Mary Ellen Culpepper

Female, #35119, (9 Apr 1911 - 31 Jan 1997)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (18 Mar 1881 - 17 Nov 1976)
Mother*Tommie Gay Sams (13 Aug 1886 - 9 Jan 1979)
Birth*9 Apr 1911 Mary was born at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 9 Apr 1911. 
Employment* Mary's occupation: teacher. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1920 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Helen and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*22 Dec 1937 She married Joseph Tollison Bohannon Jr. on 22 Dec 1937 at age 26. 
Married Name22 Dec 1937  As of 22 Dec 1937, her married name was Bohannon. 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3
Mary Ellen (Culpepper) Bohannon
Death of Father17 Nov 1976 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 17 Nov 1976 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.4 
Death of Mother9 Jan 1979 Her mother Tommie Gay Sams died on 9 Jan 1979 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.4 
Death of Spouse1993 Her husband Joseph Tollison Bohannon Jr. died in 1993. 
Death*31 Jan 1997 She died at Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, on 31 Jan 1997 at age 85. 
Burial*2 Feb 1997 Her body was interred on 2 Feb 1997 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia
Biography* In 1982, Mary (Culpepper) Bohannon was living at 25 Fifth Street, Newnan, GA 30263. Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham in a 3 Dec 1996 letter wrote that Mary "has moved from Newnan to Savannah." The following obituary appeared in The Newnan Times-Herald p. 6A 5 Feb 1997: "MRS. MARY CULPEPPER BOHANNON Mrs. Mary Culpepper Bohannon, 85, of Savannah died Jan. 31, 1997 at her home. Born April 9, 1911 in Greenville, Mrs. Bohannon was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Culpepper and Tommie (Sams) Culpepper and the widow of Joe T. Bohannon, Jr. She was a retired educator and a member of Central Baptist Church in Newnan. Mrs. Bohannon attended Georgia Teacher's College and taught first grade in Newnan and Grantville schools. Graveside services were held Feb. 2 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan with Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. Survivors include her sons, Dr. Donald S. Bohannon of Savanah, Thomas J. Bohannon of Savannah, Thomas J. Bohannon of Atlanta; sister Helen Lindsey of Lake City, S.C; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Central Baptist Church or the Ronald McDonald House of Savannah. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan. 


Joseph Tollison Bohannon Jr. (20 Nov 1914 - 1993)
Marriage*22 Dec 1937 She married Joseph Tollison Bohannon Jr. on 22 Dec 1937 at age 26. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Aug 2006


  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1A, Lines 1-8, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md, GA/GA/GA, Retail Druggist
    Tommie S. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, md, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper Jr, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher S. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother-in-law, F, 63, wd, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Sams, Sister-in-law, F, 25, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 5B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$5000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Tom Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Tommie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother (-in-law), F, 74, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at