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.) 
Marriage*30 Aug 1947 He married Reba A. Wilson at Bullock Co., Alabama, on 30 Aug 1947 at age 20.6 
Marriage*27 Jan 1951 He married Betty (?) at Bullock Co., Alabama, on 27 Jan 1951 at age 23.7 
Marriage*say 1954 He married Clara Nell (?) say 1954. 
Divorce*Aug 1955 He and Clara Nell Culpepper were divorced in Aug 1955 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama.8 
Marriage*Nov 1955 He married Doris Lockhart at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, in Nov 1955 at age 28.9,10 
Death of Father14 Jul 1961 His father Willie Carroll Culpepper died on 14 Jul 1961.11 
Marriage*Dec 1963 He married Judy W. (?) at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, in Dec 1963 at age 36.12 
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

Child

Family 2

Reba A. Wilson
Marriage*30 Aug 1947 He married Reba A. Wilson at Bullock Co., Alabama, on 30 Aug 1947 at age 20.6 
Child

Family 3

Betty (?)
Marriage*27 Jan 1951 He married Betty (?) at Bullock Co., Alabama, on 27 Jan 1951 at age 23.7 
Child

Family 4

Clara Nell (?)
Marriage*say 1954 He married Clara Nell (?) say 1954. 
Divorce*Aug 1955 He and Clara Nell Culpepper were divorced in Aug 1955 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama.8 
Child

Family 5

Doris Lockhart
Marriage*Nov 1955 He married Doris Lockhart at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, in Nov 1955 at age 28.9,10 
Children

Family 6

Judy W. (?)
Marriage*Dec 1963 He married Judy W. (?) at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, in Dec 1963 at age 36.12 
Child
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Mar 2012

Citations

  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 Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  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. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    Forrest E. Culpepper and Reba A. Wilson married 30 Aug 1947 in Bullock Co., AL, Cert # 25960.
  7. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    Forrest E. Culpepper and ?? married 27 Jan 1951 in Bullock Co., AL, Cert # 1596.
  8. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, compiler, Alabama Divorce Index, 1950-1959, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8976
    Forrest E Culpepper and Clara N Culpepper divorced in Aug 1955 in Montgomery Co., Alabama.
  9. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    Forrest E Culpepper married Nov 1955 in Montgomery Co., AL.
  10. E-mail written Jan 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Kay Culpepper Leslie (#63229), e-mail address.
  11. 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.
  12. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    Forrest E Culpepper married Dec 1963 in Montgomery Co., AL.
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