This article appeared on the front page of the March 9th, 1939 edition of the Boone County Recorder
Benjamin Carpenter, bachelor, of near Walton was found dead in bed at his home near Walton Wednesday morning. It was thought that he had been dead since Sunday night. He was removed to the Chambers & Grubbs funeral home for preparation.
Funeral services were conducted from the funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Woods, of Covington, interment in the Carpenter cemetery.
He is survived by one sister Mrs. R.F. Demoisey, of Walton; one brother, Wood Carpenter, of Covington; one half-brother, Ralph Carpenter, of Walton; one half-sister, Alice Readnour of Walton and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Chambers & Grubbs were in charge of funeral arrangements.