James Thomas Culpepper III

Male, #9608, (26 Nov 1918 - 16 Oct 2001)
Father*James Thomas Culpepper Jr. (21 Dec 1894 - 23 Jun 1949)
Mother*Marie Elyse Avera (c 1895 - )
Birth*26 Nov 1918 James was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 26 Nov 1918.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 James was listed as a son in James Thomas Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1920 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 James was listed as a son in James Thomas Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*circa 1937 He married Hazel Davis circa 1937. 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy.)4 
Death of Father23 Jun 1949 His father James Thomas Culpepper Jr. died on 23 Jun 1949.5 
Residence*1978 James resided at Sunnyside, Bay Co., Florida, in 1978. 
Death*16 Oct 2001 He died at Panama City, Bay Co., Florida, on 16 Oct 2001 at age 82.1 
Burial*18 Oct 2001 His body was interred on 18 Oct 2001 at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Bay Co., Florida.4,6 
Biography* Obituary:
Mr. James T. Culpepper, 82, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 32 years, coming here from Albany, Ga.
     Mr. Culpepper was a builder and developer. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite Temple, and the York Rite Temple. Mr. Culpepper was a Presbyterian elder for 44 years and a member of the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church.
     He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Davis Culpepper, of Lynn Haven, Fla; a son, James Thomas Culpepper IV and his wife, Anne W. of Panama City Beach, Fla; a daughter, Marie C. Norton of Panama City Beach; two grandchildren, James Thomas Culpepper V of Burlington, Kan., and Anne-Marie Clark and her husband, Lee C. of Mt. Dora, Fla; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Culpepper and Alexis and Zachary Clark; a special nephew, Bill Reaves and his wife, Nancy; and a special niece, Hazel Robinson and her husband, Rob. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bill Norton.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church with Dr. Kenneth Churchill and Dr. John Deason officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are Bill Headley, Bill Holt, Bill Reaves, Craig Reeves, Todd Reaves, and Mike Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will include: Members of Crew of LSM 460, Ross Gatlin, Joe Hauser, Jesse Lathan, Hill Mauldin, Gene Miekle, Jim Murphy, Ted Neal, Louie Porter, Dewey Reaves, Will Seltzer, Bill Stone, and Bob Thomas. The family will receive friends at Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church today, Oct. 17, 2001, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, 271 S. Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Fla. 32402.4


Hazel Davis (20 Apr 1919 - )
Marriage*circa 1937 He married Hazel Davis circa 1937. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 114, page 7B; 329 Dawson Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    John T. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 26, M, GA/GA/GA, Bank Cashier
    Marie Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 1 1/12, S, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, page 6B, 329 North Dawson Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    Home=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    James T. Culpepper, Head, 35, md @ 18, GA, GA, GA, Fire Insurance Salesman
    Marie A.. Culpepper, Wife, 34, md @ 17, GA, GA, GA
    James T. Culpepper, Son, 11, GA, GA, GA.
  4. The News Herald, Panama City Herald.
    October 17, 2001 Obituary for James T. Culpepper.
  5. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    + James T. Culpepper, Jr., 21 Dec 1894 – 23 Jun 1949.
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    Kent-Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Bay County, Florida
    + James T. Culpepper, 26 Nov 1918 - 16 Oct 2001
    + Hazel Davis Culpepper, 20 Apr 1919 - ______.