Mrs. Shelby Jean Carpenter Hartzog of West Jefferson passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center. She was 75.
Mrs. Hartzog was born in Kingsport, Tenn., to the late Norman and Ottie Patrick Carpenter.
Shelby was a member of Pine Swamp Baptist Church. She was always in good cheer and loved everyone; enjoyed being around people. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Henry Hartzog on Nov. 27, 2000; two sisters, Betty Sue Carpenter and Wanda Mae Carpenter; a brother-in-law, Bill May; and a sister-in-law, Betty Carpenter.
Mrs. Hartzog is survived by four daughters, Brenda Summerlin and husband, Billy, of Macclesfield, Debra Salmons, of West Jefferson, Sandie Bower and husband, Mark, of West Jefferson and Beth Hartzog and fiancée Jason Fairchild, of West Jefferson; a sister, Wilma May, of Jefferson; five brothers, Denver (Herman) Carpenter and wife, Anna, of Lansing, Ernie Carpenter and wife, Barbara, of Lansing, Charlie Carpenter and wife, Karen, of Lansing, Jerry Carpenter and wife, Martha, of Lansing and Dolin Carpenter and wife, Joyce (Sunday), of Elk Park; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garrett Mahaffey and Rev. Billy Joe Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartzog Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, two hours prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Pine Swamp Baptist Church, c/o Sandie Bower, 3937 Hartzog Ford Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
The family is meeting at the homeplace at 3789 Hartzog Ford Road in West Jefferson.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.