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Originally published: 2013-02-18 15:28:42
Last modified: 2013-02-18 15:28:42

Mildred Singleton Carpenter

Mildred “Mid” Singleton Carpenter, 88, of Morganton, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, following a period of declining health.

Born in Avery County, on Nov. 18, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Sam Singleton and Ellafair Moody Singleton. Carpenter was a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Broughton Hospital for over 20 years and then at Autumn Care of Drexel.

Carpenter is survived by her daughters, Elaine Crowe, and Donna Patton and her husband, Paul, grandsons, Dallas Patton, Dennis Crowe, and Pat Patton, all of Morganton; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Hughes Pittman of Avery County; and a number of nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband, Deater Dallas Carpenter; a son, Kenneth Ray Carpenter; brothers, Rob, Inley, Earl and Ray Singleton; sisters, Hazel Greene, Bessie Carpenter, Mary Wright and Edith Love; and a son-in-law, Edward Crowe.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Moneyham officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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