Charles Milton Culpepper

Male, #1691, (16 Mar 1926 - 2 Sep 1999)
Father*James David Culpepper Jr. (5 Jun 1890 - 4 Mar 1970)
Mother*Beulah Bell Aston (21 Jul 1900 - 17 Nov 1957)
Birth*16 Mar 1926 Charles was born on 16 Mar 1926.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 James, Charles and Robert was listed as a son in James David Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Pontotoc Co., Mississippi.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Mississippi.1 
World War II*between 1945 and 1946 He enlisted in Attica, Fountain Co., Indiana, and served in World War II between 1945 and 1946
(PFC US Army.)3,4 
Marriage*7 May 1949 He married Edna Ophelia Dearman at Tupelo, Lee Co., Mississippi, on 7 May 1949 at age 23. 
Korean Warbetween 1950 and 1951 He served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1951
(US Army.) 
Death of Mother17 Nov 1957 His mother Beulah Bell Aston died on 17 Nov 1957. 
Death of Father4 Mar 1970 His father James David Culpepper Jr. died on 4 Mar 1970 at Bruce, Calhoun Co., Mississippi.1,5 
Death*2 Sep 1999 He died at Furrs, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi, on 2 Sep 1999 at age 73.1 
Obituary*3 Sep 1999 FURRS - Charles Milton Culpepper, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at his home in the Furrs community after a long illness. He was a native of Pontotoc County and a longtime resident of Furrs. He was a retired truck driver and farmer, and a Baptist. He was a U S Army combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and raising cattle. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W E Pegues with the Rev Ron Richard officiating. Burial will be in the Black Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Ophelia Dearman Culpepper of Furrs; one daughter, Teresa Cleland and her husband Daryl, of Colorado Springs, Colo; two sons, Roger Culpepper and his wife, Rose, of Colorado Springs, and Rodney Culpepper and his wife Sammie of Tupelo; three sisters, Mary Collins of Okolona, Ruby Gregory of Smithville and Elsie Gregory of Bruce; two brothers, Bob Culpepper of Okolona and Bill Culpepper of Hatley; four grandchildren, Steven Culpepper, Josh Culpepper, Matthew Cleland and Brandon Cleland.

He was preceeded in death by a sister, Earline Russell; a brother, James David Culpepper, Jr. and a grandson, Brian Culpepper. Pallbearers will be Harry Culpepper, Robert Culpepper, Steve Culpepper, W H Gregory, Johnny Russell and Jimmy Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Amos Raper, Dexter Calloway and Donald Duffie. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.3 


Edna Ophelia Dearman (16 Jul 1927 - 21 Oct 2005)
Marriage*7 May 1949 He married Edna Ophelia Dearman at Tupelo, Lee Co., Mississippi, on 7 May 1949 at age 23. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 58-16, Page 21A, Beat 5, Pontotoc Co., MS
    Rent Farm, Radio=N
    James D Jr Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 39, md@27, MS/MS/AL, Farmer, Farming, Vet=WW
    Bulah B Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 29, md@17, MS/MS/MS
    Mary L Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 11, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, On Farm
    Ruby O Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, On Farm
    Earline I Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 8, sng, MS/MS/MS
    James David III Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 6, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Charles M Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 4, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Robert C Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 1 4/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  3. Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, MS.
    3 Sep 1999. Obituary foir Charles Milton Culpepper.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Charles M Culpepper, born 1926 in MS, White, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Chickasaw Co., MS; Enlisted 15 Nov 1945 at Attica, IN in Regular Army as PFC.
  5. E-mail written 2010, 2012 to Warren Culpepper from Felecia Dianne Culpepper Higgins (#1992), e-mail address (Oct 2012).
    James David Culpepper Jr. died in Bruce, MS not Amory. He was living with Aunt Elsie when he passed away.