Arthur Crawford Culpepper1,2

Male, #49345, (2 Jun 1919 - 17 Mar 2007)
Father*Harry Christopher Culpepper1 (2 Nov 1880 - )
Mother*John Dillard London1 (c 1890 - )
DNA* Arthur has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Cully.3 
Birth*2 Jun 1919 He was born on 2 Jun 1919 at Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.1,3,4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 John, Harry and Arthur was listed as a son in Julia Ethyl Broome's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Arkansas.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(in the US Army as a Platoon Sergeant in Normandy and Rhineland, and was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart.)3 
Marriage*2 Jul 1943 He married Annette Etoille Davis on 2 Jul 1943 at age 24.5 
Residencebetween 1946 and 1951 Arthur and Annette resided at Charleston, Mississippi Co., Missouri, between 1946 and 1951.3 
Residencebetween 1951 and 1955 Arthur resided at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas, between 1951 and 1955.3 
Residence*between 1956 and 1974 Arthur resided at Hillsboro, Hill Co., Texas, between 1956 and 1974. 
Residence*between 1974 and 2007 Arthur and Annette resided at Kennett, Dunklin Co., Missouri, between 1974 and 2007.5,3 
Death*17 Mar 2007 He died at Kennett, Dunklin Co., Missouri, on 17 Mar 2007 at age 87.3,4 
Obituary*20 Mar 2007 A.C. Culpepper, 87, of Kennett, died Saturday, March 17, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Known by his family and friends as "Cully", he was born on June 2, 1919, in Fort Smith, Ark., son of Harry Christopher and Dillard London Culpepper. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in Normandy and Rhineland as a Platoon Sergeant. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart.
     He married Annette Davis from Russellville, Ark., on July 2, 1943, who survives. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. The couple's first years of marriage began in Charleston, Mo., where he worked for National Compress & Warehouse, a Davis family business.
     In 1951, they moved to Texas, first living in Waxahatchie and later moving to Hillsboro where they resided for nearly 25 years where he worked for Exporters & Traders out of Waco as a general manager. During their time in Hillsboro he was president of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, Chairman of the Board for the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, and very active with the Boy Scouts of America. In 1974 they moved to Kennett, where he was on the Board of Dunklin County Compress, serving as president at the time of his death.
     Survivors include his children, Art Culpepper and wife, Charlotte, of Stamford, Texas and Bob Culpepper and wife, Lana, of Colorado City, Texas. Grandchildren include Michael, John and wife, Mitzi, Rob, Richie, Brady and Laci and great-grandchildren include Canden, Payton, Justin and Larissa.
     Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Private graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m., in Russellville, Ark. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Kennett or a charity of your choice.3 


Annette Etoille Davis (4 Jul 1920 - )
Marriage*2 Jul 1943 He married Annette Etoille Davis on 2 Jul 1943 at age 24.5 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jun 2011


  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 66-46, Sheet #5-A, Line 43, So. 11th St., Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
    Home=$4000, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Julia London, Head, F, 67, Wd, md@18, MS/SC/AL
    Harry C. Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, 49, M, md@32, IN/KY/IN, RR Fireman, Vet=No
    Dillard (London) Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md @21, AR/AR/MS, Not employed
    London Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/IN/AR
    Harry W. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, AR/IN/AR
    A. Crawford Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, AR/IN/AR.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Jack Robert Culpepper, Male, born __ 1954 in Ellis Co., Texas, child of Arthur Crawford Culpepper and Annette Etoile Dovis.
  3. Daily Dunklin Democrat, Kennett, Missouri.
    Obituary of Arthur Crawford Culpepper, published 20 Mar 2007.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  5. E-mail written 2004-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Robert Martin "Rob" Culpepper (#51110), e-mail address.