Esther Theodora Herring

Female, #34973, (2 Apr 1872 - 3 Jun 1959)
Father*James Stokes Herring (23 Jan 1830 - 13 Mar 1921)
Mother*Louise Day Ellis (11 Jan 1838 - 23 Aug 1917)
Birth*2 Apr 1872 Esther was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 2 Apr 1872.1 
Employment* Esther's occupation: teacher. 
Photographed*say 1902 She was photographed say 1902 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2
Esther Theodora Herring
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 She married Homer Lee Culpepper at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
Married Name26 Jun 1902  As of 26 Jun 1902, her married name was Culpepper. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Mother23 Aug 1917 Her mother Louise Day Ellis died on 23 Aug 1917 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Father13 Mar 1921 Her father James Stokes Herring died on 13 Mar 1921 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse5 Jun 1951 Her husband Homer Lee Culpepper died on 5 Jun 1951 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Residence*Jun 1959 Esther resided at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in Jun 1959.9 
Death*3 Jun 1959 She died at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Jun 1959 at age 87.9,1 
Burial*5 Jun 1959 Her body was interred on 5 Jun 1959 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Esther Theodora Herring was known as "Dora." Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham noted, in a 2 Jan 1986 letter, that "my mother always told me that 'procrastination is the thief of time.'" The following obituary is from an unknown source, possibly The Atlanta Constitution: Mrs. Culpepper, Meriwether Leader Dies Constitution State News Service HOGANSVILLE--Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper, 87, member of a pioneer Meriwether County family died Wednesday in a La Grange hospital. Mrs. Culpepper, who lived in the Lone Oak community, was active in the county's social, civic and political life. Her deceased husband served as Tax commissioner of Meriwether County for 28 years. She was a graduate of GSCW in the class of 1895 and formerly taught school in Newnan, Grantville and Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Allen Lee Memorial Methodist Church, Lone Oak, with the Revs. George Davis and Harry Long officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with McKibben Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Margaret Culpepper and Mrs. Albert Willingham, both of Lone Oak.
      Another obituary appeared in the Meriwether Vindicator on Friday 12 Jun 1959: Beloved Citizen Dies at Lone Oak On Wednesday, June 3, the Lone Oak community was saddened by the passing of Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper. As her tired spirit left her frail body she fell asleep "as one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Formerly Esther Theodora Herring, she was born April 2, 1872, in Coweta county. She was the daughter of the Late Louise Ellie [read Ellis] Herring and James Stokes Herring. Mrs. Culpepper attended Newnan public school and was graduated from GSCW at Milledgeville in the class of 1859 [read 1895]. She taught in the schools of Grantville, Newnan, Columbus, and Hogansville. On June 26, 1902, she married Homer Lee Culpepper of Lone Oak, and the remainder of her life was spent in this community. While she was a student at College she united with the Episcopal church where she was confirmed March 10, 1895. Although she never moved her membership from the Episcopal church, she took an active part in Allen-Lee Memorial church, and was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, which was organized 50 years ago. She took an active part in the civic and social life of the community, and through her keen mind was able to render a great service to her fellow man. Being a lover of poetry and the finer things of life, she enriched the lives of others. It may be said "She looked well to the ways of her household and her children rise up and call her blessed."
Mrs. Culpepper was the local correspondent for the Newnan Times-Herald since 1917. She was identified with the civic and political life of Meriwether county, as her late husband was tax commissioner of the county for 28 years Funeral services were held at Allen-Lee Memorial Church on June 5, conducted by the Rev. George Davis of Hogansville, a former pastor here, assisted by the Rev. Riley Middleton, pastor of Allen-Lee Memorial church. McKibben Funeral Home, of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. The church was filled by loving friends and relatives. The flower laden casket was borne to its resting place beside her husband by nephews: Robert F. Herring of Newnan, Albert D. Herring and Harvey C. Cutts of Greenville; George W. Johnson of Hogansville; Norman Gray of Carrollton; and William P. Lee, Jr., and Roswell W. Lee of Lone Oak.
The large gathering of loved ones and the beautiful floral offerings were mute testimony of the love of her friends. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Margaret Culpepper and Mrs. A. M. Willingham of Lone Oak, and thirteen nieces and nephews. 

Family

Homer Lee Culpepper (3 Nov 1871 - 5 Jun 1951)
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 She married Homer Lee Culpepper at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
Children
Last Edited31 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Theodora Herring Culpepper, 2 Apr 1872 – 3 Jun 1959.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1B, Lines 71-76, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 39, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Life Insurance Agent
    E. Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, md1-7 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Atlanta Constitution, The (1881-2001)
    30 Aug 1917 - Atlanta, Georgia.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 22-26, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, md, GA/GA/GA
    Dora H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, md, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    J. Stoks Herring, Father-in-law, M, 88, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Tax Collector
    Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 57, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher
    Eleanor Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Homer L. Culpepper, d. 5 Jun 1951 at 79 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Theodora Culpepper, d. 3 Jun 1959 at 87 years in Troup Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.