Ruby Leeta Pollock Carpenter, September 7, 1923~February 27, 2016

Carpenter 1Ruby Leeta Pollock Carpenter, 92, of Elkins passed away February 27, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice.  She was born September 7, 1923 in Elkins, the seventh child of Orvis Cecil (O.C.) Pollock and Jessie Robertson Pollock.

She was married to George L. Carpenter, Jr. on December 26, 1949 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; husband; her daughter, Linda Carpenter Sweetser; four brothers and five sisters.

She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Goshen and a homemaker.  She loved her family, making quilts, playing the piano, singing schools and crocheting.  She was the alto member of the Pollock Sisters Quartet, where she started singing with her sisters when she was 13. They sang all over Northwest Arkansas in shaped-note harmony for 60 plus years.

Ruby is survived by a son, George L. Carpenter, III of Elkins; three daughters, Barbara Lewis of Elkins, Geneva (Mark) Weiler of Greeley, CO. and Gloria (Bruce) Carlton of Shawnee, OK; one brother, James Calvin Pollock of Big Cabin, OK; 11 grandchildren, John Lewis, Anna Lewis, Kimberly Huggins, Jack West Sweetser, Luke Weiler, Jordan Weiler, Libby Weiler, Monica Blair Conley, George Carpenter, IV, Elizabeth Falls and Mary Margaret Sparks; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 7, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Mark Weiler officiating.  Interment will follow in McCord Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service-time at the funeral home on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, John Lewis, Jack West Sweetser, Sean Huggins, Luke Weiler, Jordan Weiler and George Carpenter, IV.

The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness they received from the personnel at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.

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    Mike and Carol Sonnier » 02. Mar, 2016

    Oh, how much sweeter Heaven’s choir has become! We loved Ruby immensely, and mourn with you. You all have our prayers for strength and comfort.

    We love you all.

    Debbie Couche » 02. Mar, 2016

    I am to far away to give all the family a hug and tell them, in person, that she was special. But, I am thinking of you during your time of mourning. I remember the times I got to visit the family home in the Booth Kelly hills east of Springfield, Oregon. Ruby often in the kitchen fixing dinner and the kids trying to tell her about their day at school and visits friends and neighbors. She spread a lot of love throughout the many years she blessed this world.

    Davida Sparks » 02. Mar, 2016

    To the Carpenter Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. God Bless.

    Jim and Jacque faubus » 06. Mar, 2016

    Barbara, John, Anna and all your family
    So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I can not be there tomorrow, but you will be in my thoughts. I will always remember how Ruby and George would sit out under the trees and wave at me when I would go by on bus and then one morning she stopped me and told me about George’s heart attack. I missed seeing them out there after that. Jacque

    Carl Bromley » 07. Mar, 2016

    Sorry for your families loss

    Rhonda Whetham Harwell » 07. Mar, 2016

    To the Carpenter Family, My heart goes out to you all and you all have been in my thoughts and prayers.