Lila “Flo” Carpenter, 87, beloved Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on November 6, 2020. She entered this world on December 12, 1932 in Woodson Texas, born at home during the depression to William Francis Peacock and Mary Emma Peacock. She graduated from Woodson High School in 1950 and went to work for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator to help support her family. She then met James “Sonny” Taylor. They married on August 18, 1952, and started their family. She lived a full, happy life. She lived through a tornado, drove 18 wheelers carrying cattle and rode motorcycles in her earlier days. Her sense of humor was one of a kind, and she had the funniest phrases. “Higher than a cat’s back” is one remembered well. She could entertain all ages and made everyone laugh. She made several friends and traveled to several places, including Alaska. She made the most beautiful stained glass pieces and could do anything she put her mind to. She was a very smart and talented lady. She was a Godly woman of faith who believed in staying true to your husband and honoring your mother and father. Flo was widowed in 1974. She married Don Carpenter on April 28, 1979, and was widowed in 2013. She is survived by her son, David Taylor, her daughter Donna Taylor Ussery, and granddaughters Tricia Ballaro, Candice Parks, and Cindi Bauries, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Ray Peacock, her parents, husband James Taylor, husband Don Carpenter, and sister Juanell Lanell Cogburn. She was very close to her sister and always said she had known her the longest--since three years old.
A graveside service will be held on December 1st at 2PM at Elmwood Cemetery with Cliff Phillips officiating. Once in the cemetery if you would like to listen to the service from your vehicle please tune to 105.7 to listen.