Charles Hamby Lee

Male, #11701, (4 May 1916 - 2 Feb 1989)
Birth*4 May 1916 Charles was born at Attalla, Etowah Co., Alabama, on 4 May 1916. 
Marriage*13 Feb 1936 He married Sallie Margaret Whatley at Millerville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 13 Feb 1936 at age 19. 
Death*2 Feb 1989 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1989 at age 72. 
Burial*4 Feb 1989 His body was interred on 4 Feb 1989 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 19 Mar 1979: His [Charles Lee's] people were in Etowah Co. and they drifted from Tenn. & Ga. to Attalla, Ala....
      In a 20 Mar 1979 letter, Margaret Lee continued: Charles' mother & daddy both had been married before. Charles only has one full sister and no brothers. Mr. [Will H.] Lee and his first wife had 4 sons, no girls. His sons were named Douglus, Jim, Arnold, & Robert E. Mr. Lee's first wife died when these boys were very small. Mr. Lee, Charles' daddy was born in Morganton, Ga, about 15 miles below Chattanooga [TN].... Mr. Lee's boys are all dead but Robert [Chattanooga, TN].... He was a brick mason. He is in his late 70's or 80 I guess now.... Mr. [Robert] Lee's daddy & mother were buried at Morganville... it must be Morganton, Ga. Robert said the cemetery was only 15 miles from his home. Mr. [Will H.] Lee's daddy came from Virginia.... Mr. [Will H.] Lee had 3 sisters, Elizabeth (Lizzie), Amanda, & Ellanor(?) & Ellen. Mr. [Robert] Lee's sister, Elizabeth married a Griffin... Amanda married a Shattuk.... Mr. [Will H.] Lee's sister, Amanda, adopted Arnold.... She gave Arnold the Shattuk name but by blood he was a Lee. Anyway, Arnold had a son named Leslie.... This Leslie (Lee) Shattuk traces back and he found out he was a 6th cousin to the Robert E. Lee."
      In a 4 Nov 1990 letter, Margaret Lee wrote: I hope some day you get to go to Cheaha Mountain. Charles helped build the tower there when he was in CCCamp back in the early 30's....
      Margaret Lee wrote in a 18 Nov 1978 letter: My husband has arthritis real bad, but still works... He can't eat with his right hand.... He takes lots of aspirin. He's been taking this new drug that just came out, but he doesn't like it....
      Margaret Lee wrote 3 Jan 1979: My husband, Charles, works at Anniston Ordinance Depot at Bynum, been there nearly 30 yrs., government work, I think he plans to retire early this year.
      In a 19 Mar 1979 letter, Margaret Lee wrote that her husband liked to fish and might do that when he retired.
      In a 20 Oct 1979 letter Margaret Lee wrote: Charles went to Chandler Mountain up above Attalla in Etowah Co. to get some tomatoes to sell. He did that last year late in the Fall after all the tomatoes are gone from gardens through here.... He usually sells them on weekends for about 3 or 4 weeks. He clears about $100 from Thurs. to Sat.... He really enjoys it, it gives him something to do. He says nearly all the people that stop are Clay Co. & Randolph people.... He has a ball talking to them all. Charles is a great talker and full of wit.... He will go to the mountain every week until the weather gets too cold and the tomatoes freeze.
      The following obituary is from an unknown source: Lee Services for Charles Hamby Lee, 72, of 30 W. 28th St., Anniston, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Wally Ruud and the Rev. Bill Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Lineville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Lee died Thursday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Whatley Lee of Anniston; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Wallace of Anniston and Mrs. Rosemary Wentz of Douglasville, Ga; a sister, Mrs. Billie Jo Scott of Attalla; a brother, Robert E. Lee of Chattanooga, Tenn; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Arnold Brooks, A.P. Griffin, George Mendenhall, Joe Hayes, Bill Walker and Kenneth Brown. Mr. Lee was an Attalla native and a Calhoun County resident for the past 28 years. He was a member of Alexandria Masonic Lodge 208, a World War II veteran and a retired employee of Anniston Ordinance Depot. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Attalla. 

Family

Sallie Margaret Whatley (4 May 1918 - 22 May 1997)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Robert Charles Whatley Jr.

Male, #11702, (17 Jul 1920 - 8 Apr 1922)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*17 Jul 1920 Robert was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 Jul 1920. 
Death*8 Apr 1922 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 8 Apr 1922 at age 1. 
Burial* His body was interred at Old Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote Jan 1979 about Robert's death: When he was two years old, he was bitten by a mad dog. Mother and Daddy were running a dairy at that time and they had a cream separator that separated the cream from the milk and it made lots of noise when in operation. Junior, as my brother was called, had to have slipped out of the house. Mother usually kept the door fastened but that morning, someone left it open and he [Robert, Jr.] got out. Junior had strayed to the end of the yard near a big tree.... The dog attacked Junior and had him on the ground.... Several doctors carried him [Robert, Jr.] to Montgomery for treatment. He was bitten so badly, it didn't help.... He lived 21 days after he was bitten. The doctors gave hime something to help him die easier.... It liked to kill my Daddy.... He [Robert, Jr.] followed Daddy around all the time, he would walk right under a horse's stomach if you didn't watch him.... My mother was in bed from it all.... Daddy said if Junior had had a dog along wigh him, the mad dog would have jumped the dog instead of Junior, so when Sue came along, Daddy got a big black sheppard dog named Joe. That dog followed Sue everywhere.... When I started to school, I was would be so frightened when I'd see a dog. Rabies was so bad back then.... I love to get out and take walks and it still frightens me terribly when dogs run out and back. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 1999

Citations

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

Mary Sue Whatley

Female, #11703, (7 Feb 1925 - 22 Feb 2009)
Father*Robert Charles Whatley (3 Dec 1883 - 10 Jul 1969)
Mother*Myrtle Leslie Griffin (3 Nov 1886 - 14 Mar 1959)
Birth*7 Feb 1925 Mary was born at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 7 Feb 1925. 
Marriage*7 Sep 1946 She married William Staples Walker at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1946 at age 21. 
Married Name7 Sep 1946  As of 7 Sep 1946, her married name was Walker. 
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
Residence*1995 Mary resided at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, in 1995. 
Death*22 Feb 2009 She died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 2009 at age 84. 

Family

William Staples Walker (20 Feb 1925 - 6 Mar 2011)
Marriage*7 Sep 1946 She married William Staples Walker at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1946 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Feb 2009

William Staples Walker

Male, #11704, (20 Feb 1925 - 6 Mar 2011)
Obituary* William S. Walker achieved his Heavenly reward, March 6, 2011. He was born February 20, 1925 to Annie Laurie and Glen Walker in Windsor, N.C. After graduating from Ashland High School in Alabama, he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. San Jacinto in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

After his military career he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1988.

Bill was a fifty year member of the Masonic Blue Lodge in Anniston, Alabama. Bill leaves a great legacy of his faith in Christ, his dedication to hard work and providing for his family.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Sue Whatley Walker. Survivors include his wife, Marie R. Walker of Niceville, Fl; daughters, Nancy Lee (Frederick) of Huntsville, AL, Allison Walker Pannell(Grant) of Summerfield, N.C; stepsons, R. Brian Risner (Beth) Navarre, Fl, Clark H. Risner (Elisa), New Boston, N.H; ten grandchildren, Whitney Walling, Courtney Nunley, Collin Walker, Andrew Alexander and William Chandler Pannell also Alex, Brianna, Joshua, Mikaela and Victoria Risner; three great grandchildren Wesley and Taylor Walling and Hayden Nunley.

A memorial service to celebrate Bills life will be held at the Niceville Assembly of God Church, 108 Highway 85N, Niceville, FL 32578 on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. and the service will follow at 2:00 p.m.

As a memorial to Bill, contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at Niceville Assembly of God. Visitation Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m. at Niceville Assembly of God Church

Memorial Service Thursday March 10, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Niceville Assembly of God Church.1 
Birth*20 Feb 1925 William was born at Windsor, Bertie Co., North Carolina, on 20 Feb 1925. 
Employment* William's occupation: postal service. 
Marriage*7 Sep 1946 He married Mary Sue Whatley at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1946 at age 21. 
Biography*30 Sep 1978 Mrs. W. S. (Sue Whatley) Walker wrote in a 30 Sep 1978 letter: Bill was born in Windsor, N.C. but his father and mother were reared in Coosa Co., Goodwater, Ala. and know Uncle Olin, Uncle Bob and Uncle Will Griffin. Also Bill lived in Ashland, Ala. many years and knew Aunt Dora and the Dean family.... We lived there [Sylacauga, AL] thirteen years and, of course, saw a lot of Uncle Bert and family.
      In a 3 Jan 1979 letter, Margaret Lee, added that Bill "works with U.S. Post Office." He retired in 1989.2 
Death of Spouse22 Feb 2009 His wife Mary Sue Whatley died on 22 Feb 2009 at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Death*6 Mar 2011 He died at Niceville, Okaloosa Co., Florida, on 6 Mar 2011 at age 86.3 

Family

Mary Sue Whatley (7 Feb 1925 - 22 Feb 2009)
Marriage*7 Sep 1946 He married Mary Sue Whatley at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1946 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited12 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line].
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  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

Eloise DeVaughn

Female, #11705
Father*John Wesley DeVaughn (30 Sep 1904 - 1 Oct 1981)
Mother*Lena Mae Whatley (4 Jun 1905 - 13 Mar 1999)

Family

William Edmond Samuels (26 Aug 1928 - 17 Apr 2006)
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Samuel Edward Landrum

Male, #11706

Family

Sarah Annette Vaughn
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Paul M. Bumpers

Male, #11708

Family

Leslie Grace Landrum
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Clay Gibson Griffin

Male, #11712
Father*Henry Clay Griffin (5 Jun 1920 - 12 Jul 2000)
Mother*Phebe Anne Wills (23 Sep 1920 - 9 Mar 1983)

Family 1

Carolyn Jean Looney

Family 2

Bonnie Pierceall
Child

Family 3

Ruth Muntu
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Carolyn Jean Looney

Female, #11713

Family

Clay Gibson Griffin
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Barbara Lee Pitts

Female, #11714

Family 1

Elmer Lorin Reeves (28 Jul 1944 - 19 Sep 1983)
Children

Family 2

Billy Pollard
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Handley Griffin

Male, #11716, (12 May 1930 - 29 Jan 1931)
Father*George William Griffin (6 Jun 1882 - 3 Jun 1979)
Mother*Tomera Leslie Handley (28 Sep 1889 - 31 Mar 1979)
Birth*12 May 1930 William was born at Washington, District of Columbia, on 12 May 1930. 
Death*29 Jan 1931 He died at Washington, District of Columbia, on 29 Jan 1931. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

William Edmond Samuels

Male, #11717, (26 Aug 1928 - 17 Apr 2006)
Birth*26 Aug 1928 William was born at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 Aug 1928. 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 
Death*17 Apr 2006 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 Apr 2006 at age 77.1 

Family

Eloise DeVaughn
Child
Last Edited15 Dec 2006

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

Vaughn Edmond Samuels

Male, #11718
Father*William Edmond Samuels (26 Aug 1928 - 17 Apr 2006)
Mother*Eloise DeVaughn
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2006

Edith Elaine DeVaughn

Female, #11719
Father*John Wesley DeVaughn (30 Sep 1904 - 1 Oct 1981)
Mother*Lena Mae Whatley (4 Jun 1905 - 13 Mar 1999)

Family

George Warren Mendenhall
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Oct 1999

George Warren Mendenhall

Male, #11720

Family

Edith Elaine DeVaughn
Child
Last Edited28 Jul 2014

Don Whatley Kerley

Male, #11722, (21 Feb 1931 - 5 Aug 1981)
Father*Julian A. Kerley (16 Jul 1910 - 28 Aug 1962)
Mother*Mildred Eugenia Whatley (21 Apr 1912 - 30 Oct 1992)
Birth*21 Feb 1931 Don was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 21 Feb 1931. 
Employment* Don's occupation: welder. 
Death of Father28 Aug 1962 His father Julian A. Kerley died on 28 Aug 1962 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*5 Aug 1981 He died at Douglasville, Douglas Co., Georgia, on 5 Aug 1981 at age 50. 
Burial*7 Aug 1981 His body was interred on 7 Aug 1981 at Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 12 Dec 1980: Mildred's son [Don Whatley Kerley] is in the Veterans' Hospital in Decatur, Ga. He has lung cancer and had surgery. They didn't remove the lung, it was inoperable. He will start radiation treatments the 15th.... Don was in the Korean War and was exposed to a lot of cold weather. He had frozen feet and had a joint of his toes removed.
      The following obituary is from The Lineville Tribune Thursday, 13 Aug 1981: Mr. Don W. Kerley, Age 50 Mr. Don W. Kerley, age 50, of Douglasville, Ga, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 1981, at Douglas General Hospital in Douglasville, Ga. after an extended illness. Private graveside services for Mr. Kerley were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 7, 1981 at Lineville City Cemetery with Rev. Don Cross officiating. Military graveside services followed. Mr. Kerley is survived by his wife, Mary Kerley of Douglasville, Ga., his mother, Mrs. Mildred Kerley of Lineville, 1 sister, Jeanette Kerley of Tampa, Fla. Pallbearers for Mr. Kerley were U.S. Marines. Mr. Kerley was a native of Clay County, a Veteran of the Korean War, a Welder and a Methodist by faith. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of the arrangements. The Family requested no flowers but memorial contributions may be made to Clay Co. Rescue Squad or the local Cancer Fund. 
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 211; location for memorial pamphlet.

Mildred Jeanette Kerley

Female, #11723
Father*Julian A. Kerley (16 Jul 1910 - 28 Aug 1962)
Mother*Mildred Eugenia Whatley (21 Apr 1912 - 30 Oct 1992)

Family

Bruce Kropff
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Bruce Kropff

Male, #11724

Family

Mildred Jeanette Kerley
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Barbara Ann Lee

Female, #11725
Father*Charles Hamby Lee (4 May 1916 - 2 Feb 1989)
Mother*Sallie Margaret Whatley (4 May 1918 - 22 May 1997)

Family

Lemuel Taylor Wallace (20 Sep 1929 - 19 Jun 1989)
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lemuel Taylor Wallace

Male, #11726, (20 Sep 1929 - 19 Jun 1989)
Birth*20 Sep 1929 Lemuel was born at Flintville, Lincoln Co., Tennessee, on 20 Sep 1929. 
Employment* Lemuel's occupation: printer. 
Death*19 Jun 1989 He died at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, on 19 Jun 1989 at age 59. 
Burial*21 Jun 1989 His body was interred on 21 Jun 1989 at Memorial Garden Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama
Biography* Lem was a printer with the Anniston Star newspaper for 28 years, and was a Korean War Veteran. He had a sudden pancreas attack and died less than two days later. The following obituary is from The Anniston Star: Wallace rites set Services for Lemuel Taylor Wallace, 59, of 147 Glade Road, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary chapel with Dr. Bill Barnes and Dr. Nelson Kuykendall officiating. Burial will be in Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Wallace died Monday [19 Jun 1989 handwritten] at Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Wallace of Anniston; a daughter, Miss Belinda Wallace of Anniston; a son, Charles Wallace of Birmingham; five sisters, Mrs. Stella Fanning of Elora, Tenn., Mrs. Adna Gravitt and Mrs. Maxine Smith, both of Crossville, Mrs. Lillian Nicholson of Gardendale and Mrs. Nina Spurlock of Fontana, Calif; and a brother, Bee Irvin Wallace of Fontana. Pallbearers will be Joe Hays, Doug Shaddix, Bobby Adams, Edwin Thomas, Al Bachelor and Robert DeLoach. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church of Saks. Mr. Wallace was a Tennessee native, a Crossville resident for 22 years and an Anniston resident since 1961. He was an employee at The Anniston Star for 28 years, a Korean War veteran and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Saks. Friends have the option of sending flowers, or making donations to the First Baptist Church of Saks building fund.
      The following additional comments are by a reporter for The Anniston Star: MONDAY WAS NOT a very good day at the Anniston Star. The news came early that Lem Wallace, one of our pressmen, had died during the night. His death was unexpected and a shock. It also hurt deeply. Lem, who had worked here 28 years, was not a loud person. But he was a funny person. His humor, quiet and usually with a point, was the one thing most mentioned around The Star Monday morning. And, if you need a bottom line on the guy, it is this: Of all the people who work here at The Star, if you picked one person everyone in the building liked and respected, it would have been Lem Wallace. Those of you who knew Lem don't have to be told that. He was a rare and special person whom we loved... and already miss. Very much.... 

Family

Barbara Ann Lee
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Charles Byron Wallace

Male, #11727
Father*Lemuel Taylor Wallace (20 Sep 1929 - 19 Jun 1989)
Mother*Barbara Ann Lee
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Belinda Ann Wallace

Female, #11728
Father*Lemuel Taylor Wallace (20 Sep 1929 - 19 Jun 1989)
Mother*Barbara Ann Lee
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Rosemary Lee

Female, #11729
Father*Charles Hamby Lee (4 May 1916 - 2 Feb 1989)
Mother*Sallie Margaret Whatley (4 May 1918 - 22 May 1997)

Family 1

Joe D. Morris

Family 2

Bobby Lee Wentz
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Joe D. Morris

Male, #11730

Family

Rosemary Lee
Last Edited9 Jul 1999