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Billy R. Carpenter

Greenbrier, AR, 1924 - 2010

Mr. Billy R. Carpenter, 86, of Greenbrier, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at the Conway Regional Health Care Center. Mr. Carpenter was a native of Hamburg; a resident of Greenbrier for the past eight years and a former resident of Monticello and Hamburg for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard having served on the Destroyer, USS Calcetara, during World War II. In 1945 he started his career with the Arkansas Power and Light Company and retired after 40 years of service. He was dedicated to providing service to Ashley County residents anytime day or night. He served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg and later at Bono Baptist Church of Greenbrier. He loved his family, friends and fellowship. His family was what he cherished most in life and he never ran out of stories about his grandchildren and great-grandchildren or his hunting and fishing trips with friends, nephews, sons-in-law, preachers and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and his memory will be one reminiscent of carefree days spent with family, friends, children and laughter.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Jeanette Shockley Carpenter; a sister, Tommie Mae Salko; two brothers, Thomas and Derwood Carpenter and a son-in-law, Howard Sanderlin. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Hall Carpenter of Greenbrier; two daughters, Jeanette Sanderlin of Little Rock and Shirley Scallion and husband, Mike, of Greenbrier; a brother, Eugene Carpenter and wife, Nancy, of Port Nechas, Texas; a grandson, Jason Sanderlin and wife, Lisa, of Greenbrier; two granddaughters, Julie Deal and husband, Jay, of North Little Rock and Kara Griener and husband, Jay, of Greenbrier; seven great grandchildren, Joel and Christian Webb, Will and Addison Sanderlin, Laney Deal, Peyton and Brody Griener. He has a large extended family and was affectionately known throughout Ashley County and may other parts of the state as either Papaw or Uncle Billy.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bono Baptist Church, PO Box 1158, Greenbrier, Ark. 72058; First Baptist Church in Hamburg, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, Ark. 71646; the Hospice Home Care, Conway Office, 821 A N. Creek, Conway, Ark. 72032. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at

Published August 17, 2010

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc.
302 E. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 28, Hamburg, AR
Phone: 870-853-5252