The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 27, 2013

Charles “Charley” Carter

— Charles “Charley” Carter, 81, passed from this Earth on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8:44 a.m. at the Limestone Health Facility to be with his Heavenly Father. Mr. Carter was born to James Allen and Myrtle Carter on Jan. 1, 1932, in Limestone County. Mr. Carter was joined on his final journey by his beloved wife, Troy Mae Carter.

The visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, July 28, to follow with a funeral at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Sunny Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Carter is survived by his daughter, Jill Holland and husband Wayne of Athens; grandchildren, Sandi Roberts and husband Chris Smith, Amy Chittam, Lyle Holland and wife Linda, and John Holland and wife Christy; and great-grandchildren, Carly Roberts, Logan Roberts, Hannah Holland, Maggie Holland, Jack Holland and Bennett Holland. Other survivors include one sister, Irene Gregory of Carthage, Tenn.; and one brother, Henry Carter and wife Paulette of Athens; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Fred Carter, Wesley Carter and Roy Carter; and two sisters, Erlene Carwile and Lorene Moran.

He was a longtime member of Sunny Hill Church of Christ where for 40-plus years he served the Lord in a way that he dearly loved by leading the congregation in song. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. After 27 years, he retired from Eaton Corporation.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Crouch, Alton Moran, Roy Carter Jr., Richie Carter, Steve Carter and Ray Carwile, all beloved nephews of the deceased. The honorary pallbearer is Logan Roberts, great-grandson to his beloved Papa Charley. Kasey Harbin and Henry Carter will conduct the services for Mr. Carter.

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