Arlene Johnson Carpenter

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Mrs. Arlene Johnson Carpenter, 89, was born on June 22, 1924, in Randolph County and passed away on June 8, 2014 at Arbor Springs in Opelika. Mrs. Carpenter was a resident of the Opelika and Auburn area since 1985. Mrs. Carpenter retired in 1983, after 24 years as a buyer for Wakefield's Department Store in Anniston. She was a former member of First Christian Church in Anniston and an active member of Opelika First United Methodist Church. She was also a member and past president of Strickland Sunday School Class, the Joy Fellowship devotional leader, a Congregational Care Chairperson, a member of the Mother's Study Club, a Charter Member of 55 Plus, a volunteer for EAMC for 20 years and a volunteer at Opelika Health Care for 8 years. Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her parents, Shelley and Luna Murphy Johnson; her husband, James Davis Carpenter; her sister, Evelyn Johnson Williams; her infant son, Kenneth Arlin Carpenter and her son, Bill W. Carpenter. She is survived by her son, Randell (Deborah) Carpenter, of Opelika; her daughter, Charlotte (Ronny) Phillips Koon, of Helena; her sister, Deane Albright, of Anniston; her grandchildren, Morgan (Connie) Carpenter, David (Melissa) Carpenter, Jeff (Emily) Carpenter, Kara (David) Jansen, Bryan Carpenter, Bradley (Krystal) Carpenter, Matt (Jill) Phillips, Russ (April) Phillips; great-grandchildren, Lauren (Donald) Yost, Scot and Kelcie Carpenter, Seth and Zach Carpenter, Christopher and Jayden Jansen, Hailey, Daniel, Dyllon and Kimberly Carpenter, and Blake and Sarah Phillips; her daughter-in-law, Anne Carpenter; former daughter-in-law, Lynn Harrington; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Woodham and Chaplain Paul Greger officiating. A Graveside Service was held at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Gardens in Anniston with the Rev. Laura Hutchinson officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations to the Opelika First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Frederick-Dean Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.FrederickDan.com Funerals & Cremations Since 1900
Published in The Anniston Star on June 11, 2014