Deborah Carpenter Stollings


  Deborah Carpenter Stollings, of Summersville, West
Virginia, went home to the Lord on March 20, 2016. She
was born on April 25, 1956, at Richwood.
  Debbie was the mother of Lindsay Morgan Stollings, who
she loved and adored. She loved teaching, traveling with
and learning from Lindsay.
  Debbie was married to Harley Stollings for almost 32
  Her mother, Alma D. Carpenter, lives at Erbacon. She
was predeceased by her father, Ira Elbert Carpenter, Jr.
  Deborah grew up at Upper Glade, in Webster County,
West Virginia, and graduated from Cowen High School in
1973. She graduated with a B.A. from West Virginia
University. Debbie attained an M.B.A. from West Virginia
Wesleyan College while working full time as Manager of
Quality Control and Human Resources for Oneida Coal
Company, near Sutton.
  After Lindsay reached middle school, Deborah returned to
education, attained a Masters in Education from Marshall
University and has been teaching at Nicholas County High
  Debbie took great pleasure in seeing a special student
achieve a goal. She cried recently when a student wrote her
a letter and thanked her for taking an interest in him. She
believed in the importance of education to secure the future
of our young people.  She encouraged all students to
pursue as much education, both college and vocational, as
  She loved to travel. Cruises and trips to the Caribbean
were her favorite. Every beach visit was a pleasure to her,
regardless of the weather.
  Debbie coached youth soccer in Summersville for several
years and was president of the local league.
  Debbie is a member of Memorial United Methodist Church
in Summersville. She constantly felt strength and comfort
from her church family during her long ordeal. She loved
and appreciated her friends and care givers, Mary Jean,
Ann, Beth, Becky, Dr. Cantrell, and others too numerous to
  Debbie loved her pets, large and small. She took special
pleasure in rescuing Thomas Cat from the animal shelter.
  Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
April 8, 2016 in the Nicholas County High School Auditorium
with Pastor Dave Lancaster officiating.
  A separate memorial service will be held at the Memorial
United Methodist Church in Summersville on Friday, April 8,
2016 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Dave Lancaster officiating.
  The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to
the services at the church.
  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society
or the Couric Cancer Center at University of Virginia Medical
  White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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