Mr. Michael A. Carpenter

Mr. Michael “Mike” A. Carpenter, age 74, of Eastanollee, GA passed away Sunday, February 11,2024 at his home.

Born December 18,1949 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Frank Arlington and Mary Nell Phillips Carpenter.

Mr. Carpenter was a builder and owner of MA Carpenter Construction Company.  He was a graduate of Stephens County High School and Young Harris College, and he attended Georgia State University.  At Young Harris College, he was a Student Senate Member, a member of the SPAT Club, and a dorm assistant.  He served as a deacon at Glover Baptist Church in Norcross, GA, and at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa.  He was also a Sunday School Superintendent at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Family members include his wife, Wanda Grafton Carpenter; sons, Scott Carpenter, Corey Carpenter (Kim), and Joshua Carpenter (Amy); grandchildren, Emmitt Carpenter, Kenny Clark, Caroline Carpenter, Cole Carpenter, Cason Carpenter, Anna Kate Carpenter, Finn Carpenter and Henry Carpenter; great-granddaughter, Emma Carpenter; sisters, Kathy Turpin (Dan) and Carol Eakins (Randy); brother, Phillip Carpenter (Russell Gross); brother-in-law, Greg Grafton (Deloris); sister-in-law, Sheba Grafton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock Friday, February 16,2024 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Lodge, the Rev. Andy Childs, and Dr. Jamie Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers:  Emmitt Carpenter, Kenny Clark, Matt Turpin, Zach Grafton, Clay Moore, Scott Carpenter, Corey Carpenter and Josh Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers are Cole Carpenter, Cason Carpenter, Finn Carpenter, Henry Carpenter, John Anderson and the Grace Duvall Seekers Small Group Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Missions Ministries at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 49 Rose Lane, Toccoa, GA  30577.

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Whitlock Mortuary, Funerals and Cremations is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Michael “Mike” A. Carpenter.