Catherine Clark Jeffreys
Margaret Eleanor Gordon1
Charles Samuel Culpepper1
Eleanor Lynn Culpepper1
Thomas William Carrier1
Lois Celeste Culpepper1
Raiden Orrin Culpepper
Male, #64841, (1 Jun 1915 - 7 Sep 2016)
|African*|| ||He was an African-American. |
|Birth*||1 Jun 1915 ||He was born on 1 Jun 1915 at Chipley, Harris Co., Georgia. |
|Marriage*||21 Aug 1938 ||He married Thelma Ruth Hightower on 21 Aug 1938 at age 23. |
|Note*||21 Aug 1995 ||A RESOLUTION|
Commending Mr. and Mrs. Vamus Culpepper on the occasion of
their 57th wedding anniversary; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, on August 21, 1938, Thelma Ruth Hightower and Vamus
Culpepper were united in matrimony, and this special couple
will celebrate the wondrous occasion of their 57th wedding
anniversary on August 21, 1995; and
WHEREAS, they are both natives of Harris County, Georgia,
and have resided throughout their long-standing marriage in
the Pine Mountain area, where they are well-known as
involved, caring members of their community; and
WHEREAS, they are the proud and loving parents of ten
children who have achieved personal independence and
professional success, and they are blessed with having 28
grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren who have been
fortunate to experience their love and understanding; and
WHEREAS, they have demonstrated the devotion and
consideration vital to a loving partnership and have
instilled in their children self-esteem, integrity, and
patience while inspiring them to show compassion, charity,
and good will toward others; and
WHEREAS, both members of this charming couple have been
devoted members of the Bethany Baptist Church where Thelma
Ruth has directed the choir and been the Sunday School
secretary and Vamus has served as a Deacon; and their
constant support and dedication have contributed
substantially to the life of this church; and
WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that the rare accomplishment
of maintaining a loving and vibrant marriage of long
duration be a properly recognized and celebrated.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body congratulate
Mr. and Mrs. Vamus Culpepper on the momentous occasion of
their 57th wedding anniversary and express to them their
best wishes for continued health and happiness.
|Death*||7 Sep 2016 ||He died on 7 Sep 2016 at age 101. |
|Obituary*||14 Sep 2016 ||Vamus Culpepper, 101, passed away Wednesday. He was born June 1, 1915 in Chipley, Georgia to the late, Will and Lottie Culpepper. Local survivors include Rosa (Wesley) Hall, Patricia (Dennis) Zachery, Decatur, GA; and Annette Culpepper, Lithonia, GA; The Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday at 1:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church. Rev. James E. Hightower will officiate.1 |
- Obituary of Vamus Culpepper, published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 14, 2016.
Thelma Ruth Hightower
Female, #64842, (say 1917 - )
|African*|| ||She was an African-American. |
|Birth*||say 1917 ||She was born say 1917. |
|Married Name||21 Aug 1938 || As of 21 Aug 1938, her married name was Culpepper. |
|Marriage*||21 Aug 1938 ||She married Vamus Culpepper on 21 Aug 1938. |
Mary W. Culpepper
Female, #64843, (1910 - )
Male, #64844, (1911 - )
R. L. Culpepper
Male, #64845, (1917 - )
Georgia M. Culpepper
Charlie J. Culpepper
Female, #64849, (18 Jan 1935 - 20 Oct 2016)
|Birth*||18 Jan 1935 ||She was born on 18 Jan 1935 at New Augusta, Perry Co., Mississippi.1 |
|Married Name||8 Jun 1958 || As of 8 Jun 1958, her married name was Culpepper.1 |
|Marriage*||8 Jun 1958 ||She married Moody Manning Culpepper on 8 Jun 1958 at age 23.1 |
|Death of Spouse||26 Apr 2016 ||Her husband Moody Manning Culpepper died on 26 Apr 2016 at Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi.2 |
|Death*||20 Oct 2016 ||She died at Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi, on 20 Oct 2016 at age 81.1 |
|Obituary*||27 Oct 2016 ||Bethna Dennis Culpepper died on October 20, 2016, after battling lung cancer for almost a year.|
Beth was born on January 18, 1935 in New Augusta, MS, in the family home in the same room her mother was born. She was the daughter of Wilmer Dennis and Loucile Ikerd Dennis.
Beth was graduated from Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) with a degree in English. She then taught school in Moss Point where she met her roommate's brother Moody Manning Culpepper who was serving in the United States Navy. They eloped on June 8, 1958. While he finished his degree in civil engineering at Mississippi State University she worked for the MSU Registrar and later taught school in Starkville.
Beth was a longtime resident of Vicksburg supporting many community and cultural activities. She retired from the Warren County Vicksburg Schools after teaching English for 30 years and also serving as yearbook faculty advisor. As a member of First Presbyterian Church, she was a part of the Faith in Practice Sunday School Class, and Presbyterian Women receiving an Honorary Life Membership. She served on the board of the Warren County-Vicksburg Library for many years. She was a Salvation Army volunteer and Master Gardener. She and Moody were active Mississippi State University supporters.
Beth faithfully cared for Moody as he suffered with Parkinson's disease for many years. He predeceased her on April 26, 2016.
Her survivors include her sister, Cynthia Biegler; her brother, Murray Dennis (Lonie); her sister-in-law, Pat Schiffbauer; her children, Gay Drake (Joe) and Mike Culpepper (Joe McDermott); and her granddaughter, Anna Drake McIntyre (Thomas).
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to those who cared for her in her last months.
Funeral services will be at First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg, 1501 Cherry Street, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until time of the service.1
- Obituary of Bethna Dennis Culpepper, published in the Clarion Ledger on Oct. 27, 2016.
- Obituary of Moody Culpepper, published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 28, 2016.
Fletcher Pearl Pitchford
Female, #64850, (27 Mar 1918 - 2014)
- Find a Grave (online database)
Find A Grave Memorial# 81472311.
- American Battle Monuments Online Database, American Battle Monuments Commission, 2005.
Joel B. Culpepper, Georgia, Private First Class, 34443100, 83rd Chemical Battalion, Died 26 Jan 1944, Buried at: Plot J Row 10 Grave 42, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Purple Heart Medal.
- National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
Joel B Culpepper, Private First Class
Inducted From: Georgia
Combat Organization: 83rd Chemical Battalion
Death Date: 26 Jan 1944
Monument: Sicily & Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal.
- Quartermaster General’s Office, compiler, U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
Joel B Culpepper, 34443100, Male, White, Protestant, Private First Class in US Army
Cemetery Name: Nettuno (Permanent Cemetery), Nettuno, Italy
Grave number: j 10 42.
- U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
Samuel Kontz Acree1
Male, #64851, (25 Sep 1921 - 27 Aug 2001)
Abbott McCarthy Culpepper1
Albert Nolan Thornton1
Male, #64854, (10 Oct 1872 - 12 Dec 1959)
|Birth*||10 Oct 1872 ||He was born on 10 Oct 1872 at Mississippi.1 |
|Marriage*||7 Nov 1894 ||He married Frances Catherine Brown at Elmore Co., Alabama, on 7 Nov 1894 at age 22. Additional children of this family can be found on Ancestry.com.1,2 |
|Birth of Son||9 Jul 1906 ||His son Charlie C. Thornton was born on 9 Jul 1906 at Elmore Co., Alabama.3 |
|Death of Mother||29 May 1919 ||His mother Frances A. Garner died on 29 May 1919 at Elmore Co., Alabama.1 |
|Death of Father||17 May 1929 ||His father James Geoffrey Thornton died on 17 May 1929 at Elmore Co., Alabama.1 |
|Death of Spouse||31 Dec 1935 ||His wife Frances Catherine Brown died on 31 Dec 1935 at Wetumpka, Elmore Co., Alabama.1 |
|Death*||12 Dec 1959 ||He died at Wetumpka, Elmore Co., Alabama, on 12 Dec 1959 at age 87.1 |
Frances Catherine Brown1
Female, #64855, (8 Nov 1875 - 31 Dec 1935)
Lelal C. Thornton1
Female, #64857, (circa 1874 - )
|Birth*||circa 1874 ||She was born circa 1874 at MS.1 |
- Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, "MyOrigins" family tree, by emilyday137.
Male, #64858, (say 1879 - )
William Frank Dean
Male, #64859, (23 Jan 1939 - 5 Nov 2015)
Charles Organ Richards Jr.1
Male, #64860, (28 Nov 1920 - 31 Dec 1972)
- Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Richards/Webb/Culpepper Family Tree, poof38.