James Lamar Culpepper1

Male, #3141, (10 Mar 1926 - 28 Sep 2004)
Father*Robert Horace Culpepper (19 Aug 1900 - 9 Jun 1969)
Mother*Lela Lumpkin (7 Mar 1900 - Jul 1975)
Birth*10 Mar 1926 James was born at Mississippi on 10 Mar 1926.2,3,4 
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 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Tennessee.3 
World War II*between 1944 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1944 and 1945
(S1, U.S. Navy.)5,4 
Death of Father9 Jun 1969 His father Robert Horace Culpepper died on 9 Jun 1969 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3,6 
Death of MotherJul 1975 His mother Lela Lumpkin died in Jul 1975 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
Death*28 Sep 2004 He died at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 28 Sep 2004 at age 78.5,3,4 
Burial*1 Oct 2004 His body was interred on 1 Oct 2004 at New Hope Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.5,4 
Obituary*1 Oct 2004 Services for James Lamar Culpepper Sr. will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Sanders, Mike Everett and Chris Winkleman officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
     Mr. Culpepper, 78, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He was retired from from Cook's Construction Company.
     Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Louise Shirley Culpepper of Meridian; a son, James 'Jimmy' Culpepper Jr. and his wife, Judy; daughters, Sue C. Followay and her husband, Eddie, Frances C. Moffett and her husband, Cotton, Cindy C. Walker and her husband, Glenn, all of Meridian; grandchildren, Capt. Rob Culpepper and his wife, Angela, the Rev. Ryan Culpepper and his wife, Katie, Le Ann C. Oliver and her husband, Michael, Stacy F. Allen and her husband, Patrick, Kim F. Smith and her husband, Tommy, Jamie Followay, Jeremy Moffett, Chris Moffett, Joshua White, Glenn Walker Jr. and his wife, Dawn, Amanda Walker and Matthew Walker; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Culpepper, Savannah Culpepper, Megan Oliver, Brittany Allen, Jack Allen, Keaton Smith, Darcie Smith, Taylor Thames, Ashley Walker and Andre Pate; a brother, Clarence Culpepper and his wife, Mary; a sister, Bobbie Ann C. Walker and her husband, Davis and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Rob and Lela Culpepper.
     Pallbearers will be Capt. Rob Culpepper, the Rev. Ryan Culpepper, Jamie Followay, Jeremy Moffett, Chris Moffett and Joshua White. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Willie Neal Sunday School Class. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.5 


Louise Shirley
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. Levin E. Culpepper, The Descendants of Joseph Culpepper who died in 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, P. O. Box 5511, Meridian, MS 39302-5511: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, 1990's.
  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 Ancestry.com.
  4. New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 6573 Hwy 145, about 9 miles south of Meridian in the Clarkdale community, Lauderdale Co., MS
    + James Lamar Culpepper, S1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II, 10 Mar 1926 - 28 Sep 2004.
  5. The Meridian Star, Meridian, MS.
    James Lamar Culpepper, Sr. Obituary, published 1 Oct 2004.
  6. 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).