September 19, 1931 ~ March 2, 2011

Born in: Yancey Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

ELIZABETH WYNELLE HENSLEY CARPENTER ASHEVILLE – Elizabeth Wynelle Hensley Carpenter, 79, went peacefully to the arms of the Lord March 2, 2011. She was born September 19, 1931 in Yancey County NC. She was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mafra Lee Renfro Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Wayne Hensley. Wynelle lived the majority of her life in Buncombe County. She was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School and Blanton's Business College. She was employed by the City of Asheville for several years and later served in various administrative assistant positions, including her husband's dental office. She was a past member of both the First Baptist Church of Asheville and the First Congregational Church, where she served as church secretary. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Dr. Max Wilson Carpenter; daughters Laura C. Sharpe and husband Todd of Arden, Pamela C. Nicholson and husband John of Winston Salem, NC; four grandchildren, Emily Sharpe, Henry Sharpe, Erika Nicholson, and Tanner Nicholson; six nieces and three nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2 pm in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam McLamb will officiate. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9pm on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Biltmore Baptist Church, Global Mission Offering, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, NC 28704-8707, or Mission Healthcare Foundation-Cancer Center Campaign, 980 Hendersonville Road, Suite C, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Pam, John and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I trust that our Lord’s peace and grace will continue to be with you during this time.

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  2. To Laura and Pam and Dr. Carpenter,and the whole family, my sincerest condolences. I have fond memories of time I have spent with the Carpenter family and wish all of you happiness when memories flood your minds of Mrs. Carpenter. Love Bev

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  3. To Max and family,
    I was so sad when I heard about Wynelle. You both were such wonderful neighbors to our family growing up. Wynelle was such a sweet woman, and I have such positive memories of her. I’m sorry for the loss for you and your family.

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  4. Dear Max, Laura, Pam and families, You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife and Mother. May God bless you and comfort you at this sad time. Your cousin, Martha Griffin Gunter.

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  5. MAX AND FAMILY WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AS YOU GO THRU THIS TRYING TIME MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    YOUR FRIENDS FROM HEART PATH

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  6. Dear Pam, Laura and Dr. Carpernter, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom and wife. I have very fond memories of all the times at your house, sleep overs and general craziness of high school shared with your family. I am sending you good wishes, my deepest sympathies and my sorrow that I will not be able to attend the sevices in person, but my heart and prayers will be with you. Love, ELizabeth

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  7. Max and Family-Gail and I were so sorry to hear the news. What a wonderful lady that always made you feel good! May God comfort you and help you dwell on all the wonderful memories! Our sincere warmest regards, wishes and prayers are with you and family. Your friends Tedd & Gail Smith

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  8. To my friend and co-worker – Laura. My thoughts and prayers are with you. There is nothing quite losing a parent. Thinking of you.

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  9. Dear Max and family:

    Wynelle will sure be missed by her neighbor. I will always remembers her positive attitude and great sense of humor. She handled this illness with such grace. What an inspiration. Know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Warmly, Randy

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  10. Laura, Pam, and your families:

    I have been praying for you all since I learned of your mom’s death late last week. I am sorry for your loss but rejoice in her homegoing. My you feel the prayers and support of all your friends far and near.

    Teresa

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