LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Rev. Leo B. Carpenter, 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Lincolnton United Methodist Church with Rev. John Pike and Rev. Jane Brooks officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta.
Born in South Royalton, Vt., on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1929, the Rev. Carpenter served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the civil service at Fort Gordon in 1985 and was a retired United Methodist Minister and a member of Lincolnton United Methodist Church, Past Master of Fleming Masonic Lodge #718 and 10th District and Scottish Rite, Past President of the United Methodist Retired Ministers Association, Augusta District. The Rev. Carpenter preached in the Augusta District of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years serving in Augusta, Evans, Thomson and Lincolnton. He recently retired from Boneville and Salem Churches in Thomson.
Survivors include his four children, Christina Schumann of Greensboro, N.C., Leona Cook of Valdosta; Monroe Carpenter of Marietta, and Trish Yount of Evans; one sister, Mildred Hill of White River Junction, Vt. In addition to his children and sister, he is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rev. Carpenter was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Carol Carpenter.
Pallbearers were Tom McGee, Kenny May, James Freeman, Jason Cook, Christopher Cook, Terry Williams, Marc Yount and Rev. T.G. Hall. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Fleming Masonic Lodge #718.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, 2250 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904; or United Methodist Children Home, 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30033.
Rees Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.