"C"  Obituaries

Alston H. Carpenter was found on the road dead in Montgomery, AL.
Compiled from a copy of the original book of Mr. Neal blue  of Obituary Notices of Montgomery, Al. Records filed in the Dept. of Archives and History in Montgomery. May 26, 1840  Issue

Bailey D. Carpenter  
On last Monday at his home near McKenzie, Ala. Mr. Bailey D. Carpenter passed to the great beyond. He was one of the oldest and most beloved citizens of our County.
   He was born Nov., 25, 1834 and died Oct., 13, 1919, being nearly 85 years old. His is a great family record, there
being 8 children, 48 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild who survive him, two brothers and 13 grandchildren dead.
 He was a member of the M.E. Church, South, and his body was laid to rest in the family burying ground at Old South Butler, Tuesday, his pastor Rev. B.M. Herlong and Masonic fraternity in Charge.
The Butler County Newspaper October 16, 1919

 Mrs. Billie M. McMillan, 63, 508 Dover St. , died in a local hospital.  Born in Opp , AL , she moved to Orlando in 1912.  She was a member of the Baptist Church .  Surviving are one son, E.J. McMillan, Houston TX , and two brothers E.J. (sic) Carpenter and Bernard Carpenter, both of Orlando .  Carey Hand Funeral Home is in charge.  Orlando
Sentinel, Friday,  2 Jan. 1959 pg 8B, Note: Billie is the daughter of John Carlton Carpenter of Covington Co., AL and Orlando, Orange , FL.  

        Mr. Cary Carpenter, aged 74, of Florala, Route 1 died at his
Hughes Farm between Andalusia and Florala on Monday. Burial
took place at Avon Church on Tuesday.

The Andalusia Star - May 02,1930 Edition (
Probably Enon Cemetery)
Additional Comments:
Cary Carpenter's parents were William & Savannah Donaldson CARPENTER.
He married Joanna Griffin about 1871 & divorced by 1895.
They had the following Children:
George, Jessie Monroe, Gus Eldridge, Willie Ozzie, John Dosh & Mary Ellen
Carpenter. Joanna Griffin Carpenter never remarried & died in 1930 in FL.
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      CRESTVIEW- Mrs. Emma Carpenter, 66, 298 S. Savage St. died at 6 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital.
   Born in Covington County, Alabama, Mrs. Carpenter had been a resident of Okaloosa County the last 27 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.
  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church
in Baker. The Revs. C. S. Henderson and J. W. Dubose will officiate.
Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
      The body will remain at home until time of funeral services.
  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Brown of Baker, Mrs. Eunice
Mapier of Crestview, Mrs. Myrtle Lee Hay of Crestview, Mrs. Icey Rogers of
Jacksonville; three sons, J. W. Carpenter of Baker, Woodrow W. Carpenter of
Crestview and Cecil G. Carpenter of Baycliff, Tex; three sisters Mrs. Laurel
Brantley of Crestview, Mrs. Annie Amerson of Ga., and Mrs. Francis Langford of
Baker; two brothers, Louis Taylor of Baker, and Sandford Taylor of Gantt, Ala;
18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Whitehurst Funeral Home of Crestview is in charge of arrangements.
Pensacola News-Journal  July 1958

Mrs. Georgiann Carpenter
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgiann Carpenter, 79, who died at her home Sunday morning, will be 
held from the Carey Hand Chapel at 2 P.M. Tuesday, with the Rev. W. L. Hambrick officiating.
 Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Carpenter had been a Resident of Orlando Fl., for the past 42 years.    She is survived by three sons, John L. Carpenter of Toledo, Ohio, J.D. Carpenter & H. B. Carpenter, both of Orlando, and four daughters, Mrs. W.W. Taylor of Winter Garden, Mrs. Viola Estes of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Billy McMilliam and Mrs. Julia Crosby, both of Orlando, and also 21 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Submitted by Sandy at SanHarO@aol.com
Researching Carpenter Families          The Orlando Sentinel    1 Aug. 1944 Pg 2

Memorial Obituary -Entered Into Eternal Rest Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1979
Jesse M. Carpenter, 60, of Route 2, Leesville, died Tuesday in Richland Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, conducted
by the Rev. Lavaugh Keisler, the Rev. James Short and the Rev. Mark Leuthold.
Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
   Pallbearers were nephews, Keith, David, Tommy, and John Oxner, Ken Swygert and Jesse Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was born in Covington County, Ala., a son of the late Jesse M. and Emma Barnes Carpenter. He was a member of Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church. He was an employee of J. B. Martin Co., and was a banjo player at Shaky's.
   Surviving are his wife, Juanita Oxner Carpenter; two daughters, Mrs. Tommy (Cheryl) Shealy of Leesville and Miss Suzie Carpenter of the home; Three sons, Randy L. Carpenter, C. Kent Carpenter of Leesville and Russell F. carpenter of Batesburg; and two grandchildren, Crystal and Stacy carpenter, and brother, Monroe Carpenter of Chester.

The Twin City News- Leesville, S.C. January 18, 1979       (Grandson of Cary Carpenter)
Note: Jesse M. Carpenter married 3 times.
1st wife- Ella Ree Stover- 16, Nov. 1935- Newton Co. Ga. (no children)
2nd wife- Damie Ruth Drake  19, January 1941- Pike County, Ga. 
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JOHN C. CARPENTER                                                                         
  CLAIMED BY DEATH                                             
John C. Carpenter, a resident of Orlando, Fl., for the past 27 years, died at the home of his daughter, MRS. R.L. KILBEE, 23 w. CHURCH STREET YESTERDAY AT THE AGE OF 69.
    Mr. Carpent
er is survived by a widow and four sons, J. L. Carpenter of Columbus, Ohio;
J. D. Carpenter, P. V. Carpenter and H. B. Carpenter of this City. Four daughters; Mrs. W.W. Taylor of Winter Garden, Mrs. Vista, Mrs. J. J. McKinnin, Mrs. R. L. Kilbee of this City.
  Interment will be held at The Greenwood Cemetery. ORLANDO SENTINEL    24, November 1930    SUBMITTED BY  Sandy at  SanHarO@AOL.COM  

JOHN LITTLETON CARPENTER,  John L. (Jack) Carpenter, 83, formerly of Harbor View, died Saturday in the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home, Sandusky, where he had lived the last six years.  He was  a dock engineer for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, 28 years, retiring in 1948.  His sons, Herbert, Robert, and Richard, survive.  Services will be Wednesday at 1 pm in the Hoeflinger Mortuary, Platt St. , where the body will be after 2 pm Tuesday. The Toledo Blade Dec 24, 1972.
Note: Jack was born in Elba AL and is the son of John Carlton Carpenter of Covington Co., AL and Orlando,Orange , FL.   Jack moved with the family to Orlando FL about 1904 and from there moved to Ohio, living in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo .
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SHEP CARPENTER   "WHITE MAN CUT TO DEATH AT SAW MILL NEAR ELBA: A white man named Shep Carpener was cut to death in a sawmill accident on last Friday afternoon, the 9th of August.  The accident occurred at a saw mill located on the road to Danley's Cross Roads at the Clark Hill.  According to reports of the fatal affair, it seems that Carpenter while working near the saw, stumbled in some way and fell against the saw, his body being cut almost in twain and badly mangled.  It is said that his body was picked up by the saw and trown (sic) for some distance to the ground beneath the mill house.  Carpenter it is said came to this county from Florida and had been employed around the mill for some time.  News of the terrible accident was received with deep regret."  Elba Clipper, Elba AL, Thursday Aug. 17th 1922  #9 on Microfilm located at  Elba Library,
Note: Shep is the son of John Carlton Carpenter of Covington Co., AL and Orlando, Orange , FL.   Shep was born in Elba and moved with the family to Orlando about 1904.  It is unknown why he returned to Alabama .  Submitted by Sandy SanharO@aol.com

   VIOLA CARPENTER ESTES,  Mrs. Viola Estes, 66, longtime resident of Orlando died in a local hospital Wednesday January the 9th after a brief illness.  Born in Elba , Ala , she had spent most of her life in Orlando and was a member of the Baptist Church .  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs George Jefferies, St Cloud and Mrs. J.D. Rhodes, Orlando; two sons, James W. Estes, Orlando and Kilmer Alman, Wildwood; three brothers, Johen (sic) L. Carpenter, J.D. Carpenter and Bernard Carpenter, all of Orlando; two sisters, Mrs. Lonie Taylor, Winter Garden and Mrs. Neda Yates, Orlo Vista; and eight grandchildren.  Fairchild Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Orlando Morning Sentinel, Friday, 11 Jan 1952 , pg 15,  Submitted by SanHarO@aol.com    Note:  Viola aka “Zula” is the daughter of John Carlton Carpenter of Covington Co., AL and Orlando, Orange , FL.

Mrs. Lula Carter
Buried At HARMONY  
Mrs. Lula Carter,  85,  of 321-1/2 Oak Street, died in a local Hospital Thursday morning,
September 14. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Roy Wesley, Andalusia;
Mrs. Cora Lee Colvin, Montgomery;  Mrs. Macie Hunter and Mrs. Olga Faye Eldridge,
Both of Orlando, Fla.;  a Brother, William Odom, 12 Grandchildren and
31 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services were help Saturday September 16, from Foreman Funeral Chapel with Reverend Woodrow Plant Officiating. Burial was in HARMONY CEMETERY.
(No Year given)   SUBMITTED BY PEGGY CHESTEEN pchesteen@ala.web.com

   A. B. Clark Sr.  
Newton- A. B. Clark Sr., 70, Newton Rt. 2 died today after a long illness.  
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church. 
The Revs. Earl Brogden, Hinton Waters and Ray Hayes will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery will be directed by Johnson-Brown service Funeral Home.  
Mr. Clark was a lifelong resident of Newton Rt. 2 and a member  
of Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Ella (Aplin)  
Clark; Four sons, Charles Murray, John and A.B. Clark jr., Dothan;  
four daughters, Mrs. Nell Matthews, Mrs. Grady Lee, and Mrs. Fox  
Daughtry, Dothan, Mrs. Inez Finn, Newton; three brothers Ralph Ray  
and J. W. Clark, Newton; a sister Mrs. Sam Barrick, Newton; and 16  
grandchildren. Submitted by Maggie Highsmith 

The Dothan Eagle    November 26, 1965  

Mrs Ella Dell Clark, 80, of Newton Rt. 2 died in a Dothan Hospital today. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel Baptist Church near Newton with the Rev. David Curry and  
the Rev, Max McNab officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Johnson-Brown Service Funeral Home directing.  
The body will be at the funeral home chapel and at the church  
one hour before service time. The family will be at the home of  
a daughter, Mrs. Nell M. Helms, 1000 Moss St. in Dothan and will  
receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.  
Mrs. Clark was born in Barbour County, but moved to Dale County  
at an early age. She was the widow of Abbie Buford Clark.  
Survivers, include four daughters, Mrs. Inez Finn, Mrs. Fox (Evelyn)  
Daughtry, Mrs. Nell Helms, and Mrs. Grady (Sue) Lee, all of Dothan.  
Four sons, A. B. Clark, John L. Clark, Charles H. Clark, and Murray  
D. Clark, all of Dothan; 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.
The Covington News Newspaper Thursday Afternoon, December 30, 1943
    Submitted by Maggie Highsmith  Maganfarris@aol.com


     A. B. Clark former Houston County Sheriff,  62 of 2706 S. Park Ave.
died Saturday in a local hospital after an extended illness. The funeral wil 4 p.m. today in Cloverdale United Methodist Church with the Dr. Robert Baggott and the Revs. Jesse Guy an Emory Evans
officiating. Burial will b
e in Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd FuneralHome directing. The body will be placed in 
the church one hour before service time. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions be
made in Mr. Clark's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1810 Montgomery  Highway 36303 or to the Alabama Sheriff's Boys Ranch or the Alabama Girls Ranch, Rt. 1 Box 12, Clayton, Ala. 36016.
       A native of Newton, Mr. Clark had lived in the Wiregrass all his life, and had reside in Dothan for the past 35 years. He was elected sheriff of Houston County in 1966 and held that office until 1982. He currently
served as president of the Alabama Sheriff's Association in 1969 and was instrumental in the building of the Houston House located at the Alabama Sheriff's Boys Ranch in 1978. He also organized the jr. Deputy Program 
in Houston County in 1968. Mr. Clark was a member of the Dothan Elks Club, Dothan Lions Club, and attended Cloverdale Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Runnell Clark, Dothan, two sons and daughters
in law. Mr. and Mrs. Alan (Marty) Clark, Dothan; Dr. and Mrs. Ken (Becky) Clark, Dothan, two daughters and sons in law, Shelia and  Lt. Col. Jim Mills, Austin, Texas, Jan and Michael Hembree, Carrollton, 
Ga., three brothers, Murray D. Clark, John L. Clark, and Charles H. Clark; four sisters,  Inez C. Finn, Evelyn C. Daughtry, Sue C. Lee,  and Vernell C. Helms; 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
      Serving as active pallbearers will be Mickey Daughtry, Jerry Finn, Clark Matthews, Scott Clark, Heath Lee, Ricky Snellgrove, and  Larry Clark. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Alabama  
Sheriff's Association and all law enforcement agencies.  

The Dothan Eagle   Monday, August 15, 1988   7-A  


        Mrs. Lula Clark of Pigeon Creek passed away December 19th
after a long illness.
    Funeral services were held at Oak Grove December 24 at 1 P.M.
with C.O. Stewart officiating.
     Pallbearers were: Jenkins Ballard, M. C. Ballard, D. M. Hall,
Jerome Ballard, I. H. Curry, and Holland Mitchell.
    The deceased is survived by Lewis and Homer Barnes of Pigeon
Creek her sons; Mrs. Eula May Allen, Mrs. Ethel Nixon, Mrs. Crodie
Lee Dixon, daughters; Dessie and Pearly Brogden, brothers; Mrs.
Cassie Odom, Mrs. Verta Black, Mrs. Donie Barnes, Mrs. Carrie
Ballard, sisters.    Benson Funeral Home directing.    

Additional Comments:
Lula Brogden married Leonard Barnes first, then Jim Clark.

J.C. Cowen  Expires Following Illness
Last Rites For Honored Citizen Today In Coffee County

   Jeff C. Cowen is dead at the age of 58. He died at his home two miles east of Andalusia
Wednesday afternoon after an illness of long duration. He had been confined to his room for
several months before his death. He was a native of Coffee County but had lived in Andalusia
for approximately fifteen years.
   He is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters. Son are Justice, Dewey,
Enoch and Carl.  Daughters are Mrs. Vera Thurman, Columbus, Ga.; and Miss Lois Cowen,
Andalusia. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, brothers are Jim and
Dan Cowen, and Mrs. Lena King, all residents of Coffee County.
  The body was carried to Danley's Cross roads in Coffee County this afternoon
where funeral service and burial will take place.  The funeral will be preached by
 Elder Jack Mitchell of Coffee County, after which interment will take place in the family plot.
   Complete funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press and
will be published next week.
  Funeral arrangements will be by Patrick
Covington County News  January 10, 1935


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