Lessie Viola Carpenter1,2

Female, #17731, (28 Nov 1907 - 29 Sep 1995)
Father*John Warren Carpenter (1 May 1871 - 23 Jan 1941)
Mother*Irena Viola Dean (26 Dec 1873 - 23 Sep 1958)
Birth*28 Nov 1907 Lessie was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Nov 1907.3 
Marriage*31 Oct 1926 She married Edward Homer Hampton on 31 Oct 1926 at age 18. 
Married Name31 Oct 1926  As of 31 Oct 1926, her married name was Hampton. 
Death of Father23 Jan 1941 Her father John Warren Carpenter died on 23 Jan 1941 at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Mother23 Sep 1958 Her mother Irena Viola Dean died on 23 Sep 1958 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse10 Mar 1972 Her husband Edward Homer Hampton died on 10 Mar 1972 at Citizen's Hospital, Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama.4 
Death*29 Sep 1995 She died at Beckwood Manor Nursing Home, Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 29 Sep 1995 at age 87. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Biography* When Lessie was about ten, she came down with rheumatic fever. They weren't sure she would survive. Nobie remembers that she didn't have to do a lot of work then. I remember Grandmother telling me that she had to take some medicine that had a lot of iron in it and that it made her teeth really bad.
     Along about that time, Joe Culpepper wrote a poem and sent it to Lessie. She always told me that he really wasn't kin, but I have since learned that he was her great-uncle since he married her grandfather Dean's sister. The poem was beautifully hand-written and colored. It was an acrostic poem with the first letter of each line being a letter in her name, Lessie: "My Best Wishes for You
L ong may you love and the world be better because you live in it.
E very good thing you strive for in life may you easily win it
S weetest pleasures that mortals on this Earth may know
S astisfy thy soul as into fair sweet womanhood you grow.
I n all the sweetest virtues that make woman near divine
E ver as a guiding star, serenely in your circle shine.
Most Sincerely, Uncle Joe Culpepper (age 77) Home: Americus, Georgia"      
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While Homer and Lessie were courting, Homer went by to see Lessie one day. After he left, it came a tremendous downpour and flooded some of the low areas. Lessie had sat down to make some clothes. Nobie came to her and told her there was no use in her continuing to make clothes, that Homer had been swept away and drowned.
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When they decided to marry, they didn't tell anyone. They wanted to get married and present it as a finished accomplishment. When they arrived at the church, they were surprised to discover their family and friends there. In fact, it seemed that everyone was there except for Lessie's best friend. She wouldn't go because she wasn't invited.

Also from Sharon Boling, written by Jennifer Hurd:

"Her wrinkled face looks up at me with delight, her aged eyes shining
brightly everytime I see her. So much beauty lies beneath her fragile body
and her thin gray hair. She reminds me of an angel and she always brings me
joy. This 84-year-old woman named Lessie Hampton makes everyone who knows
her feel this way.
I met Mrs. Hampton at the nursing home when I visited there with my youth
minister for church devotion. She spoke softly, telling me her name and
thanking me for my visit. Her smile never left her face for she loves to
have a new friend around to say hello to.
Mrs. Hampton is a very intelligent, old woman, full of nothing but
sweetness. She's the kind who'll always be there to help anybody with any
problem. She's brave and not afraid of death. She's put all her faith in
God and says everytime I see her that she'll see me soon if the "Good Lord is
willing."
She's shown me stacks of pictures and loves to tell stories. I've seen
pictures of her old church, parents, children, grandchildren and friends.
She's told me stories about when her church burned down and when her children
were born.
When she was young, she was beautiful, tall and slim brunette. She loves
to keep things from the past and there's a story behind everything she
treasures. She's always got something to tell me of her family, church and
experiences.
I always enjoy visiting Mrs. Hampton because she never fails to bring a
smile to my lips, but sometimes tears to my eyes as well.
Even though I haven't known Mrs. Hampton very long, I've learned much
about her and she's taught me a lot about changes in life. I've always
thought that getting old meant the end of the most precious part of life, but
she's proved to me that it is just the beginning of the most precious part of
life.
Her wheelchair, gray hair and wrinkled skin have disguised the tall
beauty she's always known, but she's still a beauty to me and to everyone who
knows her kind heart. Jennifer Hurd"

I have to concur with Jennifer, she was and still is a beauty to me.
Sharon.

 
Research note*3 Nov 2011 CENSUS-1: 1910, AL, Clay Co, Ashland, living in parents household.
CENSUS-2: 1920, AL, Clay Co in household of parents
SOURCES-1: 1926, Marriage License copied by Sharon Bolling.1 

Family

Edward Homer Hampton (28 Jan 1906 - 10 Mar 1972)
Marriage*31 Oct 1926 She married Edward Homer Hampton on 31 Oct 1926 at age 18. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  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. Last residence was Anniston, AL.

Edward Homer Hampton1

Male, #17732, (28 Jan 1906 - 10 Mar 1972)
Father*Thomas Edward Hampton (19 May 1881 - 2 Mar 1918)
Mother*Cinthia M. Carpenter (27 Feb 1880 - 31 Mar 1943)
Birth*28 Jan 1906 Edward was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Jan 1906. 
Death of Father2 Mar 1918 His father Thomas Edward Hampton died on 2 Mar 1918 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Marriage*31 Oct 1926 He married Lessie Viola Carpenter on 31 Oct 1926 at age 20. 
Death of Mother31 Mar 1943 His mother Cinthia M. Carpenter died on 31 Mar 1943 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*10 Mar 1972 He died at Citizen's Hospital, Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama, on 10 Mar 1972 at age 66.2 
Biography* Sometime after his marriage, Homer rearranged his name from Edward Homer to Homer Edward. Although Homer died at Citizen's Hospital in Talladega, AL, his home at the time was in Anniston, AL. He had a disease called myelofibrosis. This disease, similar to leukemia, is passed through the females to their male children.
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Homer loved the church, but he loved his Lord even more. He was ordained a deacon by Bellview Baptist Church in 1936. He believed in the literal interpretation of the Bible. One time, the church he belonged to at the time, Leatherwood Baptist Church in Anniston, was voting on new deacons. One of them, larry Jennings, was married, but had no children. The scripture in I Timothy 3:12 says: ". . . ruling their children and their own homes well." If he had no children, he couldn't rule them well. Therefore, Homer voted against him.
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According tohis daughter Sara, "One of the highlights in Daddy's life was being able to help organize and build the first Bellview Baptist Church (in Lineville, AL). The services were held in our home for a long time while the church was being built. Mama had an old pump organ which she loved to play so this provided our music. It was in this church that I later accepted Christ as my Savior." According to records obtained from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the church was organized in 1942. Homer was the Sunday School superintendent for several years and was also one of the messengers to the Associational meeting. From Bellview, they moved to Good Hope Baptist Church.
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Homer worked night shift at the Alabama Water Pipe Plant in Anniston. During revival and on Sunday mornings when he had to work, he would come home and sleep a couple of hours. Then he'd get up and go to church. He and Lessie always had the preachers over to eat at least once during revival, whether it be the lunch meal or the supper meal.
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In the late 60s, he developed myelofibrosis. Even on his bad days, it seemed as though he was in church. Charles Rutherford, pastor of Leatherwood Baptist Church at the time of his death, said that he had vivid recollections of Homer's last day at church. The service was really good that morning, and Homer really seemed to be enjoying it. he said that suddenly the Lord revealed to him that Homer would not be at church again. He breathed a prayer that Homer would be especially blessed that day. He was.
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Although he did not drink later in life, he did drink a great deal when he was young. The change came when someone picked him up out of a ditch drunk. He never, apparently, drank again. However, he did smoke and loved his Camels. People would get on to him about smoking, but he always replied that when God convicted him of smoking, he would quit. he never did. The last week he lived, he had to be hooked up to oxygen so that he could breathe; nevertheless, he begged for a cigarette.
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Even though he smoked, he didn't want his grandchildren to smoke. So, he tried to teach them early the results of smoking. When Elaine (Ruby's daughter) and Ronnie (Sara's son) were both young, they managed to get his cigarettes off of the refrigerator. After much pleading, he let them smoke some. Another time is related by Ronnie: "My favorite memory of Grandad Hampton goes back to when I was about 4 years old. . . .Grandad was smoking one of his non-filtered cigarettes and I wanted to be like him. 'Please, please, let me have one.' 'No! No!' But I continued to pester him until he finally relented -- assuring me that I would not like it. No matter, I had to have a Grandad cigarette -- Puff-puff. Turn green -- Dizzy -- Extreme nausea -- Foul taste. Thank you to this day, Grandad, for my lasting impression of cigarettes.
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Homer was very special to all of his grandchildren, but perhaps more so to Pam (Pauline's youngest daughter). Pam stayed with them through the week while Pauline worked; on weekends, she went home with her mom. Homer taught her how to ride her tricycle. He put her feet on the pedal and would push one foot down and then the other until she learned to ride. After he died when Pam was only six, she told Lessie that she wished she could walk on the golden streets with him.
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Elaine related that on a trip to the grocery store with Homer, she stayed in the car while he went into the store. She began playing around and knocked the car out of gear. It started rolling back into the street. Homer got there first and stopped the car. She says, "But you know, he didn't whip me. Just hugged me 'cause I didn't get hurt.
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When he ate oatmeal, he would break his toast into bits and drop them in the oatmeal. Then he would dip the oatmeal and toast out together to eat them. He also loved hot pepper and would always have some in his garden. He always had a garden until he got so ill that he couldn't work it.
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When his first granddaughter (Sharon) got married, he wouldn't attend the wedding. He said he had been to one wedding and that was enough.
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Lessie and Homer were supposed to get married in the spring despite objections from both mothers. (They were third cousins, and the mothers insisted that something would be wrong with their children.) Homer had saved up about $500. A friend, Genie Burchfield, wanted him to sink the money into a cotton crop. Genie said they could make a lot of money and for him not to listen to what Lessie had to say. Homer loved Lessie and wanted her to share in the decision. So he asked her about using the money for the crop. She told Homer that until they got married, the money was his to do with as he pleased. He put the money into the cotton crop. But cotton sank to $.05 a pound. They didn't even make enough money to pay for what they had bought. Because of this, Homer and Lessie didn't get married until the fall.
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When their children were very small, Lessie wanted a sewing machine. Homer worked in a field for a man and earned $.50 a day in order to pay for her a Singer treadle sewing machine. It is currently in Pauline's possession. 

Family

Lessie Viola Carpenter (28 Nov 1907 - 29 Sep 1995)
Children
Last Edited12 Mar 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  2. Last residence was Anniston, AL.

Eula Elizabeth Carpenter1

Female, #17733, (15 Jul 1910 - 29 Jun 1996)
Father*John Warren Carpenter (1 May 1871 - 23 Jan 1941)
Mother*Irena Viola Dean (26 Dec 1873 - 23 Sep 1958)
Birth*15 Jul 1910 Eula was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 15 Jul 1910. 
Marriage*say 1931 She married Walter Wyatt Hallmark say 1931. 
Married Namesay 1931  As of say 1931, her married name was Hallmark. 
Death of Father23 Jan 1941 Her father John Warren Carpenter died on 23 Jan 1941 at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse16 Aug 1942 Her husband Walter Wyatt Hallmark died on 16 Aug 1942 at Iowa.2 
Marriage*after 1943 She married Roger Oscar Bradley after 1943. 
Married Nameafter 1943  As of after 1943, her married name was Bradley. 
Death of Mother23 Sep 1958 Her mother Irena Viola Dean died on 23 Sep 1958 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death of SpouseNov 1986 Her husband Roger Oscar Bradley died in Nov 1986 at Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa.2 
Death*29 Jun 1996 She died at Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa, on 29 Jun 1996 at age 85. 
Research note*3 Nov 2011 CENSUS-1: 1920, AL, Clay Co in household of parents
SOURCES-1: 1999, Information given by granddaughter Alexandra Hallmark Brain.2 

Family 1

Walter Wyatt Hallmark (23 Feb 1906 - 16 Aug 1942)
Marriage*say 1931 She married Walter Wyatt Hallmark say 1931. 
Children

Family 2

Roger Oscar Bradley (9 Mar 1903 - Nov 1986)
Marriage*after 1943 She married Roger Oscar Bradley after 1943. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.

Walter Wyatt Hallmark1

Male, #17734, (23 Feb 1906 - 16 Aug 1942)
Father*Jahue W. Hallmark (22 Dec 1881 - 28 May 1949)
Mother*Martilla Baker (10 Apr 1888 - 3 Jun 1936)
Birth*23 Feb 1906 Walter was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 23 Feb 1906.2 
Marriage*say 1931 He married Eula Elizabeth Carpenter say 1931. 
Death of Mother3 Jun 1936 His mother Martilla Baker died on 3 Jun 1936 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death*16 Aug 1942 He died at Iowa on 16 Aug 1942 at age 36
heart attack.2 
Burial*say 18 Aug 1942 His body was interred say 18 Aug 1942 at Barfield Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Eula Elizabeth Carpenter (15 Jul 1910 - 29 Jun 1996)
Children
Last Edited22 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.

Nobie Eulalah Carpenter1

Female, #17735, (14 Sep 1912 - 8 Apr 2006)
Father*John Warren Carpenter (1 May 1871 - 23 Jan 1941)
Mother*Irena Viola Dean (26 Dec 1873 - 23 Sep 1958)
Birth*14 Sep 1912 Nobie was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 Sep 1912. 
Married Namecirca 1938  As of circa 1938, her married name was Hallmark. 
Marriage*circa 1938 She married Allan Howard Hallmark circa 1938.2 
Death of Father23 Jan 1941 Her father John Warren Carpenter died on 23 Jan 1941 at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse4 Jul 1948 Her husband Allan Howard Hallmark died on 4 Jul 1948 at Alabama.2 
Death of Mother23 Sep 1958 Her mother Irena Viola Dean died on 23 Sep 1958 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Residence*1980 Nobie resided at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama, in 1980. 
Death*8 Apr 2006 She died at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama, on 8 Apr 2006 at age 93.2 
Note* Listed as 'Noble' in obituary of brother, John B. Carpenter. 

Family

Allan Howard Hallmark (8 Jul 1908 - 4 Jul 1948)
Marriage*circa 1938 She married Allan Howard Hallmark circa 1938.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.

Allan Howard Hallmark1

Male, #17736, (8 Jul 1908 - 4 Jul 1948)
Father*Jahue W. Hallmark (22 Dec 1881 - 28 May 1949)
Mother*Martilla Baker (10 Apr 1888 - 3 Jun 1936)
Birth*8 Jul 1908 Allan was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 8 Jul 1908.2 
Death of Mother3 Jun 1936 His mother Martilla Baker died on 3 Jun 1936 at Clay Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1938 He married Nobie Eulalah Carpenter circa 1938.2 
Death*4 Jul 1948 He died at Alabama on 4 Jul 1948 at age 39.2 

Family

Nobie Eulalah Carpenter (14 Sep 1912 - 8 Apr 2006)
Children
Last Edited3 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.

Rev. Zachariah Woodrow Carpenter1

Male, #17737, (6 Oct 1916 - 1 Jan 1983)
Father*John Warren Carpenter (1 May 1871 - 23 Jan 1941)
Mother*Irena Viola Dean (26 Dec 1873 - 23 Sep 1958)
Name-Comm His was commonly known as Zackie Carpenter. 
Birth*6 Oct 1916 Zachariah was born on 6 Oct 1916.2 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Nettie Forbus say 1938. 
Death of Father23 Jan 1941 His father John Warren Carpenter died on 23 Jan 1941 at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Mother23 Sep 1958 His mother Irena Viola Dean died on 23 Sep 1958 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death*1 Jan 1983 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 1 Jan 1983 at age 66.2 
Biography* Zackie was a Southern Baptist preacher and pastored until just before he died of bone cancer. An article appeared in the      Anniston Star shortly after his death that reads: "Christian Sympathy. In behalf of the Calhoun Baptist Association we express our deepest Christian sympathy to the family and church membership of Zackie Carpenter. Brother Carpenter had served as pastor of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church for the past 12 years. He departed this life to be with the Lord on January 1 following an extended illness. Earth's loss is heaven's gain. 

Family

Nettie Forbus (1 Apr 1918 - Dec 1986)
Marriage*say 1938 He married Nettie Forbus say 1938. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.
  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

Rev. Roy Sem Carpenter1

Male, #17738, (29 Aug 1914 - 25 Dec 1992)
Father*John Warren Carpenter (1 May 1871 - 23 Jan 1941)
Mother*Irena Viola Dean (26 Dec 1873 - 23 Sep 1958)
Birth*29 Aug 1914 Roy was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 29 Aug 1914. 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Doris Kennedy say 1938. 
Death of Father23 Jan 1941 His father John Warren Carpenter died on 23 Jan 1941 at Talladega, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Mother23 Sep 1958 His mother Irena Viola Dean died on 23 Sep 1958 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death*25 Dec 1992 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1992 at age 78. 
Biography* Roy was named after Roy Sem Ingram who was the pastor of the church the family attended at the time of his birth. Roy became a Southern Baptist preacher and pastored for many years in Calhoun, Clay, Randolph, and Talladega Counties, AL. He always wore something red; he said it was to represent the blood of Christ. At his death, he was a member of White's Gap Baptist Church, Jacksonville, AL. In the late 60s or early 70s, he had a spider tumor removed from the forehead region. After that, he was susceptible to severe headaches. Roy used to keep fish and raised miniature dachsunds.
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Services for Rev. Roy s. Carpenter, 78, of Anniston, Alabama were Sunday, December 27, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. from Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buck Greenwood officiating. Interment was in Forestlawn Gardens. Rev. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Doris K. Carpenter; 1 son, James Roy Carpenter; 4 sis., Lessie Hampton, Noba Hallmark, Eula Bradley and Sally Haynes; 1 bro., Cecil Carpenter; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Carpenter, a Clay County native, had been a resident of Anniston. He was retired from the Alabama Water Pipe Plant, had pastored churches in Calhoun, Clay, Randolph and Talladega Counties and was a member of the White's Gap Chapel Baptist Church. 

Family

Doris Kennedy (9 Mar 1918 - 18 Feb 1998)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Feb 2019 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.

William Otho Dean

Male, #17739, (21 Feb 1902 - 2 May 1965)
Father*Joseph Barnett Dean (21 Jan 1876 - 29 Dec 1959)
Mother*Mary Etta Headrick (4 Apr 1882 - 13 Jul 1957)
Birth*21 Feb 1902 William was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 21 Feb 1902. 
PhotographedNov 1902 He appeared as a grandson in a family photograph in Nov 1902 at Clay Co., Alabama, at age 50
Standing left to right: Eugenia (Gennie), Wesley, Izora, and Luther; seated: Alsey Thomas with grandson Otho on his knee, and wife Lettie.1
Alsey Thomas Dean family 1902
Census*1910 He was in the in 1910 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Marriage*19 Jan 1924 He married Nettie Odessa Nelson at Alabama on 19 Jan 1924 at age 21.2 
Birth of Son19 Oct 1924 His son William Nelson Dean was born on 19 Oct 1924 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Mother13 Jul 1957 His mother Mary Etta Headrick died on 13 Jul 1957 at New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death of Father29 Dec 1959 His father Joseph Barnett Dean died on 29 Dec 1959 at New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death*2 May 1965 He died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 2 May 1965 at age 63.2 
Death of Spouse2 May 1965 His wife Nettie Odessa Nelson died on 2 May 1965 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Nettie Odessa Nelson (17 Dec 1904 - 2 May 1965)
Marriage*19 Jan 1924 He married Nettie Odessa Nelson at Alabama on 19 Jan 1924 at age 21.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Sep 2005

Citations

  1. Melissa O'Brien, compiler, Melissa O'Brien, photo CD, Alsey Thomas Dean family.
  2. Gloria McGhee, Gloria McGhee's Deans, (e-mail address).

Bessie H. Dean

Female, #17740, (29 Nov 1903 - 8 Dec 1987)
Father*Joseph Barnett Dean (21 Jan 1876 - 29 Dec 1959)
Mother*Mary Etta Headrick (4 Apr 1882 - 13 Jul 1957)
Birth*29 Nov 1903 Bessie was born on 29 Nov 1903. 
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1922 She was photographed circa 1922 at Clay Co., Alabama.1
Bessie H. Dean, high school
Marriage*say 1924 She married Howard Jones say 1924. 
Married Namesay 1924  As of say 1924, her married name was Jones. 
Divorce* She and Howard Jones were divorced. 
Death of Mother13 Jul 1957 Her mother Mary Etta Headrick died on 13 Jul 1957 at New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death of Father29 Dec 1959 Her father Joseph Barnett Dean died on 29 Dec 1959 at New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death*8 Dec 1987 She died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 8 Dec 1987 at age 84. 

Family

Howard Jones (circa 1900 - )
Marriage*say 1924 She married Howard Jones say 1924. 
Divorce* She and Howard Jones were divorced. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Sep 2005

Citations

  1. Melissa O'Brien, compiler, Melissa O'Brien, photo CD, Alsey Thomas Dean family.

Howard Jones

Male, #17741, (circa 1900 - )
Birth*circa 1900 Howard was born circa 1900. 
Marriage*say 1924 He married Bessie H. Dean say 1924. 
Divorce* He and Bessie H. Dean were divorced. 
Residence* Howard resided at New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama

Family

Bessie H. Dean (29 Nov 1903 - 8 Dec 1987)
Child
Last Edited1 Sep 2000

Lacy Mary Dean

Female, #17742
Father*Joseph Barnett Dean (21 Jan 1876 - 29 Dec 1959)
Mother*Mary Etta Headrick (4 Apr 1882 - 13 Jul 1957)

Family

Cecil Hollingsworth (circa 1902 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Cecil Hollingsworth

Male, #17743, (circa 1902 - )
Birth*circa 1902 Cecil was born circa 1902. 
Residence* Cecil resided at Largo, Pinellas Co., Florida

Family

Lacy Mary Dean
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Joseph Otis Dean

Male, #17744, (1918 - 1943)
Father*Joseph Barnett Dean (21 Jan 1876 - 29 Dec 1959)
Mother*Mary Etta Headrick (4 Apr 1882 - 13 Jul 1957)
Birth*1918 Joseph was born in 1918. 
Death*1943 He died at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1943. 
Burial* His body was interred at Ashland City Cemetery, Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Joseph was found dead at his home under mysterious circumstances. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 15.

Jessie Ruth Finch

Female, #17745, (1908 - 28 Apr 1950)
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)
Birth*1908 Jessie was born in 1908. 
Marriage*say 1929 She married Thomas Luther Martin say 1929. 
Married Namesay 1929  As of say 1929, her married name was Martin. 
Death of Father7 Dec 1929 Her father Robert Self Finch died on 7 Dec 1929. 
Birth of Sonafter 1929 Her son Robert Martin was born after 1929. 
Death*28 Apr 1950 She died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 28 Apr 1950. 

Family

Thomas Luther Martin (circa 1905 - before 1980)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Thomas Luther Martin

Male, #17746, (circa 1905 - before 1980)
Birth*circa 1905 Thomas was born circa 1905. 
Marriage*say 1929 He married Jessie Ruth Finch say 1929. 
Birth of Sonafter 1929 His son Robert Martin was born after 1929. 
Death*before 1980 He died before 1980. 

Family

Jessie Ruth Finch (1908 - 28 Apr 1950)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Ethel Lou Neal Finch

Female, #17747, (1911 - 11 Aug 1961)
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)
Birth*1911 Ethel was born in 1911. 
Death of Father7 Dec 1929 Her father Robert Self Finch died on 7 Dec 1929. 
Marriage*say 1932 She married James Wiley Johnson say 1932. 
Married Namesay 1932  As of say 1932, her married name was Johnson. 
Birth of Sonafter 1932 Her son Preston Johnson was born after 1932. 
Birth of Sonafter 1932 Her son Luther Johnson was born after 1932. 
Death*11 Aug 1961 She died at Aiken, Aiken Co., South Carolina, on 11 Aug 1961. 

Family

James Wiley Johnson (circa 1908 - )
Marriage*say 1932 She married James Wiley Johnson say 1932. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

James Wiley Johnson

Male, #17748, (circa 1908 - )
Birth*circa 1908 James was born circa 1908. 
Marriage*say 1932 He married Ethel Lou Neal Finch say 1932. 
Residence* James resided at Aiken, Aiken Co., South Carolina
Birth of Sonafter 1932 His son Preston Johnson was born after 1932. 
Birth of Sonafter 1932 His son Luther Johnson was born after 1932. 

Family

Ethel Lou Neal Finch (1911 - 11 Aug 1961)
Children
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Lena Gracie Finch

Female, #17749, (circa 1913 - circa 1918)
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)
Birth*circa 1913 Lena was born circa 1913. 
Death*circa 1918 She died circa 1918. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 May 2001

Stonewall Gay Finch

Male, #17750, (2 Apr 1915 - 27 Feb 1991)
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)
Birth*2 Apr 1915 Stonewall was born on 2 Apr 1915. 
Death of Father7 Dec 1929 His father Robert Self Finch died on 7 Dec 1929. 
Death of Mother15 Jun 1969 His mother Izora Tullah Dean died on 15 Jun 1969 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama.1 
Death*27 Feb 1991 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 27 Feb 1991 at age 75. 

Family 1

Verna Stewart
Children

Family 2

Geneva McMullen
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

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

Geneva McMullen

Female, #17751

Family

Stonewall Gay Finch (2 Apr 1915 - 27 Feb 1991)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Joseph Ernest Finch

Male, #17752, (26 Oct 1917 - 21 Apr 2006)
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)
Birth*26 Oct 1917 Joseph was born on 26 Oct 1917. 
Death of Father7 Dec 1929 His father Robert Self Finch died on 7 Dec 1929. 
Death of Mother15 Jun 1969 His mother Izora Tullah Dean died on 15 Jun 1969 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama.1 
Residence*1980 Joseph resided at San Lorenzo, Alameda Co., California, in 1980. 
Death*21 Apr 2006 He died at San Leandro, Alameda Co., California, on 21 Apr 2006 at age 88.1 

Family

Verna Hompten
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Jun 2014

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

Verna Hompten

Female, #17753

Family

Joseph Ernest Finch (26 Oct 1917 - 21 Apr 2006)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Nona Octava Finch

Female, #17754
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)

Family

James C. Suggs
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

James C. Suggs

Male, #17755

Family

Nona Octava Finch
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lillie Mae Finch

Female, #17756
Father*Robert Self Finch (May 1882 - 7 Dec 1929)
Mother*Izora Tullah Dean (8 Aug 1880 - 15 Jun 1969)

Family

John Richard Stewart
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

John Richard Stewart

Male, #17757

Family

Lillie Mae Finch
Children
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Iva Avera Dean

Female, #17758, (15 Oct 1907 - 4 Jun 1978)
Father*Wesley Elisha Dean (15 Feb 1882 - 30 Nov 1965)
Mother*Ola Frances Horn (29 Aug 1889 - 15 Aug 1970)
Married Name Her married name was Gresham. 
Birth*15 Oct 1907 Iva was born on 15 Oct 1907. 
Marriage* She married Paul Odell Gresham
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Dec 1924 Her son William Pruitt Gresham was born on 24 Dec 1924. 
Death of Father30 Nov 1965 Her father Wesley Elisha Dean died on 30 Nov 1965 at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother15 Aug 1970 Her mother Ola Frances Horn died on 15 Aug 1970 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death*4 Jun 1978 She died at Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, on 4 Jun 1978 at age 70. 

Family

Paul Odell Gresham (17 Jan 1903 - Jun 1984)
Marriage* She married Paul Odell Gresham
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Paul Odell Gresham

Male, #17759, (17 Jan 1903 - Jun 1984)
Birth*17 Jan 1903 Paul was born on 17 Jan 1903. 
Marriage* He married Iva Avera Dean
Birth of Son24 Dec 1924 His son William Pruitt Gresham was born on 24 Dec 1924. 
Death of Spouse4 Jun 1978 His wife Iva Avera Dean died on 4 Jun 1978 at Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia
Death*Jun 1984 He died at Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, in Jun 1984 at age 81. 

Family

Iva Avera Dean (15 Oct 1907 - 4 Jun 1978)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Horace Wesley Dean

Male, #17760, (21 Sep 1912 - 1 Sep 1995)
Father*Wesley Elisha Dean (15 Feb 1882 - 30 Nov 1965)
Mother*Ola Frances Horn (29 Aug 1889 - 15 Aug 1970)
Birth*21 Sep 1912 Horace was born on 21 Sep 1912. 
Employment* Horace's occupation: chiropractor. 
Marriage*say 1935 He married Inez L. Lett say 1935. 
Death of Father30 Nov 1965 His father Wesley Elisha Dean died on 30 Nov 1965 at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother15 Aug 1970 His mother Ola Frances Horn died on 15 Aug 1970 at Clay Co., Alabama
Residence*1980 Horace resided at Villa Rica, Carroll Co., Georgia, in 1980. 
Death*1 Sep 1995 He died at Villa Rica, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 Sep 1995 at age 82.1 

Family

Inez L. Lett (27 Jul 1914 - 21 Feb 2006)
Marriage*say 1935 He married Inez L. Lett say 1935. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jun 2014

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