Ida Belle Dobbs Culpepper

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ida Belle Dobbs Culpepper entered into this life on July 17, 1916, to James Alpha Dobbs and Zora Mae Ray Dobbs in Chilton County.

She entered into eternal rest with Jesus on April 13 after a lengthy illness in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Roy Warren.

Culpepper believed in Jesus, family, friends, neighbors and helping people.

She loved everybody and everybody loved her.

She was a pristine example of the Proverbs 31:10-34 woman in the Bible. She believed in never being idle except for having fun with family and friends.

She also enjoyed camping and traveling with family. She endured the hardship of The Great Depression, of being poor and having to “make do” and “do without” most of her life. Yet, her life was rich with blessings from above, blessings of family, friends and neighbors. She was a beautiful woman within and without.

She enjoyed worshipping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her church family at First Baptist Church Pine Level where she was a member.

She joins in heaven her husband of almost 63 years, Samuel Riley Culpepper; her oldest son, Darrell Wendell Culpepper; parents, Zora and Alpha Dobbs; two sisters and their husbands, Edith Dobbs Moore and George Moore and Mozelle Dobbs Lewis and Clyde Lewis; three sons-in-laws, William Daniel Ozier, Richard Boyson and Harold Causey; one daughter-in-law, Bettye Varner Culpepper.

Left to cherish beautiful memories are her four children, Myra Culpepper Boyson of Frankfort, Ky., Alpha Stewart Culpepper of Dickson, Tenn., Sylvia Sue Culpepper Causey of Alex City and Barbara Culpepper Ozier Warren and son-in-law, Roy O. Warren of Deatsville; one brother, Farrell Harlan Dobbs (Joyce Jolley Dobbs) of Bloomington, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be at Prattville Memorial Chapel on April 17 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bro. Michael Vineyard, pastor of First Baptist Church Pine Level and Chaplain Larry Layne of Baptist Hospice at Prattville Memorial Chapel on April 18 at 11 a.m. with a grandson, Craig Ozier and his wife, Lynsey performing.

Piano music will be by Freda Vineyard.

Pallbearers will be Culpepper’s seven grandsons, Mark Boyson, Stanley Boyson, Martin Culpepper, Logan Culpepper, James Causey, Lynn Causey and Craig Ozier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Culpepper and David Creech.

Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Chilton County beside her beloved husband.

The family wishes to thank Baptist Hospice for their care of our mother since December 2013.

Especially Chaplain Larry Layne, Bea Burch, Tracey Dailey, Carolyn Bryson, Patricia Lewis, Lori Appersol, Tracy Payton, LaDonna Payton and Jan Baker.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice, P.O. Box 241647, Montgomery, AL 36177; Gideon’s International, 1038 Woodley Road, Montgomery, AL 36106 or your favorite charity.