Rufus Horace Culpepper1

Male, #35131, (23 Sep 1922 - 6 Jan 2019)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper
Mother*Nettie Hyatt
Birth*23 Sep 1922 Rufus was born at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 23 Sep 1922.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Thomas and Rufus was listed as a son in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(PFC in US Marine Corps, serving in the First Division. South Pacific.)4 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 His mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 His father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.5 
Who's Who*1973 He was listed in Who's Who in 1973
Rufus Horace Culpepper. Born Cullman, Ala, 23 Sep 1922; s. Thomas Perry Culpepper and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper; m. 10 Mar 1949 to Rachel Louise Brock; c. Karen, Joe, Kenny, Neal and Tim. Educ: Auburn Univ, B.S. in Agr. Sci, 50. Polit. & Govt. Pos: Mem. sch. bd, Cullman, Ala; churn, Cullman Co. Dem. Party, 66-72. Bus. & Prof. Pos: Assoc. dir, State Nat. Bank, 67- Mil. Serv: Entered as Pvt. Marines, 42, released as Pfc, 45, after serv. in First Div, S.Pac. Theater. Mem: Nat. and Ala. Auto Dealers Asn; Chrysler Dealers Coun; VFW; Elks; Am. Legion. Rel: Baptist. Mailing Add: 206 Ninth St. Cullman, AL 35055.4
 
Residence*1997 Rufus resided at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, in 1997. 
Death*6 Jan 2019 He died at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 6 Jan 2019 at age 96.6 
Obituary*8 Jan 2019 A private graveside service for Rufus Horace "R.H." Culpepper was held Tuesday January 8, 2019, at Cullman City Cemetery. He was born on September 23rd, 1922, in Cullman and died on January 6, 2019.
Mr. Culpepper served in the First Marine Division, known as the "Old Breed", in World War II; he made five combat landings as a member of the Old Breed, most notably the landing at Peleliu Island. He is believed to be the last man standing from his historic unit prior to his death. After the war, using the GI Bill, he attended St. Bernard College and graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). During college and after, Mr. Culpepper was buying and selling cars. He officially opened his used car business in 1947 and sold his last vehicle in 2018. Along with his partner Charlie Glover he operated Culpepper Motors a Chrysler/ Plymouth dealership. After selling the car dealership, Mr. Culpepper started Culpepper Real Estate, Culpepper Auto Sales and Culpepper Trailer Sales. Along with his partner Clyde White, he owned Builders and Traders, a real estate development company. He was a businessman and deal maker all of his life.
Mr. Culpepper was a member of First Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He was the Chairman of the City of Cullman Board of Education, the Alabama State Dairy Board, and the Cullman County Democratic Party.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Perry Culpepper and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper; his brother, Thomas Perry Culpepper, Jr; and his sisters, Marguerite Culpepper Davis, Alice Culpepper Werner and Nell Culpepper Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rachel Louise Culpepper; his five children, Karen Culpepper Foltz, Joe Culpepper, Kenny (Diane) Culpepper, Neal (Ann) Culpepper and Tim (Tricia) Culpepper; and his sister Hannah Culpepper Brock. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice or to the Auburn University School of Agriculture.6 

Family

Children
  • Karen Kae Culpepper
  • Joseph Rufus Culpepper
  • Kenny Charles Culpepper
  • Neal Horace Culpepper
  • Timothy Perry Culpepper
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jan 2019

Citations

  1. Who's Who in American Politics, 14th Ed., 1993-1994, New York, NY: R.R. Bowker, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 14 ed.
    PFC in US Marine Corps during WW-II, serving in the First Division. South Pacific.
  2. Who's Who in American Politics, 1st Ed., 1967-1968, New York, NY: R. R. Bowker Co., 1967, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 1 ed.
    4th ed 1973-1974 p 245.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  4. Who's Who in American Politics, 14th Ed., 1993-1994, New York, NY: R.R. Bowker, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36wp 14 ed.
  5. 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
  6. http://obituaries.cullmantimes.com/obituary/rufus-culpepper-1922-2019-1072131701

Alice Mae Culpepper

Female, #35133, (11 May 1925 - 15 Jun 1987)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper
Mother*Nettie Hyatt
Birth*11 May 1925 Alice was born on 11 May 1925. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Marguerite, Alice, Nell and Hannah was listed as a daughter in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Married NameJun 1946  As of Jun 1946, her married name was Werner. 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 Her mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 Her father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Residence*1978 Alice resided at Plainview, Nassau Co., New York, in 1978. 
Death*15 Jun 1987 She died at Plainview, Nassau Co., New York, on 15 Jun 1987 at age 62.3,2 

Family

Children
  • William Warren Werner
  • Barbara Werner
  • Linda Susan Werner
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Oct 2003

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  2. 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
  3. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Werner Queen, e-mail address.

Nell Florence Culpepper

Female, #35135, (20 Apr 1927 - 10 Dec 2017)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper
Mother*Nettie Hyatt
Birth*20 Apr 1927 Nell was born on 20 Apr 1927. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Marguerite, Alice, Nell and Hannah was listed as a daughter in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Married Namesay 1946  As of say 1946, her married name was Baker. 
Marriage*say 1946 She married Gene W. Baker say 1946. 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 Her mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 Her father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Residence*1997 Nell resided at Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida, in 1997. 
Death of Spouse29 Nov 2005 Her husband Gene W. Baker died on 29 Nov 2005 at Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida.3 
Death*10 Dec 2017 She died at Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida, on 10 Dec 2017 at age 90.4 
Obituary*12 Dec 2017 Nell Florence Culpepper Baker, 90, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.
A daughter of the late Thomas Perry and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper, she was born in Cullman, April 20, 1927. Nell attended Auburn and then joined the U.S. Army, where she met her husband, “Baker” of 55 years before being widowed in 2005. Strong, hardworking and adventurous, she enjoyed traveling and was proud of her service in the military. Nell was a longtime Tallahassee Realtor and member of Grace Church. She loved the Lord and was committed to her beliefs. She taught Sunday school throughout the years and was deeply dedicated to the study of God's Word. Her legacy is one of faith, centered in love.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Gene W. Baker; and her siblings, Perry Culpepper, Alice Werner and Margeurite Davis.
She is survived by her children, Deborah (Jerry) Johnston, Cathy (Mike) Scaringe; grandchildren, Stephen Scaringe, Jonathan Scaringe, Alexandra Scaringe, Samantha Scaringe and Kristopher Reed; and siblings, Horace Culpepper and Hannah Brock.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Abbey Funeral Home, with interment following in Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:15 a.m. until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Mobilization, www.my.omusa.org, a mission outreach that Nell supported. Online condolences may be expressed at www.abbeyfh.com.4 

Family

Gene W. Baker
Marriage*say 1946 She married Gene W. Baker say 1946. 
Children
  • Deborah Baker
  • Cathy Baker
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  2. 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
  3. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110336660/gene-w-baker
  4. https://alabama.funeral.com/2017/12/12/culpepper-baker-nell-apr-20-1927-dec-10-2017/

Gene W. Baker

Male, #35136, (28 Oct 1925 - 29 Nov 2005)
Birth*28 Oct 1925 Gene was born at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, on 28 Oct 1925.1 
Marriage*say 1946 He married Nell Florence Culpepper say 1946. 
Death*29 Nov 2005 He died at Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida, on 29 Nov 2005 at age 80.1 
Obituary*30 Nov 2005 Gene W. Baker, 80, who retired from the state, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.

The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends 45 minutes before the service at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was a retired Air Force master sergeant with more than 22 years of service. He served a total of nine years in the Far East during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He was employed by the state of Florida as a safety officer for the Department of Transportation and Health and Rehabilitative Services, retiring after 19 years of service.2 

Family

Nell Florence Culpepper
Children
  • Deborah Baker
  • Cathy Baker
Last Edited27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110336660/gene-w-baker
  2. Obituary of Gene W. Baker, published in Tallahassee Democrat on November 30, 2005.

Hannah Hyatt Culpepper

Female, #35137, (3 Feb 1930 - 18 Apr 2020)
Father*Thomas Perry Culpepper
Mother*Nettie Hyatt
Birth*3 Feb 1930 Hannah was born on 3 Feb 1930. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Marguerite, Alice, Nell and Hannah was listed as a daughter in Thomas Perry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Married Name Her married name was Brock. 
Employment* Hannah's occupation: registered nurse. 
Death of Mother1 Feb 1968 Her mother Nettie Hyatt died on 1 Feb 1968. 
Death of FatherJul 1969 Her father Thomas Perry Culpepper died in Jul 1969 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Residence*1978 Hannah resided at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, in 1978. 
Death*18 Apr 2020 She died at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 18 Apr 2020 at age 90.3 
Obituary*22 Apr 2020 TUSCALOOSA - Hannah Culpepper Brock, born February 3, 1930, went to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on April 18, 2020. She was a loving and committed wife, servant to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a generous and compassionate person to all who knew her.
Hannah was born in Cullman, Ala. to the late Thomas Perry Culpepper and Nettie Hyatt Culpepper. She received her degree in nursing in 1951 from Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and then went on to complete nurse anesthesia school at the University of Alabama in 1953. While working at University Hospital one night she contacted the resident intern on call to assist with a patient. That intern was Ernest Cole (E.C.) Brock, Jr. MD. E.C. and Hannah were married in March 31, 1955 and they moved to Tuscaloosa in 1960 for E. C. to start his Orthopedic Surgery practice.
Hannah was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years to teenage girls and later senior adults.
She was instrumental in starting several national Christian based programs in Tuscaloosa including Child Evangelism in the 60's, Bill Bright's Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in the mid 70's on the University of Alabama Campus as well as helping to bring Community Bible Study (CBS) to Tuscaloosa where she served in leadership roles for 27 years. She was also member of the Astra Study Club. Hannah served as President of the Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance. She also served on the Alabama Board of Health and held a position on the Certificate of Need Review Board of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ernest Cole Brock, Jr., her son, Ernest Cole Brock III; brothers, Thomas Perry Culpepper and Rufus Horace Culpepper; sisters, Margaret Culpepper Davis, Alice Culpepper Werner, Nell Culpepper Baker.
Survivors include her children, Rita Phifer (Jim), Greg Brock (Trudi) and Becky Sillers (Michael). She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Brock, Neal and William (Julia) Phifer, Jonathan Sillers (Hannah), Lindsey Sillers Mata'afa (Richard), Hannah and Gregory Cole Brock, and Ernest Cole Brock IV. She also had four great-grandchildren, Ruth Phifer, Blakely and Micah Sillers, and Makoa Mata'afa.
Pallbearers include Brock Phifer, Neal Phifer, William Phifer, Jonathan Sillers, Ernest Cole Brock IV, and Gregory Cole Brock.
Hannah loved the Lord and shared her devotion to Him and her desire for all she met to know Him as she did. Her greatest joy was studying and teaching the Bible.
Hannah's favorite quote and theme in her later years was from Nehemiah, "the Joy of the Lord is my strength."
She is leaving a spiritual legacy that will continue to grow.
The family is deeply grateful with much praise and thanks to Dr. Mohammad Azam whose heart, skill and dedication provided Hannah with many more great years that she was able to enjoy her life and family. Hannah said, "Dr. Azam is my great physician, my Jesus here on earth".
The family would like to gratefully recognize the service and care that was provided by her sitters, Vilma Rutledge and Cristy Scurlock, and Dianne Hill, who's countless hours of dedication that went above and beyond comparison. They prepared a beautiful meal every Thursday for her grandsons' weekly visit to her house, and treated Hannah with great devotion and love, as they would their own mother.
Due to Covid-19 regulations a private family graveside service will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Neverthirst and Big Oak Ranch.3 

Family

Children
  • Rita Brock
  • Rebecca Brock
  • Gregory Brock
  • Cole Brock
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, Page 4B, Lines 68-75, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    T. P. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 49, md@36, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md@24, AL/GA/GA
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Marguerite Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Nellie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Hanah Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2/12, sng, AL/GA/AL.
  2. 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
  3. Obituary of Hannah Culpepper Brock, published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 22, 2020.

Frank Stemple Martin Jr., M.D.1

Male, #35144, (7 Oct 1931 - 11 Feb 2011)
Birth*7 Oct 1931 Frank was born on 7 Oct 1931.2 
Death*11 Feb 2011 He died at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas, on 11 Feb 2011 at age 79.2 

Family

Children
  • Ralph Martin
  • Lee Culpepper Martin
  • Amy Martin
  • Carol Elaine Martin
Last Edited13 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    23 Jun 1957, page 4C. Wedding announcement of Dr. Frank Stemple Culpepper, Jr. and Carolyn Ann Culpepper.
  2. 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

Mary Annelle Culpepper

Female, #35148, (25 Oct 1937 - 15 Sep 2013)
Father*Fletcher Sams Culpepper1
Mother*Annelle Moore1
Birth*25 Oct 1937 Mary was born at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Oct 1937.1 
Married Namesay 1955  As of say 1955, her married name was Tigner. 
Married Name30 May 1959  As of 30 May 1959, her married name was Toomes.2 
Death of Father28 Apr 1985 Her father Fletcher Sams Culpepper died on 28 Apr 1985 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.3 
Residence*1985 Mary resided at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama, in 1985. 
Death of Mother13 Aug 1995 Her mother Annelle Moore died on 13 Aug 1995 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.3 
Death*15 Sep 2013 She died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 15 Sep 2013 at age 75.1 
Obituary*19 Sep 2013 Greenville (SC). Mrs. Mary Annelle Culpepper Tigner, 74, died Sunday, September 15, 2013.
     Born in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher Sams and Annelle Moore Culpepper.
     Surviving are three children, James Forrest Toomes, John David Tigner and Elizabeth Tigner Kiser; two grandchildren; brother, William Fletcher Culpepper; and other extended family.
     Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Church; Meals on Wheels; American Cancer Society. Please see all the details at www.thomasmcafee.com.1 
Burial*21 Sep 2013 Her body was interred on 21 Sep 2013 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina. Remembrance Mausoleum.1 

Family 1

Children
  • Elizabeth Annelle Tigner
  • John David Tigner

Family 2

Child
  • James Forrest Toomes
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. The Greenville News, Greenville, SC.
    http://greenvillenews.com/
    Obituary of Mary Annelle Culpepper Tigner (#35148), published on September 19, 2013.
  2. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Mary Annelle Culpepper married James Kenneth Toomes on 30 May 1959 in Guilford Co., NC.
  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

Rebecca Ann Culpepper

Female, #35155, (21 Jan 1952 - 29 Jun 1990)
Father*Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr.
Mother*Alice Willene Taylor
Birth*21 Jan 1952 Rebecca was born at Douglasville, Douglas Co., Georgia, on 21 Jan 1952. 
Employment* Rebecca's occupation: teacher. 
Death of Mother19 May 1962 Her mother Alice Willene Taylor died on 19 May 1962 at Douglas Co., Georgia.1,2 
Married Name10 Jun 1978  As of 10 Jun 1978, her married name was Mitchell. 
Death*29 Jun 1990 She died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 29 Jun 1990 at age 38. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Pelham, Shelby Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 10 Jul 1990 letter that "Ann Culpepper Mitchell, daughter of Wilbur C. (Wickie) Culpepper was killed in an auto accident about 2 weeks ago." In a 15 Nov 1993 letter Eleanor added that Rebecca had been "a very smart and successful teacher in Mississippi." 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. 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
    Willene T. Culpepper, d. 19 May 1962 at 33 years in Douglas Co., GA; Res. in Douglas Co., GA, 13471.
  2. Died Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA, per Pitts Culpepper letter: 16 May 1997.

James Elbert Turner Holt

Male, #35157, (19 Sep 1937 - 14 Feb 1994)
Birth*19 Sep 1937 James was born at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1937. 
Death*14 Feb 1994 He died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 14 Feb 1994 at age 56. 
Biography* Name: James Elbert Turner Holt per Josephine C. Holt corrections to manuscript received 17 Feb 1998. Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham wrote in a 9 Jan 1995 letter that Turner Holt had suffered from cancer and she preserved the following from a memorial service: J. E. TURNER HOLT His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, "this was a man." Thus did Shakespeare define our dear friend Turner Holt over two hundred years ago. I grieve when a man of talent and kindness dies, for it seems the world needs such a man more than heaven does. Turner somehow defined early on who he really was and then learned to live with and within that decision. For such as a man's reputation is the opinion people have of him, his character is what he really is-and for all of us who knew and loved him his character was towering in sight and endless in depth. And Turner proved that success in life is a journey and not a destination. He proceeded confidently in the discretion of his dreams and endeavored to live the life he had imagined and was met with success unexpected, but so justly deserved. For his parents he well represents the desirable end-point that all of us as parents can only envy and admire. And as a parent-well, who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults and challenge and encourage them to become parents. Turner, with his helpmate and friend Pheeny, also succeeded very well in this arena. Just as our children are who we are, his legacy is secured for generations as a result of their love and guidance. They have proven that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward together-in the same direction. Turner was not without his lighter moments and devilish sense of humor. As someone who played against him and with him in more tennis matches that I would care to recount, I wish to share with you a brief representation of his lighter side. Anyone who has seen me on a tennis court knows that I have never developed a fearful overhead, in fact it often times was that part of my game that provoked uncontrollable laughter in my opponents. It got so bad during one tournament in Alabama that Turner very politely but firmly approached me and quietly requested that any ball three inches above my eyebrows he would take. I was playing so badly that I began to duck just to raise that level. I know that Turner would agree with me and Mark Twain that life would be infinitely happier if only we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. However as we all know life is but a little gleam of time between two eternities, and I like you, am fortunate to have shared that passage of time with Turner Holt. And so I close with:
Here's a health to the future, A sigh to the past; We all love and remember, And hope to the last; And for all the sadness That the present holds, While there is love in the heart, We can never grow old. With Love, Merv Trail February 17, 1994. 

Family

Children
  • Robin Gaye Holt
  • Marshall Alan Holt
  • Carrie Lindsey Holt
Last Edited9 Jul 1999