Malcolm Wicks Culpepper1

Male, #1715, (17 Feb 1938 - 12 Aug 2015)
Father*Henry Royce Culpepper (13 Dec 1912 - 6 Aug 1980)
Mother*Ruby Jewel Davidson1 (1 May 1915 - 15 Oct 1978)
Birth*17 Feb 1938 Malcolm was born at Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, on 17 Feb 1938. 
Marriage*29 Jun 1958 He married Celia Rhodes Cole at Pace, Bolivar Co., Mississippi, on 29 Jun 1958 at age 20. 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1978 His mother Ruby Jewel Davidson died on 15 Oct 1978 at Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi
Death of Father6 Aug 1980 His father Henry Royce Culpepper died on 6 Aug 1980 at Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi.2 
DNA*9 Sep 2008 Malcolm has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Jeremiah Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, and Jeremiah has been proven to be a son of James, a grandson of Robert Culpepper, Jr. and a 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA.3 
Death of Spouse27 Apr 2014 His wife Celia Rhodes Cole died on 27 Apr 2014. 
Death*12 Aug 2015 He died at Clinton, Hinds Co., Mississippi, on 12 Aug 2015 at age 77.4 
Obituary*14 Aug 2015 Malcolm Wicks Culpepper, Sr., 77, of Clinton, MS died Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Visitation will occur at First Baptist Church in Clinton beginning on Sunday 8/16/15 from 1 pm to 4 pm and again on Monday from 9 am to 10 am. The service will follow at 10 am with graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery afterward. Mr. Culpepper was born on February 17, 1938 in Okolona, MS, to the late, Henry Royce and Ruby Jewel Davidson Culpepper. He graduated from Okolona High School, Okolona, MS in 1956. He received his BS degree from Mississippi College in 1960 and later his MBA from Mississippi College in 1973. He was married to his wife of nearly 56 years, Celia Rhodes Cole Culpepper, at Pace United Methodist Church in Pace, MS on June 29, 1958. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, MS, where he served as a deacon. He worked at Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol then became an auditor/accountant for the Mississippi Department of Vocational Education before retiring June, 30 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, brother, Henry Royce Culpepper, Jr; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Jo "Becky" Clark Culpepper. He is survived by his son, Malcolm Wicks "Mac" Culpepper, Jr. and his wife, Donna Jo Malone and their children, Macy Grace Culpepper and Joey Noel Culpepper; his daughter, Melea Cole Culpepper Stewart and her husband, Alan Albert Stewart; and their children, Shannon Melea Stewart and Cole Alan Stewart; his daughter, Sally Rhodes Culpepper; his daughter, Melissa Lee "Missa" Culpepper Turman and her husband, Grady O'Neil Turman, Sr. and their children. Grady O'Neil Turman, Jr. and Darby Lee Turman. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Peggie Culpepper of Mt. Juliet, TN, one niece, DeMoyne Kay Culpepper; and three nephews, Henry Royce "Rick" Culpepper, III, Bruce Davidson Culpepper, Matthew Wallace Culpepper, and special friends and caregivers Vina Burkett, Linda Lewis, and Corean Daniels. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MORA (MS Organ Recovery Agency) or other charity of your choice .4 


Celia Rhodes Cole (25 Feb 1938 - 27 Apr 2014)
Marriage*29 Jun 1958 He married Celia Rhodes Cole at Pace, Bolivar Co., Mississippi, on 29 Jun 1958 at age 20. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Oct 2015


  1. E-mail written 2008-2010 to Culpepper Connections from Malcolm Wicks Culpepper Sr. (#1715), Phone 601-924-9737, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. Culpepper Project at,[:WEB].
  4. Obituary of Malcolm Culpepper Sr., published in Clarion Ledger from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2015.