May 14, 1933 ~ October 6, 2011
Claudia Williams Carpenter, 78, of Aberdeen, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 6, 2011 at FirstHealth with her family by her bedside.
The daughter of Claude Washington Williams and Annie Mae Bullard Williams, Claudia was born in Cheraw, SC on May 14, 1933. She moved to North Carolina as a child and graduated from Aberdeen High School. She was married to her high school sweetheart, John, for 60 years. They raised their family in Pinebluff, NC. Claudia worked as a secretary at Moore Memorial Hospital, Sandhills Community College, The Hayter Firm and Ives Memorial Baptist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress and taught Ladies Bible Study for many years. She adored the creation of beaches and lakes and embraced the importance of faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three siblings; Barbara Collins, Harry Williams, and Charles Williams.
Claudia leaves behind her loving husband, Johnny, and their three children; Marsha Carpenter of Cameron, Stephen Carpenter (Sandy) of Asheville, and Amy Heath (Dennis) of Aberdeen. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Amy Lynn, Wendy, John Stephen, Scott, Brad and Spencer as well as nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service celebrating Claudia's life and the promise of eternal life will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 10 at Pinebluff Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Proctor and Rev. Don Ballenger officiating.
The family would like to thank the medical community at Reid Heart Center for their professional, compassionate care.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC. Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com
The family is receiving friends at the home, 607 John McQueen Rd in Forest Hills, at your convenience.