Lavorice Carpenter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Graveside services for Lavorice B. Carpenter, 84, of Vidalia, who died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at her residence, will be 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Elder Erle Drane officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Vidalia.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Coushatta, La., the daughter of Luther and Bertie Bamburg. She was a resident of Vidalia. She had been a sales clerk for Marty’s Department Store and later Sam Green’s Department Store. She was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When she was not working, you could bet that she would be taking care of her family. She was so caring and concerned for others that she often would neglect herself in order to make sure that others were taken care of. Mrs. Carpenter loved sports, especially horse racing. According to her family, she was the sweetest person on earth and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hightower Carpenter; her parents; brothers, Bion Bamburg and Jack Bamburg; and sisters, Marva Wildeboer and Blanche Scallion.

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Survivors include a son, Ronald Carpenter and wife, Jane, of Jonesville; daughter, Larita Tennant and husband, David, of Tyler, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Carpenter Jr., Ken McKnight, Kenneth Ware, Zane Eames, Chuck Mayfield, David Tennant Jr., Tom Downer, and Terry Mack Lindsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Temple, Dr. Kenneth W. Stubbs, Ray Roberts, and Charles Case.

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