George Bryant Culpepper1
|Father*||Judge George Brown Culpepper (26 Dec 1920 - 29 Nov 2014)|
|Jann Doris Booker|
|Donna Lynn Jones|
|Charts||John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart|
|Last Edited||19 Jan 2010|
- HR 1031 (Georgia Assembly):
A resolution designating a portion of U.S. Highway 341 as the "George B. Culpepper Highway"
Effective 20 Apr 1998
WHEREAS, the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Taylor County, Georgia, in 1866. He married Lillian Sheppard and moved to Fort Valley in 1898, where they raised six children and he served as a pastor and a friend of the community until his death in 1948; and
WHEREAS, George Bacon Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1899. George B. Culpepper, Jr., became a lawyer in 1924 and practiced law in Fort Valley until his death in 1972. George was active in local civic and political matters and was a wise and reasoned voice in community debates. He also served as an active layman and Sunday school teacher in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. George married Mary Elizabeth Adams and had two wonderful children, and he always made time for his family; and
WHEREAS, George Brown Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1920. He also became a lawyer and served in the United States Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. naval reserve. George practiced law with his father until 1967, when he was appointed to serve as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit where he presided with intelligence, dignity, and restraint until his retirement in 1982. He is currently a widely respected senior judge of the superior courts of Georgia. George married Alice Wright in 1943 and had four lovely children; and
WHEREAS, George Bryant Culpepper was born in Macon in 1947. Bryant attended Mercer Law School and continued the respected tradition of his family by practicing law until he was elected in 1982 to succeed his father, George B. Culpepper III as judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. Bryant also served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1975 - 1982 where he was a valued colleague and will always be remembered fondly. Bryant has two wonderful daughters and is married to Donna Jones, and he continues to reside in Fort Valley where he is a committed member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church; and
WHEREAS, George B. Culpepper, Sr., George B. Culpepper, Jr., George B. Culpepper III and George B. Culpepper IV all have made remarkable contributions to this great state and particularly to their communities of Peach County and Fort Valley; and
WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the George B. Culpeppers be honored by so naming the portion of U.S. Highway 341 that runs between Fort Valley, Georgia, and Perry, Georgia.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the portion of U.S. Highway 341 which travels south from the city limits of Fort Valley to the beginning of the Perry bypass is designated as the "George B. Culpepper Highway" in honor of the many contributions to our great state made by the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, George Bacon Culpepper, George Brown Culpepper, and George Bryant Culpepper.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs so designating the highway.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Department of Transportation.
Culpepper Connections Note: In January 1999, George Branham Culpepper was born, becoming the fifth generation to carry the honored name of "George B. Culpepper".