Velma Elise Carpenter (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Velma Elise Carpenter, 89, wife of the late William Frank Carpenter, entered into rest on Monday, October 18, 2010 at University Hospital. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Pineview Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry T. Matthews officiating. Mrs. Carpenter, formerly of Belvedere, moved to the area in 1952 from Lexington, SC. She retired as a clerical worker from United Merchants Manufacturing. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, where she was a member of the Faithful Sunday School Class. Additional survivors include two nieces, Elizabeth Hixon of North Augusta, SC and Martha Griffin of Lake Murray, SC; and one brother- in-law, Bill Holder of Aiken, SC. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of National Healthcare in North Augusta and to the staff of the 7th floor at University Hospital. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Faithful Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from noon until 1:30pm. Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Please visit the online registry at Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-October 19, 2010