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Scott joined the staff of Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services in 2019. He has assisted with funeral service since 1996 and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2012. Scott is a lifelong resident of Gaston County and is a graduate of Bessemer City High School. He graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science for Funeral Service Education. As a licensed funeral director and embalmer, Scott is proud to work along side his wife Hannah while serving the Cherryville community. Scott and Hannah have two children; Ashley and Joey. Scott and his family attend and support First Wesleyan Church of Cherryville. He enjoys collecting miniature replica hearses, trips to the mountains, spending time with his family, and anything outdoors.
John W. Porter, CFSP, CPC
John has been with Carpenter-Porter Funeral home for 16 years. He became licensed as a funeral director in 1974, and is a certified preplanning counselor. John is an involved member of Cherryville Rotary Club, and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. John is celebrating over 43 years of marriage to his wife Nancy. John and Nancy have two children Joel (Heather) and Allison (Jeff). They have also been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren Kenzie, Jace, and A.J.
J. Carroll Carpenter
Hannah O. Garrett
Hannah joined the staff of Carpenter- Porter Funeral & Cremation Services in 2013. She has assisted with funerals since 2008, and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2012. She graduated with highest honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College with an associates degree in Applied Science for Funeral Service Education. She along with her husband Scott, are proud to serve the Cherryville Community. They have two children Ashley and Joey, and attends and support First Wesleyan Church in Cherryville. Hannah is also actively involved in the Cherryville Main Street Program, a member of Cherryville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 100, and serves on the Board of Directors for Cherryville Chamber of Commerce.
David Kiser graduated from NC State with a BS Engineering degree and is a retired Property Loss Prevention Engineer after 30 years of service. He also worked at Kiser Chevrolet in Cherryville for 13 years. He attends First Baptist Church and is a former Cherryville City Councilman. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and The Sons of the American Legion. He enjoys walking in his free time, attending Cherryville & grandkids sporting events, and visiting seniors in the community.
Rev. Leonard Bumgardner
Chaplain and Funeral Assistant
Leonard is a retired pastor of Fellowship Christian Center, honorary pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and funeral home chaplain.
Mackey enjoys playing golf, going to the mountains, and is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Danny is a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. He is also Cherryville sports and American legion Post -100 commentator and radio announcer.
Geety is a member of Boger City Baptist Church.
Is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Todd attends First Church of the Nazarene, and works for Carolinas HealthCare System- Lincoln