Russell County School Board member dies

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By Blenda Copeland

At 77 years old, a Russell County Board of Education member has passed.

Jerry Wayne Carpenter, of Pittsview, died Aug. 6 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., surrounded by his loving family.

According to his obituary, a celebration of life funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. EST on Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2018 at Vance Memorial Chapel (Vance Brooks Funeral Home) in Phenix City with Pastor Richie Ashburn and Rev. Norman Garrison officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. EST at the funeral home.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please stay tuned to soon read The Citizen of East Alabama’s feature story about Mr. Carpenter’s contributions to the community.