Mildred Carpenter

Mildred Ann Carpenter, 73, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born Nov. 19, 1940, in Buckhannon, the youngest daughter of the late Rhys Thomas and Elva May Sines Evans.

On May 7, 1996, she married the Rev. Denley Carpenter, who preceded her in death June 9, 1998.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arkie Black; one brother, R.T. Evans Jr.; and three sisters, Gertrude Hardy, Sarah Campbell and Mabel Gillespie.

She is survived by one son, Ronnie Black and wife, Tammy, of Monroe, N.C.; one grandson, Joey Black and wife, Christine, of Monroe, N.C.; two granddaughters, Jessica Black of White Lake, N.C., and Amanda Stewart of Willmington, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Canaan and Nolan Black, both of Monroe, N.C., and Grayson Black of White Lake, N.C.; four nephews, Mike Gillespie and wife, Pam, Gary W. Evans and wife, Inis, and Phillip Campbell and wife, Paula, all of Buckhannon and Eddie Nixon and wife, Joann, of Canton, Ohio; two nieces, Patricia Gillespie Fletcher and husband, Glenn Goodwin, of Elkins and Carol Campbell Dunn of Buckhannon; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Buckhannon. Her daily prayers always included requests for her family and friends. She bound her family together with a Christian love and communication that kept them close to God, to her and to each other though divided by many miles. Her loving voice and concern will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.