Lee Graves at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1939.1,3 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Gaily (say 1920 - circa 1971)
Marriage*say 1960 He married Elizabeth Gaily at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1960.4,5 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Nov 2001

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 172.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27-14, Sheet #2-B, No street addresses, Washington, Grant, AR
    Home owned, Value not given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    C. C. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@22, AL/GA/GA, Policeman, City Force, Vet=No 
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md@23, AR/TN/TN, Not employed
    W. J. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/AL/AR
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, 12, S, AR/AL/AR
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, 9, S, AR/AL/AR
    Conley Culpepper, Son, 6, S, AR/AL/AR.
  3. Book PP, p. 382.
  4. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 68.
  5. Book 6, p. 593.
  6. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  7. Pine Bluff Commercial, Pine Bluff, AR.
    http://www.pbcommercial.com/
    Obituary of Ruby Doris Shirkey Culpepper, published 19 Jan 2005.
  8. E-mail written 2000-2010 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Michelle Marie Culpepper Harriman, 1842 Rosetree Drive, Lilburn, GA 30047, e-mail address (Nov 2010).
  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

Alice Lee Graves

Female, #35456, (30 Apr 1919 - 25 Mar 2001)
Birth*30 Apr 1919 Alice was born on 30 Apr 1919.1 
Marriage*say 1939 She married Oscar Norris Culpepper at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1939.1,2 
Married Namesay 1939  As of say 1939, her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriagesay 1960 She married Rowell Lovelace say 1960. 
Married Namesay 1960  As of say 1960, her married name was Lovelace. 
Marriagecirca 1983 She married Samuel Skipworth circa 1983. 
Married Namecirca 1983  As of circa 1983, her married name was Skipworth. 
Death*25 Mar 2001 She died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 25 Mar 2001 at age 81.3 

Family

Oscar Norris Culpepper (7 Mar 1918 - 6 Nov 2001)
Marriage*say 1939 She married Oscar Norris Culpepper at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, say 1939.1,2 
Children
Last Edited7 Nov 2001

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 172.
  2. Book PP, p. 382.
  3. E-mail written 2000-2010 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Michelle Marie Culpepper Harriman, 1842 Rosetree Drive, Lilburn, GA 30047, e-mail address (Nov 2010).

Joyce Athalee Culpepper

Female, #35457, (21 Sep 1920 - 22 Jan 2003)
Father*Capos Conley Culpepper (6 Apr 1879 - 11 Apr 1959)
Mother*Lou Anna Augusta Atchley (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Sep 1960)
Birth*21 Sep 1920 Joyce was born at Grant Co., Arkansas, on 21 Sep 1920.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Joyce was listed as a daughter in Capos Conley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Grant Co., Arkansas.2 
Married Namesay 1941  As of say 1941, her married name was Moore. 
Marriage* She married (?) (?).3 
Marriage She married (?) McMurtry
Married Name Her married name was McMurtry. 
Marriage She married Milton Cobb.4 
Married Name Her married name was Cobb. 
Death of Father11 Apr 1959 Her father Capos Conley Culpepper died on 11 Apr 1959 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother9 Sep 1960 Her mother Lou Anna Augusta Atchley died on 9 Sep 1960 at Grant Co., Arkansas.5 
Residence1993 Joyce resided at Trinidad, Henderson Co., Texas, in 1993. 
Marriage She married (?) West
Married Name Her married name was West. 
Residence*1997 Joyce resided at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas, in 1997. 
Death*22 Jan 2003 She died at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas, on 22 Jan 2003 at age 82.6 
Obituary*23 Jan 2003 Joyce A. Culpepper Cobb passed away in Dallas Texas, at the age of 82 years young on Jan. 22, 2003. Services were private.
     Joyce was one of nine children born to Capos and Annie Culpepper of Sheridan, Ark. She was the last surviving sibling.
     A 1939 graduate of Sheridan High School, she went on to get her degree in Dietary and Culinary Arts from the University of Dallas and El Centro College in Dallas, Texas.
     After returning from American Airlines, Sky Chef Division, Joyce moved to Trinidad, Texas, where she enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing and hosting family and many friends from all walks of life to warm hospitality. Joyce especially enjoyed cooking. Her culinary talents ranged from simple “down home cooking” to gourmet dishes which she would prepare and present with a magnificent creative artistry.
     Ice carvings were also one of her many talents. She was in demand by several large corporations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to provide an ice carving at their special events on many occasions such as the three swans who had champagne flowing from their beaks at Prestonwood Country Club when they hosted the Ladies Professional Golf Tournament.
     Before moving to Texas, Joyce worked in Pine Bluff, Ark., at Montgomery Wards, Ben Pearson’s Bow and Arrow Factory and F.W. Woolworth (she was the manager of the lunch counter when the “sit ins” began during segregation).
     While working at Ben Pearson’s, she became interested in the sport of archery. Her archery talents led her into competition tournaments throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas. Joyce was a champion archer and held many titles in the sport. Her favorite tournament she talked about was the Blanchard Springs Tournament in Branson, Mo., where the men and women competed as one division. To win this event, she had to literally split the arrow of a gentleman who had already hit the bulls-eye. She did it and won with grace!
     Joyce was asked many time to write her life’s story. She would always respond, “Honey, if I were to write the story of my life, it would be censored.” A lady of high intelligence, lover for her family and many friends and so unique in her choices as she walked through her life. From birth-to-death-to eternal life, she shall be missed, loved and forever in the hearts of the many lives she touched.
     She was preceded in death by her husband: C.M. (Milton) Cobb; son: Steven K. Moore; her parents: Capos and Annie Culpepper; and her siblings: sisters: Lillian Williams, Ruby Moore and Opal Culpepper and her brothers: Conley, Oscar, Harry, Sr., W.J. and Sid Culpepper.
     Joyce is survived by her children: Clyde L. Moore, Jr. and wife Elida, Mattie Kitchens and husband Eddie; and Carolyn Louise Bandelow and her husband Eric; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
     A celebration of life for Joyce and her siblings will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Ice House Restaurant in Sheridan. Please RSVP by June 5 if you plan to attend. Contact Sue or Harry Culpepper at (870) 942-3049.
     A come and go fellowship will be held at the Sheridan Community Center on June 8 from noon until 4 p.m.7 
Biography* From Chip Culpepper:

Joyce's death marks the passage of an entire generation as she was the last surviving child of Capos Conley Culpepper and Lou Anna Augusta (Atchley) Culpepper.

She died peacefully during the night of Wednesday, January 22, 2003.

This grand woman was always a source of delight to me and my brothers in our youth. She was enthusiastic, boisterous, affable and absolutely filled to overflowing with the joy of living. She commanded the attention of everyone in the room when she was present -- and you could practically hear her coming just by the sound of her laughter anytime she entered the county! She positively adored my father [Conley Edward Culpepper] (her "Baby Brother"), and he positively adored her.

I last saw her at the funeral of her brother Oscar Norris Culpepper in November 2001, and she was still the vibrant, talkative, jovial and larger-than-life entertaining personality she had always been. Prior to that, I enjoyed her company at the Confederate grave marker ceremony for her grandfather John Malcolm Culpepper at Pine Forest, Texas in April 2000, along with my father -- where they were both honored guests.
 

Family 1

Clyde Moore
Children

Family 2

(?) (?) (say 1918 - )
Marriage* She married (?) (?).3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 180 but Lavyn Sisco letter 15 Apr 1994 had 'September.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27-14, Sheet #2-B, No street addresses, Washington, Grant, AR
    Home owned, Value not given, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    C. C. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@22, AL/GA/GA, Policeman, City Force, Vet=No 
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md@23, AR/TN/TN, Not employed
    W. J. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, AR/AL/AR
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, 12, S, AR/AL/AR
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, 9, S, AR/AL/AR
    Conley Culpepper, Son, 6, S, AR/AL/AR.
  3. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 68.
  4. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 180.
  5. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 67.
  6. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
  7. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
    from the Sheridan AR Headlight newspaper.

Clyde Moore

Male, #35458

Family

Joyce Athalee Culpepper (21 Sep 1920 - 22 Jan 2003)
Children
Last Edited5 Sep 2000