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Wednesday April 20th, 2022
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Maxie Lee Carpenter

Maxie Lee Corn Carpenter, 99, of Sylva, N.C. passed away on Good Friday, April 15th, 2022 one month shy of her 100th birthday. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Flora Corn.  Maxie was preceded in death by her husband, Earvin A. Carpenter; son, William Lee (Bill) Carpenter; sisters Bertie Holt, Virgie Crunkleton, Bessie Corn, Bonnie Dean, and brother, Norton Virgil Corn; son-in-law Carter Deitz, and Robert Washington.  She was a homemaker, attended Wilkesdale Baptist Church and was a member of Mulberry Methodist Church.  She loved visiting with friends and family, reading, singing old hymns, and cooking; she was looking forward to a large Easter dinner with all her family. Survivors include her daughter, Starlotte Deitz, and son, Jeff (Mary) Carpenter, daughter-in-law Teresa Carpenter, all of Sylva; five grandchildren, Janna Deitz of Bethesda, MD; Shelly Deitz of Sylva; Shea (Chris) White of Columbus; Kamisha Carpenter of Asheboro; and William Carpenter of Ruskin, FL; two great grandchildren, Makenzie Ballard and Landon White; plus many nieces and nephews. Maxie’s family grew in the last decade of her life to include two beloved caregivers, Rene Fish and Donna Massingale; Julie Woodard always made sure Maxie felt beautiful, as she was.  A funeral service will be held at Appalachian Funeral Home on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:00 am with Joe Wolf officiating; burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm as well as at Maxie’s home on 34 Conley Street, Sylva.  Donations in her memory to Four Seasons (or your local) Hospice are appreciated. An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com  Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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Evelyn Greer Jul 9 2022 11:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxie Carpenter

Annette Wood May 11 2022 6:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxie Carpenter

Boyd Sossamon May 2 2022 10:40 AM

Mrs Carpenter my precious neighbor for so long How I enjoyed our talks .You were so kind and sweet to my children and me We loved you .You were always in my prayers .I am looking forward to being your neighbor in Heaven .

Geneva Lineberry Apr 25 2022 8:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxie Carpenter

Dennis & Judy Wilkey Apr 21 2022 9:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxie Carpenter

Sheila Padgett Apr 21 2022 9:36 AM

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Shelly Apr 20 2022 11:18 PM

A photo was added for Maxie Lee Carpenter

Shelly Apr 20 2022 11:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxie Carpenter

Robin Monteith Cook Apr 20 2022 10:38 PM

Dear Janna, Shelly, Starlotte, and family. We are so saddened by the loss of your dear grandma / mom. She was a sweet lady and we know she will be sorely missed by you all.

Anne and family Apr 20 2022 7:55 PM

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