Freda Welling Carpenter, 89, of Little Rock died Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Laron Carpenter; parents, Fred and Beulah Scoggins Welling; and brothers, Earl and Freddy Welling.

Survivors include daughters, Sharon Smith and Vickie Nell Trogden and husband Mike; son, Gary Wayne Carpenter and wife Lou Ann; grandchildren, Preston Trogden and wife Christen, Matthew Trogden and wife Lorrie, Becky Thomas and husband Rick, Aaron Bryles, Fred Bryles, Kristy Cardinal and husband Brad and Keri Dixon and husband Donnie; twelve great-grandchildren; and siblings, Glenn Welling, Gene Welling, Rosalee Edgar and Viola Puckett.

A graveside service was held 11 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at Little Rock National Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.

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