Nancy Clements Carpenter

April 21, 1923January 9, 2013

GASTONIA — Nancy Kiser Clements Carpenter, 89, was born April 21, 1923, to the late Robert and Bertha Kiser (Bessemer City) and transitioned from her Earthly life into Eternal life on Jan. 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Charles A. Clements Jr. (Gastonia) and her second husband of 10 years, Joseph H. Carpenter (Gastonia).

To cherish her memories Nancy leaves her son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Romonna Clements (Gastonia); her daughter and son-in-law, Mandi and Fred Robinson (Charlotte); her sister, Pat Lindsay (Bessemer City); her sister, Glista Young (Bessemer City); her brother, Bob Kiser and wife Genie (Santa Monica, Calif.); her grandson, Matt Clements and wife Angela (Gastonia); her precious great-grandson, Dylan Clements (Gastonia); her stepson, Richard Carpenter and wife Donna (Dallas); her step-grandchildren, Josh Robinson (Anchorage, Alaska), Sarah Siddique and husband, Noman (Denver, Colo.), Paris Robinson (Stanley), Taylor Robinson (Surfside Beach, S.C.), and all her beloved extended family.

Nancy was a devoted member of Maylo United Methodist Church where she greeted members and guests every Sunday. She taught the First and Second Grade Sunday School class for over thirty years and later taught the Susanna Wesley Women’s Sunday School Class. She was a long-time former choir member and, even with a hearing impairment, loved music. Nancy was an avid reader. She enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball. Nancy supported many organizations including the American Red Cross, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Easter Seals among several others.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Maylo United Methodist Church, 1900 Spencer Mountain Road (Ranlo), Gastonia, NC 28054.

The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m.

Gifts in Nancy’s memory can be made to Maylo United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be made online at

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Clements/Carpenter family.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nancy Clements Carpenter

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January 18, 2013

Mother, I miss you terribly. I am your baby forever. All my love, all my life - Mandi