Kathryn Carpenter

June 30, 1946 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 73)

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Kathryn Herron Carpenter, age 73, a lifelong resident of  Forest, died Friday, January 10, 2020, in Jackson following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Monday, January 13, 2020, from the Homewood Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Homewood Cemetery.  Rev. Milton Koon and Rev. Phillip Roland will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the OTT & LEE Funeral Home in Forest and on Monday, at Homewood Methodist Church from 10:30am till service time at 11am.

Kathryn was born on Sunday, June 30, 1946, in Homewood to her parents, John William Herron and Mary Thelma Westbrook Herron.  She had worked for the Scott County Times as a typesetter.  She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church but more recently had been attending Homewood Methodist Church. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was most fond of her loving husband, Kermit. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents,  daughter, Tammy Lee Frank, a brother, Charles Leslie Herron and recently departed niece, Denese Sawyer Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Kermit Carpenter of  Forest, a sister Johnnie H. Jones of  Homewood, nieces, Lanay (Ricky) Russum of  Polkville, Tonda  Rayborn of  Raleigh, nephew Bill (Shelia) Sawyer of  Homewood, several great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Wesley Jones, Ricky Russum, Jonathan Sawyer, Daniel Russum, Bill Sawyer, and Mark Gaddis.  Honorary pallbearers are  Kenneth Weldon, Timothy Hodges, and Bobby Shumaker. ‚Äč

Services provided by Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Forest.

Telephone:  (601) 469-3412

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January 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Forest
295 East First Street
Forest, MS 39074

January 13, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Homewood Methodist Church Visitation:

Funeral Service
January 13, 2020

11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Homewood Methodist Church
8720 MS Hwy. 35 South
Forest, MS 39074

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