Entered into rest June 6, 2001, at Windermere Health Center, Mr. W.S."Bill" Culpepper, 89, husband of the late Mrs. Madaline Hall Culpepper. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Harlem United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard Broom, Rudolph Dixon and Dave Sargent officiating. Interment will be in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Robert W. "Bobby" Culpepper and daughter-in-law Linda Phillips Culpepper, of Harlem; two grandsons, William Stacy Culpepper, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and Brian Stephens Culpepper, Harlem, Georgia. Mr. Culpepper, a native of Dearing, Georgia, was a member of the HatcherMemorial Sunday School Class and of Harlem United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Elks Club and Harlem Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. During World War II, Mr. Culpepper was a crew chief for the Pan-American Company in Miami, Florida. In 1948, he moved from Florida to Harlem, Ga. where he became owner of Culpepper Motor Company, a Ford franchise, where he remained actively involved for fifty years and received numerous awards. Pallbearers will be John Neal, Ed Clary, E.G. Meybohm, Lionel Prather, Bobby Meybohm, and Jimmy Holmes. Memorials may be made to the Harlem United Methodist Church, PO Box 39, Harlem, GA 30814. Friends may call the residence of son, Robert Culpepper, 180 Ballard Drive, Harlem, Ga. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga.
The Augusta Chronicle - June 8, 2001