EVANS, Ga. - Mr. James Raymond Culpepper, 90, died at University Hospital on Thursday January 25, 2007.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Platt's Belair Rd. chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Kirk Bozeman officiating. Interment followed in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Pauline ( Polly) Aderhold Culpepper, one daughter, Charlene C. Thomas and her husband Charles A. Thomas, Jr., of Temple, Ga., three grandchildren, Christopher A. Thomas and his wife, Kelly of Nashville, Tenn., Jason P. Thomas and his wife Jennifer of Temple, Ga., and Jennifer E. Thomas of Athens, Ga.
Mr. Culpepper was preceded in death by two brothers, John Sheppard ( Jack) Culpepper and Robert Haskel Culpepper.
Mr. Culpepper was born in Dearing, Ga., on February 7, 1916, the son of John Sheppard Culpepper and Viola Dunaway Culpepper. He attended public schools in Columbia County and graduated from Evans High School. He was employed by Coca-Cola and Stevens Creek. He then worked for WRDW Radio and transferred to WRDW- TV when the first television station in Augusta went on the air, and remained there as a control room engineer until his retirement. For many years, he was employed by CBS Sports for The Masters broadcast. For more than three decades he was in charge of the sound and lighting at Bell Auditorium. He was a member of the Evans Baptist Church. Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Raymond Culpepper spent more than 60 years of his life on the property on which Brandon Wilde is presently located, as his family's homestead or as a resident of Brandon Wilde.
Contributions may be made to the Culpepper Memorial at Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Rd. Evans, GA. 30809.
Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.