Barbara Louise Vaughn

Female, #11611
Father*Ralph Waldo Vaughn (2 Jul 1905 - 30 May 1997)
Mother*Sarah Louise Griffin (28 Oct 1908 - 24 Jun 1993)

Family

Charles Edward Davis (4 Feb 1933 - 7 Jan 2005)
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 - 2005 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Louise Vaughn Davis (Mrs. Charles Davis), Maryland Heights, MO, e-mail address.

Tom David Duscoe

Male, #11612
Father*William Thomas Duscoe (c 1909 - )
Mother*Julia Clarice Griffin (2 Apr 1911 - 19 Nov 2002)
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 May 2006

John Olin Duscoe

Male, #11613
Father*William Thomas Duscoe (c 1909 - )
Mother*Julia Clarice Griffin (2 Apr 1911 - 19 Nov 2002)
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 May 2006

Marta Jo Riddle

Female, #11616

Family

Robert Stuart Brown
Children
Last Edited28 Sep 2009

Mary Claire Griffin

Female, #11620, (24 Dec 1905 - 3 Jun 2005)
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin (27 Sep 1872 - 9 Mar 1945)
Mother*Mayona Willingham (19 May 1877 - 15 Oct 1931)
Birth*24 Dec 1905 Mary was born at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama, on 24 Dec 1905. 
Census*1910 She listed as daughter(s) in the census report at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Marriage*29 May 1931 She married Leo Zola Jelin on 29 May 1931 at age 25. 
Married Name29 May 1931  As of 29 May 1931, her married name was Jelin. 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1931 Her mother Mayona Willingham died on 15 Oct 1931 at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Birth of Son15 Jan 1936 Her son Griffin Zola Jelin was born on 15 Jan 1936 at New York
Photographedcirca 1938 She appeared as a granddaughter in a family photograph circa 1938 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama,
Left to right: Robert Lewis Griffin, Clarissa Culpepper Griffin, Mary Claire Griffin Jelin with son Griffin Zola Jelin.1
Robert Lewis Griffin with mother, daughter, and grandson
Death of Father9 Mar 1945 Her father Robert Lewis Griffin died on 9 Mar 1945 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Death of Son22 Apr 1955 Her son Griffin Zola Jelin died on 22 Apr 1955 at Los Angeles Co., California.2 
Death of Spouse15 Jul 1988 Her husband Leo Zola Jelin died on 15 Jul 1988 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Residence*1994 Mary resided at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, in 1994. 
Biography* Mary Lewis wrote 2 Jan 1964 that "Claire is Chairman of their Symphony Foundation this year, active in the Garden Club & she plays tournament duplicate bridge, is a 'Life Master'...." H. Clay Griffin wrote 25 Jul 1994 that "Claire still plays tournament duplicate bridge in Glendale [CA]." Mrs. L. Z. (M. Claire Griffin) Jelin wrote Jul 1994: I'm a duplicate tournament bridge player and I still play a couple times a week. I am 88 1/2 yrs. old and in good health, have a drink of scotch every night before dinner and keep up with what's going on in this world (as if anyone knows) and some of the sports. Have been a Life Master at bridge since 1965. You know my love is costume designing, since 1930, when I had a studio on Madison Ave., in New York, and did designing for the '400' in N. Y. who were accustomed to going to Paris to have their clothes made. But this was during the depression. You know nothing about this! And they were using young American designers. I was in my early 20's at that point in time. And lived in N. Y. for ten years. It was fun in those days, seeing all the shows, opera and museums. Perfectly safe to be on the streets alone, 24 hrs. of the day & night.... My next door neighbor, when I first came to Calif. in 1943 was Wallace Rankin (an uncle of the Miss. Senator).... 
Death*3 Jun 2005 She died at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, on 3 Jun 2005 at age 99.3 

Family

Leo Zola Jelin (15 Mar 1908 - 15 Jul 1988)
Marriage*29 May 1931 She married Leo Zola Jelin on 29 May 1931 at age 25. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees.
  2. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  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

Leo Zola Jelin

Male, #11621, (15 Mar 1908 - 15 Jul 1988)
Birth*15 Mar 1908 Leo was born at Russia on 15 Mar 1908. 
Marriage*29 May 1931 He married Mary Claire Griffin on 29 May 1931 at age 23. 
Birth of Son15 Jan 1936 His son Griffin Zola Jelin was born on 15 Jan 1936 at New York
Death of Son22 Apr 1955 His son Griffin Zola Jelin died on 22 Apr 1955 at Los Angeles Co., California.1 
Death*15 Jul 1988 He died at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 Jul 1988 at age 80. 
Burial* His body was interred at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Biography* In a Jul 1994 letter Mrs. L. Z. (M. Claire Griffin) Jelin listed her husband's name as "Leo Zola Jelin." H. Clay Griffin wrote in a 25 Jul 1994 letter: I am certain that Leo Jelin was born in and escaped with his family from czarist Russia when he was about 12 years old. His ashes are buried in the Griffin family plot in Montevallo, AL.
      Mary Lewis wrote in a 2 Jan 1964 letter: Leo Jelin owns 3 shopping centers (including ownership of the main stores in them)! They are called The Cracker Barrel Shopping Centers and the newest one in Pasadena [CA] is very modern, housing a grocery store and department store all in one building. The downstairs is the grocery store. Upstairs in the Dept. Store & and there are also a restaurant & drug store in the building which is enormous! 

Family

Mary Claire Griffin (24 Dec 1905 - 3 Jun 2005)
Marriage*29 May 1931 He married Mary Claire Griffin on 29 May 1931 at age 23. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Melba Griffin

Female, #11622, (2 Apr 1907 - 12 Oct 1996)
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin (27 Sep 1872 - 9 Mar 1945)
Mother*Mayona Willingham (19 May 1877 - 15 Oct 1931)
Birth*2 Apr 1907 Melba was born at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama, on 2 Apr 1907.1 
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama
Residence* Melba resided at Pequot Lakes, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota
Death of Mother15 Oct 1931 Her mother Mayona Willingham died on 15 Oct 1931 at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 She served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(WAC.) 
Death of Father9 Mar 1945 Her father Robert Lewis Griffin died on 9 Mar 1945 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Death*12 Oct 1996 She died at Pequot Lakes, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, on 12 Oct 1996 at age 89.1 
Biography* Mrs. G. W. (Elaine DeVaughn) Mendenhall wrote in a 8 Feb 1979 letter: Melba was on the faculty there [Alabama College at Montevallo, AL?] in the foreign language department until WW II when she joined the military....
      According to H. Clay Griffin in a 1 Jul 1994 phone conversation, Melba was one of the first Women's Army Corps (WAC) members and served on General Eisenhower's staff during World War II. In a 25 Jul 1994 letter, Clay added that "Melba became a Major on Gen. Eisenhower's staff." Mrs. L. Z. (M. Claire Griffin) Jelin wrote Jul 1994: About Melba Griffin First class of WACs at Ft. Des Moines, one of 6 from Ala. Head of Training Center at Ft. Oglethorpe. After attending Command & General Staff school at Leavenworth, Kan., sent to London & Paris. Served in Map room & Top Secret Dept. of the Chief Signal Office of the Communication Zone. And she bro't the first ship load of WAAC's home from the European Theatre on the New Queen Elizabeth.
      The following is from p. 85 of The Bunyanland Weekly Shopper and The Brainerd Daily Dispatch for Monday, 25 Mar 1991: Women and war: then and now By STACIE MANS Special Sections Editor It was a new experience for the men in the U.S. Army in 1942. Women were admitted into the Auxiliary Army Corps, and eventually the Women's Army Corps. It was such a new experience, that one former WAC recalls an episode when a box marked "A, B, C and D cups" was sent to the mess hall. Today, women are very much a part of the U. S. armed services. They are not allowed to fight alongside the men on the front lines, but they perform support roles. The women who served in the Persian Gulf War were the focus of many feature stories: our first female POW, women on the battle front, effects of their service on the folks at home. But women also played a very large part in a much bigger war over 45 years ago.... Melba Griffin, Perquot Lakes, volunteered for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. She had been teaching in a small Alabama town and was among the first to sign up. "We were guinea pigs," said Griffin. "There had never been women in the Army Corps." She recalls that the men didn't adjust easily. "The instinct was to hold the door open (for women). It doesn't work like that in the Army. Everything was according to rank." Griffin received her training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, served as training center director at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for command and general staff school. After 1 1/2 years, she was among the first WACs sent to London. She was assigned to the headquarters of the communications zone, in the Plans and Training Department, where she was in charge of all top-secret documents that came into the office. "It was very exciting," recalled Griffin. "I knew when D-day was going to be." After 4 1/2 months in London, she was transferred with the headquarters of the communications zone to Paris. She finished her WAC career there as a major. Although Griffin was never in combat, she said bombings were daily occurrences. But she said women working as telephone operators were close to the front lines and suffered a great deal. Griffin said she agrees wholeheartedly with the idea of equal pay for equal work, but she's not so sure that women should be in combat. "I think there are few women who are physically able (to be effective in combat). There are other jobs, non-combat jobs, that are very important for women." 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

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

Robert Lewis Griffin Jr.

Male, #11623, (28 Jul 1909 - 8 Jul 1982)
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin (27 Sep 1872 - 9 Mar 1945)
Mother*Mayona Willingham (19 May 1877 - 15 Oct 1931)
Birth*28 Jul 1909 Robert was born at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama, on 28 Jul 1909. 
Census*1910 He was in the in 1910 census at Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama
Death of Mother15 Oct 1931 His mother Mayona Willingham died on 15 Oct 1931 at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Marriage*14 Jan 1940 He married Margaret Baumgarten on 14 Jan 1940 at age 30. 
Death of Father9 Mar 1945 His father Robert Lewis Griffin died on 9 Mar 1945 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Death*8 Jul 1982 He died at Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jul 1982 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Biography*  Robert L. Griffin, Jr. did business as "Cedar Shakes & Shingles, Inc." at 1544 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101. He retired to Henrico, NC. According to North Carolina Certificate of Death 26370 (Registration District No. 042-80, Local No. 276) Robert had "Carcenoma of Throat" and died of "Hypostatic Pneumonia." Ruth Griffin wrote in a 7 Aug 1982 letter that "His ashes were brought back to Montevallo for burial." 

Family

Margaret Baumgarten (23 Jan 1914 - 18 Aug 1997)
Marriage*14 Jan 1940 He married Margaret Baumgarten on 14 Jan 1940 at age 30. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 1999

Margaret Baumgarten

Female, #11624, (23 Jan 1914 - 18 Aug 1997)
Birth*23 Jan 1914 Margaret was born on 23 Jan 1914. 
Marriage*14 Jan 1940 She married Robert Lewis Griffin Jr. on 14 Jan 1940 at age 25. 
Married Name14 Jan 1940  As of 14 Jan 1940, her married name was Griffin. 
Residence* Margaret resided at Henrico, Northampton Co., North Carolina
Death of Spouse8 Jul 1982 Her husband Robert Lewis Griffin Jr. died on 8 Jul 1982 at Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., North Carolina
Death*18 Aug 1997 She died at Midlothian, Chesterfield Co., Virginia, on 18 Aug 1997 at age 83.1 

Family

Robert Lewis Griffin Jr. (28 Jul 1909 - 8 Jul 1982)
Children
Last Edited19 Mar 2004

Citations

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

Floyce May Griffin

Female, #11625, (21 Sep 1913 - 5 Nov 1982)
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin (27 Sep 1872 - 9 Mar 1945)
Mother*Mayona Willingham (19 May 1877 - 15 Oct 1931)
Birth*21 Sep 1913 Floyce was born at Fort Deposit, Lowndes Co., Alabama, on 21 Sep 1913. 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1931 Her mother Mayona Willingham died on 15 Oct 1931 at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Marriage*Feb 1938 She married Horace Stoughton Hunt in Feb 1938 at age 24. 
Married NameFeb 1938  As of Feb 1938, her married name was Hunt. 
Birth of Son30 May 1939 Her son Robert Lansing Hunt was born on 30 May 1939 at Riverside, Burlington Co., New Jersey
Birth of Son30 Apr 1942 Her son Lawrence Stoughton Hunt was born on 30 Apr 1942. 
Death of Father9 Mar 1945 Her father Robert Lewis Griffin died on 9 Mar 1945 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Death of Spouse28 Aug 1957 Her husband Horace Stoughton Hunt died on 28 Aug 1957 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death*5 Nov 1982 She died at Madisonville, Hopkins Co., Kentucky, on 5 Nov 1982 at age 69. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Biography* According to Ruth Griffin in a 10 Dec 1982 letter, Floyce died "from gastric bleeding." 

Family

Horace Stoughton Hunt (15 Dec 1906 - 28 Aug 1957)
Marriage*Feb 1938 She married Horace Stoughton Hunt in Feb 1938 at age 24. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Horace Stoughton Hunt

Male, #11626, (15 Dec 1906 - 28 Aug 1957)
Birth*15 Dec 1906 Horace was born at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, on 15 Dec 1906. 
Marriage*Feb 1938 He married Floyce May Griffin in Feb 1938 at age 31. 
Birth of Son30 May 1939 His son Robert Lansing Hunt was born on 30 May 1939 at Riverside, Burlington Co., New Jersey
Birth of Son30 Apr 1942 His son Lawrence Stoughton Hunt was born on 30 Apr 1942. 
Death*28 Aug 1957 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 28 Aug 1957 at age 50. 
Burial* His body was interred at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama

Family

Floyce May Griffin (21 Sep 1913 - 5 Nov 1982)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Henry Clay Griffin

Male, #11627, (5 Jun 1920 - 12 Jul 2000)
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin (27 Sep 1872 - 9 Mar 1945)
Mother*Mayona Willingham (19 May 1877 - 15 Oct 1931)
Birth*5 Jun 1920 Henry was born at Eclectic, Elmore Co., Alabama, on 5 Jun 1920. 
Employment* Henry's occupation: electrical engr. 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1931 His mother Mayona Willingham died on 15 Oct 1931 at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Marriage*10 Oct 1941 He married Phebe Anne Wills at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, on 10 Oct 1941 at age 21. 
Death of Father9 Mar 1945 His father Robert Lewis Griffin died on 9 Mar 1945 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California
Death of Spouse9 Mar 1983 His wife Phebe Anne Wills died on 9 Mar 1983 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Residence*1994 Henry resided at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, in 1994. 
Death*12 Jul 2000 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 12 Jul 2000 at age 80.1 
Biography* In a 12 Jul 1994 letter, H. Clay Griffin wrote that he had been born in Eclectic, AL June 5, 1920 and "moved to Montevallo at age one." Clay added: I was a graduate of GA Tech, Electrical Engineering, (1937-41); worked briefly in Milwaukee, Wisc. from July 1941 to Feb 42; worked for the U.S. Navy in New Orleans Feb 42-Jan 43; was an officer in Signal Corps, Army Jan 43-Feb 46, serving mainly in Aleutian Islands & Alaska; came back to Atlanta in 1946; taught Math at Ga. Tech 1946-50; ran a ranch in Senoia, GA 1951-56 for my sibling (Robert L., Jr.); took over ownership 1956-62. I went back to work in Engineering with then Southern Bell, in May 1956 (sold the Ranch - 942 acres - in 1962). I finished my career with Southern Bell in Feb 1982, after working myself up to District Manager, Radio & Microwave Engineering for the state of Georgia, I still own the house in East Point, where son John and his family live. It was bought in 1973 so John could get his last year of High School and Son Jim could get four years of High School at a good school. 

Family

Phebe Anne Wills (23 Sep 1920 - 9 Mar 1983)
Marriage*10 Oct 1941 He married Phebe Anne Wills at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, on 10 Oct 1941 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

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

Phebe Anne Wills

Female, #11628, (23 Sep 1920 - 9 Mar 1983)
Father*Edward Houston Wills (c 1917 - 1946)
Mother*Phebe Clark Gibson
Birth*23 Sep 1920 Phebe was born at Waterloo, Seneca Co., New York, on 23 Sep 1920. 
Marriage*10 Oct 1941 She married Henry Clay Griffin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, on 10 Oct 1941 at age 21. 
Married Name10 Oct 1941  As of 10 Oct 1941, her married name was Griffin. 
Death of Father1946 Her father Edward Houston Wills died in 1946. 
Death*9 Mar 1983 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 9 Mar 1983 at age 62. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
Biography* In a 12 Jul 1994 letter, H. Clay Griffin wrote that "Anne & I went thru grammar & H.S. together in Montevallo." He added that although his wife had been born in Waterloo, NY [her mother had come from Waterloo to Montevallo to teach Home Ec at Alabama College]: Actually Anne's mother just went to Waterloo to "birth" Anne. We were both raised in Montevallo, AL and were High School sweethearts. She graduated from (then) Alabama College in 1940 & did library work at Emory while I graduated from Georgia Tech in 1941. Anne later got a Master's from Emory in 1964, during her library career with Atlanta Public School System (resigned in Summer of 1975). 

Family

Henry Clay Griffin (5 Jun 1920 - 12 Jul 2000)
Marriage*10 Oct 1941 She married Henry Clay Griffin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, on 10 Oct 1941 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Robert Lewis Griffin III

Male, #11629
Father*Robert Lewis Griffin Jr. (28 Jul 1909 - 8 Jul 1982)
Mother*Margaret Baumgarten (23 Jan 1914 - 18 Aug 1997)

Family

Jane Caldwell
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Mar 2007

Jane Caldwell

Female, #11632

Family

Robert Lewis Griffin III
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Minnie Lucile Reeves

Female, #11637, (24 Mar 1901 - 6 Jul 1996)
Father*Isaac Larkus Reeves (10 Oct 1874 - 27 Oct 1954)
Mother*Sarah Ann Griffin (16 Jan 1874 - 31 Dec 1955)
Birth*24 Mar 1901 Minnie was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 24 Mar 1901. 
Death of Father27 Oct 1954 Her father Isaac Larkus Reeves died on 27 Oct 1954 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother31 Dec 1955 Her mother Sarah Ann Griffin died on 31 Dec 1955 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*6 Jul 1996 She died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Jul 1996 at age 95. 
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote in a 12 Aug 1979 letter: Aunt Annie Reeves [Sara Ann Griffin's] daughter (Minnie) fell and broke her hip about a month ago.... She is an outstanding person with so much courage. She is 78. She has lot of guts too. Mildred and Lena Mae came by here last week and they said Minnie was already walking without a walker and usually it takes a long time to get over that.
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 25 Sep 1983: Minnie has been having a time with her leg. A bee stung her last year and it's been giving her a lot of trouble ever since.... She was in the hospital with it sometime back and it got some better.
      Minnie died 6 Jul 1996. The following funeral notice is from the Anniston Star circa 8 or 9 Jul 1996 which was preserved by Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee: Reeves LINEVILLE - Services for Minnie L. Reeves, 95, of Lineville were today at Oak Grove Methodist Church with Rev. John Copeland and Buster Harold Parker officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge. Mrs. Reeves died Saturday at Clay County hospital. Survivors include a niece, Linda Reeves of Lineville; and a great- niece and great-nephew. Pallbearers were Scott Miller, Tim Miller, Randall Upchurch, Jason Upchurch, Rodney McCain and Elbert Milstead. A Clay County native, Mrs. Reeves was a homemaker and a member of Goodhope/Lineville Baptist Church. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lorin Griffin Reeves

Male, #11638, (29 Mar 1905 - 22 Sep 1968)
Father*Isaac Larkus Reeves (10 Oct 1874 - 27 Oct 1954)
Mother*Sarah Ann Griffin (16 Jan 1874 - 31 Dec 1955)
Birth*29 Mar 1905 Lorin was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 29 Mar 1905. 
Marriage*11 Aug 1928 He married Vennie Adele Forbus on 11 Aug 1928 at age 23. 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1944 His son Elmer Lorin Reeves was born on 28 Jul 1944 at Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Father27 Oct 1954 His father Isaac Larkus Reeves died on 27 Oct 1954 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother31 Dec 1955 His mother Sarah Ann Griffin died on 31 Dec 1955 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*22 Sep 1968 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Sep 1968 at age 63. 
Burial* His body was interred at Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* According to the tombstone, Lorin Griffin Reeves was "Pfc 559 QM RHD Co." in World War II. 

Family

Vennie Adele Forbus (22 Feb 1907 - 21 Sep 2003)
Marriage*11 Aug 1928 He married Vennie Adele Forbus on 11 Aug 1928 at age 23. 
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 321.

Vennie Adele Forbus

Female, #11639, (22 Feb 1907 - 21 Sep 2003)
Birth*22 Feb 1907 Vennie was born on 22 Feb 1907.1 
Marriage*11 Aug 1928 She married Lorin Griffin Reeves on 11 Aug 1928 at age 21. 
Married Name11 Aug 1928  As of 11 Aug 1928, her married name was Reeves. 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1944 Her son Elmer Lorin Reeves was born on 28 Jul 1944 at Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse22 Sep 1968 Her husband Lorin Griffin Reeves died on 22 Sep 1968 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son19 Sep 1983 Her son Elmer Lorin Reeves died on 19 Sep 1983 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*21 Sep 2003 She died at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 21 Sep 2003 at age 96. 

Family

Lorin Griffin Reeves (29 Mar 1905 - 22 Sep 1968)
Marriage*11 Aug 1928 She married Lorin Griffin Reeves on 11 Aug 1928 at age 21. 
Child
Last Edited21 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 321 tombstone in Oak Grove Cem has '1907'; still living in 1977.

William Earl Reeves

Male, #11640, (5 Jul 1907 - 19 May 1985)
Father*Isaac Larkus Reeves (10 Oct 1874 - 27 Oct 1954)
Mother*Sarah Ann Griffin (16 Jan 1874 - 31 Dec 1955)
Birth*5 Jul 1907 William was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 5 Jul 1907. 
Employment* William's occupation: machinist. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1932 He married Beulah Odelle Vaughn at Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1932 at age 25. 
Death of Father27 Oct 1954 His father Isaac Larkus Reeves died on 27 Oct 1954 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother31 Dec 1955 His mother Sarah Ann Griffin died on 31 Dec 1955 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*19 May 1985 He died at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 19 May 1985 at age 77. 
Burial*21 May 1985 His body was interred on 21 May 1985 at Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 2 Jun 1985: You may have heard about Earl Reeves death.... No one seems to know just what killed him except he had pneumonia before he went to the hospital. He went to the hospital one day and died the next.
      The following obituary is from an unknown source: Mr. William Earl Reeves, 77 Mr. William Earl Reeves, age 77 of Route 1, Ashland, passed away Sunday, May 19, 1986 at the Clay County Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services for Mr. Reeves were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21,1985 at Oak Grove Methodist Church with Elder Roy Avery and Rev. A.A. Jacobs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Mrs. Odelle Reeves of Ashland; 1 sister, Miss Minnie Reeves of Lineville; 1 niece, Miss Linda Reeves and 1 great niece, Miss Donna Reeves both of Lineville; 1 great nephew, Butch Reeves of Delta. Pallbearers for Mr. Reeves were Ed Fetner, Jimmy Mackey, Norwood Denney, Clarence Royster, Lynwood Golden and Deward Jones. Mr. Reeves was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County, a retired machinist from Dixie Craft and a member and deacon of Providence Primitive Baptist Church. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of the arrangements.
      William and Odell had no children. 

Family

Beulah Odelle Vaughn (28 Mar 1906 - 4 Dec 1988)
Marriage*25 Dec 1932 He married Beulah Odelle Vaughn at Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1932 at age 25. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999