Emaly G. Carpenter, 62, wife of James Carpenter and a resident of Wade Brown Road in Lewisburg, and retired employee of Keith Baker Homes Inc. in Columbia, died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center.
A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Carpenter was the daughter of Evelyn Luna Phifer and the late Bennie A. Phifer. Mrs. Carpenter was formerly an employee with Teledyne in Lewisburg, and in 2008, she retired from Keith Baker Homes Inc. where she faithfully served as the Service Manager. She was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. Included in her life's great achievements were: 2004 Most Loyal and Dedicated Employee Award from Keith Baker Homes, Inc; in 2005 she was recognized by Fleetwood Homes as the "Customer Satisfaction Specialist of Tennessee". Mrs. Carpenter
enjoyed reading, fishing, traveling, and the real joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren. Her family fondly recalls her incredible sense of humor and the pleasure she brought to all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Carpenter left behind to cherish her memories one daughter, Rhonda (Robert) Himes of Lewisburg; one sister, Edna (Dooney) Thomas of Lewisburg; and three grandchildren, Alex Mendoza, Mercedez Mendoza, and Max Himes. Mrs. Carpenter also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Ross Pruitt III, and a sister, Benita Gale Mangrum.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carpenter will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home with Keith Baker and Rev. Butch Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery in the Verona Community.
Active pallbearers will be Eric Jones, Charlie Lewis, Ron Kelley, Donnie Carpenter, Robert Himes, Jeremy Baker, Bobby Dunnivant, Tim Ashley, and Bill Thomas.
Honorary guests will include Dr. Jon Freels, Brooke Baker Hensley, Danny and Joy Davidson, Pam Arnett, Kay Walker, and past and present employees of Keith Baker Homes Inc.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heritage-fhcs.com