Helen Kathryn Combs Carpenter

Helen Kathryn Combs Carpenter

September 24, 1926 - January 16, 2023

Helen Kathryn Combs Carpenter, 96, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, with her loving family by her side.

Helen was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Corbin and enjoyed attending church services as long as she was able.

Over the years, she also enjoyed canning, quilting, and traveling.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie and Marion Combs; husband, Edward Carpenter; sister, Ruth Combs Smith; and two brothers: George Fred Combs and William Combs.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Carpenter Jones (Danny) of Corbin; son, Bruce Edward Carpenter (Teresa) of Corbin; son, David Alan Carpenter (Kathy) of Corbin; grandson, Adam Jones of Corbin; four granddaughters: Katherine Jones of Corbin, Elizabeth Hughes (Brandon) of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Dr. Jacqueline Carpenter of Newport, Kentucky, and Myranda Farmer (Dakota) of Corbin; and seven great-grandchildren: Abigail, Ava, and Claire Jones, Evelyn, Nolan, and William Hughes, and Dawson Farmer.

A dearly loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helen will be sorely missed.

A private family service is planned with Paul Sims officiating.

Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Stained-Glass Fund at First Baptist Church in Corbin.

Hart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  • Wanda Eubanks
    Posted at 13:44h, 17 January Reply

    Bruce and Brenda,my sincere condolences for your loss. Helen was a beautiful lady inside and out , always a smile and a hug when she greeted you. Prayers for all., Wanda Eubanks

  • Jill House
    Posted at 13:52h, 17 January Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful picture of Mrs. Carpenter and exactly as I remember her. May your grief transfer into peace in the coming days. Jill House

  • Glen A Ross
    Posted at 13:56h, 17 January Reply

    Bruce, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family have our prayers and sympathies.

  • Sharon and Ivan Gsnt
    Posted at 15:40h, 17 January Reply

    So sorry for your loss. She was certainly a tough one. You have been blessed to have her this long. We will be praying for the family.

  • Evajane Green
    Posted at 16:29h, 17 January Reply

    Brenda, Bruce, David and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thought the world of your sweet Mom. Fond memories of when she would visit Octavia and Mac many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead.

  • Pat Boggs Conrad
    Posted at 17:26h, 17 January Reply

    Brenda, Bruce, and David,
    I am sorry for your loss. Helen was such a sweet lady and I have fond memories of attending First Baptist church with all of you. Your mother will be sorely missed.

  • Jenny Smith
    Posted at 20:28h, 17 January Reply

    Bruce, Brenda, David, and your families, I am so sorry for your loss! Your Mother was such a sweet & kind lady!

  • Barbara Brookover
    Posted at 06:18h, 18 January Reply

    Bruce,Brenda and David I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved Aunt Helen. Diana

  • Anita Wells
    Posted at 13:53h, 18 January Reply

    Brenda, Bruce, David.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    She was a dear friend to my entire
    family.; especially Aunt Icie & Aunt Nannie.
    They loved to travel and eat at any new restaurants and would always let me tag along. They taught me to quilt and can and make lots of Christmas decorations.
    She was a very special lady. ..
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  • Bill M Davis
    Posted at 18:23h, 19 January Reply

    Bruce have fond memories of your mother many decades ago when we attended first baptist sorry for your loss

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