OBITUARY

Hilda Ferrell Carpenter

November 13, 1922November 20, 2018

Hilda Ferrell Carpenter of Carpenter, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in her home.

Hilda was born on November 13, 1922 to the late George and Lula Ferrell. She grew up in the Carpenter community and attended Green Hope School where she met her late husband Roland Everett Carpenter, to whom she was married for 31 years. Roland followed her to Hardbarger’s Business College in downtown Raleigh, where she graduated with a business degree.

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, Millard and Omer; and a sister, Alene Ferrell. Hilda is survived by two sons, Dale and Joel, and their wives Tresa and Terri. She is also survived by five grandchildren – Dale, Matthew, Olivia and husband Jordan, Joshua, and Casey – to whom she was lovingly known as Gran.

Hilda was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church for ninety-six years, dating back to her birth. She was an integral part of the Church where she helped start the vacation bible school program, taught Sunday School, and attended the Dorcas Bible Class.

Outside of Church, Hilda handled the book keeping for the Carpenter Farm Supply into her later years. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Her quick wit and steadfast personality followed her throughout her life and have left a lasting impression on all who knew her. A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Good Hope Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Following the visitation, a celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 PM in the Good Hope Baptist Church sanctuary. Burial will immediately follow the service.

The family wishes to express deep appreciation to the caregivers from Aware Senior Care for their continued compassion and support.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net.

  • FAMILY

  • George and Lula Ferrell, Parents
  • Roland Everett Carpenter, Husband
  • Millard M. Ferrell, Brother
  • Omer G. Ferrell (Betty Lou), Brother
  • Alene Ferrell, Sister
  • Dale R. Carpenter (Tresa), Son
  • Joel C. Carpenter (Terri), Son
  • ~ Dale, Matthew, Olivia Green (Jordan), Joshua and Casey, Grandchildren
  • Louise Ferrell, Sister-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Ferrell
  • Jesse Hooks
  • Ronnie Lumley
  • Daniel Spell
  • Amos Adams
  • Don Hockaday
  • William Upchurch
  • Lee Phillips

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service to Follow Friday, November 23, 2018
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Biography

Hilda Ferrell Carpenter of Carpenter, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in her home.

Hilda was born on November 13, 1922 to the late George and Lula Ferrell. She grew up in the Carpenter community and attended Green Hope School where she met her late husband Roland Everett Carpenter, to whom she was married for 31 years. Roland followed her to Hardbarger’s Business College in downtown Raleigh, where she graduated with a business degree.

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, Millard and Omer; and a sister, Alene Ferrell.
Hilda is survived by two sons, Dale and Joel, and their wives Tresa and Terri. She is also survived by five grandchildren – Dale, Matthew, Olivia and husband Jordan, Joshua, and Casey – to whom she was lovingly known as Gran.

Hilda was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church for ninety-six years, dating back to her birth. She was an integral part of the Church where she helped start the vacation bible school program, taught Sunday School, and attended the Dorcas Bible Class.

Outside of Church, Hilda handled the book keeping for the Carpenter Farm Supply into her later years. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Her quick wit and steadfast personality followed her throughout her life and have left a lasting impression on all who knew her.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Good Hope Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Following the visitation, a celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 PM in the Good Hope Baptist Church sanctuary. Burial will immediately follow the service.

The family wishes to express deep appreciation to the caregivers from Aware Senior Care for their continued compassion and support.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net.