Joseph Hall Carstarphen

Published 8:53 pm Thursday, March 16, 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.

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.

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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; and 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 (309 Washington Street) at 11 a.m. with a repast immediately following at the Selma Convention Center (211 Washington Street) in Selma.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations 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