The Greenwood Commonwealth
Services for Jiles Thomas Carpenter, 76, of Carrollton, who
died of cancer, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home, will be at
2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.
Mr. Carpenter was a railroad conductor, who retired after many
years of service with the railroad. A native of Carroll
County, he was a former resident of Memphis, Tenn., where he
worked for the Army Depot. He lived in Florida for 20 years
before returning to Carroll County.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Enon
Methodist Church in Carroll County. He was a member of Big
Hungry Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Potts Carpenter of
Carrollton; two daughters, Janet Carpenter Potts of Forney,
Texas, and Sharon Carpenter Carter of Horn Lake; one sister,
Juanita Martin of Greenwood; and four grandchildren, Donny
Shankle of Memphis, John A. Potts and Jeffery T. Potts, both
of Forney, and Shelley R. Shankle of Little Rock, Ark.
The Rev. Bobby Cain and the Rev. Wilson Ray will officiate at
Burial will be in Enon Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnnie Martin, Terry Tingle, Ricky Kirk,
Jeff Potts, John A. Potts, Doyle Carpenter, Joey Carpenter and
Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Booker, Charles McCorkle,
Curren Noah, Ray Hall, Harris Powers and Charles Cern
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the
services Tuesday at the funeral home.