The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 29, 2014

Lena Carpenter, 94, of Norwood, died Jan. 26, 2014


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — Lena Ross Avett Carpenter, 94, of Norwood, passed away Sunday night, January 26, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, January 31, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Norwood. The Rev. Doug Hochmuth and the Rev. Robert Carpenter Jr.  will officiate and burial will follow in Porter Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  

Mrs. Carpenter was born January 2, 1920, in Stanly County, to the late James Ira Avett and Effie Clyde Ross Avett.

She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Norwood.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Carpenter Sr., three brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Robert L. Carpenter Jr. and wife Judy of Carthage; daughter, Emily C. Cornett of Norwood;  grandchildren, Phillip Cornett, Reba Cornett, Ryder Carpenter and Ryan Carpenter.  

The family requests memorials be made to: Stanly Community Christian Ministry, PO Box 58, Albemarle, NC 28001.

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