Orville Park Culpepper

Female, #35096, (26 Oct 1911 - 14 Feb 1996)
Father*Nathan Florence Culpepper (16 Sep 1867 - 17 Jul 1954)
Mother*Martha Augusta Park (6 Apr 1879 - 20 Jan 1919)
Birth*26 Oct 1911 Orville was born at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 Oct 1911. 
Death of Mother20 Jan 1919 Her mother Martha Augusta Park died on 20 Jan 1919 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1,2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Sarah, Ellen, Orville and Martha was listed as a daughter in Nathan Florence Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Orville, Martha, Ellen and Sarah was listed as a daughter in Nathan Florence Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*31 Oct 1942 She married Elisha Herben Turner at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Oct 1942 at age 31. 
Married Name31 Oct 1942  As of 31 Oct 1942, her married name was Turner. 
Death of Father17 Jul 1954 Her father Nathan Florence Culpepper died on 17 Jul 1954 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.5,6 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965.7
Orville (Culpepper) Turner
Death*14 Feb 1996 She died at Griffin, Spalding Co., Georgia, on 14 Feb 1996 at age 84. 
Burial*16 Feb 1996 Her body was interred on 16 Feb 1996 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding Co., Georgia
Biography*  In a 13 Jul 1984 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote that "Orville Turner has had 3 cornea transplants. Now has breast cancer. Had surgery and as they say 'they got it all.'" In a 2 Jan 1986 letter Eleanor wrote that "Orville, another of Uncle Nath's daughters has a very bad eye condition, glaucoma, cataracts and cornea transplants. She can see fairly well." In a 30 May 1990 letter, Eleanor added that Orville had osteoporosis like her sister Clay. Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham sent the following obituary from the Griffin Daily News for 15 Feb 1996: Mrs. Orville C. Turner Mrs. Orville Culpepper Turner, of Griffin, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mrs. Turner was born in Greenville, Ga., on Oct. 26, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Martha Park Culpepper and the late Nathan Florence Culpepper. She had lived in Griffin since 1942 with her husband, E. Herben Turner Sr. Mrs. Turner graduated from the University of North Carolina, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Mrs. Turner was active for many years in civic activities in Griffin. She served on the Board of Directors of the Spalding County Girl Scout Council and was instrumental in forming the Pine Valley Girl Scout Council. She was president of the Utility Club in 1949 and 1950, and was a member of the Cherokee Garden Club. An active member of the First United Methodist Church, Mrs. Turner taught Sunday school and was president of the Missionary Society. A lifetime Methodist, Mrs. Turner served on various education and pre-school committees. Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter and son-in-law, Orville Turner and Ivey L. Burson of Griffin; and son and daughter-in-law, E. Herben and Danna Turner Jr. of Albany, five grandchildren, Turner, Park, and Sarah Burson of Griffin, and Jud and Nathan Turner of Albany. Funeral services will be Friday at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Griffin. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Dr. Richard Lumpkin will officiate. Friends may call on the family at her home, 690 Brook Circle, from 7 until 9 this evening. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home, 1710 Highway 16 West, is in charge of arrangements.
      Mrs. Turner was living at 690 Brooks Circle, Griffin, GA 30223 at the time of her death. 

Family

Elisha Herben Turner (7 Apr 1909 - 31 Jan 2003)
Marriage*31 Oct 1942 She married Elisha Herben Turner at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Oct 1942 at age 31. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Aug 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.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nathan F. Culpepper, 16 Sep 1867 – 17 Jul 1964
    + Martha Augusta Culpepper, 6 Apr 1879 – 21 Jan 1919 (sic).
  2. Her obituary indicates she died on Monday evening and was buried on Wednesday. Thus, if this is correct, she died on 20 Jan 1919 (Mon) and was buried on 22 Jan 1919 (Wed).
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 4A, Lines 14-18, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, Wd, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Clay Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Orville Culpepper, Daughter, F, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Park Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 2/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$10,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Nathan Culpepper, Head, M, 60, M, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah Culpepper, Dau, F, 25, S, GA/GA/GA, HS Teacher
    Orville Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Martha P. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    From Page 7B:
    Clay Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, S, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 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
    Nathan F. Culpepper, d. 17 Jul 1954 at 86 years in Bibb Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.
  6. 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.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nathan F. Culpepper, 16 Sep 1867 – 17 Jul 1964
    + Martha Augusta Culpepper, 6 Apr 1879 – 21 Jan 1919.
  7. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.