Mr. James Eugene Carpenter

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  Mr. James Eugene Carpenter, age 69 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, December 09, 2014. Born Monday, January 29, 1945 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was a member of Old Union Baptist Church. He enjoyed all things outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed gardening. Mr.  Carpenter served his community through 50 plus years in the auto body repair industry where he made thousands of friends. Mr. Carpenter was preceded in death by his Parents, Jessie James and Emma Jean Boyette Carpenter; Father and Motherin- law, Odell & Doyle Lowrey. Those left to cherish his memory include his Wife, Veo Carpenter, Joyce; Sons, Jeffrey Eugene Carpenter and Clay Alan Carpenter both of Dodson; Daughter, Marjorie Jean  Carpenter, Dodson; Grandchildren, Justin and wife Lindsey, Jordyn, Colton, Cade and Jake and wife Machaela; Great Grandchildren, Jace, Jarron, Claylee Anne and Hadley Rose; Brothers, Gary Carpenter and wife Renea, Dodson and Arthur Carpenter, Jonesboro; Paternal Aunt Irene and Maternal Aunt Ida Mae; and his four-legged friend, “Lady”; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Southern Funeral Home with Dr. Calvin Phelps and Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in Old Union Cemetery, in Joyce. Serving the family as pallbearers were Colton Carpenter, Cade Carpenter, Jake Carpenter, D. J. Leach, Steven Carpenter, Bobby Hutto, Justin Carpenter, Hon., Gary Van Carpenter, Hon., David James Hon., Leon Carter, Hon., Roy Jordan, Hon., Mike Hudson, Hon. The Carpenter Family wishes to extend special appreciation to Dr. Julio Iglasias, the staffs of Winn Parish Medical Center, Specialty Hospital and Winnfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for showing such compassionate care for our loved one in our time of need. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.  

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