Joyce Carpenter

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Carpenter age 90, of Louisville, AL passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Pine Level Baptist Church in Louisville. Reverend Russell Hagler will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow in the cemetery at the church with Keahey Funeral of Clio directing.

Special music will be provided by Beverly Walker Danford, Meredith and Jason Waddell.

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Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Carpenter, Shane Carpenter, Clay Dansby, Drew Pape, Will Sconyers, Heath Fisher.

Left to cherish her memory daughter, Barbara (Joe Baxter) Carpenter of Clio; sons, Joe (Sherry Lane) Carpenter of Clio, Al; Jack Carpenter of Texas; grandchildren Scott Carpenter, Amy (Stephen) Finley, Shane Carpenter, Carl (Janet) Carpenter, Cartha (Nameer) Siddiqui, Anissa Ivey, Stacy (Adam) Carpenter, Clay (Michelle) Dansby; She was blessed with numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dekalb Carpenter in 2004; parents Will and Lena Helms; great grandson Connor Finely; great granddaughter Jordan Brabham; sisters Edith Helms; Annie Ree Alford; brother Felix Helms.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Level Youth Ministry at 1100 County Rd 33 Louisville, AL 36048

At the age of 15, Joyce Helms married her teenage sweetheart, Dekalb Carpenter. They shared 63 years together; she worked beside him during those years together operating Carpenter Tractor Company, row cropping and cattle farming on a large scale. Mrs.Carpenter mastered all aspects of farming and was revered by all who knew her as a hardworking lady. Her farm passion settled with the cows. She loved feeding and caring for them every day. She called them “her ladies”. She was featured in a state magazine for her excellence in the cattle industry. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Another passion was cooking and having family and friends sit down to a meal of home raised vegetables and meat. She was a member of the Pine Level Baptist Church and she loved her Lord. She had a longtime friend, Charlie Green, who in the recent years accompanied her with the farming duties as her health declined.

Mrs. Carpenters’ family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, calls and cards to check on Mrs. Carpenter and they would also like to thank Caregiver Vonn Blackmon and Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care of Mrs. Carpenter.