SHELBY- Mrs. Jetty Leah Ledford Carpenter, 85, died Friday May 3, 2013, at Wendover Hospice.
Born in Cleveland County, on Aug. 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Columbus Washington and Claudia Drewery Ledford.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Carpenter; siblings, Horace Ledford, Sadie Turner, Judy Eaton, Eloise Scism, Peggy Ledford, Jimmy Ledford and Robert Ledford. Jetty was a member of Mulls Memorial Baptist Church and retired from Dover Mill after 40 years of service as a draw-in hand. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed watching nascar and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Jetty is survived by two sons, Bobby Carpenter and wife Patti of Shelby, and Don Carpenter and fiancée Julie Anderson of Nashville TN; siblings, Eddie Ledford and wife Patsy of Shelby, David Ledford and wife Pam of Gastonia, Tommy Ledford and wife Linda of Cherryville, Linda Terhorst and husband Heinrich of Cherryville, Patsy Harris and husband Clyde of Shelby, Jean Richards of Shelby; sister-in-law, Shirley Ledford of Shelby; grandchildren, David Carpenter and wife Jessica, Ashley Almanza and husband Ray, Michael Carpenter, and Rachel Carpenter; and two great grandchildren, Carly Carpenter and Logan Almanza.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home of Linda Terhorst.
Funeral Service: 4 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Chapel of Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: the Rev. Robert E. Wise
Burial: Mulls Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Carpenter.
Memorials: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com