Daniel William Culpepper Jr.1,2,3

Male, #47450, (12 Aug 1921 - 5 Mar 2004)
Father*Daniel William Culpepper1 (25 Jun 1900 - 24 Aug 1991)
Mother*Lois Dee Hatfield1 (18 Jun 1901 - 19 Apr 1985)
Birth*12 Aug 1921 He was born on 12 Aug 1921 at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.1,4,5 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served between 1943 and 1945.3 
Marriage*24 May 1952 He married Korinne Ann Krantz at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, on 24 May 1952 at age 30.6 
Marriage*say 1983 He married Betty Ahern say 1983.7,8 
Residence*Apr 1985 Daniel resided at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, in Apr 1985.9 
Death of Mother19 Apr 1985 His mother Lois Dee Hatfield died on 19 Apr 1985 at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.10,4 
Death of Spouse15 Aug 1987 His wife Betty Ahern died on 15 Aug 1987 at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.11,4,7 
ResidenceAug 1991 Daniel resided at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, in Aug 1991.12 
Death of Father24 Aug 1991 His father Daniel William Culpepper died on 24 Aug 1991 at Richmond Co., Georgia.13,12 
Death of Spouse29 Mar 2003 His wife Korinne Ann Krantz died on 29 Mar 2003 at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.4 
Death*5 Mar 2004 He died at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, on 5 Mar 2004 at age 82.3,4 
Obituary*7 Mar 2004 AUGUSTA, Ga.- Mr. Daniel William Culpepper, 82, of Augusta, died at the Medical College of Georgia on March 5, 2004. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 8, 2004 at 12:15 p.m., at Church of The Most Holy Trinity with Fr. Alan McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park.
     Survivors include one daughter, Monica Culpepper Heath of Augusta; one sister, Joyce Dee Culpepper of Augusta; one granddaughter, Ashley Elaine Heath. Mr. Culpepper was married to the late, Korrine Krantz Culpepper and the late Betty Ahern Culpepper.
     Mr. Culpepper served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a veteran of WWII, He worked with the Georgia Rail Road for 15 years, then he went to work with the U.S. Postal Service where he retired. He was a member of Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Prior Feature Story Appended to the Obituary

     The nostalgic strains of Tommy Dorsey's 1940 hit, "Do I Worry" filled the room. Soon a vaguely familiar voice joining the orchestra, lilting, phrasing to the meaning of the lyrics, "Do I worry 'cause you're stepping out?" "This wasn't a popular record then, at least not like the Ink Spots version," Dan Culpepper said. "But I always liked something different, and Tommy Dorsey had a young fellow just starting with him that I thought was pretty smooth, so I bought this record." "The singer's name is Frank Sinatra," Dan said in the same tone Alfred Hitchcock might use to deliver the punch line in one of his vignettes. Dan Culpepper, who works for Uncle Sam at the Post Office, can give you details on most of the 3,200 records in his collection, started in 1937. The walls of the library in his home at No. 1 Rhomboid Place in Belvedere, are lined with special cases designed to hold his records, many irreplaceable. All are cross-referenced for easy access, catalogued by orchestras in alphabetical order and notated for vocalists who have subsequently become famous. Jo Stafford: "For instance, the Dorsey record featuring Frank Sinatra al so included a group known as the Pied Pipers. "One of the singers in that group was an unknown girl named Jo Strafford," Dan said. The earliest of his recordings by Frank Sinatra was vocalist for Harry James. "I wasn't interested in him then. In fact, it doesn't really even sound like Sinatra to me," Dan said as he slipped "All or Nothing at All" on his turntable. "This was before T.D. worked with him, and of course Sinatra credits his success to Dorsey," Dan said. "Back then the idol was Crosby, but nobody wanted to try to come up to that. Sinatra had nothing to aim for, like Frank Jr., has now. He just had loads of talent that Dorsey developed. He was great! He was great!" Dan said with obvious enthusiasm. Another star who stirs Dan's enthusiasm is Ella Fitzgerald. "Just listen to her swing, nearly 30 years ago," he said, and started the turntable with an old 78 Victor label issued in 1935. The orchestra was Benny Goodman, and the vocalist, Ella, isn't named. The tune was "Good Nigh t My Love." "This is really primitive for Goodman," Dan said. "Ella Fitzgerald was singing with Chick Webb, who was under contract to Decca at the time; so they couldn't put her name on Goodman's Victor label. Vocalist: "Of course," he added, "that was in the days when every band had a male and a female vocalist who sat in the chair on the front row and smiled until it was time to sing. Ella probably wasn't even under contract; but it would have violated the gentleman's agreement to name her." Dan's collection started by accident, at a time when he didn't even own a record player.3 
Burial*8 Mar 2004 His body was interred on 8 Mar 2004 at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.3 

Family 1

Korinne Ann Krantz (12 Sep 1931 - 29 Mar 2003)
Marriage*24 May 1952 He married Korinne Ann Krantz at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, on 24 May 1952 at age 30.6 

Family 2

Betty Ahern (30 Aug 1928 - 15 Aug 1987)
Marriage*say 1983 He married Betty Ahern say 1983.7,8 
ChartsWilliam Culpepper of Warren Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 34, page 10A, 2186 Ellis Street, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
    Owns home=$2,500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Daniel W. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, md @ 20, GA/GA/GA, Head clerk RR
    Lois D. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    Daniel J. Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 11/12, S, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    6 May 1933, Page 2A. Obituary of Miss Mary Margaret Culpepper, 7-year old daughter of M/M Dan W. Culpepper. "Brother, Dan W. Culpepper, Jr."
  3. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    Web posted Sunday, March 7, 2004. Obituary of Daniel William Culpepper, Jr. who died 5 Mar 2004.
  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. E-mail written 2006-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Ann Culpepper 'Pat' Bush (#49776), Augusta, GA, e-mail address.
  6. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    25 May 1952, Page 3C. Wedding Announcement for Miss Korinne Ann Krantz (d/o M/M Wallace Krantz of Duluth, MN) and Daniel William Culpepper, Jr. of Augusta Culpepper, who married 24 May 1952 in Augusta, GA.
  7. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    18 Aug 1987. Page 5b. Obituary. Mrs. Dan W. (Betty Ahern) Culpepper, Jr., 58, died 15 Aug 1987 in Augusta, GA.
  8. E-mail written Jan-Oct 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Monica Culpepper (#49983), Augusta, GA.
  9. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    20 Apr 1985, page 12A, Obituary. Mrs. Daniel William (Lois Dee Hatfield) Culpepper, a native of Monticello and a resident of Augusta for 70 years, died 19 Apr 1985 in a Richmond County hospital. Interment 22 Apr 1985 in Westover Memorial Park. Survivors include her husband, a daughter Joyce D. Culpepper, and a son, Daniel W. Culpepper, Jr.
  10. 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
    Lois D. Culpepper, d. 19 Apr 1985 at 83 years in Richmond Co., GA; Res. in Richmond Co., GA.
  11. 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
    Betty N. Culpepper, d. 15 Aug 1987 at 58 years in Richmond Co., GA; Res. in Richmond Co., GA.
  12. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    26 Aug 1991, Page 11A. Obituary. Mr. Daniel William Culpepper, Sr., 91, a lifelong resident of Augusta, died 24 Aug 1991. Interment 27 Aug 1991 at Westover Memorial Park. He had retired as Chief Clerk from Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Survivors include a son, Daniel William Culpepper, Jr., of Augusta; a daughter, Joyce Dee Culpepper of Augusta; and a granddaughter.
  13. 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
    Daniel W. Culpepper, d. 24 Aug 1991 at 91 years in Richmond Co., GA; Res. in Richmond Co., GA, 034196.