CARTERSVILLE - Edna Chambers (Davis) Carpenter, 94, died peacefully Friday, September 9, 2011, in Cartersville.
Born May 27, 1917, in Homer, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Mary Tucker Chambers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Spurgeon Davis in 1945; her second husband of 26 years, John L. Carpenter in 1997; a sister, Marion Chambers Brown; and a niece, Beverly B. Davis.
After graduating from Banks County High School, she earned a teaching certificate from Piedmont College and taught school in Banks and Habersham Counties. During the 1950s and 1960s, she served as the Chief of the local chapter of the Air Force Ground Observer Corps and was recognized by the Air Force for Meritorious Service including logging over 1,000 hours watching for airplanes from the Chenocetah Tower in Cornelia.
She faithfully served as Sunday School teacher, pianist, and on numerous committees as a member of the First Baptist Church, Cornelia and First Baptist Church, Demorest. During the last years of her life, she was a homebound member of the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Commerce.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Regina Davis and Larry D. Williams; grandchildren, Kay W. and Bruce Covey, Christopher “Kit” and Amy R. Williams; great-grandchildren, Tucker Covey and Davis Williams, all of Cartersville; one sister, Thelma Chambers, Tryon, N.C.; one nephew, Aubrey Brown, Jr., Eastman; and special cousins, Anelia C. and Alex Chambers, Commerce.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 11, at Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Homer, GA 30547, or Tabernacle Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Cartersville, GA 30120.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.