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Aimee M. Carter 1978-2006
16 Nov 2006
Aimee M. Carter M.S., 28, of Lawrenceville,
Georgia, died suddenly and unexpected on Friday November 10, 2006 in Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville. Born in Bridgeton, October 11, 1978, she was the daughter of former Gouldtown Fire Company Chief Wayne A. and Beverly J. (nee Gould) Carter. She had been a resident of Georgiasince January.
Aimee attended Fairfield TownshipSchools where she excelled both socially and academically serving on student council, Jr. Honor Society and graduating Valedictorian of her class in 1993. She was a 1997 Cum Laude graduate of Cumberland Regional High School where she served as manager for both the track and field and basketball teams. She was a member of the French Club and the Rotary Club. Her love of science earned her a full scholarship at Cumberland CountyCollegein the countyHigh School Science Fair. After high school, she attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a honors graduate with the class of 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Science with emphasis in Microbiology. Aimee served as a Resident Life Assistant, she was president of the RHA, and she was active in student government and served as a Safety Officer on campus. While attending Fairleigh Dickinson, she worked for Thomas Jefferson Hospitalin the infectious disease lab, and in her senior year she did her clinical internship at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Always eager to strive for higher education, Aimee chose to attend Thomas Jefferson Universityin Philadelphia where she graduated with her Masters degree in Biosafety Microbiology. Her interest and passion in the microbiology field led her to the study of medicine to help with long term care of HIV and AIDS, which she completed her thesis on. She was also formerly employed part time at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital, where she did chemistry lab work. She relocated to the Atlanta area where she was employed by the Constella Group, LLC as an infectious disease laboratory inspector contracted through the Center for Disease Control Prevention of Agents/Toxins. Aimee was extremely family oriented, ambitious, and dedicated to higher learning. She loved art, music, cooking and baking, travel, cats, fashion and especially
Surviving her to cherish her memory besides her parents are one sister Josette Carter of Gouldtown; one brother, 1st Class (Senior) Midshipman Michael W. Carter USNA; her maternal grandmother Reba Gould of Stow Creek Twp.; her paternal grandmother Syretha Carter, of Gouldtown; her aunt, Marie Pierce of Gouldtown; two uncles, Dennis Gould of Stow Creek Twsp., and Ralph Carter Jr. and his wife Phyllis of Dover, Delaware, and one nephew Derek Carter. Several cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather Ralph Carter Sr., her maternal grandfather Ferdinand Gould Jr. and her uncle Rexford Pierce.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday November 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. Chaplain Frank Green of the Fortescue Fire Company will conduct funeral services. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hopewell Twp. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sray-websterfuneralhome.com.
Arnetta Mae Carter 1914-1988
1. Funeral Program: July 13, 1914 - March 3, 1988. Arnetta Mae Carter was born July 13, 1914 in Bridgeton, New Jersey to the late James and Beulah Clark. She was united in matrimony to William A. Carter on May 25, 1949. Together they raised three children, Beulah, Bryant Clark (deceased) and Alexis Siderio. As foster parents they raised many children.
In 1957 Arnetta accepted Christ as her Personal Savior and became affiliated with the Union Baptist Temple under the leadership of Dr. Robert W. Davis. She was a faithful supporter of missionaries on foreign fields, helping to feed the starving and clothe the naked for the past twenty-six years. In her later years, she became a member of the Faith Chapel Church and helped found the choir serving until her health became poor under the pastorate of Pastor Inez Moore.
She leaves to cherish their memories her husband, William A. Carter, her daughters, Beulah and Alexis, three sisters, Harrietta Johnson, Corrine Wesley, Melissa Bosco; two brothers, Ronald Clark and Vernon Frame; six grandchildren, Melissa, Arnetta, Deborah, Bryant, Sebina and Kristen; five great-grandchildren, an uncle, an aunt, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
2. Obituary: Arnetta Mae Carter, 73, of 374 S. East Ave. died Thursday in Bridgeton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Bridgeton, the daughter of the late James and Beulah M. Pritchett Clark, she was the wife of William Atwood Carter and had resided in this area all her life. Mrs. Carter was formerly employed by Baileys Basket Factory in Bridgeton. .
She was a member of Faith Chapel Church where she was a member of the choir and was a foster mother for several children.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Beulah Goodwin and Alexis Siderio, both of Bridgeton; two brothers, Vernon Frame of Bridgeton and Ronald Clark of Camden; three sisters, Harrieta Johnson of Rahway, Fanny Corinne Wesley of Bridgeton and Melissa Bosco of Resida, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Bryant Clark; two brothers, Charles Clark and Donald Clark; and two sisters, Adeline Clark and Pauline Durham.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Faith Chapel Church, Buckshutem Road, with pastor Inez Moore and the Rev. Howard O. Jamison, officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lively Funeral Home.
3. Death notice: CARTER - In Bridgeton Hospital, of 374 S. East Ave., Bridgeton, N.J. on Thursday March 3, 1988. Arnetta Mae, husband (sic) of William Atwood Carter, mother of Beulah Goodwin, Alexis Siderio; Sister of Harrietta Johnson, Fanny Corinne Wesley, Melissa Bosco, Vernon Frame and Ronald Clark; daughter of the late James and Beulah Pritchett Clark, aged 73 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Faith Chapel Church, Buckshutem Rd., Bridgeton on Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Interment at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp. Friends may call Tuesday at the church after 11 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of the Lively Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Carter 1925-1996 Carlton
Funeral services for Carlton Carter, 71, of
Dover, were held Saturday, July 27 at Torbert Funeral Chapel in . Mr. Carter died of cardio-respiratory failure, Monday, July 22,1996 at Dover in Elsmere. Veterans Administration Hospital
'>Mr. Carter was born on March 26, 1925 in Townsend, to the late Howard and Josephine Carter.
He was a truck driver for Wyoming Block for more than 25 years when he retired in 1987.
'>Mr. Carter was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Anthony Carter of
Dover; two daughters, Ruth Ridgeway and Gloria Dewey, both of Dover; two brothers, William Carter of Townsend and James Mosley of Cheswold; two sisters, Annabelle Carney and Maude Seeney, both of ;. six grandchildren; and four great¬-grandchildren. Dover
Interment was in
Immanuel Union U.M. Church Cemeteryin . Dover
Arrangements were handled by Torbert Funeral Chapel in
Carlton Carter, Jr. ~1950-1989
Carlton Carter Jr. of Dover died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1989, in Kent General Hospital. The cause of death is pending. He was 39.
Mr. Carter was born and raised in the Dover area. He is an army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a mason at Pritchett Masonry, Inc.
He is survived by his parents, Mary Etta and Carlton Carter, Sr. of Cheswold; a son, Carlton Trainer of Esmeranda, Fla; a brother, Anthony Carter of Dover; two sisters, Gloria Ann Claimont and Ruth Larriaine Ridgeway, both of Dover; and his paternal grandmother, Josephine Durham.
Services will be today at Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold. Burial will be in the Church Yard Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford streets, Dover.
Conrtibuted by John C. Carter --
Edith "Dolly" Demby Carter ~1919-1985
Edith "Dolly" Carter of R.D. 2, Box 22A, Hartly, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1985, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, after a lengthy illness. She was 66.
Mrs. Carter was a member of Blanco Faith Community Church, Kenton, where she was president of the Senior Choir, and president of the Pastors Aid Society. She was also on the Trustee Board and the Mothers Board of the church. Her husband, Rayfield Carter, Sr., died in 1967.
She is survived by four sons, Rayfield Carter, Jr., Thomas Carter and Irving Carter, all of Clayton, and Selby Carter of Hartly; four daughters, Joyce Hoxter of Kenton, Edith Stevens of Clayton, Lydia Carter of Wilmington, and Shirley Stevens of Dover; two brothers, Raymond Demby of Chestertown, Md., and Joseph Demby of Wilmington; six sisters, Mildred Henderson and Sarah Young, both of Wilmington, Cecila Ayers of Smyrna, Thelma Sudier and Mary Delle Russell, both of Clayton and Louise Raisin of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services at Blanco Faith Community Church, Kenton; Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
Edith R. Carter 1905-1996
Dec. 9, 1996
Contributed by Joseph Romeo 21 Feb 2009. (Daughter of George W. Carter & Sallie Belle Carney).
Edith R. Carter, 92, of Dover, died Friday in Millsboro Nursing Home. She had worked as a domestic in Philadelphia for many years before moving to Dover in 1972. Survivors: sisters, Esther Hughes and Mary Durham, both of Dover, and Marguerite Coombs of Bridgeton, N.J. Service and burial: Private.
Eloise Hughes Carter ~1916-1993
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
1. Church program: Eloise H. Carter, 77, of Millsboro died Friday morning, October 8, 1993, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Millsboro for twenty years and prior to that resided in Dover, Delaware for many years. She was born in Millsboro and was the daughter of Reba Wright. She was married to George E. Carter who preceded her in death in 1971.
She was a member of Indian Mission Church and the Nanticoke Indian Association. Prior to her illness she enjoyed singing with the Nanticoke Drummers and Singers. She enjoyed doing all types of needlework, such as quilting, embroidery and beadwork and her home was adorned with many samples of her work
She leaves to mourn her passing, her mother, Reba Wright, a stepson Calvin 0. Carter of Dover, a stepdaughter Mrs. Elmer Webster (Ida) of Bridgeton, N.J., a stepbrother, Fred W. Hughes of Bridgeton, N.J., nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
2. Obituary: Eloise H. Carter. formerly of Cheswold, died of a heart attack Friday, Oct. 8, 1993. in her home. She was 77. Mrs. Carter was born in Millsboro.
She was a domestic worker, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Indian Mission United Methodist Church, near Millsboro, and a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George E. Carter, in 1971. She is survived by her mother, Reba Wright of Millsboro; a step-son, Calvin Carter of Cheswold; a step-daughter, Ida Webster of Bridgeton. N.J.: nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Tuesday in the Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Del. 5, east of Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will be in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold. Arrangements are by the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Eugenia A. Gillick Carter 1933 - 2011
20 July 2011
Eugenia A. Gillick Carter, (April 20, 1933 - July 18, 2011), long-time resident of San Mateo, affectionately known as Babo, passed away at the age of 78. Preceded in death by loving husband, Perry W. Carter. Survived by her brother, William Gillick (Karen), niece Kristin Tangen (Brad), nephew Bill Gillick (DeAnne), 2 daughters, Janet Carter and Kathleen Carter Harkins (John) and one son, Perry Carter (Meronig), and 5 grandchildren, Patrick and Ryan Harkins, Per ry and Camille Carter, and Lauren Gundersen.
Upon graduating from Presentation High School in San Francisco, Gene completed her degree and credential in English and Education from San Francisco State University. Gene spent many years in elementary education teaching in both San Francisco and San Mateo, retiring in 1996 from
St. Timothy School. She was an avid reader, and loved to garden. She loved having the entire family around for family dinners. Camping in Tahoe was a favorite summer activity. She especially adored watching her children and grandchildren growing up and participating in their various activities.
Friends may visit from 6 - 7 p.m. and are invited to attend a Vigil Service all at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1515 Dolan Avenue in San Mateo on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow immediately at St. Timothy's gym across the street. Private Committal Service. Donations can be made in Gene's name to the following organizations: St. Timothy School First Grade Smart Board Fund,
1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. Serra High School Athletic Fund, 451 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402. Down Syndrome Connection, 117-A Town & Country, Danville, CA 94526. Sneider & Sullivan & O'connell's Funeral Home.
George Elwood "Dick" Carter 1900-1971
From newspaper clippings.
Man Injured in Truck Collision
A 70-year-old man suffered a broken back yesterday in a three vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer on US 13 at Bishop's Corner.
George Carter of near Dover was given emergency treatment at Kent General Hospital and transferred to the Delaware Division following the accident at 5:55 p.m.
A tractor-trailer operated by Paul D. Fryer, 41, of Gilbertsville, Pa., collided with a car driven by Carter in the right southbound lane. State Police charged Fryer with a car driven by Carter in the right southbound lane (newspaper editing error).
State Police charged Fryer with inattentive driving. Carter's car traveled 222 Feet from the roadway, striking a parked truck owned by John Soloman of near Smyrna.
Crash Not Blamed For Death
Dover Man, 70, Dies in Hospital
George E. Carter, 70, of Dover, injured in a highway accident Feb. 9 near Cheswold, died Wednesday in Delaware Division.
Although Mr. Carter was taken to Delaware Division and had been listed in serious condition since the accident, Dr. Ali Z. Hameli, state medical examiner, said yesterday Mr. Carter apparently died of natural causes. State police said the death is not considered a highway fatality.
At the time of the accident, state police said a truck driven by Paul D. Fryer, 41, of Gilbertsville, Pa., was travelling south on U.S. 13 east of Cheswold when it collided with Carter's car, which was entering the highway from a side road. The car was knocked into a telephone cable and a parked car in the accident, police said.
Fryer was charged with inattentive driving and fined $25 in Magistrate Court 7, Dover, police added.
Mr. Carter, a lifelong resident of Dover, was a retired carpenter.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Eloise Carter, a son, Calvin of near Dover; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Webster of Bridgeton, N.J.; a brother, James of Cheswold; and four sisters, Miss Edith Carter, Mrs. Mary Durham, and Mrs. Esther Hughes, all of Dover and Mrs. Margaret Cross of Evanston, Ill.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Cheswold.
Friends may call at the Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover tomorrow night between 7 and 9. Interment will be in the cemetery adjoining Immanuel Church.
Obituary: George E. Carter, 70, of Dover, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1971 (error--should be Feb. 17), in Delaware Division of the Wilmington Medical Center following an auto accident on Feb. 9. He was a retired carpenter and a life resident of this area.
He is survived by his widow, Eloise, one son, Calvin of Dover; one daughter, Ida Webster, Bridgeton, N.J.; one brother, James of Cheswold; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Carter of Cheswold, Mrs. Mary Durham of Dover, Mrs. Margaret Cross of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Esther Hughes, Dover; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold
Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Torbert Funeral Home, Dover.
Funeral Program: George Elwood Carter Born: June 12, 1900. Died: February 17, 1971.
Funeral Services Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Delaware, Sunday, February 21, 1971, 2 P.M. Officiating: Reverend Charles E. Barton, Jr. Interment: Adjoining Church Cemetery. Donald M. Durham, Funeral Director.
Harold M. Carter 1922-1999
Harold M. Carter of Dover died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in his home. He was 77. Mr. Carter was born on June 25, 1922, the son of the late Alfred and Viola Wood Carter.
He served in the U.S. Army in the 52nd Chemical Warfare Division as a sergeant. He was part of the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
He was a custom home builder in the Dover area for 27 years, retiring in 1976.
Mr. Carter was a member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church for 53 years in Camden, served as trustee several times and was a member of the administrative board and also served as chairman of the Building Committee during the construction of the new church. He was also a past member of the Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Doris King Carter of Dover; a daughter, Carolee Janie O'Brien of Dover; a granddaughter, Wendy O'Brien Killen and her husband, Lloyd Victor III of Dover; a great-grandson, Lee Victor Killen of Dover; two brothers-in-law, Carl P. King of Lewes, Bradley King of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two stepbrothers, Darwin Wheeler of Dover, and Leroy Wheeler of Harrington; and a stepmother, Pauline Marvel of Dover.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Camden.
Burial will be in Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 16 North Main St. Drawer L, Camden, DE 19934
Hopewell Carter 1908-1967
(Source JCCarter 9/99 & 2/13)
Hopewell Carter of Franklinville-Swedesboro-Little Mill Road died Monday. He was 59. Born in Cheswold, Del, Carter was a truck driver with Clayton Ready Mix for nine years and for Vineland Transit Mix for the past six years. He lived in Shirley before moving to this area 14 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Mosely of Vineland; four sons, Leroy of Fairton, Perry of San Mateo, Calif., John of California, and Donald of Bridgeton; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Games of Dover, Del.; Mrs. Agnes Newlin of Philadelphia; Mrs. Catherine Cuff of Bridgeton and Mrs. Laura Pierce of Monroeville, and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Barclay Funeral Home, Clayton. Burial will be in Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro.
Hopewell Carter 1857-1933
Howard Attix Carter 1921-1970
1. Obituary: Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for Howard A. Carter, 49, of Cheswold, who died Friday in Kent General Hospital, Dover, after a long illness. Mr. Carter was a veteran of World War II, and spent most of his life in the Cheswold-Dover area.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mae Carter; one son, Howard Seville Carter, at home. three daughters, Mrs. Rita Morgan of Cheswold, Mrs. Teresa Rodriguez of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Miss Joanne Carter, at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Durham of Dover; three brothers, James E. Mosley of Cheswold, William Carter of Townsend and Carlton Carter of Dover; two sisters, Mrs. Annabelle Carney and Mrs. Maude Seeney, both of Dover.
Services will be at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold. Friends may call at the church tonight. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
2. Obituary: Howard A. Carter, 49, of Cheswold, Del., died Friday at Kent General Hospital in Dover following a lengthy illness. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Carter spent most of his life in this area. He was formerly of Bridgeton and has several relatives residing in the Bridgeton area.
Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Mae Carter; a son, Howard Seville Carter, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Rita Morgan, Cheswold, Mrs. Theresa Rodriquez, Brooklyn, and Miss Joanne Carter, at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Durham of Dover; three brothers, James E. Mosley, Cheswold, William Carter of Townsend, and Carlton Carter of Dover, and two sisters, Mrs. Annabelle Carney, Dover, and Mrs. Maude Seeney, Dover, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Immanuel United Methodist Church, in Cheswold with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call at the church this evening between 7 and 9 o'clock.
3. Funeral Program:
Howard A. Carter, Born: May 27, 1921. Died: May 29, 1970. Funeral Services: Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Delaware, Tuesday, June 2, 1970, 1:00 P.M. Officiating: Rev. Charles E. Barton, Jr. Interment: Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware. Donald M. Durham, Funeral Director.
Isaiah Carter 1861-1936
Contributed by Debbie Pierce via John C. Carter
Ivory William Carter ~1922-2003
10 Oct 2003
Ivory (Ivy) William Carter, 81, born in Greenwich, N.J. passed away at the Millville Center, October 5, 2003 after a brief stay.
He was the oldest son of the late Ivory (Ivy) and Beatrice (Winchester) Carter.
He married the late Sarah Ridgeway Carter before serving in the US Navy as a Seaman 1st Class during WW II.
He worked as a truck driver for Ruben Rosen before entering the service and later became a butcher for Fishman's Meat Market and then Springer and Thomas where he served 38 years before retiring.
He was a former member of the MIW Prince Hall of Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of N.J. Ionic 40 and the former member of the United Supreme Council 33rd degree De-Hugo Consistory #2 of the Valley of Camden, N.J. He also was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a son Anthony Price of Clayton, N.J. and a daughter Ida Ridgeway of Lansing, Mi., three grandchildren, 5 sisters Gertrude Smith of Vineland, N.J., Frances Gross of Cape May, N.J., Evelyn Strand of Accomac, Virginia, Mary Lewis and Hazel Carter both of Florida. Three brothers Arthur and Robert Carter both of Cape May, N.J. and Sharpless Carter of Port Norris, N.J. One daughter-in-law Doreen Price, four sisters-in-law Velma, Doreen and Arlene Carter and Christine Ridgeway. Several nieces, nephews, family and friends including his Michigan friends. He was predeceased by one sister and two brothers.
Services will be held Sat. Oct. 11, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Vine St. Bridgeton where friends may call 1 hour prior to services. There will be a Fri. night viewing at EDWARDS & SON FUNERAL HOMES, INC. from 6-8 p.m. 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. Interment will be held at Cedar Hill Mem. Park, Hopewell Twp., N.J. immediately following services.
James "Popeye" Carter 1908-1986
Contributed by John C. Carter: James never married.
James E. Carter ~1916-1996
(Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: died Tuesday, March 5, 1996.)
James E. Carter, 80, of Stretch Road, Bridgeton, died Tuesday at Cumberland Manor. The husband of Serena Cuff Carter, he was born in Sudlersville, Md. and raised in Delaware. He had lived at his present address for 29 years. Prior to that he had resided in Greenwich.
Prior to his retirement 18 years ago, he had been employed at Mulford Tire Co.. Before that he had worked for the Morris Goodwin Farms in Greenwich. He was a member of the South Jersey Trotting Association and was a starting judge with the association. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Indians and was an avid local country western singer.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, James E. Carter Jr. of Pittsgrove; daughters, Elizabeth Brackon of Nashville, Tenn., Glendora Valasquez of Wareham, Mass. and Maryanne Davis of Bridgeton; a sister, Marguerite Coombs of Bridgeton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Bridgeton, with his son-in-law, Deacon George Valasquez, officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends may call Saturday morning one hour prior to the service at the funeral
James H. Carter 1928-1995
(Source JCCarter 9/99)
James H. Carter, 66, of Dover, Del., died Tuesday in Kent General Hospital. He was a mail clerk for the State of Delaware, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a member of the choir. He enjoyed gardening, poultry farming and traveling.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Marian Carter; a daughter, Suzette Steele of Dover; three brothers, Amiel of Bridgeville, Del., Norris of Dover and Glendon Durham of Monticello, N.Y. and one sister, Orlena Ridgeway of Georgetown, Del.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Dover. Friends may call at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Interment will be in the Immanuel Union U.M. Church Cemetery, Cheswold. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 71, Cheswold, Del. 19936.
John Clayton Carter 1932-2000
1. Funeral Program: In Remembrance -- John Clayton Carter November 6, 1932 - March 16, 2000. Viewing Bear Valley Christian Church Tuesday, March 21, 2000 12:00 noon. Lakewood, Colorado. Services following: Fort Logan National Cemetery 1:30 pm (Interment: Section N, #847) Denver, Colorado.
John Clayton Carter, 67, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado on March 16, 2000. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, New Jersey, on November 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Hopewell and Lethia Hariett Coker Carter, being the middle of five children.
On January 18, 1952 he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force, served for four years, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 1st class on January 17, 1956.
On January 11, 1958 in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, he was united in marriage to Christine Harris, daughter of Mont Washington Harris and Ruby Lewallen Harris of Boone County, West Virginia.
A year or so after the birth of their first son John in Dover, Delaware, he and his new family moved to southern California, his having developed a fondness for the area during his Air Force service, having been stationed for a time at March Air Force Base in Riverside. During the years in southern California, a second son Jim was born in Riverside, California.
In the summer of 1970, the family visited friends in northeastern New Mexico who’d recently relocated there from southern California, and, desiring to move out of the city and into a small-town area, John & his family followed suit and moved to Raton, New Mexico in the summer of 1971. While the sons grew up and went away to school or moved out on their own, John & Christine remained in Raton until 1989, and later ventured to Tonopah, Arizona and back to Boone County, West Virginia.
His wife Christine passed away in Boone County on December 3, 1996.
John resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1990 until his passing.
He was pre-deceased by his brothers Leroy A. In 1982, and Perry W. In 1995. He is survived his two sons, John Cyrus of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Jim Curtis of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one brother, Donald L. of Bridgeton, N.J., a sister, S. Evelyn Schroeder of Pittsgrove N.J., one grandson Cameron James of Huntington Beach, CA, one daughter-in-law, two step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. An avid treasure hunter all his life, he never gave up his search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
2. Obituary: March 28, 2000 USAF veteran John Clayton Carter, 67, formerly of Bridgeton, died march 16 in Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Col.
Born in Greenwich Township, son of the late Hopewell and Lethia Coker Carter, and husband of the late Christine Harris Carter, he grew up and attended schools in the Elmer area. A U.S. Air Force veteran., serving from 1952 to 1956, he was a member of the American Legion Colorado Springs Post 5.
Surviving are two sons, John Cyrus of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Jim Curtis of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Donald L. of Bridgeton a sister, Evelyn Schroeder of Pittsgrove Township; a grandson; and two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Leroy A. and Perry W.
Services were held March 21 in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Col.
John Wesley “Fess” Carter 1895-1967
John W. Carter, 72, died yesterday at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, after a long illness. Mr. Carter was a retired employee of the Post Office and had lived in Millsboro since his retirement. He was a veteran of WW I.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Carter, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Games, Cheswold, Mrs. Agnes Newlin, Philadelphia, Mrs. Catherine Cuff, Bridgeton, N.J., and Mrs. Laura Pierce, Monroeville, N.J., and a brother Hopewell Carter of Franklinville, N.J.
Services will be Sunday night at 8 at the James Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, PA.
Kennard Carter Jr. ~1949-2003
4 Apr 2003
Kennard Carter Jr. of Dover died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in his home. He was 54.
Mr. Carter graduated from William Henry High in Dover and then spent one year in the Job Corps. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam, where he received a medical discharge. He loved to play basketball and baseball and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Mr. Carter attended Mt. Olive School in Magnolia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kennard Carter Sr. and Mary Hoxter Clark. He is survived by two sisters, Anna Deputy and Emma Taylor, both of Dover; a special friend and her family, Dolores Perry of Dover; an uncle, Milford Carter of Frederica; a special cousin, Carl Young of Felton; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be noon Saturday in Minus Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.
LeRoy A. Carter 1929-1982
1. Obituary: LeRoy A. Carter, 52, of RD 6, Creamer Drive, formerly of the Laurel hotel, died suddenly Wednesday evening as a result of injuries he received when he was struck by a car.
Born in Greenwich, he was the son of Lethia Coker Carter and the late Hopewell Carter. He was raised in Elmer and later resided on Rockville Road in Fairton for many years. For the past five years, he had been a resident of the Laurel Hotel and had resided with his mother and sister, S. Evelyn Schroder, at the Creamer Drive address since a fire struck the hotel a month ago.
During his younger years, Mr. Carter attended the Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Pole Tavern. He had farmed for most of his working life and was last employed as an equipment operator with Seabrook Farms. At one time he had been employed by the Vineland Supersonic Car Wash for five years.
In addition to his mother and sister, he is survived by three brothers, Perry W. of San Mateo, Calif., John C. of Raton, N.M., and Donald Carter of Bridgeton.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of the Fortescue Community Chapel, assisted by the Rev. Dale R. Johnston, pastor of St. John’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Carl! & Peterson Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St. Interment will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday afternoon two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: CARTER — Of RD 6, Creamer Drive, Bridgeton, N.J., formerly of the Laurel Hotel, suddenly, on Wednesday, July 14, 1982. LeRoy A. Carter, son of Lethia Coker Carter and the late Hopewell Carter, brother of Perry W. Carter, John C. Carter, Donald L. Carter, and S. Evelyn Schroeder, aged 52 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Carll & Peterson Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, on Saturday afternoon, July 17, at 2 pin. The interment will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.
3. In Memory of Leroy A. Carter. Date of Birth December 12, 1929, Date of Death July 14,1982. Place and Time of Services: Saturday, July 17, 1982 At 2 p.m., Carll & Peterson, Bridgeton, N. J. Clergymen: Rev. Francis E. Champion, Rev. Dale R. Johnston. Place Of Interment Fernwood Memorial Park Bridgeton, N.J. Arrangements by Carll & Peterson, Bridgeton, N.J.
Lethia H. Carter ~1912-1986
1. Obituary: Lethia H. Carter, 74, of RD 6, Creamer Drive, Pittsgrove Township died Wednesday afternoon in Bridgeton Hospital, where she was a patient one month. She had been in declining health for three years.
Born in Dover, Del., the daughter of the late John Coker and Phebe Carney Coker Reed, she was the wife of the late Hopewell Carter. In her earlier years she resided in Elmer and later moved to Rockville Road in Fairton. She had lived at her present address 11 years.
Mrs. Carter began her working career with the Vineland State School, where she served in the housekeeping department. She later took up employment with Bridgeton Hospital, where she worked in the kitchen. In more recent years, she did domestic work for several area families.
She was a member of St. John’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Surviving are three sons, Perry W. Carter of San Mateo, Calif., John C. Carter of Haton, N.M., and Donald L. Carter of Bridgeton; a daughter, S. Evelyn Schroeder, with whom she resided; four brothers, John Coker of Cheswold, Del., Frankford Coker of Washington, D.C., Isaac Edward Reed Sr. of Fairton and Robert Allen Reed of Dover, Del.; two sisters, Marian Hughes of Fairton and Edna Loatman of Cedarville; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by a son, LeRoy A. Carter; a brother, James H. Coker, and her stepfather, Isaac Luther Reed
Services will be held from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dale R. Johnston, pastor of St. John’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of the Fortescue Chapel, sharing the services. Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received Sunday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bridgeton Hospital Foundation, Irving and Manheim avenues, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.
2. Death Notice: Of RD 6, Creamer Drive, Bridgeton, N.J., on Wednesday,; Nov. 5, 1986. Lethia H. Carter, wife of the late Hopewell Carter, mother of Perry W. Carter, John C. Carter, Donald L. Carter and S. Evelyn Schroeder, aged 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce St., on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. The interment will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. For those who desire, the family suggests that contributions in her memory be made to the Bridgeton Hospital Foundation, Irving and Manheim Aves., Bridgeton.
3. Obituary: Lethia H. Carter of Bridgeton, N.J. died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986, in Bridgeton Hospital after an extended illness. She was 74.
Born in Dover, she was the wife of the late Hopewell Carter. She lived in Bridgeton most of her life. Mrs. Carter did domestic work for most of her life. She was a member of St. John's First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She is survived, by three sons, Perry W. Carter of San Mateo, Ca., John C. Carter of Raton, N.M. and Donald L. Carter of Bridgeton; a daughter, S. Evelyn Schroeder with whom she lived; four brothers, John Coker of Cheswold, Del., Frank Ford Coker of Washington, D.C., Isaac E. Reed of Fairton, N.J. and Robert Allen Reed of Dover, Del.; two sisters, Marian Hughes of Fairton, N.J. and Edna Loatman of Cedarville, N.J.; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Carll and Peterson Funeral Home in Bridgeton, where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park.
4. Memorial: In Memory of Lethia H. Carter, who Resided at R.D.6 Creamer Dr. Bridgeton, N.J. Date of Birth August 22, 1912, Date of Death November 5, 1986. Place and Time of Services: Sunday, November 9, 1986 at 3 p.m. Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home Bridgeton,
Marian Delores Durham Carter 1933-2011
Marian Delores Carter, of Dover, went to be with the Lord, Saturday November 12, 2011 at Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center, in Smyrna, De. She was born July 21, 1933 in Dover,
DEto the late Benjamin R. Durham Sr. and Anna Mae Durham.
She suffered a long and courageous illness for many years. Her trust in God and commitment to prayer were the attributes that carried her through some tough times, and caused her to be the special lady we all knew and loved. Marian was first a member of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church and later joined Central Baptist Church of Dover. She was a member there for 47 years. She held the position of Church Clerk for 42 years. She was also a Deaconess, Trustee, and member of the Pastor’s Aides. She had at one time or another, served in almost every auxiliary at Central Baptist Church including; president of the Missionary Society, member of the choir, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer of the Helping Hands ministry. James and Marian were entrepreneurs in the poultry industry. Every year they would work to get the chickens ready for the market, and as soon as this was done, they would head for the highway driving the Amish. They retired from the family business in 1993. Marian also worked for Fleischer’s Bakery in Dover for over 45 years as their front manager.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James H. Carter (Shimmy) in 1995, five sisters, and three brothers: Harriett Durham of Dover, Elizabeth Coker of Dover, Nellie Pritchett of Dover, Bertha Durham of Fairton, N.J., Lillian Coker of Dover, Johnny Durham of Dover, Benjamin Durham of Hartly, and Lawrence Durham of Dover. Her grandson, Matthew W. Sammons Jr., is also deceased. Marian always spoke of her grandson with special affection for he died at an early age. She is survived by a daughter, Suzette Coker Lozada and her husband Carlos Lozada. A loving granddaughter Michelle N. Sells and her husband Robert Sells (Bobby) and their son Matthew P. Sells all of Dover. She also held a special place for Matthew W Sammons Sr. of Dover. She also has many nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply.
Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South,
1145 E. Lebanon Road(Rt.10), Dover, De. Friends and Family may call two hours before (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). Interment will be at Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold. In lieu of flowers, Marian requested that donations be made to Central Baptist Church 1616 Central Church Road, Dover, DE 19904.
N.J. Clergymen, Rev. Dale R. Johnston, Rev. Francis E. Champion. Place of Interment, Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton, N.J.
Mary Etta Carney Carter 1929-2011
20 Dec 2011
Mary Etta Carter ofDover died Sunday December 18, 2011 at Capitol Nursing Home. She was 82. Mrs. Carter was born March 13, 1929 in Cheswold,
Delawareto the late Return Carney and Ola E. Beckett Carney.
She worked at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna in the maintenance department and most recently at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover working banquets. Mrs. Carter was a member of theImmanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold. She enjoyed line dancing and traveling.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by Carlton Carter, Sr. and two sons, Carlton Carter, Jr. and Return Carter. She is survived by son, Anthony Carter of Dover; daughters, Ruth Ridgeway of Dover, Gloria Dewey and her husband Matthew of Dover; brother, Willis Carney and his wife Anita of Dover; sisters, Betty Seeney of Clayton, Shirley Seeney of Dover and Gloria Attix of Dover; six grandchildren, Sherry Wilson, Albert Ridgeway, Jr, Brandy Ridgeway, Carlton Trainor, Tiffany Giroux and Brian Clairmont; six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, 756 Main Street, Cheswold. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.
Milford Raymond Carter ~1918-2008
Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. ~10 Feb 2008
Funeral services for Milford Raymond Carter, 90, of Frederica, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, in Bibleway Church of God in Christ, Dover. Mr. Carter died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Green Valley Pavilion, Smyrna.
Mr. Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served early in his life, and later was a member of the civil service, retiring in 1979. After retirement, he was a full time farmer for many years. or many years he was a member of Hubert A.M.E. Church, Frederica, where he served on the men's choir and usher and trustee boards. He was also a member of the Frederica Senior Center, where he served on the financial committee, and a member of the National Farmer's Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson, family and friends, sitting on his porch, reading his daily newspaper and Bible, watching the news, baseball and political debates and shooting pool. Mr. Carter faithfully spent time at Spencer's Bazaar, where he would spend time conversing with friends about "the good ole days" and politics. He was loved and respected by everyone and was known to many as "Pop Pop," especially all of the children whom adored him. He was always willing to share with anyone in need or try to help in anyway he could. Mr. Carter will be remembered for his compassion, love, generosity and kindness for everyone.
He is survived by a daughter, Keona "Kissy" Carter Martin; a grandson, Jermere Martin of Dover; an adopted granddaughter, Johndreya Dunbar of Dover; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and life long friends.
Interment was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.Arrangements were by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Nellie Elizabeth Lane Carter ~1920-1998
GREELEY, Colo. - Nellie Elizabeth Lane Carter of Greeley, formerly of Dover, Del., died Tuesday, July 14, 1998. She was 78. Mrs. Carter was born in 1919, in Templeville, Md., the daughter of the late John Wesley Lane and Sarah Elizabeth Lane.
She graduated from Sudlersville High School in 1937. Mrs. Carter worked for Bryan's Drug Store in Dover as a sales clerk. She was a nurses aid at Kent General Hospital in Dover; a manager at the Day Care Center at Dover Air Force Base. She has been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church since 1969. She was also a former Associate Pastor at the Dover S.D.A. Church and served as Pastor of the Sussex/Central S.D.A. Church in Georgetown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Carter Sr., a son, John Wesley, and a sister, Anna Lane Benton.
She is survived by a son, Thomas C. Carter Jr. of Canterbury; three daughters, Shirley Ann Carter Farrell and Thelma Louise Carter, both of Greeley, and Trudy Sharp of Milford; a brother, John Thomas Lane of Smyrna, and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wyoming Avenue, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville, Md. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Sussex/Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rt. 5, Box 137, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Perry Walton Carter 1930-1995
(note by John Cyrus Carter: “From an Elmer, N.J. newspaper”)
1. Obituary: Perry W. Carter, 64, of 1508 Sharon Place, San Mateo, California, died suddenly August 11, 1995 at home following a brief illness. Mr. Carter was born in Fairfield Township to the late Hopewell and Lethia Carter. He was raised in the Elmer area and attended Monroeville Grammar School and was a 1949 graduate of Woodstown High School.
He was a teacher/counselor with the San Leandro Unified School District, a USMC veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post #82 of San Mateo, San Mateo Elks Lodge #1112 B.P.O.E. and San Mateo Golf Club.
Surviving are his wife, Eugenia; a son, Perry Carter; daughters, Kathleen Harkins and Janet Carter; a grandson, Patrick Harkins; a sister, Evelyn Schroeder; brothers, John Carter and Donald Carter. He was predeceased by a brother, Leroy Carter in 1982.
Funeral services were held August 15 at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.
2. Death notice (note by John Carter: from a San Mateo or San Francisco newspaper):
Perry W. Carter — In San Mateo, August 11, 1995. Perry W. Carter beloved husband of Eugenia Carter of San Mateo. Loving father of Perry Carter, Kathleen Harkins and Janet Carter.
Survived by his adoring grandson Patrick Harkins, his sister Evelyn Schroeder and his brothers Donald Carter and John Carter, several nieces and nephews.
A teacher/counselor with the San Leandro Unified School Dist., USMC veteran of the Korean War, member of the American Legion Post #82 of San Mateo, San Mateo Elks Lodge #1112 B.P.O.E. and San Mateo Golf Club. A native of Bridgeton, New Jersey. Aged 64 years.
Funeral Services will be held from the Sneider & Sullivan Funeral Home, 977 South El Camino Real, San Mateo on Tuesday (August 15) at 10 a.m. thence to St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo for a Funeral Mass commencing at 10:30 a.m. Vigil Services will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mortuary. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Friends may call at the Mortuary after 11 a.m. on Monday. Contributions to St. Timothy’s Scholarship Fund or Serra High School Athletic Fund, 451 West 20th Ave, San Mateo pref.
Ralph H. Carter 1941-2011
Ralph H. " Standing Bear" Carter Jr., 69 of Dover, Delaware passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 7, 2011 in Washington
DCwhile sightseeing the capital with his family. Born in Bridgeton on Nov. 28, 1941, he was the son of Syretha R. (nee Pierce) Carter and the late Ralph H. Carter Sr., and the husband of Phyllis L. (nee Mosley) Carter. Mr. and Mrs. Carter had been residents of Dover for the past eight years and had previously lived in Blackwood, NJ.
Ralph grew up in Gouldtown and was formally educated in the local schools, after high school he attended Temple University and received his BS Degree in Education from Glassboro State College. He was currently working on his Masters and was only three credits away from achieving. As a young man he joined the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout award in 1958. He later became a Troop Leader of Troop 99 of Bridgeton and Troop 52 Gouldtown. He was a former Director of the Timber Creek District in Camden County and the Newark District of the Boy Scouts of America. He was also awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver Award in Scouting. Ralph used his degree in education to become a Business Administrator for the Board of Education in Fairfield Twp., Camden County, and lastly Gloucester County which he retired from after 23 years of service in 2003. Ralph's mother and father had also owned and operated Carter's Store and Deli in Gouldtown, which he helped manage. Ralph was a former member of the Bridgeton Kiwanis Club, and was a past president of the Blackwood Rotary Club, where he was instrumental in starting Fun Day, a day the club would take elementary school children to Wildwood. The day is now known as Ralph Carter Fun Day, within the club. He was a former member of the Gouldtown Fire Company No#2 from 1974 to 1983, where he served as secretary for some time, he was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton, where he received his name "Standing Bear". He was an intelligent, fun loving, giant of a man, who will truly be missed by all.
Ralph is survived besides his wife Phyllis, by his mother Syretha R. Carter of Gouldtown, his two step children Tyrese Gould of Bridgeton, and Shana Gould of Fairfax, Virginia, his brother Wayne Carter and his wife Beverly of Gouldtown, one uncle William G Pierce of Dover, Delaware, his eight step grandchildren Steffani Savoy, George Torres, Annalyse Torres, Marcus Torres, Adam Torres, Nolan Branch, Taylor Branch, and Seane Torres, one step great grandchild Nashid Tre' El, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased besides his father Ralph Sr. by a sister Marie Pierce and a niece Aimee Carter.
Visitation & Service Aug. 13, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613,. Interment at Fernwood Memorial Park. .Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Rebecca Elaine Morris Carter ~1926-2000
September 21, 2000
Rebecca Elaine Carter (nee Morris), 74, of Bridgeton died Tuesday at home.
Born in Bridgeton, daughter of the late Dorothy and Clarence Morris, she was the wife of the late James R. Carter and a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church and a retired secretary for the Garden State Fence Co. She was a former treasurer and member of the Household of Ruth.
Surviving are three sons, James R. Jr. and Morris L. of Harrisburg, Pa., and Melvin of Bridgeton; five daughters, Joann Goldsborough, Darlene Bunting, Rhoda Williams, Audrey Simmons, and Cheryl, all of Bridgeton, and Dorothy Evans of Mayslanding; 23 grandchilren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Gerald.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the church, 90 Baltomore Ave., Bridgeton, where friends may call after noon. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Arrangements are by the Wesley Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Return Carter 1951-1973
Rita Grace Carter ~1938-1993
Rita Grace Carter of Hartly died of cancer Tuesday, April 27, 1993, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 45. Ms. Carter was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Mrs. Lillian M. Carter Collins of Dover and the late Howard Attix Carter.
She was a 1965 Dover High School graduate and had been employed as a secretary at Dover Plumbing Supply Co., until illness forced her retirement in January 1993. Ms. Carter was divorced. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Paige A Morgan, age 15, of Dover; a brother, Howard S. Carter of Dover; and two sisters, Teresa E. Rodriguez of Dover and Joanne Weidemann of Aloha, Ore.
Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be made to Kent County Unit, American Cancer Society, 707 Walker Road, Dover, DE 19901. Arrangements handled by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Home. Dover.
Sarah Ridgeway Carter 1926-1996
Sarah Ridgeway Carter, 70, Bridgeton died Monday at home after a lengthy illness.
Daughter of the late Lewis an Cynthia Ridgeway, she was lifelong resident of Bridgeton.
She was a former (member) of the Ionia Chapter 15, Order of the Eastern Star and John Wesley Senior Choir. She had been employed by Bridgeton Hospital for 20 years and with the Eye Surgicenter of New Jersey for seven years, retiring in March.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Ivy; a daughter Ida Ridgeway of Lansing,; and four sisters, Cynthia Smith and Christine Ridgeway , both of Bridgeton, Naomi Ridgeway of Millville and Mary Pierce of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was predeceased by seven brothers.
Services will be 10 a.m., Friday in the John Wesley United Methodist Church, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Wesley’s Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Serena G. Carter ~1919-2007
14 Jul 2007
Serena G. Carter, age 88, died Thursday evening, July 12, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann Davis, with whom she resided in Fairton. She had been in declining health for the past 17 years. Born in Greenwich, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Pierce Cuff, she was the wife of the late James E. Carter, Sr. She had lived at her present address for four years and prior to that had resided on Stretch Road in Cohansey.
Before her retirement in 1979, she had been employed with the Mark Manufacturing Company in Bridgeton for 30 years. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians and loved going to the casinos and attending "Fan Fair" in Nashville, Tenn.
She is survived by a son, James E. Carter Jr., of Pittsgrove; three daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Bracken, of Nashville, Tenn., Glendora Vazquez, of Wareham, Maine, and Mary Ann Davis, of Fairton; four brothers, Linwood and Chester Cuff, both of Millville, Nathan Cuff, of Gravely, Okla. and Morris Cuff, of Woodstown; four sisters, Glendora Pierce, of Alloway Twp., Emma Seeney, of Dover, Del., Hester Ridgway, of Fairton, Alta Worley, of Cheswold, Del.; four granddaughters; three grandsons and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Lucy Pierce.
Private graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Fernwood Memorial Park in Hopewell Township, where the interment will follow the services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home Web site at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Donald Carter 1934-2001
January 4, 2000
Thomas Donald Carter of Felton died after a short illness, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 66.
Mr. Carter was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Frederica, the son of Lucy Carter Postles of Felton and the late Thomas W. Clark.
He was educated at Reeve's Crossing Public School, Felton, and attended junior high school at Booker T. Washington school, and high school at Delaware State College (now University), both in Dover.
Mr. Carter served in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Turkey.
He worked for General Foods/ Kraft Foods in Dover for 35 years before retiring in October 1999. He also worked part-time for the J.C. Penney Co. for 15 years.
He enjoyed videography and photography. He owned his own business, "Carter's Video and Photography Inc."
Mr. Carter was a faithful member of St. James Union A.M.E. Church, Frederica, and served as president of the Trustee Board. He was a member of the Steward Board, and sang on the men's choir.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Delema M. Burris-Carter; two sons, Donald A. Carter of Dover and Kevin D. Carter of Felton; two granddaughters, Cierra A. Cooper of Felton and Stephanie D. Walker of Philadelphia; a grandson, Kevin Carter Jr., of Harrington; his maternal sisters and brothers, Frances Johnson (Ronald) of Felton, Clara Pittman of Frederica and Arvil Jr. Postles, Felton; his paternal brothers and sisters, Thomas Clark (Mildred) of Dover, Dora Woodlin (Harold) of Philadelphia, Lida Jones of Milford, Lewis Clark (Audie Lee) of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Elizabeth Mitchell (Raymond), Barbara Morris, Robert Clark and Elmer Clark (Juanita), all of Dover, Patricia Taylor of Harrington, Tyrone Clark of Dover, Ronald Clark of Easton, Md., and Alfreda Clark of Philadelphia; three uncles, Milford Carter, Glenn Clark and George Clark; brothers-in-law, George Burris (Verdie) of Felton, Clarence C. Burris Jr. (Creola) of Milford; sisters-in-law, Frances Mosley (Herman) of Felton and Louise Burris of Wilmington; one goddaughter, Cheryl Pritchett, and her children, Matthew, Cherelle, Brian and Taylor); an aunt, Sadie Green of Felton, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and last but not least his number one cousin Charles 'Bubbie' Harris.
Service will be 11 a.m. at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Virgie M. Carter 1909-1999
Virgie M. Carter of Dover died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in Capital Healthcare Services, Dover. She was 90.
Mrs. Carter was born on May 28, 1909, the daughter of the late John and Elva Breeding Carter. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland F. Carter, in 1988.
She is survived by a son, John R. "Sonny" Carter of Dover; a daughter, Ann Paquette of Greenville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service was Friday at Trader Funeral Home, Dover. Burial was in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
William Atwood “Seafus” Carter ~1905-1990
1. Obituary: William Atwood “Seafus” Carter, 85, of 374 S. East Ave., died late Friday evening in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, following a brief illness. He was a hospital patient four days.
Born in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of the late William E. and Isabella Carter, and was the husband of the late Arnetta Clark Carter, who died in 1988. A Bridgeton resident for most of his life, he lived at his present address 27 years.
Prior to his retirement in 1977 he was employed by the City of Bridgeton’s Department of Public Works for 15 years. He was previously employed by the former Bridgeton Gas Light Works. A member of Faith Chapel, he sang in the church’s choir.
Surviving are a daughter, Beulah D. Goodwin of Bridgeton; a foster daughter whom he raised, Alexis Siderio of Bridgeton; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a foster son whom he raised, Bryant Clark.
Services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Faith Chapel, Burlington and Buckshutem Roads, with the Rev. Inez Moore, pastor, and the Rev. Howard O. Jaimson, sharing the service. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.
2. Death Notice: CARTER — Of 374 S. East Ave., Bridgeton. N.J., on Friday, May 11,
1990. William Atwood “Seafus” Carter, husband of the late Arnetta Clark Carter, father of Beulah D. Goodwin, foster parent of Alexis Siderio and the late Bryant Clark, aged 85 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Faith Chapel, Burlington and Buckshutem Roads, Bridgeton, on Thursday, May 17 at 1 p.m. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday afternoon from 12 noon to 1 p.m. prior to the services in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.
William E. Carter ~1943-2007
5 Dec 2007
William E. Carterof Millsboro died Sunday Dec. 2, 2007, at home. He was 64. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriots Way, Millsboro. Friends may call on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro.
William James Carter 1889-1961
In Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del, on Jan. 29, 1961, William James Carter, husband of Lulu Ray Carter of Cheswold, De l., aged 71 years. relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Union Immanuel Methodist Church in Cheswold, Del on Thursday afternoon, Feb.2, at 1:00 o'clock. Interment at Union Immanuel Methodist Cemetary, Cheswold. Friends may call at his late residence near Cheswold on Wednesday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock.
Deborah Ann Holcomb Carty 1958-2001
Deborah Ann Holcomb Carty of Dover died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in her home. She was 43. Mrs. Carty was born Aug. 19, 1958, in Dover, daughter of Julian D. and Louise Mae Holcomb of Dover.
She had worked for the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna for 16 1/2 years until becoming disabled. She enjoyed the beach, movies and Christian music tapes. She was a mother who enjoyed her children. She was a carefree, joyful person who put others before herself. Mrs. Carty was a member of the Kingdom of God Fellowship in Hartly.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of one year, Phillip D. Carty of Dover; a son, Clinton Durham III at home; a daughter, Amber Seeney at home; three brothers, Walter O. Holcomb of Smyrna, Douglas E. Holcomb of Lindenwold, N.J., and Wayne A. Holcomb of Dover; a sister, Judy L. Miller of Harrington; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and a special friend, Candice Holcomb.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
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