(May 25, 2008)
Burdette (Bud) Carpenter passed away in his sleep at home in Freeport, Fla. on May 25, 2008, after an extended illness. He was born November 2, 1936, in the back bedroom of the family homestead in Powell. At the time of his birth, voting for the Presidential election was taking place in the front room. It seems fitting that he spent part of his last evening watching the presidential candidates.