Marvin Amos Culpepper1

Male, #37559, (10 Oct 1922 - 28 Sep 2011)
Father*Kelmon Curtis Culpepper2 (8 Jul 1894 - 26 Nov 1932)
Mother*Clara Viola Barnett2 (9 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1978)
Birth*10 Oct 1922 Marvin was born at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1922. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Edward, Marvin and Robert was listed as a son in Kelmon Curtis Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cedar Springs, Early Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Father26 Nov 1932 His father Kelmon Curtis Culpepper died on 26 Nov 1932 at Cedar Springs, Early Co., Georgia.4 
ResidenceMar 1943 Marvin resided at Henry Co., Alabama, in Mar 1943.5 
World War II*between 1943 and 1946 He enlisted in Fort McClellan, Calhoun Co., Alabama, and served in World War II between 1943 and 1946
(US Army. Served in the 237th Combat Team, 7th Corp, 1st Army, at Utah Beach, North Africa, and Europe, 1943-46.)5,2 
Death of Mother25 Sep 1978 His mother Clara Viola Barnett died on 25 Sep 1978 at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama.6 
Death*28 Sep 2011 He died at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama, on 28 Sep 2011 at age 88.7,2 
Obituary*29 Sep 2011 Marvin Amos Culpepper Marvin Amos Culpepper, a resident of Abbeville, died early Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2011, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility. He was 88. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 30, 2011, in the First Baptist Church of Abbeville with Reverend Michael Whitt and Reverend Ray S. Reiley officiating. Graveside services, with military honors, will follow in the Abbeville Memorial Cemetery.
     Holman-Abbeville Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P. M. Thursday at the mortuary. At other times, the family will be at the home of a daughter, Janice Pitchford, 211 McClendon Drive, Abbeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hematology/ Oncology, Dawn Pitchford patient care fund, 1600 7th Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL 35237.
     Mr. Culpepper was born and reared in Henry County, near Abbeville, son of the late Curtis Kelmon Culpepper and Clara Barnett Culpepper. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and participated in the invasion of Normandy on Utah Beach. A lifelong resident of the Abbeville area, Mr. Culpepper was self-employed most of his adult lifetime as a painting contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Abbeville where he served as a Deacon.
     Mr. Culpepper was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Dawn Pitchford and two brothers, Robert Culpepper and Edward Culpepper.
     Surviving relatives include his wife, Jean Stinson Culpepper, Abbeville; two daughters, Janice Pitchford and husband, Larry; and Sherry Flournoy and husband, Steve, all of Abbeville; a brother, Rev. Clarence L. Culpepper and wife, Mary, Eufaula, AL; a sister-in-law, Lucy Culpepper, Columbus, GA; a grandson, Jonathan Pitchford and wife, Genevieve, Point Marion, PA; a great-granddaughter, Dawn Annabelle Pitchford.
     Serving as active pallbearers will be Randy Cummings, David Cummings, Ray Stinson, Roy Culpepper, Bobby Joe Espy and Darden Kirby. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary, (334) 5855261, is in charge of arrangements. Sign a guest book at 
Burial*30 Sep 2011 His body was interred on 30 Sep 2011 at Abbeville Memorial Cemetery, Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama.2 


Jean Stinson
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Oct 2011


  1. Dick Culpepper Records, Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper, Provo, UT, to Lew Griffin.
  2. The Dothan Eagle, Dothan, Alabama.
    Obituary of Marvin Amos Culpepper (#37559), published 29 Sep 2011.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, page 8B; Cedar Springs, Early Co., GA
    Home=?, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Kelmon Culpepper, Head, 35, md @ 25, AL, AL, GA, Farmer (ID: 6114)
    Clara T. Culpepper, Wife, 33, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    Edward C. Culpepper, Son, 10, AL, AL, AL
    Marvin E. Culpepper, Son, 7, AL, AL, AL
    Robert J. Culpepper, Son, 4, GA, AL, AL
    Clarence L. Culpepper, Son, 3, GA, AL, AL.
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at, 1998.
    Kelmon C. Culpepper, d. 26 Nov 1932 in Early Co., GA.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Marvin A. Culpepper, born 1922, White, Native of Alabama; Resided in Henry Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 12 Mar 1943 in Alabama at Fort McClellan in the US Army as a Private for the duration of the War plus six months; Education: 1 year of high school; Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman; Marital Status: Single, with dependents; Height: 66
         Note: Marvin's grandson, Jonathan Pitchford, reports in regard to the information in italics above, that Marvin had an 8th grade education, was a painting contractor, and was married.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  7. E-mail written 2 Oct 2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from Dianne Culpepper Poole (#37564), e-mail address.