Paytee Irene Blackwell

Female, #21249, (28 Aug 1921 - 3 Mar 2013)
Birth*28 Aug 1921 She was born on 28 Aug 1921 at Noxapater, Winston Co., Mississippi. Daughter of Joseph & Lula Blackwell.1,2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1938 She married W. Jay Culpepper at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 15 Oct 1938 at age 17.1 
Married Name15 Oct 1938  As of 15 Oct 1938, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1939 Her son Conley Clinton Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1939 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Birth of Son29 Apr 1940 Her son Jay Glenn Culpepper was born on 29 Apr 1940 at Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana
Residence*1997 Paytee resided at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, in 1997. 
Death of Spouse18 Dec 1997 Her husband W. Jay Culpepper died on 18 Dec 1997 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Son15 Apr 2000 Her son Conley Clinton Culpepper died on 15 Apr 2000 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas
Death of Son7 Oct 2010 Her son Jay Glenn Culpepper died on 7 Oct 2010 at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas.3 
Death*3 Mar 2013 She died at Sheridan, Grant Co., Arkansas, on 3 Mar 2013 at age 91.2 
Obituary*4 Mar 2013 Paytee Irene Blackwell Culpepper passed away at her home in Sheridan, Arkansas, on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, at the age of 91. She was born on August 28, 1921, in Noxapater, Mississippi, to the late Joseph and Lula Blackwell.

On October 15, 1938, she was married to the late W. Jay Culpepper in the First Christian Church of Pine Bluff. She lovingly served as a devoted wife and mother to seven children. She was a fifty-seven year member of the Sheridan Chapter #212 Order of the Eastern Star and treasurer at Center Grove Methodist Church for several decades. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint work, rose gardening, studying the Bible, baking bread for communion, and serving the church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Clinton and Jay Glenn Culpepper; grandson, Chris Culpepper; and siblings Roy, Troy, Don, Wren, Clint, and Hazel Blackwell. Survivors include: Brenda Haynes, Cynthia and Jimmy Winston, Gary and Maryanne Culpepper, Barry and Sandy Culpepper all of Sheridan, Paul Culpepper of Atlanta, Texas, and daughter-in-law Libbie Culpepper of Fordyce; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers include all twelve of her grandchildren: Jay Glenn Culpepper, Jr., Stephanie Haynes, Landon Culpepper, Mynde Emerson, Marc Haynes, Jennifer Hollis, Candi Finley, Micah Culpepper, Angela Little, Lori Culpepper, Courtney Huff, and Matt Culpepper. Survivors also include nineteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Winston, Marc Haynes, Landon Culpepper, Stacy Finley, Chip Culpepper, Mark Culpepper, Eddie Culpepper, and Corlis Holliman. Visitation will be at Center Grove United Methodist Church in Sheridan at 10:00 A.M. on March 5, 2013, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Center Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Center Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Brenda Haynes, 93 Grant 270040, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150.4,2
Irene (Blackwell) Culpepper


W. Jay Culpepper (17 Dec 1916 - 18 Dec 1997)
Marriage*15 Oct 1938 She married W. Jay Culpepper at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 15 Oct 1938 at age 17.1 
Last Edited4 Mar 2013


  1. Capos Conley Culpepper II, A Collection of Culpeppers, Vol I, unpublished manuscript, 225 p., July 1993,
    p 155.
  2. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.
  3. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, AR,
    Obituary of Jay Glynn Culpepper (#23541), published 10 Oct 2010 and provided to Culpepper Connections by Chip Culpepper.