Ama Carpenter
of Navarro County, Texas


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Sgt. Ama Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Carpenter, was born in Navarro County, Texas, July 17, 1895, and received his early education in the rural schools of that county, later taking a business course at Corsicana.  Entered the service September 8, 1917, with the 359th Infantry, Company D, 90th Division, training at Camp Travis.  On June 9, 1918, went overseas to France, where he saw active service.  Was in the Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and other activities of the 90th Division.  Wounded by machine gun fire in right leg at Argonne Forest November 2, 1918.  Discharged April 15, 1918.  Through good service was promoted to Sergeant.  His home is with his parents at Powell, Texas, Route 1.

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Funeral services were held at the Paschal Funeral Chapel in Kerens on December 26, 1975, for Ama Carpenter who died in the Veterans' Hospital in Marlin, Texas on December 24, 1975, at the age of 80 years. The Rev. Glen Jones officiated.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the 90th Division. He was a retired employee of Bethlehem Supply Company, Corsicana and City Secretary of Kerens and a member of the First Baptist Church, Kerens.

Survivors include his widow, Marye Delia, a son Dayton of Garland, and a daughter, Marinelle Counts of Hillsboro.
Active pallbearers were Homer Gene Wasson, Hugh Fullerton, Weston Wallace, Hobart Hilliard, Larry Williams, Leroy Ivie, and Mike Bailey.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. G.H. Sanders, Jack Stough, Morgan Lowe, Bily Shelton, Robert Loew, John Bennett, Homer Carroll, Jr., Joe Baxter, Glenn Bell, and friends of the family.


  • Kerens Tribune - Jan 15, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Veteran of WWI - 90th Division


Kerens City Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX

Kerens City Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX


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