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March 15, 2011

FLORENCE CARPER Florence Johnson Carper, 94, 581 E. Madison Street, died, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born October 27, 1916 in Botetourt County, a daughter of the late Lloyd Johnson and Alice Rhodes Johnson. Mrs. Carper, along with her late husband ,was the Founder and Co-Owner of the former Woody's Auto Parts Store. She was a Charter member of Temple Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carper was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. "Woody" Carper in 1989 and also by three sisters and three brothers. Surviving are her three daughters, Shelby Rock; Linda and her husband, H.L. Wickham, Jr. ; Terry and her husband, Eddy Clemons, all of Covington; four granddaughters, M. Carrie Rock Collins and her husband, Cary of Barrington, RI; Nicole Clemmons of Covington; Teresa Caswell of Warm Springs and Vickie Brosseau of Covington; one grandson, Brian Clemons of Covington; three great grandchildren, Jonathan Sterner of Roanoke; Jessica Herman of Warm Springs and Grant Collins of Barrington , RI and a number of nieces and nephews. The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. The online guest book is available at Memorial Information Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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