Clarence Culpepper1

Male, #2910, (1924 - 24 Jan 2014)
Father*Robert Horace Culpepper (19 Aug 1900 - 9 Jun 1969)
Mother*Lela Lumpkin (7 Mar 1900 - Jul 1975)
Birth*1924 Clarence was born at Mississippi in 1924.2,1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Clarence and James was listed as a son in Robert Horace Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Choctaw Co., Alabama.2 
Residence1943 Clarence resided at Newton Co., Mississippi, in 1943.1 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Army.)1 
Marriage*1951 He married Mary Elizabeth Lansmon in 1951. 
Death of Father9 Jun 1969 His father Robert Horace Culpepper died on 9 Jun 1969 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3,4 
Death of MotherJul 1975 His mother Lela Lumpkin died in Jul 1975 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
Residence*1998 Clarence resided at Chunky, Newton Co., Mississippi, in 1998. 
Death*24 Jan 2014 He died at Chunky, Newton Co., Mississippi, on 24 Jan 2014.5 
Obituary*26 Jan 2014 Chunky, MS. Graveside services for Clarence O. Culpepper will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Ryan Culpepper officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Culpepper, age 89, of Chunky, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at his residence. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and a Mason. He was a farmer and loved taking care of his cows. Before retirement, he was a road construction superintendent, having worked on numerous projects throughout Mississippi and Alabama.
     Survivors include his wife of 61 years Mary L. Culpepper of Chunky; son George R. Culpepper and wife Ann of Meridian; daughters Mary Kay Culpepper and husband Dr. Cullen Clark of Birmingham, AL, and Kay Nell Thomas and husband Edward of Meridian; grandchildren Daniel Culpepper and wife Emily of Madison, and David Culpepper and wife Carrie of Bossier City, LA; step-grandson, Ryan Thomas and wife Ashley of Huntsville, AL; twin great-granddaughters Addison and Hayden Culpepper of Madison; sister Bobbie Walker of Meridian; sister-in-law Louise Culpepper of Meridian; brother-in-law James Lansmon and wife Edith of Cape Girardeau, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lela Culpepper; brother James L. Culpepper; and brother-in-law Davis Walker.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to express its deepest appreciation to Roosevelt Coleman for faithful years of tireless assistance. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at 


Mary Elizabeth Lansmon (1930 - 9 Jul 2016)
Marriage*1951 He married Mary Elizabeth Lansmon in 1951. 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Jan 2014


  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Clarence O Culpepper, born 1924 in MS, White, Single, Education: 1 yr HS, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Newton Co., MS; Enlisted 3 Jul 1943 at Camp Shelby, MS.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Page 4B, Lines 74-77, Pct. 8, Choctaw Co., AL (15 May 1930)
    Rent=$3.50, Radio=-N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    Robert H. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 30, md@23, MS/MS/MS, Highway Grader
    Lela A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 29, md@23, MS/MS/MS
    Clarence O. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
    James L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 4 1/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 6573 Hwy 145, about 9 miles south of Meridian in the Clarkdale community, Lauderdale Co., MS
    + Robert H. Culpepper, 19 Aug 1900 - 9 Jun 1969 (Husband of Lela L. Culpepper).
  5. ), published on 26 Jan 2014 in Clarion Ledger.