Mattie Lorene Herrington

Female, #2841, (8 Jan 1909 - 20 Aug 2004)
Birth*8 Jan 1909 Mattie was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 8 Jan 1909.1 
Marriage*1926 She married William Obbie Culpepper in 1926. 
Married Name1926  As of 1926, her married name was Culpepper. 
Photographed*1930 She was photographed in 1930 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.
Mattie Lorene Herrington Culpepper, 1930
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mattie was listed as William Obbie Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
Birth of Son28 Feb 1943 Her son Infant Son Culpepper was born on 28 Feb 1943 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Death of Son28 Feb 1943 Her son Infant Son Culpepper died on 28 Feb 1943. 
SSN*1974 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1974 in Mississippi.1 
Photographed*Apr 1978 She was photographed in Apr 1978 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, at age 69.
Death of Spouse14 Nov 1989 Her husband William Obbie Culpepper died on 14 Nov 1989 at Collinsville, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.1 
Death*20 Aug 2004 She died at Collinsville, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 20 Aug 2004 at age 95.3,1 
Obituary*21 Aug 2004 Services for Lorene H. Culpepper will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Church in the Martin Community with the Revs. Kim Culpepper, Bryan Culpepper and Kenny Pogue officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Culpepper, 95, of Collinsville, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Church. She was affectionately known as 'Big Momma'. She loved her church, family and friends. Throughout her life so many were touched by her generosity and love.
     Survivors include her daughter, Willie Mae Hodges; sons, Raymond Culpepper and his wife, Laverne, Landis Culpepper and his wife, Billie, Rusty Culpepper and his wife, Mackie, Arnold Culpepper and his wife, Carolyn, and Mike Culpepper and his wife, Dianne, all of Collinsville; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Buddy Herrington of Oneonta, Ala; sisters, Earline Hodges, Edna Earl Hatcher and Lonese Ethridge, all of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Obbie Culpepper.
     Pallbearers will be Chad Culpepper, Tom Plnyen, Dusty Culpepper, Randy Hodges, Jeremy Pogue and Stan Hatcher. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.3
Burial*22 Aug 2004 Her body was interred on 22 Aug 2004 at Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery, Collinsville, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 


William Obbie Culpepper (29 Jun 1907 - 14 Nov 1989)
Marriage*1926 She married William Obbie Culpepper in 1926. 
Last Edited3 Oct 2008


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 38-23, Page 5A, Beat 3, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Rent Farm, $500, Radio=N
    William O. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 22, md@19, MS/AL/AL, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
    Mattie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 21, md@18, MS/MS/MS
    Willie M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2 7/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Raymond O. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7/12, MS/MS/MS.
  3. The Meridian Star, Meridian, MS.
    Obituary for Lorene H. Culpepper, 21 Aug 2004.