Winnie Mae Carpenter, 82, of Chatom died Aug. 24, 2011 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 2, 1928. She was a native of Yarbo. She was a member of the Cedar Curve Freewill Church in St. Stephens. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a devoted companion, Charlie Frank Tew, Chatom; two sons, Bobby Allen (Judith) Carpenter Sr., Frankville, Norman Lamar (Fran) Carpenter, Waynesboro, Miss.; two daughters, Phyllis Gail (Needham) Hendson, Frankville, Jeannie (Terry) Robbins, Tibbie; three brothers, Abraham Gibson, Martin Gibson, both of Seminole, Tommy (Kay) Gibson, Missouri; two sisters, Minnie Boykin, Seminole, Alice Gibson (Jimmie D.) Singleton, Yarbo; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry A. and Hattie Gibson and husband, L.G. "L.J." Carpenter and one grandchild.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6:00 p.m. until the 9:00 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Chatom. The service will be Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at Springhill Baptist Church with Revs. Bobby Allen Carpenter Jr., Needham Ernest Henson Jr. and Jason Lemuel Carpenter, pastor of Cedar Curve Freewill Church officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Active pallbearers will be David Singleton Jr., Damon Robbins, Dustin Howard, Zach Henson, Jeremy Glasscock, Butch Gibson, Merritt Nichols, Adam Ernest Henson and Caleb Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Sullivan, Rudolph Thompson, G.T. Moss, Bobby Laffollette, Perry Gene Dearmon, Stanley Singleton and Rev. Greg Morris.
Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom will direct.