Frank Edwin Culpepper

Male, #1774, (4 Apr 1926 - 15 Jan 2005)
Father*Carl Mitchell Culpepper (2 Apr 1898 - 8 Oct 1938)
Mother*Arie Belle Hilyer (5 May 1900 - )
DNA* Frank has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA. DNA has also proved that Henry is a grandson of James Culpepper of Nash and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*4 Apr 1926 Frank was born at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 4 Apr 1926.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Frank was listed as a son in Carl Mitchell Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Father8 Oct 1938 His father Carl Mitchell Culpepper died on 8 Oct 1938 at Saint Clair Co., Alabama.3,4 
World War II*between 1944 and 1946 He served in World War II between 1944 and 1946
(Drafted into the Navy in 1944. Ironically Frank had polio as a child & one leg was slightly shorter than the other. He had attempted to enlist earlier in the Army and the Navy and was disqualified. Then he was drafted in the Navy as a fireman. He was a boot at the Great Lakes Training Facility in Illinois. He served aboard the LST ship the USS Diomedes in the Pacific. He spent the winter of 1945 iced in on the Yangtze River in China, before being discharged in 1946.)5,6 
Marriage*circa 1949 He married Sara Jeanettte Perry circa 1949.5 
Residence*Jun 2004 Frank and Sara resided at Hollins, Clay Co., Alabama, in Jun 2004.6 
Residence*Jan 2005 Frank resided at Hollins, Clay Co., Alabama, in Jan 2005.5 
Death*15 Jan 2005 He died at Russell Medical Center, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 15 Jan 2005 at age 78.5 
Obituary*18 Jan 2005 HOLLINS – Funeral service for Frank Edwin Culpepper, 78, will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home chapel in Sylacauga with the Rev. Tom Hilyer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Weogufka.
     Mr. Culpepper died Jan. 15 at Russell Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Arrie Culpepper Wilson; his stepfather, William "Aud" Wilson; his sister, Gladys Marlowe; and his grandson, Zach Culpepper.
     He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sarah Culpepper of Hollins; sons, David Culpepper of Gainesville, Ga., Danny Culpepper of Goodwater and Joseph Culpepper of Moody; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
     Pallbearers will be Bill Morton, Daryl Perry, Lenn Perry, Josh Culver, Mark Stokes and Chris Culver. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, French Perry, Mac McBryar, Ernest Perry, Leonard Perry and Jimmy Culver. You may contact the family at Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the service.5 
Burial*18 Jan 2005 His body was interred on 18 Jan 2005 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Weogufka, Coosa Co., Alabama.5 


Sara Jeanettte Perry (7 Jul 1934 - 9 Feb 2013)
Marriage*circa 1949 He married Sara Jeanettte Perry circa 1949.5 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Feb 2013


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 41A, Lines 15-19, 2521 29th St, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (12 Apr 1930)
    Carl Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 31, md@17, AL/AL/AL, Motorman/Street Car, Vet=No
    Arrie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md@22, AL/AL/AL
    Gladys Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Edwin Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3 5/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. Benjamin D. Roberts, compiler, Cemeteries of Chilton, Clanton, Alabama: Mail Specialist, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.181 V3c.
    Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Clanton, Chilton Co., Alabama. From Clanton, take AL-22 west to County route 37. Turn right and proceed 0.25 miles. The church and cemetery are on the left. (Pages 195-199)
    + Carl M. Culpepper, 2 Apr 1898 - 8 Oct 1938.
  4. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at, 2011.
    Carl M. Culpepper died Oct 1938 in Saint Clair Co., Alabama.
  5. Daily Home, Talladega, Pell City and Sylacauga, AL.
    Obituary of Frank Edwin Culpepper published 18 Jan 2005.
  6. E-mail written 2004-2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from David Edwin Culpepper (#1776), Cumming, GA, e-mail address (July 2011).