Joseph Hall Carstarphen

Published 7:28 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Joseph Hall Carstarphen, age 74, born in Oak Hill, died in New Orleans on March 11, 2017.

He was a resident of Selma. He was the owner and pharmacist of Interlink Drug Company for 50 years.

Mr. Carstarphen was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Carstarphen and Clara Cooper Carstarphen; his brother, Fred; and two of his sisters, Edna Khaton and Mary Emma Orsborn.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Donnaleah LeBeouf Carstarphen; four daughters; Dana (William Malley), Meria (David Heleniak), Kathy Jo (Neil Rodgers) and Boni (Michelle LeMasurier); three granddaughters; Clara and Helen Carstarphen Malley of Washington D.C. and Josephine Carstarphen Rogers of New Orleans; his sisters, Katie Thompson and Demetri Williams of Mobile. Mr. Carstarphen had many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family and friends whom he loved very much.

A funeral mass will be held in his honor on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Queen of Peace Church, located at 309 Washington St., at 11 a.m. with a repast immediately following at the Selma Convention Center, located at 211 Washington St., in Selma.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to SABRA Sanctuary, P.O. Box 393, Selma, AL 36702-0393 or donations of nonperishables to Selma Area Foodbank, 497 Oak Street, Selma, AL 36701.  The foodbank also accepts online donations at