Edna Ham Carpenter, a resident of Old Webb Road, Webb, died early Monday morning, Oct. 1, 2007, in a Dothan hospital. She was 94. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with the Revs. Wallace M. Duke and Darrell Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. At other times, the family will be at the home of her son, Kenneth D. Davidson, 2261 Omussee Road, Webb. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Old Webb Road Baptist Church, c/o Amy Odom, P.O. Box 118, Webb, AL 36376, or to Wiregrass Hospice, Inc., P.O. Drawer 2127 Dothan, AL 36303. The family requests the omission of food. Mrs. Carpenter was born and reared in Henry County, near Newville, daughter of the late Willie Walden Ham and Maudie Ruth Murphy Ham. She formerly lived in Columbia and Dothan before moving to Webb in 1982. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Old Webb Road Baptist Church and was a former member of the Smyrna Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes. She was retired from the Dothan City School System in the Girard Elementary School lunchroom. In earlier years, she and her late husband, owned and operated Carpenters Grocery in Columbia and also Southside Grocery in Dothan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lunie M. Carpenter; her daughter-in-law, Jeanine Hasty Davidson; two grandsons, Kenneth Shawn Davidson and Troy Lyle Davidson; a sister, Ruth Ham Steed; and two brothers, Buford Ham and Earnest Ham. Surviving relatives include her son, Kenneth Durward Davidson, Dothan; a granddaughter, Wini Davidson Fletcher and husband, Ron Fletcher, Webb; a granddaughter-in-law, Nina Gann Davidson, Panama City, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Fletcher, Catlin Fletcher, Anslee Davidson and Collin Davidson; a sister, Evelyn Miller and husband, Wade Miller, Dothan; three sisters-in-law, Addie Mae Ham, Ashford, Willie Pearl Carpenter, Columbia, Floradell Chase, Bainbridge, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Hugh Steed, Panama City, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jerry Tew, Joel McNeill, Tony Miller, Michael Fletcher, Ronnie Fletcher and Ray Odom. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Timeless Treasures of the Old Webb Road Baptist Church. Holman-Headland Mortuary, (334) 693-3371, is in charge of arrangements.
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