Name:   Valorus B. Carpenter

From:  The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Date:  Thursday, January 17, 1974

Carpenter, Valorus B. (Val) age 78, of 55 College Ave., Corning, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1974 in the Monument Shop, Knoxville, Pa.

Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., Rev David Braid, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Heart Fund.

Survived by wife Grace A. Potter Carpenter; two sons Wayne of Corning, Lynn of State College, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Porter (Jean) Deates of Coopers Plains, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Moss of Corning; one brother Paul L. Carpenter of Toccoa Falls, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) Wilson of Lindley, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was a self-employed monument dealer. From 1928 until 1948 he was affiliated with Carpenters Memorial Studio-he purchased the business from his brother, Paul in 1949, sold the studio to Carl Anderson in 1971, he continued to operate the Knoxville Granite works until his death. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church; the Cowanesque F&AM no. 351; Corning Consistory; he was an Armorer of the New York State Armory. He never missed a drill night in 20 years. He received a selective award Nov. 16, 1973 for 16 years service as chairman of the Selective Service Board; 44 years as a Republican Committeeman Town of Corning; Tax Assessor for Town of Corning, 12 years. Trustee for Gibson Schools for a number of years.

Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter were married July 3, 1917, in Shortsville, Pa.