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) Henson, 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 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry A. and Hattie Gibson and husband, L.G. “L.J.” Carpenter and one grandchild.
The service was Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Chatom with Revs. Bobby Allen Carpenter Jr., Needham Ernest Henson Jr. and Jason Lemuel Carpenter, pastor of Cedar Curve Freewill Church officiating. Burial was in the Springhill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were David Singleton Jr., Damon Robbins, Dustin Howard, Zach Henson, Jeremy Glasscock, Butch Gibson, Merritt Nichols, Adam Ernest Henson and Caleb Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers were John Sullivan, Rudolph Thompson, G.T. Moss, Bobby Laffollette, Perry Gene Dearmon, Stanley Singleton and Rev. Greg Morris.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom will direct.