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Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services Family

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DirectorsJohn W. Porter, Hannah O. Garrett, and J. Carroll Carpenter

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Secretaries: Julia Chapman 
and Samantha Hayes

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Funeral Home Chaplain: Rev. Leonard

John W. Porter, CFSP, CPC

John W. Porter, CFSP, CPC

Vice President and Funeral Director

John has been with Carpenter-Porter Funeral home for 16 years. He became licensed as a funeral director in 1974, and is a certified preplanning counselor.  John is an involved member of Cherryville Rotary Club, and currently serves on the board of directors at Hospice of Cleveland County. John is celebrating over 43 years of marriage to his wife Nancy.   John and Nancy have two children Joel (Heather) and Allison (Jeff). They have also been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren Kenzie, Jace, and A.J. 


J. Carroll Carpenter

J. Carroll Carpenter

Funeral Director



Hannah O. Garrett

Hannah O. Garrett

Funeral Director



Samantha Hayes

Samantha Hayes

Administrative Assistant



Julia Chapman

Julia Chapman

Administrative Assistant



Edna Smith

Edna Smith

Administrative Assistant



Rev. Leonard Bumgardner

Rev. Leonard Bumgardner

Chaplain and Funeral Assistant



Danny Eaker

Danny Eaker

Funeral Assistant



David Kiser

David Kiser

Funeral Assistant



Geety Gantt

Geety Gantt

Funeral Assistant



Mackey Stamey

Mackey Stamey

Funeral Assistant



Sue Tallent

Sue Tallent

Funeral Assistant



Todd Brown

Todd Brown

Funeral Assistant



Tony Stroupe

Tony Stroupe

Funeral Assistant



Ben Dunivan

Ben Dunivan

Funeral Assistant



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