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Originally published: 2013-02-22 12:25:16
Last modified: 2013-02-22 12:25:16

Bernice Carpenter King

Bernice Carpenter King, 89, of the Hensen Creek Community, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at The Heritage in Newland.

Born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Orene Carpenter. She was a member of the Powdermill Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill King, who passed away in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Samuel King; her great-grandson, Christopher Conley; and her sisters, Clarice Carpenter and Orene Ollis.

Mrs. Bernice King is survived by her son, Sam King and wife, Kaye, of Star Prairie, Wis.; her daughter, Sylvia Sullins and husband, Skip, of Hollywood, S.C.; her sister, Patsy Carpenter of Newland; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral services for King were conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Revs. Wallace Wise and Clay Dale officiating. Interment followed in the Big Meadows Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family via the website,

Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the King family.

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