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Debra Lynn Carpenter

December 11, 1958 ~ June 17, 2020 (age 61)

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Debra Lynn Carpenter, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy, NC. 

She was the daughter of D.L. and Margaret Orr of Robbinsville, NC.  Debra was preceded in death by her sons, Shannon Lee Millsaps and Bobby Joe Millsaps; her brothers, Perry Millsaps; and her sister, Michelle Anderson. 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jack Carpenter; her sisters and brother in law, Jennifer and Allen Dockery, and Pamela Patterson, all of Robbinsville, NC; and her brothers and sisters in law, Pat and Angela Orr of Robbinsville, NC, and John and Barbie Orr of Maryville, TN.  She has a grandson, Joseph Robinson. 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, June 22, 2020 at Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery.  The Reverends Patrick O’Dell and James Blevins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 10:30 am Monday at the Chapel. 

Due to the risk of exposure to the COVID 19 virus, it is requested that all attending the service practice social distancing. 

Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Carpenter family.  An online register is available at 

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June 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Townson-Smith Chapel
160 Five Point Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Graveside Service
June 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery
1889 Yellow Creek Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771

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