The History of Our Funeral
Carpenter & Ford
Funeral Home has been serving Fairmont and the surrounding
communities since 1914. Four generations of Funeral Service
Professionals have served with the Funeral Home.
an original founder, served from 1914 until his death in 1967. He
was accompanied in work by his wife Dora Carpenter
who was active in the business until she passed away in February of
Carpenter was a second generation funeral
director. Earl took over primary management of the company in the
mid 1960's and was very active until his death in April 16,
Terry L. Carpenter, was a third generation
licensed funeral director and retired at the end of 2011.
He and his sister Karen S. Gribben, who
remains active in the business, serving as secretary, have
personally overseen all operations of the business over the last 25
+ years. Terry and Karen have accomplished many building
improvements over the last several years to the facilities of
Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home.
George M. Gribben is a fourth generation licensed
funeral director at Carpenter & Ford since 1993 and has now
taken over his uncle Terry's duties as President and Licensee In
John Fox is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of
Mortuary Science and has been licensed funeral director since
Robert Lobban is a
graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a
licensed funeral director since 2001.
The staff at Carpenter & Ford
Funeral Home serves their families the compassion and dignity that
each deserves at such trying times.