Carolyn A. Culpepper1,2

Female, #51566, (18 Feb 1919 - 7 Oct 2005)
Father*John Ivor Culpepper1 (16 Sep 1896 - 19 Oct 1956)
Mother*Zella L. Moody1 (18 Jul 1897 - 31 Jul 1971)
Birth*18 Feb 1919 She was born on 18 Feb 1919 at Perry, Taylor Co., Florida.1,3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Carolyn was listed as a granddaughter in Cincinnatus Thomas Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1920 Census at Perry, Taylor Co., Florida.4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Carolyn was listed as a boarder on the 1930 Census at Perry, Taylor Co., Florida.5 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 She served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(From the Wings Across America notebook: We were blessed to spend time with Carolyn at her home in Cocoa Beach in April of 2003. Her early memories include going on house calls with her grandfather, who was the first doctor in Taylor County, Florida. Later in life, she was involved with doctors again, this time as the only woman on the 12 member Board of Directors for the Cape Canaveral Hospital. Guess who was in charge? Her 6,000 volunteer hours and her time on the Board were important to Carolyn. She was part of the 'Battle of Banana River' --making sure the hospital could expand and continue to serve the growing community.

As one of a select few of WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] who married "Navy Pilots," Carolyn lived the life of a military wife in Sumatra and Indonesia. The move back 'home' to Florida came when her husband took charge of establishing Weather Service stations all down the west coast of Florida for the military.

Carolyn took us to lunch at a local cafe where she had been going since the late '40's. Everyone knew her. Everyone.

Carolyn made a difference in her community and to those whose lives she touched....

Source: Nancy Parrish, Wings Across America.)6
Carolyn Culpepper at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, 1943
Married Namesay 1946  As of say 1946, her married name was Thames. 
Marriage*say 1946 She married James Thames say 1946. 
Death of Father19 Oct 1956 Her father John Ivor Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1956 at Chatham Co., Georgia.7,3 
Married Namesay 1970  As of say 1970, her married name was Miller. 
Marriage*say 1970 She married Lynwood L. Miller say 1970. 
Death of Mother31 Jul 1971 Her mother Zella L. Moody died on 31 Jul 1971 at Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida.3,8 
Death of SpouseAug 1987 Her husband Lynwood L. Miller died in Aug 1987 at Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co., Florida.3 
Death*7 Oct 2005 She died at Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co., Florida, on 7 Oct 2005 at age 86
Carolyn C. Miller (Thames), 86, of Cocoa Beach, FL, died Friday, October 7, 2005, at home. Carolyn was born in Perry, Florida and came to Cocoa Beach in 1950.

She served on the Board of Trustees at Cape Canaveral Hospital for 31 years and was active as a hospital auxiliary.

She graduated from Florida State Teachers College (FSU) and subsebuently went to Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Tx. during World War II where she earned her wings as a WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilot]. She was eventually stationed at Randolph AFB, San Antonio as one of 11 women certified as an Air Force multi engine instructor. She remained an active member of the WASP Organization.

For more than two decades her passion was raising and showing Yorkshire Terriers including several Champions. She was an active member of the Community Church of Cocoa Beach, the Business Improvement Council of Cocoa Beach, the Cocoa Beach Citizens Academy, a past president of the Cocoa Beach Womens Golf Association, and a Director of the Cocoa Beach Citizens League. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husbands, L. L. (Bubber) Miller and James Thames and sons, James Grimes and John Michael Thames.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacque T. Crawford and husband, Tom of Delray Beach; step-son, Larry Miller and family of Big Canoe, GA; grandsons, Jansen Thames of Cocoa Beach and Mark Crawford of Lake Placid, NY; and four great-grandchildren. Carolyn has requested no flowers, and asked that memorials be made to the Cocoa Beach Community Church, 126 South Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 or Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904 or to the Humane Society of Central Brevard, 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa, FL 32926. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2005, at Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, beside her mausoleum at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge.

Source: "FLORIDA TODAY" October 10, 2005.3,6 

Family 1

James Thames (say 1917 - )
Marriage*say 1946 She married James Thames say 1946. 

Family 2

Lynwood L. Miller (13 Aug 1917 - Aug 1987)
Marriage*say 1970 She married Lynwood L. Miller say 1970. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page : 7A, ED: 163, Lines 11-20, Perry, Taylor Co., FL
    Cincinnatus T. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, Md, FL/GA/GA, M.D.
    Caroline M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 47, Md, GA/NC/NC
    Loys E. Culpepper, Son, M, 25, Sng, GA/FL/GA, Pharmacist
    John I. Culpepper, Son, M, 23, Md, FL/FL/GA, Salesman/Hardware Store
    Bella L. Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, FL/FL/FL
    Carolyn A. Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, 10/12, Sng, FL/FL/FL
    Madell Culpepper, Daughter, F, 20, Sng, FL/FL/GA, Saleslady/Drug Store
    Ernestine Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, FL/GA/GA
    Christiana Adams, Sister-in-law, F, 61, Wid, GA/NC/NC, Saleslady
    Archie Miller, Boarder, M, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Retail hardware salesman
    Vivian Fretwell, Boarder, F, 24, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Abstract Co.
  2. E-mail written March 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Jacque Crawford (d/o #51566), e-mail address.
  3. 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
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page : 7A, ED: 163, Lines 11-20, Perry, Taylor Co., FL
    Cincinnatus T. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, Md, FL/GA/GA, M.D.
    Caroline M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 47, Md, GA/NC/NC
    Loys E. Culpepper, Son, M, 25, Sng, GA/FL/GA, Pharmacist
    John I. Culpepper, Son, M, 23, Md, FL/FL/GA, Salesman/Hardware Store
    Bella L. Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, FL/FL/FL
    Carolyn A. Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, 10/12, Sng, FL/FL/FL
    Madell Culpepper, Daughter, F, 20, Sng, FL/FL/GA, Saleslady/Drug Store
    Christiana Adams, Sister-in-law, F, 61, Wid, GA/NC/NC, Saleslady
    Archie Miller, Boarder, M, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Retail hardware salesman
    Vivian Fretwell, Boarder, F, 24, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Abstract Co.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 62-1, Sheet 9A, Lines 25-32, North Center St., Perry, Taylor Co., FL
    Boarding in the nearby home of William O. Kelley is the daughter of Ivar and Zella Culpepper:
    Carolyne Culpepper, Boarder, F, 12, Sng, FL/FL/FL.
  6. Women Airforce Service Pilots web site:
    www.wasp-wwii.org/web/miller_carolyn.htm.
  7. 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
    John I. Culpepper, White, d. 19 Oct 1956 at 60 years in Chatham Co., GA; Res. in Chatham Co., GA, Cert # 22998.
  8. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Zella Moody Culpepper, Duval Co., FL, White, 18 Jul 1897 - 31 Jul 1971.