Fred Dewey Culpepper1,2

Male, #28261, (6 Jul 1900 - 4 Oct 1965)
Father*Charles O. Culpepper1 (4 May 1866 - 14 Mar 1905)
Mother*Elizabeth W. (?)1 (6 Feb 1869 - 23 Feb 1905)
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Homer, Leonard, Luther and Fred was listed as a son in Charles O. Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Alexandria, Calhoun Co., Alabama.1 
Birth*6 Jul 1900 Fred was born at Georgia on 6 Jul 1900.1,3 
Death of Mother23 Feb 1905 His mother Elizabeth W. (?) died on 23 Feb 1905.4 
Death of Father14 Mar 1905 His father Charles O. Culpepper died on 14 Mar 1905.5 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 He registered for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Coalgate, Coal Co., Oklahoma.3 
Birth of Son29 Oct 1919 His son Fred Culpepper was born on 29 Oct 1919 at Coalgate, Coal Co., Oklahoma.2,6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Fred was listed as a brother in Homer L. Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Coal Co., Oklahoma.7 
Marriage*13 Mar 1920 He married Era Belase (?) at Coalgate, Coal Co., Oklahoma, on 13 Mar 1920 at age 19.2 
Death*4 Oct 1965 He died at Hardin Co., Kentucky, on 4 Oct 1965 at age 65.8 

Family

Era Belase (?) (between 1903 and 1904 - )
Marriage*13 Mar 1920 He married Era Belase (?) at Coalgate, Coal Co., Oklahoma, on 13 Mar 1920 at age 19.2 
Child
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 26, Sheet 11A, Lines 42-48, 301 Chesnut St, Alexandria, Calhoun Co., AL (14 Jun 1900)
    Charles O. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, May 1866, 34, md-13yrs, GA/AL/GA, Farmer
    Elizabeth W. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Feb 1870, 30, md-13yrs, ch 5/5, GA/GA/GA
    Berl O. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Aug 1887, 12, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Oct 1888, 11, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Claran L. Culpepper, Dau (sic), F (sic), Wh, Jul 1890, 9, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Luther T. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Aug 1894, 5, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fred D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Jul 1898, 1, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  2. E-mail written 7 Dec 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Dee Russell, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 7 Dec 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Dee Russell, e-mail address.
    Fred Dewey Culpepper's Draft Registration, dated 12 Sep 1918, says he was tall and slender with black hair and black eyes, and he was born 6 Jul 1900. He was living in Coalgate, Coal Co. OK with his brother Homer Culpepper, and on the census of 1920, both stated they were born in Georgia. Most men in Coalgate at that time were working in the coal mines; however, they are listed as farmers.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery, McDonough, Henry Co., GA. Compiled by Linda S. Sanders:
    + Elizabeth W. Culpepper, 6 Feb 1869 - 23 Mar 1905.


  5. Vessie Rainer Thrasher, Henry County, Georgia Churchyard Cemeteries, McDonough, GA: Dr Robt Rainer Jr., 1980.
    Philadelphia Methodist Churchyard, Henry Co., GA (p. 70.)
    + C. O. Culpepper, 4 May 1866 - 14 Mar 1905 (Next to Lewis L. Culpepper).
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Sheet 3A, Pg 119, Anc.com Im-5, Haskell, Coal Co., OK
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, GA GA GA, Farmer-Stockman
    Maul L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, M, OK LA CA
    Fred D. Culpepper, Bro, M, 20, S?, GA GA GA, Farm Laborer
    Lela Green, Helper, F, 23, S, US US US, Farm Laborer.
  8. Commonwealth of Kentucky / Health Data Branch, compiler, Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077
    Fred D. Culpepper, 04 Oct 1965 at age 65, Hardin Co., KY, Residence: Hart Co., KY, 65, 25275.

Infant (?) Kirk

Male, #28262, (5 Mar 1918 - 5 Mar 1918)
Father*Ulus Parker Kirk (29 Jun 1891 - 20 Nov 1962)
Mother*Mildred S. Harper (31 Mar 1893 - 17 Jan 1936)
Death*5 Mar 1918 He died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 5 Mar 1918. 
Birth*5 Mar 1918 (?) was born at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 5 Mar 1918. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wadley City Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Feb 2000

Catherine Oglethorpe

Female, #28263, (circa 1805 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe Jr. (c 1774 - a 1 Jun 1840)
Mother*First Wife Kendrick (s 1776 - b 1820)
Birth*circa 1805 Catherine was born circa 1805. 
Marriage*13 Feb 1826 She married Frederick Spidle at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1826. 
Married Name13 Feb 1826  As of 13 Feb 1826, her married name was Spidle. 
Marriage* She married Francis Camber
Married Name Her married name was Camber. 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Catherine was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Frederick Spidle's household, on the 1830 Census at Marengo Co., Alabama.1 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Catherine was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Frederick Spidle's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Sumter Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Catherine listed as a household member living with Francis Camber on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Sumter Co., Alabama.3 

Family 1

Frederick Spidle (say 1802 - )
Marriage*13 Feb 1826 She married Frederick Spidle at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1826. 

Family 2

Francis Camber (circa 1789 - )
Marriage* She married Francis Camber
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Page 354.
  2. Page 132.
  3. Page 300, Payneville TWP.

Frederick Spidle

Male, #28264, (say 1802 - )
Birth*say 1802 Frederick was born say 1802. 
Marriage*13 Feb 1826 He married Catherine Oglethorpe at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1826. 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Frederick was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Marengo Co., Alabama.1 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Frederick was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Sumter Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Catherine Oglethorpe (circa 1805 - )
Last Edited21 Jul 2002

Citations

  1. Page 354.
  2. Page 132.

Nancy Oglethorpe

Female, #28265, (circa 1814 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe Jr. (c 1774 - a 1 Jun 1840)
Mother*First Wife Kendrick (s 1776 - b 1820)
Birth*circa 1814 Nancy was born at Clarke Co., Alabama, circa 1814. 
Marriage*22 May 1830 She married John O. Moss at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 
Married Name22 May 1830  As of 22 May 1830, her married name was Moss. 
Birth of Soncirca 1839 Her son Hugh Moss was born circa 1839 at Marengo Co., Alabama
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Nancy was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in John O. Moss's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Marengo Co., Alabama.
(John and Nancy had a son and a daughter, both aged 0-5. There was a 15-20 year old male in the household as well. John and Nancy were both 20-30.)1 
Birth of Soncirca 1844 Her son Julius Moss was born circa 1844 at Marengo Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1847 Her son Christopher C. Moss was born circa 1847 at Marengo Co., Alabama
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Nancy listed as a household member living with John O. Moss on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Marengo Co., Alabama.2 

Family

John O. Moss (circa 1811 - )
Marriage*22 May 1830 She married John O. Moss at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 
Children
Last Edited23 Jul 2002

Citations

  1. Page 48.
  2. Page 49.

John O. Moss

Male, #28266, (circa 1811 - )
Birth*circa 1811 John was born circa 1811. 
Marriage*22 May 1830 He married Nancy Oglethorpe at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 
Birth of Soncirca 1839 His son Hugh Moss was born circa 1839 at Marengo Co., Alabama
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Marengo Co., Alabama.
(John and Nancy had a son and a daughter, both aged 0-5. There was a 15-20 year old male in the household as well. John and Nancy were both 20-30.)1 
Birth of Soncirca 1844 His son Julius Moss was born circa 1844 at Marengo Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1847 His son Christopher C. Moss was born circa 1847 at Marengo Co., Alabama
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Marengo Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Nancy Oglethorpe (circa 1814 - )
Marriage*22 May 1830 He married Nancy Oglethorpe at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 
Children
Last Edited23 Jul 2002

Citations

  1. Page 48.
  2. Page 49.

Harriett Oglethorpe

Female, #28267, (circa 1809 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe Jr. (c 1774 - a 1 Jun 1840)
Mother*First Wife Kendrick (s 1776 - b 1820)
Birth*circa 1809 Harriett was born circa 1809. 
Marriage*22 May 1830 She married George Sewell at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 
Married Name22 May 1830  As of 22 May 1830, her married name was Sewell. 

Family

George Sewell (circa 1807 - )
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

George Sewell

Male, #28268, (circa 1807 - )
Birth*circa 1807 George was born circa 1807. 
Marriage*22 May 1830 He married Harriett Oglethorpe at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1830. 

Family

Harriett Oglethorpe (circa 1809 - )
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Sarah Oglethorpe

Female, #28269, (circa 1815 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe Jr. (c 1774 - a 1 Jun 1840)
Mother*First Wife Kendrick (s 1776 - b 1820)
Birth*circa 1815 Sarah was born circa 1815. 
Marriage*5 Jan 1836 She married James Murray at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 5 Jan 1836. 
Married Name5 Jan 1836  As of 5 Jan 1836, her married name was Murray. 

Family

James Murray (circa 1813 - )
Last Edited10 Jan 2002

James Murray

Male, #28270, (circa 1813 - )
Birth*circa 1813 James was born circa 1813. 
Marriage*5 Jan 1836 He married Sarah Oglethorpe at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 5 Jan 1836. 

Family

Sarah Oglethorpe (circa 1815 - )
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Mary Oglethorpe

Female, #28271, (say 1769 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe (b 1716 - a 1795)
Mother*Hannah Adams (s 1747 - ); 
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Birth*say 1769 Mary was born at Camden District, South Carolina, say 1769. 
Marriage*19 Feb 1790 She married Daniel Keeney at Lincoln Co., Kentucky, on 19 Feb 1790. 
Married Name19 Feb 1790  As of 19 Feb 1790, her married name was Keeney. 

Family

Daniel Keeney (circa 1767 - )
Last Edited23 May 2006

Daniel Keeney

Male, #28272, (circa 1767 - )
Birth*circa 1767 Daniel was born circa 1767. 
Marriage*19 Feb 1790 He married Mary Oglethorpe at Lincoln Co., Kentucky, on 19 Feb 1790. 

Family

Mary Oglethorpe (say 1769 - )
Last Edited10 Jan 2006

(?) Harley

Male, #28273, (say 1900 - )
Birth*say 1900 (?) was born say 1900. 
Marriage* He married Thera Speer

Family

Thera Speer (9 Jul 1902 - 2 Jun 1998)
Last Edited21 Sep 2000

Carlton Ulva Collins1

Male, #28274, (14 Jul 1908 - 25 Jul 1998)
Birth*14 Jul 1908 Carlton was born at Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, on 14 Jul 1908.2,1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Oregon.2 
Marriage*14 Feb 1964 He married Joan Olive Culpepper on 14 Feb 1964 at age 55.1 
Death of Spouse11 Feb 1992 His wife Joan Olive Culpepper died on 11 Feb 1992 at Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.3,4 
Death*25 Jul 1998 He died at Carmichael, Sacramento Co., California, on 25 Jul 1998 at age 90.2 

Family

Joan Olive Culpepper (17 Sep 1931 - 11 Feb 1992)
Children
Last Edited6 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 6 Jan 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Laura Collins (#28292), Paulding Co., GA, 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
  3. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Joan Olive Culpepper, 17 Feb 1931 - 11 Feb 1992, Served 19 Jul 1955 to 1 May 1957 as Airman 2nd Class in the US Air Force, Interred 18 Feb 1992 in Willamette National Cemetery, Section V, Site 3177.
  4. Washington State Department of Health, compiler, Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6716
    Joan O Culpepper
    Date of Death: 11 Feb 1992
    Age: 60
    Estimated birth year: abt 1932
    Residence: Battle Ground
    Gender: Female
    SSN: 567-38-7469
    Certificate: 090567.

Doris Joann Young

Female, #28275, (25 Jun 1944 - 24 Dec 2013)
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth*25 Jun 1944 Doris was born at Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, on 25 Jun 1944. 
Marriage* She married Robert Howard Culpepper
Divorce* She and Robert Howard Culpepper were divorced. 
Death*24 Dec 2013 She died at Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, on 24 Dec 2013 at age 69. 

Family

Robert Howard Culpepper (17 Jun 1936 - 24 Jan 2007)
Child
Last Edited25 Jan 2014

Jennifer Lynn Culpepper

Female, #28276
Father*Robert Howard Culpepper (17 Jun 1936 - 24 Jan 2007)
Mother*Doris Joann Young (25 Jun 1944 - 24 Dec 2013)

Family

Robert Erwin Pfaff
Children
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Feb 2007

Glenna Pauline Carpenter

Female, #28277
Father*Willis Dean Carpenter (s 1920 - )
Mother*Lona Dove Brabham

Family

Jay William Culpepper
Child
Last Edited13 Apr 2007

Willis Dean Carpenter

Male, #28278, (say 1920 - )
Birth*say 1920 Willis was born say 1920. 

Family

Lona Dove Brabham
Child
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Lona Dove Brabham

Female, #28279

Family

Willis Dean Carpenter (say 1920 - )
Child
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Robert Clifford Pogue

Male, #28280, (20 Feb 1888 - )
Birth*20 Feb 1888 Robert was born at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 20 Feb 1888. 

Family

Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Laura Celeste Collins1

Female, #28282
Father*Carlton Ulva Collins (14 Jul 1908 - 25 Jul 1998)
Mother*Joan Olive Culpepper (17 Sep 1931 - 11 Feb 1992)
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 6 Jan 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Laura Collins (#28292), Paulding Co., GA, e-mail address.

Margaret Frances Collins1

Female, #28283
Father*Carlton Ulva Collins (14 Jul 1908 - 25 Jul 1998)
Mother*Joan Olive Culpepper (17 Sep 1931 - 11 Feb 1992)
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 6 Jan 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Laura Collins (#28292), Paulding Co., GA, e-mail address.

Catherine Ann Collins1

Female, #28284, (9 Sep 1964 - 4 Aug 2013)
Father*Carlton Ulva Collins (14 Jul 1908 - 25 Jul 1998)
Mother*Joan Olive Culpepper (17 Sep 1931 - 11 Feb 1992)
Birth*9 Sep 1964 Catherine was born at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 9 Sep 1964.2 
Married Namesay 1985  As of say 1985, her married name was Schneidewind.3 
Death of Mother11 Feb 1992 Her mother Joan Olive Culpepper died on 11 Feb 1992 at Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.4,5 
Death of Father25 Jul 1998 Her father Carlton Ulva Collins died on 25 Jul 1998 at Carmichael, Sacramento Co., California.6 
Death*4 Aug 2013 She died at Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, on 4 Aug 2013 at age 48.3,7 
Obituary*1 Sep 2013 September 9, 1964 ~ August 4, 2013
"A devoted wife, mother, and sister."

Catherine Ann Schneidewind, age 48, of Vancouver, Washington passed away on August 4, 2013. She was born September 9, 1964 in San Francisco, California to Carl and Joan Collins.

Catherine served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army for four years.

She loved her work as a Ultrasound Technician and was dedicated to her patients. She also enjoyed obedience training her dog and taking karate lessons.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jeffrey, of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Cynthia McDaniel, of Vancouver, Washington; and sisters, Carla Secor of Antioch, California, Margaret Collins of Concord, California, and Laura Collins of Douglasville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services with Military Honors were held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Published in The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington on September 1, 2013.7 
Burial*4 Sep 2013 Her body was interred on 4 Sep 2013 at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.7 

Family

Jeffrey Schneidewind
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. E-mail written 6 Jan 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Laura Collins (#28292), Paulding Co., GA, e-mail address.
  2. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
  3. Collins, Laura C. (CMS/CMHPO). <e-mail address>
  4. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Joan Olive Culpepper, 17 Feb 1931 - 11 Feb 1992, Served 19 Jul 1955 to 1 May 1957 as Airman 2nd Class in the US Air Force, Interred 18 Feb 1992 in Willamette National Cemetery, Section V, Site 3177.
  5. Washington State Department of Health, compiler, Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6716
    Joan O Culpepper
    Date of Death: 11 Feb 1992
    Age: 60
    Estimated birth year: abt 1932
    Residence: Battle Ground
    Gender: Female
    SSN: 567-38-7469
    Certificate: 090567.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  7. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 116372755.

Ted William Reece

Male, #28286

Family

Anita Kay Culpepper
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Ashley Christine Reece

Female, #28287
Father*Ted William Reece
Mother*Anita Kay Culpepper
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Jacqueline Shae Reece

Female, #28288
Father*Ted William Reece
Mother*Anita Kay Culpepper
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Martin Lee Culpepper1

Male, #28290
Father*Edward Hayden Culpepper (10 Jul 1910 - 27 May 1957)
Mother*Katie McLaughlin2 (7 Aug 1910 - 1 May 2003)

Family

Alyce Schweyer
Children
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. Lee Culpepper Racing Mazda Miata
    Three-time SSB Champion to defend title


    To welcome in the new year of 1999, round-the-clock racing returns for the fourth year to Moroso Motorsports Park for the Tire Kingdom "Longest Night" 24-hoursports car endurance race. Florida Region Sports Car Club of America hosts the event Jan. 1-3. Qualifying is New Year’s Day and the race starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 and ends 2 p.m. Jan. 3. A ticket for all three days is only $20 and includes Porsche and BMW support races Jan. 2.

    Lee Culpepper of Plantation and his Mazda Miata will be defending the title he and his co-drivers have won for the past three years. The #1 car (literally and figuratively) is not a newcomer to racing as it has won 13 series championships in the last four years. Kumho Tires and Miata World (Fort Lauderdale) sponsor the car. This year alone, Culpepper won the South Atlantic Road Racing (SARRC) series, Endurance Championship Racing (ECR) series, Florida Region Endurance series and Florida Region sprint series scoring over 450 points. He also won the Florida Region Solo Two title for his class and rallies in the car.

    In the last ECR race of the year, he held off a fast-charging Randy Pobst at Sebring to win the championship. Whoever won the race was the series champion, and it was Culpepper first at the checker. The last race of the SAARC Challenge (worth triple points) was the same situation: five competitors had the chance to win the series championship but the trouble-free Miata came through again. After driving the car to the Florida Region Awards Banquet, Dec.12, Culpepper won the Outstanding Participant honor. He then drove the next morning to a first in class at the 25th Annual Florida State Autocross Championship held at the Homestead Motorsports Complex solidifying his Solo II series championship.

    What is unique is that the car has never been on a trailer. Yes, he drives it to every race: Charlotte, Atlanta, Sebring, Daytona, Homestead, Moroso and the last three 24-hour races. In fact, he says that is the spirit of the Showroom Stock class. He bought the car off a showroom floor and has been driving it on weekends ever since. His wife, Alyce, drives the car during the week from their home in Plantation to her job as a professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, and on weekends she is a worker in timing and scoring at the races.

    Additional drivers for the 24-hour race include Link Eveleth, Rennie Bryant, John Anderson, Michael Landman and Culpepper’s son Martin. Eveleth, a professional driving instructor, is especially know for his Solo I records and Solo II championship runs in addition to his endurance experience. Bryant races BMW’s from his Red Line shop in Pompano Beach and is a former Florida Region Champion in Showroom Stock. Landman, a Senior Network Engineer for NABI, finished third in the Florida Region Enduro Series for ITB. Martin Culpepper, a senior at the University of Florida, won the ECR series in his first year of racing at 19 (in an SSC class Miata which also was never on a trailer) and co-drove with his father to a victory at the Daytona enduro. "I came out of retirement to get my son into racing," said the senior Culpepper. "I enjoyed driving his Miata so much I had to buy one for myself." Previously Culpepper was a successful finisher in the early 1970s at Daytona and Sebring in the last MGB to be fast enough to qualify against twin-turbo Porsches. He competed in three 24-hour races at Watkins Glen in the mid-1980s.

    Family and friends make up the crew: Diane Thoman, Paul Schwartz, Cass Fernandez, Dana Goodrick, Rick Mann, Daniel Culpepper, Nancy Schweyer and Everglades Miata Club members. The Culpepper pit is one of the most popular at the event, providing popcorn and hot chocolate for the crew and workers and decorated with holiday lights.

    (From Press Release received 31 Dec 1998)
    .
    CONTACT:
    M. Lee Culpepper
    2506 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    (954) 731-3777

    Publisher's Note: Following the 1999 race, Lee's wife, Alyce reported:

    We won the SSB (Showroom Stock Class B) class for the fourth yer in a row. We finished about 23 overall out of 63 cars. We were the slowest class and should only have beaten one car, an ITD...

    In SSB Class, nothing can be done to sealed engine; supposedly bought and driven off showroom floor (ours was). Can change the seat, put in roll cage and take out AC and radio (which we do not do because I drive it to work). We have the roll cage though - required.
  2. Obituary for Katie McLaughlin Culpepper written and submitted by daughter-in-law, Alyce (Mrs. Martin Lee) Culpepper on 18 May 2003.