Elgin Courier August 1948 


Alfred Theo Culp succumbed to the effects of a gunshot wound to the chest,
at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21st in Brackenridge Hospital, after a three-day
futile fight for life, after he was accidentally wounded on Thursday August
19th.  Funeral services were held Monday, August 23rd from Hyltin Funeral Home
in Austin, with Rev. Harry Pesnell, of Baptist Temple, Austin, officiating.
Interment was in Memorial Park, Austin. Pall bearers were William Wesson,
Dee Fowler, Calvin Clark, Clyde Sprouse, Awol Broadbeck and Henry C. Turner.
A profusion of lovely flowers banked his final resting place.

The son of Mr. And Mrs. Amos Culp, Alfred Theo was born August 28, 1898
in Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas. He attended the local school and grew to
manhood here and in November 1917 married Annie Owen of Elgin. He engaged
in farming near Elgin and later was employed with Elgin-Butler Brick Mfg.
Co. In February 1944 he moved, with his family, to Austin, and resided at
28 Salina. He was associated with the Kash Karry Grocery there for some time
but more recently had been engaged in the used car business with his
son.   Twenty years ago Mr. Culp accepted Christ and placed his membership in
First Baptist Church Elgin. He was well-known in both Elgin and Austin and
had a wide circle of friends.

Surviving other than the widow are five sons, A.C., A.T., Jr., Leo, Lester
and Johnny Bob Culp; two daughters, Mrs. Woodie Hibbs, Mrs. Marjorie Johnson,
all of Austin; eight grandchildren, Lesie and Jimmy Hibbs, Patricia Ann Culp,
Shirley and Michael Culp, Raymond Culp, Marie Anderson, Richard Clay Culp,
all of Austin; his father Mr. A.C. Culp, Elgin; two brothers, Louis Culp,
Manor; Sid Culp, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Rollins and Mrs. Lottie
Curtis, both of Smithville.

Among those from Elgin present to pay their last respects to his memory
were, Mrs. Maude Owen and daughters, Mrs. George Cottle, Mr. and Mrs. S.
H. Culp, Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Craig.