Fay Culpepper1,2

Female, #6727, (16 Sep 1908 - 31 May 2002)
Father*John Asberry Culpepper (5 Jun 1885 - 26 Oct 1929)
Mother*Fairy Grundy (28 Dec 1884 - 5 Apr 1968)
Birth*16 Sep 1908 Fay was born at Savoy, Fannin Co., Texas, on 16 Sep 1908. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Ola and Fay was listed as a daughter in John Asberry Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Wilbarger Co., Texas.3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ola, Fay, Clara, Cletis and Edna was listed as a daughter in John Asberry Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Grady, Curry Co., New Mexico.4 
Death of Father26 Oct 1929 Her father John Asberry Culpepper died on 26 Oct 1929 at Deaf Smith Co., Texas.5,6 
Marriage*6 Jan 1934 She married Rev. Joseph Troy Emanuel at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas, on 6 Jan 1934 at age 25. 
Married Name6 Jan 1934  As of 6 Jan 1934, her married name was Emanuel. 
Death of Mother5 Apr 1968 Her mother Fairy Grundy died on 5 Apr 1968 at Clovis, Curry Co., New Mexico.7 
Photographed*Jan 1984 She was photographed in Jan 1984 at age 75.
Faye Culpepper & Joseph Emanuel
Death of Spouse25 Dec 2000 Her husband Rev. Joseph Troy Emanuel died on 25 Dec 2000 at Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois
Death*31 May 2002 She died at Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, on 31 May 2002 at age 93. 
Biography* Fay's family moved to Grady, N.M. while she was about 7
years old. She was the fourth of 13 children born to John and Fairy
Culpepper. She graduated from Grady High School and Weatherford (TX), junior college.
After part of a year teaching school, on January 6, 1934, she married Joseph Troy Emanuel, an ordained Methodist minister. Fay (Zoe to her friends) and Joe have one son, Joseph Troy, Jr., who is married and is a college professor at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
Joe and Fay have served (United) Methodist churches in Roy, NM, Gardner, CO, Kermit, TX, Lordsburg, NM, El Paso, TX, Monahas, TX, Las Cruces,NM, Carldbad, NM, Albuquerque, NM, Artesia, NM, Lovington, NM, Gallup, NM, and Alamogordo, NM. Joe and Fay recently moved to Manorcare at Riverview in Peoria, IL.
Fay has spent her life serving others and is a living definition of the term "Christ-like". Despite some major health problems, she continues to send birthday cards to all her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and their children (more than 60 total). She and her husband have been married for 65 years.2


Rev. Joseph Troy Emanuel (15 Oct 1907 - 25 Dec 2000)
Marriage*6 Jan 1934 She married Rev. Joseph Troy Emanuel at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas, on 6 Jan 1934 at age 25. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Aug 2011


  1. Hayes FTW file, Randall 'Randy' Hayes to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  2. E-mail written 1999-2006 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Joseph T. Emanuel Jr. (#54448), Peoria, Illinois, e-mail address.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 242, Sheet 10A, Pg 203A, Pct 6, Gen.com Img 19, Wilbarger Co., TX
    John Culpepper, Head, M, 24, M1, md-5 yrs, TX TN KY
    Fairy Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M1, ch 4/4, TX KY MO or MS?
    Ola Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX TX TX
    Alvin Culpepper, Son, M, 3, S, TX TX TX
    Fay Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 6/12, S, TX TX TX
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, 5/12, S, TX TX TX.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 52, Sheet 1B, Line 96, Pct 7, Grady, Curry Co., NM
    Owns home, mortgaged
    John A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, Md, TX/TX/KY, Farmer
    Fairy Culpepper, Wife , F, 35, Md, TX/KY/MO
    Ola Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, TX/TX/TX
    Alvin Culpepper, Son, M, 12, TX/TX/TX
    Fay Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, TX/TX/TX
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, 10, TX/TX/TX
    Wayne Culpepper, Son, M, 8, TX/TX/TX
    Clara Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, TX/TX/TX
    Cletis Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, TX/TX/TX
    Edna Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 10/12, TX/TX/TX.
  5. E-mail written 2001-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Sharon Kern, Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    J. A. Culpepper, Deaf Smith Co., Oct 26 1929, 49407.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.