Carpenter, Britta Lee Woodard (2009)

Obituary of Britta Lee Woodard Carpenter ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Britta Lee Woodard Carpenter, age 75 of Marion passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 18, 2009 at Autumn Care of Marion.  A native of Swain County, she was born on February 11, 1934 to the late Walter A. Woodard and Mae Herron Woodard.  Britta was a former member of Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Baxter Healthcare following many years of service.  She was a beloved sister and aunt and was a friend to many in her community in Riverview Acres.  Two husbands, Howard Carpenter and J. D. Collis, and a son Corney Joe preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter Lane Odella; brothers and sisters, Pauline Laney of Marion, Kenneth Woodard of Landrum, SC, Lon Woodard of Marion and Judith Melton of Lenoir; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Friday March 20, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Billy Styles officiating.  The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Nix Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.   An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 12