Martha Bell Carpenter, 84, of Trion, Ga., died on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Mrs. Carpenter was born in Rockmart, Ga., on August 19, 1927. She was a member of the East Trion Church of God and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband, William Darnell Carpenter; her daughter, Joan Blackmon; and her sons, Rodney Carpenter and Greg Carpenter.
Mrs. Carpenter is survived by grandchildren, Tim and Lisa Blackmon, Tracy Sprayberry, Kristi and Tom Stevens, Jason and Misty Blackmon, Britt and Alaina Carpenter, Amber and Olin Woody, Kasey and Chris Cox and Zacj and Baylee Carpenter; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; son-in-law, Willie Blackmon; special cousin, Teresa and Jay Halbrooks; and a special friend, Tony Patterson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carpenter will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Chasteen and Reverend Gary Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tim Blackmon, Jason Blackmon, Britt Carpenter, Zack Carpenter, Dex Blackmon, Justin Yarbrough and Olin Woody. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson Yarbrough, Tony Patterson and Jeff White.
Mrs. Carpenter will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends on Monday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m.