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Frances Nell Kester Culpepper
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1911
Irion County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 2010
Deaf Smith County
Texas, USA

Frances Nell Kester Culpepper
January 11, 1911 - July 3, 2010

Frances Nell Kester Culpepper, 99, longtime Hereford resident died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at King's Manor Methodist Home in Hereford.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Hereford Senior Citizens Center, 426 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas with "special" friends officiating. Cremation services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th Street, Hereford.

Nell was born January 11, 1911 in Mertzon, Texas to Frank and Hallie Fokes Kester. She moved to Hereford with her family in 1927 from Lockney, Texas. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1928. She graduated from Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas. Nell married O. H. Culpepper in 1935 in Ceta Glenn Canyon, Texas. Nell worked as a bookkeeper in the family business and also as a school teacher. She had many interests. She was a lifetime member of the Hereford Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 312, a member of Trinity Fellowship Church and the Hereford Senior Citizens Center.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband O. H. Culpepper and three brothers, one son-in-law, John Grant and 1 grandson, Bruce Henry.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Henson and husband Dale of Hereford, Frankie Henry and husband Neil of Amarillo, Texas, Hallie Grant of California, one son, Jim Culpepper and wife Marilyn of Hereford, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the Hereford Senior Citizens Center, 426 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas 79045 or King's Manor Methodist Home, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas 79045.

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Family links: 
  Francis Marion Kester (1876 - 1959)
  Hallie Audrie Fokes Kester (1883 - 1965)
  Orville Henderson Culpepper (1909 - 1979)
  Lynn Carlysle Kester (1906 - 1999)*
  Clifford Fokes Kester (1909 - 1988)*
  Frances Nell Kester Culpepper (1911 - 2010)
  Hal Charles Kester (1913 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Memorial marker thought to have been placed at West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX, beside or near her husband Orville Henderson Culpepper. Mary Russell (#46598967) searched the area and found no marker.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78004358
Frances Nell <i>Kester</i> Culpepper
Added by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
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~~~~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~~~~ Triple Cousin! 3rd Cousin, Once Removed (Fokes/McLennan Family), 3rd Cousin, Once Removed (Locklin/Mercer Family), 4th Cousin, Once Removed (Mercer/Malloy Family)
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jan. 5, 2012

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