Virginia Dale Adams1,2

Female, #55063, (30 Nov 1926 - 24 Aug 2013)
Birth*30 Nov 1926 She was born on 30 Nov 1926. She was the daughter of Troy and Ollie Adams.2,3 
Marriage*11 Jun 1949 She married Belton Monroe Culpepper at Ouachita Co., Arkansas, on 11 Jun 1949 at age 22.2 
Married Name11 Jun 1949  As of 11 Jun 1949, her married name was Culpepper.2 
Residence*2006 Belton and Virginia resided at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in 2006.1 
Death of Spouse15 Oct 2006 Her husband Belton Monroe Culpepper died on 15 Oct 2006 at Houston, Harris Co., Texas.4
Death*24 Aug 2013 She died at Pasadena, Harris Co., Texas, on 24 Aug 2013 at age 86.3 
Burial*28 Aug 2013 Her body was interred on 28 Aug 2013 at Forest Park East Cemetery, League City, Galveston Co., Texas.3 
Obituary*1 Sep 2013 Virginia Dale Culpepper born November 30, 1926 passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
     She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years Belton M. Culpepper, and parents Troy and Ollie Adams, several brothers and sisters.
     She is survived by her sister Jimmie J. Tarver and brother Duane Adams, son Charles B. Culpepper and wife Rhonda Culpepper, daughters Margaret V. Williams and husband Paul Williams, Betty A. Douglas and husband Tom Douglas. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kimberly Culpepper Artall and husband Dean Artall, Melissa Culpepper Nugent and husband Douglas Nugent, Matthew Douglas, Joshua Douglas and wife Susan Douglas, and three great grandchildren, Miles Artall, Cole Nugent, and Camryn Nugent.
     Mrs. Culpepper's greatest love in her life was her husband, children, grandchildren, and gardening. She also loved working in the children's nursery at South Avenue Baptist Church for many years and also serving the Lord.
     The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Tree Cottage for their care of our mom for the last seven years. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Mrs. Culpepper's name to the Alzheimer's Association. Services were held at Pasadena Funeral Chapel on Wednesday with the interment following at Forest Park East Cemetery. Please visit to share memories or leave condolences.3 


Belton Monroe Culpepper
Marriage*11 Jun 1949 She married Belton Monroe Culpepper at Ouachita Co., Arkansas, on 11 Jun 1949 at age 22.2 
  • Charles Belton Culpepper
  • Margaret Virginia Culpepper5
  • Betty Ann Culpepper5
Last Edited6 Sep 2013


  1. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.
    Belton M Culpepper (80) and Virginia D Culpepper (79), residing at 1501 Orr St, Houston, Texas 77009. 713-472-3448.
  2. Belton M Culpepper, 23, residing in Sparkman, Dallas, Arkansas and Virginia Dale Adams, 22, residing in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, married 11 Jun 1949 in Ouachita Co., Arkansas
    Page: 626, Film Number: 2020527, Digital Folder Number: 004329536, Image Number: 01070
    Source: "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 July 2012), Belton M Culpepper, 1949.
  3. Pasadena Citizen, Pasadena, TX.
    Obituary of Virginia Dale Culpepper (#55063), published 1 Sep 2013.
  4. The Houston Chronicle, Houston (Harris Co.), TX.
    Obituary of Belton Monroe Culpepper, published 17 Oct 2006.
  5. The Houston Chronicle, Houston (Harris Co.), TX.

W. Rovelle Lackey1

Male, #55068, (circa 1920 - )
Birth*circa 1920 He was born circa 1920.1 
Marriage*27 Dec 1950 He married Betty Lou Culpepper at Harris Co., Texas, on 27 Dec 1950.1 
Last Edited23 Aug 2006


  1. County Clerk, compiler, Harris Co., TX Marriage License Inquiry System, Harris Co., TX, 2006.
    Betty Lou Culpepper, F, 26, and W Rovelle Lackey, M, 30, married 27 Dec 1950 in Harris Co., TX.

Garnett Wood1

Male, #55075, (15 Sep 1905 - 23 Oct 1996)
Birth*15 Sep 1905 He was born on 15 Sep 1905.1 
Marriage*say 1980 He married Dorothy May Shivers say 1980. 
Death*23 Oct 1996 He died on 23 Oct 1996 at age 91.1 


Dorothy May Shivers
Last Edited24 Aug 2006


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at

Lester Shivers Shepherd1

Male, #55076, (21 Oct 1941 - 31 May 2016)
Father*James McMasters Shepherd1
Mother*Dorothy May Shivers1
Birth*21 Oct 1941 He was born on 21 Oct 1941 at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father12 Sep 1969 His father James McMasters Shepherd died on 12 Sep 1969 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Mother20 Jan 2001 His mother Dorothy May Shivers died on 20 Jan 2001 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death*31 May 2016 He died at Roanoke, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 31 May 2016 at age 74.4 
Last Edited15 Jun 2016


  1. Dorothy 'Dotty' Shivers Shepherd Culpepper (#9794), Atlanta, GA, interviewed by Warren Culpepper, 1991.
  2. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at, 1998.
    James M Shepherd died 12 Sep 1969 at age 54 years in Fulton Co., GA.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections.