Lewis Pitts Culpepper

Male, #35110, (5 Nov 1918 - 19 Feb 2007)
Father*Wilbur Clay Culpepper (2 Aug 1876 - 19 Oct 1943)
Mother*Carrie Lou Tigner (24 May 1888 - 19 May 1985)
Birth*5 Nov 1918 Lewis was born at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Nov 1918. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lewis was listed as a son in Wilbur Clay Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Lewis and Wilbur was listed as a son in Wilbur Clay Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Marine Corps.)3 
Death of Father19 Oct 1943 His father Wilbur Clay Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1943 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4,5 
Death of Mother19 May 1985 His mother Carrie Lou Tigner died on 19 May 1985 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6,7,5 
Residence*1997 Lewis resided at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1997. 
Biography* In a letter dated May 16, 1997, Pitts wrote: "I retired from Georgia Power Company after forty-five years of service in March 1984, having worked in Greenville, Manchester, and Rochelle. I also served in the U. S. Marine Corps during W W II."
     Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in 13 Jul 1984 that "Pitts has retired from his position [manager at Rochelle, GA] with Georgia Power Company in March 1984, and is now living in Greenville[, GA] permanently." In a 19 Apr 1991 letter, Eleanor added that "Pitts, our cousin, had knee surgery a few weeks ago and is recuperating nicely." In a 6 Apr 1992 letter Eleanor wrote "Our cousin L.P. (Pitts) Culpepper, who lives in Greenville has a daughter in New Orleans who is very interested in the family history. I have willed him my scrapbooks so maybe she will take care of them." 
Death*19 Feb 2007 He died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Feb 2007 at age 88.8 
Obituary*20 Feb 2007 Lewis Pitts Culpepper, age 88, of Greenville, died Monday, Feb. 19 at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs.
     Graveside services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Greenville City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Swaney Garrett, John Powell Norris, Margo Acheson, Mell Adkins, Buck Willingham, Pete Yarnell and Henry Barnes.
     Mr. Culpepper was born November 5, 1918, in Greenville, a son of Wilbur Clay Culpepper Sr. and Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper. He was retired as a Local Manager for Georgia Power Company and was a U. S. Marine Corp Veteran of World War Two. He was an active member of Greenville United Methodist Church, where he attended the Men's Sunday School Class, and was a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 321 F&AM.
     For many years he served faithfully as the Custodian of the Greenville City Cemetery.
     Survivors include his wife Josephine Pouncey Culpepper of Greenville, a daughter, Josephine Culpepper Holt of Eatonton, a son, Lewis Pitts Culpepper, Jr. of Greensboro, NC, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to either of the following: RWSLTACH & RWSIRF C/O RWSIR Development Fund, P. O. Box 1050, Warm Springs, GA 31830. Or, Greenville United Methodist Church, 502 N. Talbotton St., Greenville, GA 30222. Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral Home, Woodbury, was in charge of arrangements. 

Family

Arna Josephine Pouncey
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 3B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/GA, Cotton broker
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Louis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 2/12, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Highway Dept
    Carrie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md @ 16, GA/GA/AL
    Lewis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Helen D. Tigner, Mother-in-law, F, 62, wid, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 52, S, GA/GA/GA, Governess
    Lizzie Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 38, S, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Correspondence from Lewis Pitts Culpepper to Lew Griffin, circa 1997.
  4. 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
    W. C. Culpepper, d. 19 Oct 1943 at 67 years in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. 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
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  6. 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
    Carrie L. Culpepper, d. 19 May 1985 at 96 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  8. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.