James David Culpepper III

Male, #1698, (5 Dec 1923 - 2 Mar 1968)
Father*James David Culpepper Jr. (5 Jun 1890 - 4 Mar 1970)
Mother*Beulah Bell Aston (21 Jul 1900 - 17 Nov 1957)
Birth*5 Dec 1923 James was born at Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi, on 5 Dec 1923. 
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.1 
Residence*Mar 1943 James resided at Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, in Mar 1943.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He enlisted in Camp Shelby, Forrest Co., Mississippi, and served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(Drafted in US Army.)2 
Marriage*6 Feb 1945 He married Ovie Marie Davis at Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi, on 6 Feb 1945 at age 21. 
Birth of Son14 Aug 1947 His son James David Culpepper IV was born on 14 Aug 1947 at Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi
Death of Mother17 Nov 1957 His mother Beulah Bell Aston died on 17 Nov 1957. 
Death*2 Mar 1968 He died at Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi, on 2 Mar 1968 at age 44.3 
Biography* Was Mechanic for Pontotoc Firm - Pontotoc - (Special) - Services for James David Culpepper, III. of the Beckham community south of Pontotoc will be held at 2 pm Monday in Toxish Baptist Church with the Rev Ulvie Fitts officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Park Cemetery with Browning Funeral Home in charge. He was 44. Mr. Culpepper, who was a mechainc for Jackson Implement Co in Pontotoc, died of a sudden heart attack at his home at 5:15 pm Saturday. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a World
War II veteran. He leaves his wife, Mrs Marie Davis Culpepper, (to whom he was married on Feb 6, 1945); three daughters, Betty, Joy and Cindy, all of the home; three sons, David and Wayne of the home and Harry of Pontotoc; his father James David Culpepper, Jr. of Bruce; four sisters, Mrs Mary Collins of Shannon, Mrs Ruby Gregory of Smithville, Mrs Earline Russell of Houlka and Mrs Elsie Gregory of Bruce; three brothers, Milton of Tupelo, Bob of Okolona and Billy of Hatley. The body will be at the Culpepper residence until time for services. (Note from Royce Culpepper, submitter - The article refers to J D as Jr, but he is in fact the third J D Culpepper. He and his
wife were first cousins, she was the daughter of his aunt Sally Floyd
Culpepper Davis) (Obit provided by Royce Culpepper.) 


Ovie Marie Davis (20 Feb 1930 - 11 Jul 1996)
Marriage*6 Feb 1945 He married Ovie Marie Davis at Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi, on 6 Feb 1945 at age 21. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010


  1. 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.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    James D Culpepper, born 1923 in MS, White, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Chickasaw Co., MS; Enlisted 3 Mar 1943 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted).
  3. E-mail from Henry Royce Culpepper Jr. (#1714), e-mail address, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, (www.culpepper.net) to Culpepper Connections, 1998-2010.