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Doris Elizabeth Carpenter

August 26, 1934 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Doris Carpenter Obituary

Doris Elizabeth Carpenter, 89, a life-long resident of Thomasville, passed in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Mount Vista Health Park in Denton.  She had been a resident of Mount Vista since March of 2020 and at the time of her passing, was under the care of Hospice of Davidson County.

Doris was born August 26, 1934, in Davidson County, to the late James Cleveland Carpenter and Nancy Elizabeth Kimmer Carpenter.  She was of the Baptist faith and prior to her retirement, Doris had been a long-time employee of Textile Industries, Inc. and then Swaim, Inc. in High Point, NC.  She was an excellent “crafter”, as she enjoyed needlepoint, ceramic painting, making homemade candy and baking.  Doris enjoyed bowling, when able and was an avid NC State Wolfpack fan. 

Doris was the oldest of three children, with her brother, Ronnie T. Carpenter and sister, Jimmie Ann Carpenter Ham preceding her in death.  She is survived by her nephew, James Randall Ham, of Raleigh, NC.   

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Vista Health Park, Hospice of Davidson County, The Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be left at

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