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Sylvia Tate Carpenter

Sylvia Tate Carpenter, 69, passed away June 13 at her daughter’s residence in Red Bay. She was born in Alabama and was a deli worker at Piggly Wiggly in Red Bay for 15 years. She was a member of Five Points Church of Christ.

Services were June 15, 3 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, with Danny Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay.

She is survived by three children – Freda Carpenter Massey and James Carpenter, both of Red Bay, and Brandi Carpenter Duckworth and husband Bradley, Vina; two grandchildren– Candi Massey Fuller and husband Brian and Chasity Massey Franks and husband Andrew; one brother – Jimmy Tate and wife Sue, Red Bay; one sister – Barbara Jackson, Brilliant; and six great-grandchildren – Hunter Fuller, Melee Weaver, Matthew Fuller, Sara Beth Fuller, Abryanna Franks and Walker Franks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Carpenter; her parents, Rebon and Inez Tate; two brothers, Bobby Tate and Gary Tate; and one grandson, Brantley Tate Duckworth.

Pallbearers were Wesley Miller, Phillip Hardin, Michael Cross, Jeff Reid, Nathan Faulkner and Steven Webb.

Visitation was June 15, 1-2:45 p.m., at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.

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