LAWNDALE - Melvin Fonzo Carpenter, 59, of 221 New Bethel Church Road, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. Born April 6, 1954, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Fonzo Swaford Carpenter and Ellen Bumgardner Carpenter.
He worked for Shaw Construction, Allison International, Bernhardt Furniture and Metromont Concrete.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Maudie Watts Carpenter; three stepchildren, Charles Cody, Peggy Tallent and Freida Marie Allan; brother, Steve Carpenter; sister, Sherri Beam; grandson, Scott Davis; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Davis and Natalie Davis; special nephews and nieces, Robert Lovelace, Valerie Serrano, Jed Beam, Taylor Beam, Mollie Beam, Bailey Beam and Denise Seegers.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Officiated by: Pastor Dale Pederson
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Memorials: May be made to
, Carolina Chapter, 1901 Burnswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com