James M. Carpenter, 85, of Cadiz, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz. He was born May 2, 1926 in French Creek, W.Va., a son of the late James E. and Vesta Vera Smallridge Carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary V. Carpenter; four brothers, Denzel, Rex, Duane and Maurice Carpenter; and a sister, Nancy Cape.

Friends may call Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Cadiz American Legion. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.