Mary E. Carpenter, 82, of Johnson City went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Mrs. Carpenter was a native of Hawkins County and had lived in Johnson City since her teenage years. She was a daughter of the late
Samuel BlevinsBlev and Ollie Mae Johnson Bass.
Mrs. Carpenter was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; one son, Doug Carpenter in 1994; and two brothers, Carl Bass and Robert Bass.
Survivors include: three daughters, Frankie Denton of Chuckey, TN, Polly Carpenter of Jonesborough, and Kim Fletcher of Danbury, CT;
five grandchildren, Mary Ann Sissy Lewis, Tommy Joe P-nut Denton, Allison Elliott, Carrie Frye, and Jamie Tipton; six great grandchildren, Randy, Eric, Lil Marty, Corey, Alex, and Danyell; one sister, Edith Ward of Rogersville, TN ; one brother, Hugh Lee Bass of Rogersville, TN; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family of Mary E. Carpenter will receive friends on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 1 to 3 PM at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2 PM Monday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Kyker will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be Dean Lewis, Randy Lewis, Jerry Baker, Mark Pelletier, Sean Elliott, Alex Capps, and Andy Frye.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Joe P-nut Denton and Eric Lewis.