Friday, December 26, 2008

Jimmie Leroy Carpenter

Charlotte & Jimmie Carpenter

Jimmie Leroy Carpenter went home to spend Christmas with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday night, Dec. 21, 2008, surrounded by his loving wife of 34 years, his three loving children and their spouses, along with other family and friends.

Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Kennedale. Interment: Brown Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Jimmie's honor to First Baptist Church of Kennedale's Multi-Purpose Building Fund, Box 295, Kennedale, Texas 76060.

Jimmie was a devout member of First Baptist Church of Kennedale and dedicated his time to whatever service was needed. He was a member of Deer Creek Masonic Lodge of Everman for 40 years. Jimmie spent his life doing what he loved most -- fishing and hunting. He retired from Western Electric in September 1990 after 35 years of service.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Josephine Clepper of Baytown and Jimmie Levi Carpenter of Marshall; brothers, Vernon Virgil and Robert Reynolds; and his hero, Luther J. Wood.

Survivors: His adoring wife and fishing buddy, Charlotte; his daughter, Andrea Kay Ober and her husband, Ronnie, of Mineral Wells; his sons, Chuck Carpenter and wife, Dean, of Fort Worth and Kyle Fletcher and his wife, Letha, of Kennedale; granddaughter, Jody Mara of Fort Worth; grandson, Cody Carpenter of Fort Worth; sister, Mable Anderson of Baytown; loving mother-in-law, Loweda Wood (Meme) of Aledo; and many dearly loved extended family members and friends.

Published in the Star-Telegram on 12/23/2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Stocking Stuffer would be Edna



SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
December 10, 2008

I would love to be able to put not only this small photo of my beloved grandmother into my Christmas stocking, but into that of all of my 1st cousins, as well. I would truly love to have her here with us longer! I should have asked her more questions. We talked a lot, and as a smaller child I eavesdropped a lot on the adults (didn't you do that?); but I would ask her where her grandparents got to. I have no idea where Richard and Polly Brooks Puckett are buried. I've been searching for them so long it's a standard statement when my husband and I start out to go visiting the dead in the Texas graveyards to say, "Maybe Richard and Polly are here!"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lula Genevive Roberts sends Christmas Card to Mother

Lula Geneva Roberts
November 15, 1889 - April 03, 1926

Photo of Lula Geneva Roberts sent to her mother, Alice Cook Roberts Puckett, on Sept. 28, 1907. She was born on November 15, 1889 in Many, Louisiana and died April 3, 1926 in California.

Her father was Marion Roberts. Some where I have information on his accidental death and I just need to find it.

So, she was 18 when this photo was taken.

One of my great aunts remembers being told that Grandpa (Harve) was born around Many, Louisiana. Grandma (Alice) was from Lewing Town. They used to tell the children that Grandpa would go to Lewing Town and court the "Widow" Roberts. Alice was married to a man named Roberts and they had three children (Lula Geneva Roberts, an infant boy, and Eles Lee Roberts). When Alice married Harvey, her mother, Mary Province Cook, would not let her take the children with her to that marriage.

This card was obviously sent to Alice Cook Roberts Puckett by her oldest daughter, Lula Geneva(Genevive?) Roberts. We know she was in Many, Louisiana from a card that was sent to her mother in 1907, then when she died she was in California according to the family records I have. Now this card was sent to Alice & Harvey's family at Christmas in 1923 or 1928(?) from Ft. Worth, Texas! We need to find out if she actually lived at 1037 Jefferson in Ft. Worth. Maybe we'll find her on the census records.

Wonder who got the stamp????

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