Harold Edward "Eddie" Carpenter

Age: 63
Address: The Pyatte Community of Avery County, NC
Date of Death: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Harold Edward “Eddie” Carpenter, age 63, of the Pyatte Community, passed away on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Holland and Essie Lee Buchanan Carpenter.  He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Shirley Jean Carpenter.  Ed was a First Responder and a member of the Green Valley Fire Department who worked for over 30 years with the N.C. Forest Service.  He was a loving husband, father and “Paw” who loved hunting and fishing.
     Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years, Netia Benfield Carpenter; two daughters: Misty Carpenter McGraw and husband, John, of Grassy Creek and Heather Carpenter Barnard and husband, Dennis, of Pyatte; sister, Deborah Gail Oaks and husband, Dean, of Jerry’s Creek; six grandchildren: John Christopher McGraw, Jr. and wife, Megan, Jared Carpenter McGraw, Dustin Lee Barnard, April Kayla Barnard, Charity Sue Barnard and Coleman Edward Barnard.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at Big Meadows Baptist Church.  Rev. Josh Calvert and Pastor Keith Russell will officiate.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd in the church cemetery. 
     Pallbearers will be: Dewey Benfield, Dustin Lee Barnard, John Chirstopher McGraw, Jr., Jared Carpenter McGraw and Jeffrey Benfield.  To send online condolences, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.

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