George Ashley Carpenter

September 1, 1940August 7, 2018

George Ashley Carpenter, 77 passed away on August 7, 2018. He was born September 1, 1940 in Mecklenburg County to the late Charles and Lottie (Wilson) Carpenter. George’s passion in life was Lowesville Café which he owned and operated for 38 years. George also proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his two children, Gary Carpenter and Sandra Cook of Iron Station; brothers, David Carpenter of Mount Holly and Jimmy Carpenter of Shuffletown, sisters, Pat Suddreth of Iron Station, Sue Carpenter of Alexis, Diane Blackmon of SC and Ann Thompson of Rutherfordton; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carpenter, two brothers, Bobby and Ralph and sister, Lucille Stacy.

The family will receive friends with a reception from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the Carpenter family.


  • Receiving of Friends with Reception Saturday, August 11, 2018

George Ashley Carpenter

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Michael and Joan Stacey

August 18, 2018

Your father, my Uncle George was an extremely caring and kind man. I always admired his caring nature and his devotion to family, and what a great cook he was. Our prayers are with your family. Joan and Mike Stacey

Carla Angel

August 9, 2018

Guy's I'm sorry to hear about George. He was very good to me. I loved him. We had so much fun together. And he'll always be in my heart. Love u guy's!

Gary & Joy Rankin

August 9, 2018

Gary and Candy, we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Gary and I will be praying for you and your family. Love, Gary and Joy Rankin