Joe Inzer Griffin

Male, #11674, (19 Nov 1915 - 11 May 2004)
Father*Joseph Albertus Griffin (20 Jul 1880 - 22 May 1979)
Mother*Flora Inzer (18 Aug 1891 - 11 Mar 1976)
Birth*19 Nov 1915 Joe was born at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 19 Nov 1915. 
Death of Mother11 Mar 1976 His mother Flora Inzer died on 11 Mar 1976 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Father22 May 1979 His father Joseph Albertus Griffin died on 22 May 1979 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death*11 May 2004 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 11 May 2004 at age 88. 
Burial*14 May 2004 His body was interred on 14 May 2004 at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Biography* Joe gave the following biographical information in a 5 Mar 1993 letter:
Educated public schools B'ham, Al. Attended B'ham Southern 2 years. Graduated Auburn University 1938. Employed U.S. Government and served in U.S. Army 4 years - Left job in U.S. Government in 1954 and entered into real estate business and am owner of property at present, a small shopping center.

And Joe's obituary adds a few more details:

GRIFFIN, MR. JOE INZER, age 88, of Birmingham, AL, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at his residence. A graduate of Ensley High School and Auburn University, he was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Griffin was a deacon of Crestway Baptist Church where he was a member of Andrew Sunday School Class. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Gilliland Griffin of Birmingham; sister, Ann Griffin Newman of Sylacauga; four nieces; five nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 14, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, May 14, 2004 from 10 until 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Crestway Baptist Church, 3400 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35212, or to a favorite charity. Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services. <>
Published in The Birmingham News on 5/13/2004.

 

Family

Pauline Gilliland
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2004

Pauline Gilliland

Female, #11675

Family

Joe Inzer Griffin (19 Nov 1915 - 11 May 2004)
Last Edited10 Sep 2008

Sara Gene Griffin

Female, #11676, (19 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1989)
Father*Joseph Albertus Griffin (20 Jul 1880 - 22 May 1979)
Mother*Flora Inzer (18 Aug 1891 - 11 Mar 1976)
Birth*19 Aug 1918 Sara was born on 19 Aug 1918. 
Married Name1 Jun 1938  As of 1 Jun 1938, her married name was Marston. 
Death of Mother11 Mar 1976 Her mother Flora Inzer died on 11 Mar 1976 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death of Father22 May 1979 Her father Joseph Albertus Griffin died on 22 May 1979 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama
Death*11 Nov 1989 She died at Manchester, Hillsboro Co, New Hampshire, on 11 Nov 1989 at age 71. 
Biography* Joe Inzer Griffin gave biographical information about Sarah in a 5 Mar 1993 letter: Educated public schools B'ham, Al. Attended Auburn University and married before completing education. 

Family

Edward Dearborn Marston
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Edward Dearborn Marston

Male, #11677

Family

Sara Gene Griffin (19 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1989)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Anne Pearl Griffin

Female, #11678
Father*Joseph Albertus Griffin (20 Jul 1880 - 22 May 1979)
Mother*Flora Inzer (18 Aug 1891 - 11 Mar 1976)

Family 1

De Witte Mason Yost (12 Jul 1917 - 6 Jul 2009)
Children

Family 2

Claude Porch Newman (12 Feb 1912 - Jun 1983)
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jul 2014

De Witte Mason Yost

Male, #11679, (12 Jul 1917 - 6 Jul 2009)
Birth*12 Jul 1917 De was born on 12 Jul 1917. 
Employment* De's occupation: Sorg, Inc C.E.O.. 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 
Birth of Son14 Oct 1943 His son Eric De Witte Yost was born on 14 Oct 1943 at Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio
Death*6 Jul 2009 He died at North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida, on 6 Jul 2009 at age 91.1 

Family

Anne Pearl Griffin
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. 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

Claude Porch Newman

Male, #11680, (12 Feb 1912 - Jun 1983)
Birth*12 Feb 1912 Claude was born on 12 Feb 1912. 
Death*Jun 1983 He died at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama, in Jun 1983 at age 71. 
Biography* Joe Inzer Griffin wrote 5 Mar 1993 that Claude "was operator and owner of several restaurants and now deceased." 

Family

Anne Pearl Griffin
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

George Alex Heimel

Male, #11682

Family

Karen Anne Yost
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Eric De Witte Yost

Male, #11685, (14 Oct 1943 - 31 Aug 2010)
Father*De Witte Mason Yost (12 Jul 1917 - 6 Jul 2009)
Mother*Anne Pearl Griffin
Birth*14 Oct 1943 Eric was born at Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio, on 14 Oct 1943. 
Death of Father6 Jul 2009 His father De Witte Mason Yost died on 6 Jul 2009 at North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida.1 
Death*31 Aug 2010 He died at Melbourne, Brevard Co., Florida, on 31 Aug 2010 at age 66.1 

Family 1

Michele Roberts
Child

Family 2

Nancy K. Hughes
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. 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

Michele Roberts

Female, #11686

Family

Eric De Witte Yost (14 Oct 1943 - 31 Aug 2010)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Gretchen Michele Yost

Female, #11687
Father*Eric De Witte Yost (14 Oct 1943 - 31 Aug 2010)
Mother*Michele Roberts
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Kenneth Edward Marston

Male, #11689
Father*Edward Dearborn Marston
Mother*Sara Gene Griffin (19 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1989)
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Jeffry Stephen Marston

Male, #11691
Father*Edward Dearborn Marston
Mother*Sara Gene Griffin (19 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1989)
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lena Mae Whatley

Female, #11693, (4 Jun 1905 - 13 Mar 1999)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*4 Jun 1905 Lena was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 4 Jun 1905. 
Marriage*31 Jul 1924 She married John Wesley DeVaughn at Clay Co., Alabama, on 31 Jul 1924 at age 19. 
Married Name31 Jul 1924  As of 31 Jul 1924, her married name was DeVaughn. 
Death of Mother14 Mar 1959 Her mother Myrtle Leslie Griffin died on 14 Mar 1959 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father10 Jul 1969 Her father Robert Charles Whatley died on 10 Jul 1969 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse1 Oct 1981 Her husband John Wesley DeVaughn died on 1 Oct 1981 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death*13 Mar 1999 She died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 13 Mar 1999 at age 93. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. J. W. (Lena Whatley) DeVaughn wrote, 4 Dec 1978: Yes, I, Lena Mae Whatley DeVaughn, was named for Lena Mae Amsler [Lena Amsler spelled her middle name "May" in a 1950 letter to Dora (Griffin) Dean]. I have a faint memory of her visit to Lineville.... I have played the piano for church for 51 years and continue to do so.... Before school age, I stayed with them [the William Henry Griffin's] more than I stayed at home. After I started to school, I visited them often. Their home was like home to me.
      In a 1 Jul 1983 letter Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote: It will probably turn real dry in the Fall, it sometimes does. When it's real dry, Lena Mae's well goes dry and she has to get water somewhere else. 

Family

John Wesley DeVaughn (30 Sep 1904 - 1 Oct 1981)
Marriage*31 Jul 1924 She married John Wesley DeVaughn at Clay Co., Alabama, on 31 Jul 1924 at age 19. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Oct 1999

John Wesley DeVaughn

Male, #11694, (30 Sep 1904 - 1 Oct 1981)
Birth*30 Sep 1904 John was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 30 Sep 1904. 
Employment* John's occupation: farmer. 
Marriage*31 Jul 1924 He married Lena Mae Whatley at Clay Co., Alabama, on 31 Jul 1924 at age 19. 
Death*1 Oct 1981 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 1 Oct 1981 at age 77. 
Burial*4 Oct 1981 His body was interred on 4 Oct 1981 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Mrs. J. W. (Lena Whatley) DeVaughn wrote 2 Jan 1979 that John Wesley DeVaughn's mother was a Peek. "I used to hear his Grandmother Peek talk and tell they came from Georgia then on to Alabama." The following obituary is from an unknown source: Mr. John Wesley DeVaughn (LINEVILLE RT. 1) Mr. John Wesley DeVaughn, age 76, of Rt. 1 Lineville, passed away Thursday, October 1, 1981, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, after an extended illness. Funeral services for Mr. DeVaughn were held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 4, 1981 at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gordon Taylor and Rev. Jim Arnall officiating. Burial followed in Lineville City Cemetery. Mr. DeVaughn is survived by his wife, Lena Mae DeVaughn of Lineville, 2 daughters, Mrs. Eloise Samuels of Borger, Texas, and Mrs. Elaine Mendenhall of Jacksonville, Alabama, 1 sister, Mrs. Lois Hodnett of Lineville, 2 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Pallbearers for Mr. DeVaughn were Lee Jordan, Lewis Mitchell, Bobby Adamson, Lynward DeVaughn, W.N. McCollum and Shearl Bean. Mr. DeVaughn was a native of Randolph County but had lived for the past 49 years in Clay County, he was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of New Harmony Christian Church. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of arrangements. 

Family

Lena Mae Whatley (4 Jun 1905 - 13 Mar 1999)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 210; obituary.

Willie Clyde Whatley

Female, #11695, (7 Sep 1909 - 6 Oct 1910)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*7 Sep 1909 Willie was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1909. 
Death*6 Oct 1910 She died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1910 at age 1. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Old Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 217.

Mildred Eugenia Whatley

Female, #11696, (21 Apr 1912 - 30 Oct 1992)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*21 Apr 1912 Mildred was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 21 Apr 1912. 
Employment* Mildred's occupation: Kerley Cleaners. 
Marriage*2 May 1930 She married Julian A. Kerley at Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 May 1930 at age 18. 
Married Name2 May 1930  As of 2 May 1930, her married name was Kerley. 
Birth of Son21 Feb 1931 Her son Don Whatley Kerley was born on 21 Feb 1931 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother14 Mar 1959 Her mother Myrtle Leslie Griffin died on 14 Mar 1959 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse28 Aug 1962 Her husband Julian A. Kerley died on 28 Aug 1962 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father10 Jul 1969 Her father Robert Charles Whatley died on 10 Jul 1969 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death of Son5 Aug 1981 Her son Don Whatley Kerley died on 5 Aug 1981 at Douglasville, Douglas Co., Georgia
Death*30 Oct 1992 She died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 30 Oct 1992 at age 80. 
Burial*1 Nov 1992 Her body was interred on 1 Nov 1992 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Mildred was owner and operator of Kerley Cleaners in Lineville for a number of years. She wrote in a 23 Nov 1978 letter: I had my fortune read when I was young and she told me I did not have a good memory - Now I believe in fortune tellers so you can understand why I don't have much to write.
      Mrs. Kerley continued in a 7 Oct 1979 letter: My trip to Mrs. Teol [fortune teller] was during World War II and did not predict anything for me but told me lot I knew and you wonder how she could know. My husband did not believe in her and would say "one says things to her and she gets her lead from that" so I asked the other ladies that went with me not to talk at all after we got to her house that I was not going to say anything that would give her a clue. So she took me first and all I said to her was "Good Morning' and she took me into a room and asked me to sit near a table that she had some coffee grounds in a cup and she asked me to turn the cup of grounds over into the saucer - then she sat there and looked at them for a while - then she said you are married have two children and aren't they sweet.... Then she told me soft music could do more for my soul and heart than anything else. Told me I wanted my front porch changed. All this true. Then she told me about my brother being in Service, said he is in the Atlantic theater of war, and could have [seen by] the expression on my face as that was not right - but I did not say a word - then she said no I see him in the Pacific and his duty is under water (and he was in Submarine duty) she said he is the baby of the family, (I don't mean the baby child) but all of you love him as he was the only boy - this true. She said he will come home but will be in a very nervous condition and he was. And she said be kind to him as he will need it. This was true. This is about all she had to say to me....
      The following obituary is from an unknown source: Kerley LINEVILLE--Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred W. Kerley, 80, of Lineville, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lineville City Cemetery with the Rev. John Gates officiating and Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge.
Mrs. Kerley died Friday at Lineville Nursing Facility. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Jeanette Kerley of Tampa, Fla; and three sisters, Mrs. Lena Mae Devaughn of Lineville, and Mrs. Margaret Lee and Mrs. Sue Walker, both of Anniston. A Clay County native, Mrs. Kerley was owner and operator of Kerley Cleaners of Lineville for a number of years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lineville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clay County Rescue Squad. 

Family

Julian A. Kerley (16 Jul 1910 - 28 Aug 1962)
Marriage*2 May 1930 She married Julian A. Kerley at Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 May 1930 at age 18. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 211; obituary.

Julian A. Kerley

Male, #11697, (16 Jul 1910 - 28 Aug 1962)
Birth*16 Jul 1910 Julian was born on 16 Jul 1910. 
Employment* Julian's occupation: Kerley Cleaners. 
Marriage*2 May 1930 He married Mildred Eugenia Whatley at Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 May 1930 at age 19. 
Birth of Son21 Feb 1931 His son Don Whatley Kerley was born on 21 Feb 1931 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death*28 Aug 1962 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Aug 1962 at age 52. 
Burial*circa 30 Aug 1962 His body was interred circa 30 Aug 1962 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Mildred Eugenia Whatley (21 Apr 1912 - 30 Oct 1992)
Children
Last Edited20 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 211.

Chalmus William Whatley

Male, #11698, (6 Jan 1916 - 5 Oct 1953)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*6 Jan 1916 Chalmus was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Jan 1916. 
Death*5 Oct 1953 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 5 Oct 1953 at age 37. 
Burial*circa 7 Oct 1953 His body was interred circa 7 Oct 1953 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* According to the tombstone, Chalmus was "A1 EM2" in the U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II. In a 2 Jun 1989 letter Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote that Chalmus and Polly had two children. 

Family

Pauline Crow
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 193 'A1 EM2 USNR WWII.'

Pauline Crow

Female, #11699

Family 1

Chalmus William Whatley (6 Jan 1916 - 5 Oct 1953)
Child

Family 2

(?) Gruber
Last Edited30 Sep 2000

Sallie Margaret Whatley

Female, #11700, (4 May 1918 - 22 May 1997)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*4 May 1918 Sallie was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 4 May 1918. 
Marriage*13 Feb 1936 She married Charles Hamby Lee at Millerville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1936 at age 17. 
Married Name13 Feb 1936  As of 13 Feb 1936, her married name was Lee. 
Death of Mother14 Mar 1959 Her mother Myrtle Leslie Griffin died on 14 Mar 1959 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father10 Jul 1969 Her father Robert Charles Whatley died on 10 Jul 1969 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse2 Feb 1989 Her husband Charles Hamby Lee died on 2 Feb 1989 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death*22 May 1997 She died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1997 at age 79. 
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 18 Nov 1978: What spare time I have from my routine of house work, my hobbies are sewing and reading health books. When I was 48, I was beginning to go down a little and I started having signs of arthritis. I got me a medical encyclopedia and studied it. I'm a great believer in preventing illness rather than curing it. I think eating the wrong things and drinking the wrong things and taking drugs and lack of exercise brings on diseases.... All Americans overeat. I don't ever have any signs of arthritis.
Margaret wrote in a 12 Aug 1979 letter: I myself am afraid of accidents more than anything. I fell and broke my right wrist about 6 yrs. ago. I learned to do lots with my left hand I didn't think I could ever do. I had gone to the drugstore about a block from the house to mail a letter. I was in too big a hurry. I go at everything in a hurry.
In a 1 Jul 1983 letter Margaret Lee wrote: I weigh 108 & I'm 5 ft. 3... When I get upset it takes my appetite and I can't eat.
In a 2 Jun 1986 letter Margaret Lee wrote: Charles & I had our 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16th of this year. It really was on the 13th but Barbara & Rosemary gave us a tea at Barbara's home. About 30 or 40 attended. It was all very nice & everyone seemed to enjoy it so much. 

Family

Charles Hamby Lee (4 May 1916 - 2 Feb 1989)
Marriage*13 Feb 1936 She married Charles Hamby Lee at Millerville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1936 at age 17. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999