William Samuel Culpepper1

Male, #8256, (8 Sep 1924 - 6 Mar 2006)
Father*Bryan Hamilton Culpepper2 (12 Nov 1897 - 5 Jan 1960)
Mother*Mary Alice Grayson2 (12 Jul 1898 - 22 Feb 1988)
Name Variation He was also known as Sam.2 
Birth*8 Sep 1924 William was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 8 Sep 1924.3,4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Bryan and William was listed as a son in Bryan Hamilton Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Mississippi.4 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(Army Air Corp.)2,5 
Death of Father5 Jan 1960 His father Bryan Hamilton Culpepper died on 5 Jan 1960 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Death of Mother22 Feb 1988 His mother Mary Alice Grayson died on 22 Feb 1988 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.4 
Death*6 Mar 2006 He died at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 6 Mar 2006 at age 81.2,4 
Obituary*7 Mar 2006 Graveside services for William S. Culpepper will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Frances Cosgrove officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Culpepper, 81, of Meridian, formerly of New Orleans, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at Silverleaf Manor in Meridian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. He was a retired insurance adjustor from Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. Survivors include his sisters, Eileen White, Elizabeth Cumbus and Ruth Naylor and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan H. Culpepper Sr. and Alice Grayson Culpepper and a brother Bryan H. Culpepper Jr. Visitation will be Saturday 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery.6 
Burial*circa 8 Mar 2006 His body was interred circa 8 Mar 2006 at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. Levin E. Culpepper, The Descendants of Joseph Culpepper who died in 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, P. O. Box 5511, Meridian, MS 39302-5511: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, 1990's.
  2. The Meridian Star, Meridian, MS.
    Obituary for William S. 'Sam' Culpepper, published March 10, 2006.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 38-11, Page 12B, 805 A St, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Own Home, $1,600, Radio=Y
    Bryan H. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 32, md@22, MS/MS/MS, Mechanic, Automobile Company, Vet=N
    Mary A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 31, md@21, MS/MS/MS
    Eileen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Bryan H. Culpepper, Jr ., Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, MS/MS/MS
    William S. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 6, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Mary E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 1 7/12, MS/MS/MS.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    William S Culpepper, born 1924 in MS, White, Single, Education: 4 yrs HS, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Lauderdale Co., MS; Enlisted 24 Jun 1943 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted).
  6. The Meridian Star, Meridian, MS.
    Obituary for William S. 'Sam' Culpepper, published March 7, 2006.