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Merle Carpenter Pairet

August 15, 1924 February 4, 2015
Merle Carpenter Pairet
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Merle Carpenter Pairet of Farmville, VA passed away on February 4, 2015. She was born in Rutherford County, NC to the late Emmanuel M. “Jack” and Inez Morrow Carpenter; but, she had lived for many years in Virginia. She loved her family and made family the center of her world. While her children were growing up, she was employed as a bookkeeper, first in the Crewe area, and then in Farmville. The latter part of her working years, just prior to retirement, were spent at Hampden-Sydney College as Head of Housekeeping. In her retirement years she enjoyed working in her yard and raising her flowers. She especially enjoyed trips to Florida with her husband, Edwin M. “Sonny” Pairet, and accompanied him on many fishing trips in Florida and closer to home. She is survived by her husband Edwin M. “Sonny” Pairet; a son, C. Hicksie Wells (Lisa) of Rice; a daughter; Lynn W. Estes (Howard) of Farmville; a step son, Tommy Pairet (Penny) of Farmville; a step daughter, Betsy Summerville (George) of Richmond; 4 sisters; Doris Harrison, Collinsville, VA; Ina “Boots” Sinclair, Spindale, NC; Judith Cline of Forest City, NC; Sandra Byers of Forest City, NC; 3 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 4 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 step great grandson. A memorial service will be held in Farmville Baptist Church ON Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:00PM. A family visitation will begin at 1:00PM in the church until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Patrick Henry Boys Home, Brookneal, VA.

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