Alice Herndon

Female, #20551, (29 Oct 1882 - 20 Oct 1885)
Father*John Walter Herndon (c 1845 - 24 Jan 1929)
Mother*Nancy Rogers (11 Dec 1845 - 20 Feb 1920)
Birth*29 Oct 1882 Alice was born on 29 Oct 1882. 
Death*20 Oct 1885 She died on 20 Oct 1885 at age 2. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Greenfield Methodist Church Cemetery, Autreyville, Colquitt Co., Georgia
Last Edited21 Jan 2005

Rosa Crosby

Female, #20552, (1 Mar 1889 - Jun 1981)
Father*Isom Thomas Crosby (1854 - 1926)
Mother*Susan Cornelia Clark (22 Jan 1858 - 18 Jan 1908)
Birth*1 Mar 1889 Rosa was born on 1 Mar 1889. 
Marriage*19 Dec 1906 She married J. Ellis Herndon at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 19 Dec 1906 at age 17. 
Married Name19 Dec 1906  As of 19 Dec 1906, her married name was Herndon. 
Death of Mother18 Jan 1908 Her mother Susan Cornelia Clark died on 18 Jan 1908. 
Death of Father1926 Her father Isom Thomas Crosby died in 1926. 
Death of Spouse2 May 1948 Her husband J. Ellis Herndon died on 2 May 1948. 
Death*Jun 1981 She died at Moultrie, Colquitt Co., Georgia, in Jun 1981 at age 92. 

Family

J. Ellis Herndon (29 Oct 1882 - 2 May 1948)
Marriage*19 Dec 1906 She married J. Ellis Herndon at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 19 Dec 1906 at age 17. 
Last Edited9 Oct 2005

James A. Harper

Male, #20553, (circa 1821 - )
Birth*circa 1821 James was born at Georgia circa 1821. 
Marriage*before 1857 He married Sarah (?) before 1857. 
1880 Census* James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Clinch Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Sarah (?) (circa 1826 - )
Children
Last Edited22 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. Morgans Dist., FHL Film 1254140 National Archives Film T9-0140, Page 546B.

(?) Cox

Male, #20556, (say 1905 - before 1933)
Birth*say 1905 (?) was born say 1905. 
Marriage* He married Luna (?)
Death*before 1933 He died before 1933. 

Family

Luna (?) (29 Jun 1907 - Jun 1978)
Last Edited2 Oct 2000

John M. Day

Male, #20557, (3 Mar 1899 - Jul 1964)
Birth*3 Mar 1899 John was born at Arkansas on 3 Mar 1899.1 
Marriage*circa 1921 He married Katherine Mellie Culpepper circa 1921. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1923 His son John B. Day was born on 15 Jul 1923 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.2 
Death*Jul 1964 He died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in Jul 1964 at age 65.1 
Biography* John was a banker. 

Family

Katherine Mellie Culpepper (circa 1903 - before 1977)
Children
Last Edited18 Aug 2007

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.
    Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 2275; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 783.0.
    Name Age
    John M Day 31
    Katherine Day 26
    John B Day 6
    Kaline D Day 3.

Nettie Greene

Female, #20558, (20 Nov 1874 - circa 10 Jan 1948)
Father*Rev. W. A. Greene (s 1854 - )
Mother*Nettie (?) (s 1856 - )
Birth*20 Nov 1874 Nettie was born on 20 Nov 1874. 
Married Namecirca 1892  As of circa 1892, her married name was Brooks. 
Marriage*circa 1892 She married George P. Brooks circa 1892.1 
Birth of SonMay 1898 Her son Willie P. Brooks was born in May 1898 at Georgia.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Nettie was listed as a daughter-in-law in Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks's household on the 1900 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Spouse22 Aug 1931 Her husband George P. Brooks died on 22 Aug 1931 at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia
Death*circa 10 Jan 1948 She died at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia, circa 10 Jan 1948. 
Burial*12 Jan 1948 Her body was interred on 12 Jan 1948 at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia
Biography* Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan 15, 1948
MRS. NETTIE BROOKS, 75, BURIED MONDAY, JANUARY 12, AT IDEAL
Final rites for Mrs. Nettie Greene Brooks, life long resident of Macon County, were held Monday, January 12, at 3 pm at the Ideal Methodist Church. Mrs. Brooks, who was in her seventy-fourth year, had been an invalid for several months prior to her death.
Born in Taylor County, November 10, 1874, the daughter of the late Rev. W. A. and Nettie Greene, Mrs. Brooks spent her entire life in Ideal.
Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Johnston of Ideal and Mrs. V. M. Culpepper of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sons, R. C. Brooks of Ellaville, W. P. Brooks of Ideal and the Rev. H. S. Brooks of Swainsboro; two sistes, Mrs. Mamie Dwight of Ideal and Mrs. W. G. Johnson of Winston, Ga; one brother, Richard Greene of Oglethorpe and nine grandchildren.
The Rev. C. L. Gleen officiated and interment was in the Ideal Cemetery. Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Nettie G. Brooks - Born November 20, 1874 - Died January 12, 1948 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, George P. Brooks [ July 15, 1868 - August 22, 1931]. 

Family

George P. Brooks (15 Jul 1868 - 22 Aug 1931)
Marriage*circa 1892 She married George P. Brooks circa 1892.1 
Children
Last Edited28 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Page 111A (16), Family 283, Macon Co., GA
    Benjamin Brooks, Head, M, Jun 1817, 83, Wd, GA/VA/VA, Landlord
    George P. Brooks, Son, M, Jul 1867, 32, Md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie C. Brooks, Dau-in-Law, F, Nov 1874, 25, Md 8 yrs, ch 3/2, GA/GA/GA
    Allie B. Brooks, Granddaughter, F, Jan 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Willie P. Brooks, Grandson, M, May 1898, 2, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah M. Brooks, Daughter, F, Aug 1841, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Emma L. Brooks, Daughter, F, Nov 1863, 36, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, Oct 1886, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA.

George P. Brooks

Male, #20559, (15 Jul 1868 - 22 Aug 1931)
Father*Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks (c 1817 - a 1 Jun 1900)
Mother*Caroline S. Davis (c 1826 - a 1880)
Birth*15 Jul 1868 George was born on 15 Jul 1868. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 George was listed as a son in Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks's household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*circa 1892 He married Nettie Greene circa 1892.2 
Birth of SonMay 1898 His son Willie P. Brooks was born in May 1898 at Georgia.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 George was listed as a son in Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks's household on the 1900 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.2 
Death*22 Aug 1931 He died at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia, on 22 Aug 1931 at age 63. 
Burial*circa 24 Aug 1931 His body was interred circa 24 Aug 1931 at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia
Biography* According to his obituary, from the Montezuma Georgian, George had always resided in the immediate locality in which he died, and occupied the old family residence in which some members of the family have continuously resided since 1827. "He was one of this county's most progressive and highly respected citizens, was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, loyal to his friends and community and a leader in all movements which in any way would prove beneficial to his section." 

Family

Nettie Greene (20 Nov 1874 - circa 10 Jan 1948)
Marriage*circa 1892 He married Nettie Greene circa 1892.2 
Children
Last Edited28 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    FHL Film 1254156 National Archives Film T9-0156, District 757, Page 645D
    Charles BROOKS Self M Male W 63 GA NC GA Farmer
    Caroline BROOKS Wife M Female W 54 GA GA GA Keeps House
    Sarah BROOKS Dau S Female W 39 GA GA GA
    Carry BROOKS Dau S Female W 18 GA GA GA
    Emma BROOKS Dau S Female W 16 GA GA GA
    George BROOKS Son S Male W 12 GA GA GA.

  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Page 111A (16), Family 283, Macon Co., GA
    Benjamin Brooks, Head, M, Jun 1817, 83, Wd, GA/VA/VA, Landlord
    George P. Brooks, Son, M, Jul 1867, 32, Md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie C. Brooks, Dau-in-Law, F, Nov 1874, 25, Md 8 yrs, ch 3/2, GA/GA/GA
    Allie B. Brooks, Granddaughter, F, Jan 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Willie P. Brooks, Grandson, M, May 1898, 2, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah M. Brooks, Daughter, F, Aug 1841, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Emma L. Brooks, Daughter, F, Nov 1863, 36, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, Oct 1886, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA.

Paul A. Franke

Male, #20561, (say 1912 - )
Birth*say 1912 Paul was born say 1912. 
Marriage*1946 He married Chloeline Emiley Angwin in 1946. 
Divorce*1958 He and Chloeline Emiley Angwin were divorced in 1958. 

Family

Chloeline Emiley Angwin (23 May 1914 - 14 Sep 1980)
Last Edited5 Sep 2000

Harvey Meeks

Male, #20562, (say 1912 - )
Birth*say 1912 Harvey was born say 1912. 
Marriage*1958 He married Chloeline Emiley Angwin in 1958. 
Divorce*1959 He and Chloeline Emiley Angwin were divorced in 1959. 

Family

Chloeline Emiley Angwin (23 May 1914 - 14 Sep 1980)
Last Edited5 Sep 2000

Robert L. Holcomb

Male, #20563, (1 Jan 1914 - May 1982)
Birth*1 Jan 1914 Robert was born on 1 Jan 1914. 
Marriage*1960 He married Chloeline Emiley Angwin in 1960. 
Death of Spouse14 Sep 1980 His wife Chloeline Emiley Angwin died on 14 Sep 1980 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death*May 1982 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in May 1982 at age 68. 

Family

Chloeline Emiley Angwin (23 May 1914 - 14 Sep 1980)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Frances Marion Wilson

Female, #20564, (17 Sep 1920 - Jan 1977)
Father*Zachariah Chester Wilson (20 Dec 1889 - Aug 1968)
Mother*Marion Culpepper (15 Jan 1895 - a 1942)
Married Name Her married name was Gowan. 
Birth*17 Sep 1920 Frances was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 17 Sep 1920.1 
Marriage* She married (?) Gowan
Death of FatherAug 1968 Her father Zachariah Chester Wilson died in Aug 1968 at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia
Death*Jan 1977 She died at Huntington, Suffolk Co., New York, in Jan 1977 at age 56. 
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote on p. 16 of "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: My oldest granddaughter, Francis Marion Wilson, was graduated from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, in June 1940.... My granddaughter, Frances Marion Wilson, is at work for the government laboratory in Fort Valley and for the State AAA there. 

Family

(?) Gowan (say 1918 - )
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p. 16.

Caughey Branham Culpepper Jr.

Male, #20565, (30 Mar 1920 - 30 Jul 1944)
Father*Caughey Branham Culpepper (9 Nov 1897 - 12 Jul 1973)
Mother*Sarah Vesta Willingham (5 Jun 1895 - 3 Apr 1966)
Birth*30 Mar 1920 Caughey was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 30 Mar 1920.1,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Caughey was listed as a son in Caughey Branham Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1944 He served as an officer in World War II between 1942 and 1944
(Caughey B. Culpepper, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, 0-029804, United States Marine Corps. Entered the Service from Georgia, died July 30, 1944 and was awarded a Purple Heart.)4,2 
Death*30 Jul 1944 He died at Pacific on 30 Jul 1944 at age 24.5,4,2,6 
Letter/Message Text*10 Oct 1944 UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
3rd Joint Assault Signal Co.
Hq. Bn. 3rd Marine Division

10 October 1944

My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper,

As Lieutenant Culpepper's company commander, and for his many friends both officers and enlisted men in Third JAS Co., I want to extend heartfelt sympathies. His loss has been keenly felt in the company, for he was one of the best liked, most respected officers in my command. His fine character, loyalty, untiring enthusiasm and devotion to duty made him an inspiration to us.

Lieutenant Culpepper landed in Guam with the assault waves July 21st.

Largely through his efforts air liaison communications in the regiment to which he was attached functioned smoothly during the early phase of the attack. He was active every minute, doing even more than his team's share of the job assigned to them.

On the night he was killed his air liaison team was with the group furnishing perimeter defense for the battalion in the vicinity of Mt. Irachleo (sp?). It was a dark night and raining; and infiltration of attack by the Japs was imminent. Jap snipers were active, and the Marines occasionally returned the fire.

At about 11:30 p.m. 30 July, Lieutenant Culpepper was hit by a rifle bullet which entered his abdomen. He immediately went into shock, lost consciousness, and although every possible effort to save his life was made by the doctor and corpsmen, died a few minutes later without any suffering.

He was buried with full military honors in grave number 3, row 13, Army, Navy and Marine Corps Cemetery No. 1, on Guam.

John H. Ellis,
Commanding

Note: Caughey's body was later reinterred in Hawaii. This letter provided to Culpepper Connections by his cousin, Judge George Bryant Culpepper.7
 
Letter/Message Text2 Sep 1945  He wrote on 2 Sep 1945:
Statement of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, at the signing of the Surrender Instrument by Japan.

Tokyo Bay. Aboard the battleship Missouri. September 2, 1945.

On board all vessels at sea and in port, and at our many island bases in the Pacific, there is rejoicing and thanksgiving. The long and bitter struggle, which Japan started so treacherously on the 7th of December 1941, is at an end.

I take great pride in the American forces which have helped to win this victory. America can be proud of them. The officers and men of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and merchant marine who fought in the Pacific have written heroic new chapters in this Nation's military history. I have infinite respect for their courage, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty. We also acknowledge the great contribution to this victory made by our valiant Allies. United we fought and united we prevail.

The port of Tokyo, which was first opened by Commodore Perry in 1853, is now crowded with United States men-of-war. The process of bringing Japan into the family of civilized nations, which was interrupted when Japan launched her program of conquest, will soon begin again.

Today all freedom-loving peoples of the world rejoice in the victory and feel pride in the accomplishments of our combined forces. We also pay tribute to those who defended our freedom at the cost of their lives.

On Guam is a military cemetery in a green valley not far from my headquarters. The ordered rows of white crosses stand as reminders of the heavy cost we have paid for victory. On these crosses are the names of American soldiers, sailors and marines -- Culpepper, Tomaino, Sweeney, Bromberg, Depew, Melloy, Ponziani -- names that are a cross-section of democracy. They fought together side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation-the obligation to insure that their sacrifice will help to make this a better and safer world in which to live.

To achieve this it will be necessary for the United Nations to enforce rigidly the peace terms that will be imposed upon Japan. It will also be necessary to maintain our national strength at a level which will discourage future acts of aggression aimed at the destruction of our way of life.

Now we turn to the great tasks of reconstruction and restoration. I am confident that we will be able to apply the same skill, resourcefulness, and keen thinking to these problems as were applied to the problems of winning the victory.

"A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won."8
 
Burial*14 Feb 1947 His body was interred on 14 Feb 1947 at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., Hawaii. Plot C Row 1 Grave 213.4,2 
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote on p. 16 of "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page type manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: They [C. B. Culpepper, Sr. and Vesta Willingham] have only one child, a splendid son, now over 22 years old, C. B. Culpepper Jr., born March 30/20. He is attending Law School at Emory University, Atlanta. He had joined the Marines and will enter that branch of the service as soon as he gets his diploma.... My oldest grandson, Caughey Branham Culpepper, graduated from Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina....
     The following excerpt is from p. 228 of the History of Peach County: Caughey [Branham Culpepper,] Jr., was a graduate of Emory Law School. A Marine lieutenant, he lost his life in a Pacific Island battle during World War II.
     From George Bryant Culpepper, April 2001:
     "My cousin Caughey B. Culpepper, Jr. might have been the marine referred to by Admiral Nimitz. He was killed by friendly fire in the South Pacific and was later reinterred in the cemetery in Hawaii....
     "Caughey Jr. was a brilliant young man. He graduated from Emory Law School in '42 or '43 and reported for duty with the Marines. He didn't live long. As I recall, he was mistakenly shot at night by another marine. He was my great uncle Caughey's only child." 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 16.
  2. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Caughey B. Culpepper Jr., 30 Mar 1920 - 30 Jul 1944, Served as Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, Interred 14 Feb 1947 in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section C, Site 1213.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125, page 17B, 926 Waverly Way, NE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Home=$8000, Radio=N, Farm=N (Caughey Branham Culpepper, ID: 34338)
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for RR
    Vesta W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for dental clinic
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  4. American Battle Monuments Online Database, American Battle Monuments Commission, 2005.
    http://www.abmc.gov/
  5. History of Peach County Georgia, .
    p 228 'in a Pacific Island battle during World War II.'
  6. Quartermaster General’s Office, compiler, U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1102
    2nd Lt. C. B. Culpepper, Jr.
  7. E-mail written 2000-2008 to Warren L. Culpepper from George Bryant Culpepper (#20569), Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA, e-mail address.
  8. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
    Admiral Nimitz's statement provided by Chip Culpepper from Pages 94-96 of the Congressional Record, September 6, 1945.

Judge George Brown Culpepper1

Male, #20566, (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Father*George Bacon Culpepper (4 Dec 1899 - 7 Oct 1972)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Adams (21 Mar 1901 - 19 Jan 1997)
Birth*26 Dec 1920 George was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 26 Dec 1920.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 George was listed as a son in George Bacon Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.3 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy in Pacific.) 
Death of Father7 Oct 1972 His father George Bacon Culpepper died on 7 Oct 1972 at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.4,5 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1997 His mother Mary Elizabeth Adams died on 19 Jan 1997 at Macon Co., Georgia.5,6 
News Article*20 Apr 1998 HR 1031 (Georgia Assembly):
A resolution designating a portion of U.S. Highway 341 as the "George B. Culpepper Highway"

Effective 20 Apr 1998

WHEREAS, the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Taylor County, Georgia, in 1866. He married Lillian Sheppard and moved to Fort Valley in 1898, where they raised six children and he served as a pastor and a friend of the community until his death in 1948; and

WHEREAS, George Bacon Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1899. George B. Culpepper, Jr., became a lawyer in 1924 and practiced law in Fort Valley until his death in 1972. George was active in local civic and political matters and was a wise and reasoned voice in community debates. He also served as an active layman and Sunday school teacher in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. George married Mary Elizabeth Adams and had two wonderful children, and he always made time for his family; and

WHEREAS, George Brown Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1920. He also became a lawyer and served in the United States Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. naval reserve. George practiced law with his father until 1967, when he was appointed to serve as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit where he presided with intelligence, dignity, and restraint until his retirement in 1982. He is currently a widely respected senior judge of the superior courts of Georgia. George married Alice Wright in 1943 and had four lovely children; and

WHEREAS, George Bryant Culpepper was born in Macon in 1947. Bryant attended Mercer Law School and continued the respected tradition of his family by practicing law until he was elected in 1982 to succeed his father, George B. Culpepper III as judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. Bryant also served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1975 - 1982 where he was a valued colleague and will always be remembered fondly. Bryant has two wonderful daughters and is married to Donna Jones, and he continues to reside in Fort Valley where he is a committed member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS, George B. Culpepper, Sr., George B. Culpepper, Jr., George B. Culpepper III and George B. Culpepper IV all have made remarkable contributions to this great state and particularly to their communities of Peach County and Fort Valley; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the George B. Culpeppers be honored by so naming the portion of U.S. Highway 341 that runs between Fort Valley, Georgia, and Perry, Georgia.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the portion of U.S. Highway 341 which travels south from the city limits of Fort Valley to the beginning of the Perry bypass is designated as the "George B. Culpepper Highway" in honor of the many contributions to our great state made by the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, George Bacon Culpepper, George Brown Culpepper, and George Bryant Culpepper.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs so designating the highway.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Department of Transportation.

Culpepper Connections Note: In January 1999, George Branham Culpepper was born, becoming the fifth generation to carry the honored name of "George B. Culpepper". 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, which noted: They [George Bacon and Mary Adams] have one son and one daughter. To the son, born December 26, 1920, they gave the name of George Brown Culpepper.... George B. III, was born in what was called then and is now the Murray House on the corner of College and Macon Streets in Fort Valley. My next [in age] grandson (George B. Culpepper III) graduated from Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina, at the same time as his cousin, Caughey did. Both these boys are now finishing up their Law course, one [Caughey] at Emory University and one [G. B. Culpepper III] at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.... And now as I write I can say (Oct. 5, 1942) that no grandfather ever had a better grandson than George B. Culpepper III has been to me, George B. Culpepper, Sr....

The following excerpt is from p. 229 of the "History of Peach County": George Brown... attended Mars Hill College and graduated from the Mercer Law School. He served in the Navy during World War II and retired as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve.... George Brown Culpepper was associated with his father in the law firm of Culpepper & Culpepper until he became a judge of the Superior Courts of the Macon Circuit.

The following biography is from p. 519 of "Georgia Through Two Centuries." George Brown Culpepper is designated III because he is the third Culpepper in his line to have the first name George and middle initial B. Since the beginning of his professional career George Brown Culpepper has been associated with his father in the practice of law at Fort Valley. He currently holds office as both county and city attorney. A native of Fort Valley, he was born on December 26, 1920, and is a son of George Bacon and Mary (Adams) Cullpepper. His father, who was born in the same city on December 4, 1899, has practiced law there since 1923. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Employees' Retirement Fund of the State of Georgia. Miss Adams, whom he married, was born in Auburn Alabama, on March 21, 1900. The public schools of his native place provided George Brown Culpepper with his early education, and he graduated from Fort Valley High School. He commenced his advanced studies at Mars Hill Junior College in Mars Hills, North Carolina, and later attended Mercer Law School. There he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1943. He then entered World War II service, and passed his bar examination when he returned in 1946. Mr. Culpepper's wartime service was with the Unitcd States Navy, which he entered in 1943 with a commission as ensign. He served in the South Pacific, and remained in the United States Naval Reserve after the war, now holding a commission as Lieutenant Commander. As soon as he was admitted to the bar in 1946, Mr. Culpepper joined his father in practice, is attorney for the County of Peach, and is city attorney of Fort Valley. He is a member of the Third District Democratic Committee. He is a member of the following bar groups: The Macon Circuit Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association and also of Phi Alpha Delta Legal fraternity, and Blue Key. He also belongs to Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity. Local memberships include the Kiwanis Club, of which he is past president, and the Pine needles Counry Club, both of his home city. A member of the Methodist Church, he teaches a Sunday school class there. At Macon, on October 23, 1943, George Brown Culpepper married Alice Wright.... The couple have four children: Bryant, Lewis C., Wright A., and Michele.

The following is from the "Macon News & Telegraph" for Sunday, July 16, 1978: "Judge George B. Culpepper III". Around the Bibb County Courthouse, George B. Culpepper III is known as "everybody's best friend." Culpepper is a native of Peach County where he is a member of an old and prominent family. His grandfather was a Methodist minister, his father an attorney and his son both a lawyer and state representative for the 98th District. His religious upbringing may have helped make Culpepper a non-drinker, the only teetotaler among the four judges in this circuit. But he does smoke cigars and pipes. And he's a musician. He plays the "bones," two bones of an unknown origin which he found in a music shop a while back. But more enthralling than his music is Culpepper's ability to put people at ease. He runs a relaxed though professional courtroom and at times Culpepper himself will lean back in his chair and rest his eyes. "That's what it (the chair) is made for," he said with a smile. He is quick-witted and likeable. "A most kind-hearted man" was how one local attorney described him. Culpepper's compassion and humanity run so strongly that at times he almost suffers when he must hand down a stiff sentence. "It's not fun," he said. Generally, Culpepper's average sentences fall in between those of Judges C. Cloud Morgan and Hal Bell. Culpepper said he never pushed strongly to give judges sentencing power, a job juries had in Georgia until 1974. At 57, Culpepper has been a Superior Court judge for nearly 11 years. A Fort Valley resident his entire life, Culpepper was graduated from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. He completed his education at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1943. At Mercer, he was secretary-treasurer of his law school class. He also was president of the student body. Bell was head of the student political group which ran Culpepper for office. Culpepper began practicing law with his father, George B. Culpepper Jr. in Fort Valley in 1946 after a three-year stint in the military. Culpepper Jr. had started the law firm in 1924. He and his father handled "anything that walked through the door" until 1967 when Culpepper was appointed to the bench by Gov. Lester Maddox. After his son became a judge, Culpepper's father went into practice with Sam Culpepper, who now is the Peach County attomey.

The two men are not related. In October 1972, Culpepper Jr. died and the following month, Bryant Culpepper, son of the Superior Court judge, joined the firm. Bryant actually is George B. Culpepper IV, but he goes by his middle name. Bryant Culpepper has completed two two-year terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and now is running unopposed for his third term. The name of the law firm is Culpepper, Culpepper and Liipfert, for Charles J. Liipfert. Although Culpepper was appointed by Maddox, he was not a strong supporter of him. The two were friendly in later years, but Culpepper said he didn't vote for Maddox. He was named to the bench after Oscar Long announced in August 1967 that he would become a judge emeritus, now called a senior judge. Culpepper's selection helped maintain a balance of non-Bibb County residents. A year earlier, Judge Walter D. Aultman of Byron retired at the age of 71. C. Cloud Morgan eventually filled that seat. But Culpepper doesn't spend all his time in Fort Valley. He has a cabin in Dillard, Ga. close to the North Carolina border where he likes to go.

George B. Culpepper was listed in "The American Bench: Judges of the Nation". 2nd edition in 1979 and Ninth edition in 1997. 
Death*29 Nov 2014 He died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 29 Nov 2014 at age 93.7 
Obituary*30 Nov 2014 Judge George B. Culpepper, III
December 26, 1920 - November 29, 2014
Macon, GA- George B. Culpepper, III, retired Superior Court Judge, died Saturday morning, November 29, 2014. Judge Culpepper was born on December 26, 1920 in Fort Valley, Georgia. He attended Fort Valley High School and Mars Hill College and graduated from the Mercer University School of Law in the class of 1943. While at Mercer he served as president of the student body and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was the son of the late George B. Culpepper, Jr. and Mary Adams Culpepper of Fort Valley. Judge Culpepper was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lillian Culpepper Harris.
On the same day that he completed law school he enlisted in the United States Navy. He later attended Officer Candidate School at Columbia University and served as a Navy Lieutenant during World War II. He served primarily in the South Pacific during the war. He remained in the United States Navy Reserve following the war and later retired as a Lieutenant Commander.
While at Mercer he met his wife, Alice Wright. They were married on October 23, 1943 and celebrated their 71st anniversary this year.
Following the war, he joined his father, George B. Culpepper, Jr. in the practice of law in Fort Valley. He practiced law twenty years before being appointed to the office of Judge of Superior Court, Macon Judicial Circuit in 1967. He served as an active Superior Court Judge until becoming Senior Judge on January 1, 1983. During his service as Senior Superior Court Judge he held court in many counties in the State of Georgia.
He was a lifelong member of Fort Valley United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served on almost every committee and board over the years.
He was a former member of the Exchange Club of Macon, and the Fort Valley, and Golden K Kiwanis Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Wright Culpepper; four children, Bryant Culpepper and his wife, Donna of Fort Valley, Lewis C. Culpepper and his wife, Maelu of Albany, Rev. Wright Culpepper and his wife, Ann of St. Simons, and Michele Meyer and her husband, Reid of Newnan; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Following retirement, he and his wife, Alice moved to Carlyle Place in Macon.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Fort Valley United Methodist Church. Burial will be private for family only in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley. Rev. Jim Hamlin, and Rev. Wright Culpepper will officiate. The family will greet friends from 4 until 6 PM Monday in "The Grande" of Carlyle Place.7 
Burial*2 Dec 2014 His body was interred on 2 Dec 2014 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.7 

Family

Alice Wright
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Dec 2014

Citations

  1. HR 1031 (Georgia Assembly):
    A resolution designating a portion of U.S. Highway 341 as the "George B. Culpepper Highway"

    Effective 20 Apr 1998

    WHEREAS, the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Taylor County, Georgia, in 1866. He married Lillian Sheppard and moved to Fort Valley in 1898, where they raised six children and he served as a pastor and a friend of the community until his death in 1948; and

    WHEREAS, George Bacon Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1899. George B. Culpepper, Jr., became a lawyer in 1924 and practiced law in Fort Valley until his death in 1972. George was active in local civic and political matters and was a wise and reasoned voice in community debates. He also served as an active layman and Sunday school teacher in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. George married Mary Elizabeth Adams and had two wonderful children, and he always made time for his family; and

    WHEREAS, George Brown Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1920. He also became a lawyer and served in the United States Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. naval reserve. George practiced law with his father until 1967, when he was appointed to serve as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit where he presided with intelligence, dignity, and restraint until his retirement in 1982. He is currently a widely respected senior judge of the superior courts of Georgia. George married Alice Wright in 1943 and had four lovely children; and

    WHEREAS, George Bryant Culpepper was born in Macon in 1947. Bryant attended Mercer Law School and continued the respected tradition of his family by practicing law until he was elected in 1982 to succeed his father, George B. Culpepper III as judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. Bryant also served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1975 - 1982 where he was a valued colleague and will always be remembered fondly. Bryant has two wonderful daughters and is married to Donna Jones, and he continues to reside in Fort Valley where he is a committed member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church; and

    WHEREAS, George B. Culpepper, Sr., George B. Culpepper, Jr., George B. Culpepper III and George B. Culpepper IV all have made remarkable contributions to this great state and particularly to their communities of Peach County and Fort Valley; and

    WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the George B. Culpeppers be honored by so naming the portion of U.S. Highway 341 that runs between Fort Valley, Georgia, and Perry, Georgia.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the portion of U.S. Highway 341 which travels south from the city limits of Fort Valley to the beginning of the Perry bypass is designated as the "George B. Culpepper Highway" in honor of the many contributions to our great state made by the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, George Bacon Culpepper, George Brown Culpepper, and George Bryant Culpepper.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs so designating the highway.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Department of Transportation.
  2. Warren Grice and edited by E. Merton Coulter, Georgia Through Two Centuries, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1966.
    p 519; POB 'Murray House on the corner of College and Macon.'
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    George B. Culpepper, d. 7 Oct 1972 at 72 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mary E. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1997 at 95 years in Macon Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.
  7. Obituary of George B. Culpepper III, published in The Telegraph on Nov. 30, 2014.

Mary Lillian Culpepper

Female, #20567, (2 Sep 1924 - 25 Jun 1978)
Father*George Bacon Culpepper (4 Dec 1899 - 7 Oct 1972)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Adams (21 Mar 1901 - 19 Jan 1997)
Birth*2 Sep 1924 Mary was born at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 2 Sep 1924.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mary was listed as a daughter in George Bacon Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.2 
Married Namesay 1947  As of say 1947, her married name was Harris. 
Death of Father7 Oct 1972 Her father George Bacon Culpepper died on 7 Oct 1972 at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.3,4 
Death*25 Jun 1978 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 25 Jun 1978 at age 53. 
Burial*circa 27 Jun 1978 Her body was interred circa 27 Jun 1978 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.5 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, which noted: To George Bacon and his wife, Mary, on September 2, 1924, was born a daughter to whom they gave the name of Mary Lillian, for her mother and her grandmother Culpepper. She was born in what was known as the Woodall House where now (Oct.5,1942) lives J.D. Kendrick.... A few weeks ago Mary Lillian Culpepper was 18 years old. She is in her last year at Mars Hill College, at Mars Hill, North Carolina, and is leader in school. She, as well as my granddaughter, Frances Wilson, is said to be beautiful. They are charming young ladies.
      According to p. 229 of the History of Peach County "Mary Lillian Culpepper attended Mars Hill College and graduated from Asbury College."
      The following death notice is from p. 10 B of the Macon Telegraph for Monday 26 Jun 1978: FORT VALLEY--Mrs. Mary Lillian Culpepper Harris, 53, died Sunday in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Fort Valley First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Harris, a native of Fort Valley, was a graduate of Peach County High School. She was a graduate of Asbury College and attended Morris Hill College and was a former teacher in the Fort Valley and Forsyth schools. In 1950 she was appointed by the Baptist Foreign Mission Board as a missionary to Peru where she served 12 years and she also served 12 years as a missionary in Bermuda. She was a member of Fort Valley First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert L. Harris of Fort Valley; two daughters, Miss Mary Carol Harris and Miss Ruth Harris, both of Fort Valley; a son, Robert Lee Harris of Fort Valley; her mother, Mrs. George B. Culpepper Jr. of Fort Valley; and a brother, Judge George B. Culpepper III of Fort Valley. Rooks Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Family

Robert Lawson Harris
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 17 'the Woodall House' changed from Houston to Peach 18 Jul 24.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.
  3. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    George B. Culpepper, d. 7 Oct 1972 at 72 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.
  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. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Mary Lillian Culpepper Harris (Grave unmarked at present time).

Alice Wright

Female, #20568
Father*Lewis H. Wright (s 1891 - )
Mother*Pura Milford (s 1893 - )

Family

Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Children
Last Edited19 Apr 2007

George Bryant Culpepper1

Male, #20569
Father*Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Mother*Alice Wright

Family 1

Jann Doris Booker
Children

Family 2

Donna Lynn Jones
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. HR 1031 (Georgia Assembly):
    A resolution designating a portion of U.S. Highway 341 as the "George B. Culpepper Highway"

    Effective 20 Apr 1998

    WHEREAS, the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Taylor County, Georgia, in 1866. He married Lillian Sheppard and moved to Fort Valley in 1898, where they raised six children and he served as a pastor and a friend of the community until his death in 1948; and

    WHEREAS, George Bacon Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1899. George B. Culpepper, Jr., became a lawyer in 1924 and practiced law in Fort Valley until his death in 1972. George was active in local civic and political matters and was a wise and reasoned voice in community debates. He also served as an active layman and Sunday school teacher in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. George married Mary Elizabeth Adams and had two wonderful children, and he always made time for his family; and

    WHEREAS, George Brown Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1920. He also became a lawyer and served in the United States Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. naval reserve. George practiced law with his father until 1967, when he was appointed to serve as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit where he presided with intelligence, dignity, and restraint until his retirement in 1982. He is currently a widely respected senior judge of the superior courts of Georgia. George married Alice Wright in 1943 and had four lovely children; and

    WHEREAS, George Bryant Culpepper was born in Macon in 1947. Bryant attended Mercer Law School and continued the respected tradition of his family by practicing law until he was elected in 1982 to succeed his father, George B. Culpepper III as judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. Bryant also served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1975 - 1982 where he was a valued colleague and will always be remembered fondly. Bryant has two wonderful daughters and is married to Donna Jones, and he continues to reside in Fort Valley where he is a committed member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church; and

    WHEREAS, George B. Culpepper, Sr., George B. Culpepper, Jr., George B. Culpepper III and George B. Culpepper IV all have made remarkable contributions to this great state and particularly to their communities of Peach County and Fort Valley; and

    WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the George B. Culpeppers be honored by so naming the portion of U.S. Highway 341 that runs between Fort Valley, Georgia, and Perry, Georgia.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the portion of U.S. Highway 341 which travels south from the city limits of Fort Valley to the beginning of the Perry bypass is designated as the "George B. Culpepper Highway" in honor of the many contributions to our great state made by the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, George Bacon Culpepper, George Brown Culpepper, and George Bryant Culpepper.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs so designating the highway.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Department of Transportation.

    Culpepper Connections Note: In January 1999, George Branham Culpepper was born, becoming the fifth generation to carry the honored name of "George B. Culpepper".

Lewis Caughey Culpepper

Male, #20570
Father*Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Mother*Alice Wright

Family

Mae Louise Darsey
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Wright Adams Culpepper D.Min.1

Male, #20571
Father*Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Mother*Alice Wright

Family

Ann Gause
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. Wright A. Culpepper, D.Min., is a United Methodist Minister.

Michelle Elaine Culpepper1

Female, #20572
Father*Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)
Mother*Alice Wright

Family

Reid Moulton Meyer
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 - 2017 to Lew Griffin from Adam Caughey Culpepper (#28364), e-mail address (Mar 2017).

Jann Doris Booker1,2

Female, #20573

Family

George Bryant Culpepper
Children
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. Who's Who in American Politics, 1st Ed., 1967-1968, New York, NY: R. R. Bowker Co., 1967, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 1 ed.
    14 ed p 403 'Jann Doris Booker.'
  2. History of Peach County Georgia, .
    p 229 'Jann Doris Bookers.'

Robert Lawson Harris

Male, #20574

Family

Mary Lillian Culpepper (2 Sep 1924 - 25 Jun 1978)
Children
Last Edited15 Jun 2000

Mary Carol Harris

Female, #20575
Father*Robert Lawson Harris
Mother*Mary Lillian Culpepper (2 Sep 1924 - 25 Jun 1978)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jul 2000

Robert Lee Harris

Male, #20576
Father*Robert Lawson Harris
Mother*Mary Lillian Culpepper (2 Sep 1924 - 25 Jun 1978)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jul 2000

Lillian Ruth Harris

Female, #20577
Father*Robert Lawson Harris
Mother*Mary Lillian Culpepper (2 Sep 1924 - 25 Jun 1978)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jul 2000

John Shepard Culpepper Jr.

Male, #20578, (18 May 1931 - 15 Mar 2011)
Father*John Shepard Culpepper1 (6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977)
Mother*Sara Frances Baugh1 (14 May 1906 - 16 May 2006)
Name Variation He was also known as Jay.1 
Birth*18 May 1931 John was born at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 18 May 1931.1 
Korean War*between 1952 and 1953 He served in the Korean War between 1952 and 1953.1 
Death of Father20 Aug 1977 His father John Shepard Culpepper died on 20 Aug 1977 at Duval Co., Florida.2,3 
Death of Mother16 May 2006 His mother Sara Frances Baugh died on 16 May 2006.4,5 
Death*15 Mar 2011 He died at Orange Park, Clay Co., Florida, on 15 Mar 2011 at age 79.1 
Obituary*12 Apr 2011 John S. Culpepper, Jr., (Jay) died on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park, FL after a four-year battle with cancer. Born May 18, 1931 to the late John Shepherd Culpepper, Sr. and Frances Baugh Culpepper in Greenville SC, Jay received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he graduated from Duke University Law School and returned to Jacksonville, FL where he practiced law. He also was an employee of Five Points Men's Shop for many years, and attended Riverside Park United Methodist Church. Jay is survived by his son, David W. Culpepper (Jenny), and two grandchildren, Katherine Culpepper and Jennings Culpepper, all of Charlotte, NC and by his sister, Katharine C. (Kitty) Poulton (Tim) of Port St, Lucie FL. Cremation services are being handled by Putnam Crematory, through Jacksonville Memory Gardens. To honor his wishes, no public memorial or burial will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, as an acknowledgement of the support and comfort they gave Jay over the last few months of his life.1 

Family

Sue Gaskin Wright
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Apr 2011

Citations

  1. Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.
    http://www.jacksonville.com/
    Obituary of John Shepard Culpepper, Jr. (#20578), published 12 Apr 2011.
  2. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    John Shepard Culpepper, 6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  3. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    John S. Culpepper, Duval Co., FL, White, 06 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  4. E-mail written 18 May 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Lew Culpepper, Albany, GA, Phone 229-434-0833, e-mail address.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Katharine Shaw Culpepper1,2

Female, #20579
Father*John Shepard Culpepper1 (6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977)
Mother*Sara Frances Baugh1 (14 May 1906 - 16 May 2006)

Family

Timothy P. Poulton
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Apr 2011

Citations

  1. Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.
    http://www.jacksonville.com/
    Obituary of John Shepard Culpepper, Jr. (#20578), published 12 Apr 2011.
  2. Jordan R. Dodd & Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8784&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    Katharine Shaw Culpepper and Timothy P Poulton married Aug 1960 in Duval Co., FL.

Sue Gaskin Wright

Female, #20580
Father*James Clyde Wright (s 1894 - )
Mother*Gela Gaskin (s 1896 - )

Family

John Shepard Culpepper Jr. (18 May 1931 - 15 Mar 2011)
Child
Last Edited20 Apr 2011