Linda Carpenter

CHARLESTON —  Linda Pauline Smith Carpenter, born Nov. 14, 1939, age 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, at Grenada Health & Rehab in Grenada.

Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Paynes Baptist Church, followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. with interment following in Magnolia Garden Cemetery.  Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

She was a member of Paynes Baptist Church, loved to can, cook and bake.

Those whom she leaves behind to cherish her memory included a daughter, Tammy Orrell (Frank); three sons, Harvey C. Carpenter (Avonda), Keith Carpenter, Gregg Carpenter (Nancy); six grandchildren, Rob Hollis (Christy), Thomas Oates, Tad Carpenter (Lucky), Jeremy Carpenter (Franny), Curtis Orrell (Shelbi), Samantha Harris (Dayton); eight great-grandchildren, Thomas L. Oates, Seth Hollis, Preston Hollis, Alyssa Oates, Maria Oates, Maddox Carpenter, Dayton L. Harris III, Isabella Harris, Anntadley Carpenter; and seven sisters, Martha Smith Muchmore, Shirley Smith, Sherry Hill, Jennifer Rose, Gayle Smith King, Juanita Smith Nichols and Amy Smith Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bobby C. Carpenter; and her parents, Henry Clay and Martha Kathryn Byars Smith.

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