Obituary of Jiles Thomas Carpenter

The Greenwood Commonwealth
Greenwood, MS
Dec. 8, 2003

CARROLLTON - Services for Jiles Thomas Carpenter, 76, of Carrollton, who died of cancer, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

Mr. Carpenter was a railroad conductor, who retired after many years of service with the railroad. A native of Carroll County, he was a former resident of Memphis, Tenn., where he worked for the Army Depot. He lived in Florida for 20 years before returning to Carroll County.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Enon Methodist Church in Carroll County. He was a member of Big Hungry Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Potts Carpenter of Carrollton; two daughters, Janet Carpenter Potts of Forney, Texas, and Sharon Carpenter Carter of Horn Lake; one sister, Juanita Martin of Greenwood; and four grandchildren, Donny Shankle of Memphis, John A. Potts and Jeffery T. Potts, both of Forney, and Shelley R. Shankle of Little Rock, Ark.

The Rev. Bobby Cain and the Rev. Wilson Ray will officiate at the services.

Burial will be in Enon Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Martin, Terry Tingle, Ricky Kirk, Jeff Potts, John A. Potts, Doyle Carpenter, Joey Carpenter and Zack Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Booker, Charles McCorkle, Curren Noah, Ray Hall, Harris Powers and Charles Cern Johnston.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.


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