Forrest Elwyn Culpepper1,2

Male, #40367, (29 May 1927 - 26 Aug 1994)
Father*Willie Carroll Culpepper (25 Dec 1902 - 14 Jul 1961)
Mother*Ila Mae Williamson (15 Jun 1906 - 11 Feb 1997)
Name Variation He was also known as Curly.3 
Birth*29 May 1927 Forrest was born at Bullock Co., Alabama, on 29 May 1927.3,4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Forrest was listed as a son in Willie Carroll Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Perote, Bullock Co., Alabama.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Alabama.4 
World War II*between 1944 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1944 and 1945
(U. S. Navy.) 
Death of Father14 Jul 1961 His father Willie Carroll Culpepper died on 14 Jul 1961.6 
Death*26 Aug 1994 He died at Millbrook, Elmore Co., Alabama, on 26 Aug 1994 at age 67.3,4 
Burial*circa 28 Aug 1994 His body was interred circa 28 Aug 1994 at Sandfield Cemetery, Zebulon Baptist Church, Linwood, Pike Co., Alabama.3 
Biography* From Dave Knoblock, July 2001:
"Curley was pretty well known for his music around this area back in the late 50's, 60's and 70''s. My understanding from his brother, Gene, and some of his kids is that he knew Hank Williams in the early 40's around Montgomery and played backup for him in Nashville sometimes. I've seen at least one photo of Hank and Curley on the same stage at the same time, (I think, at a radio station). Curley went in the Navy for a while in 1943 and when he got out, among other things, traveled around with "Fuzzy" St. John and Johnny Mack Brown doing shows (like we used to see at the theaters growing up). He had some bit parts in a couple of westerns. And one time, at one of these traveling shows, while doing a "fake" fight scene with Johnny Mack Brown, Johnny connected and really knocked Curley off the stage. But they supposedly had a good time anyway."2 

Family 1


Family 2

Reba A. Wilson

Family 3

Betty (?)

Family 4

Clara Nell (?)

Family 5

Doris Lockhart

Family 6

Judy W. (?)
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Mar 2012


  1. E-mail written Oct 2000 to e-mail address from Bennie Gene Culpepper (#40364).
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Lew Griffin from Dave Knoblock, Millbrook, AL.
  3. Tombstone Photograph, Sandfield Cemetery, Zebulon Baptist Church, Linwood, Pike Co., AL; by Sherry Whitmore (e-mail address) and Hillary Avila (e-mail address).
    Forrest Elwyn Culpepper, "Curly", May 29, 1927 - August 26, 1994.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, Page 5B, Lines 80-82, Beat 6, Perote, Bullock Co., AL
    Carroll Culpepper, Head, M, W, 27, md@20, AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Ilah M. Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 23, md@17, AL/AL/AL
    Elwin Culpepper, Son, M, W, 2 10/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  6. Tombstone Photograph, Sandfield Cemetery, Zebulon Baptist Church, Linwood, Pike Co., AL; by Sherry Whitmore (e-mail address) and Hillary Avila (e-mail address).
    W. Carroll Culpepper, Dec. 25, 1902 - July 14, 1961.
  7. E-mail written Jan 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Kay Culpepper Leslie (#63229), e-mail address.
  8. My Space.