Obituaries for the Carter Family
Lela P Carter
ST. ALBANS - Lela P. Meadows Carter, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, following a short illness. Born Oct. 1, 1910, in Barn, Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Rhoda Wood Meadows. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and member and charter member of Bethany Baptist Church, St. Albans. She was a 48-year resident of St. Albans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer H. Carter; two brothers, Preston and Warren Meadows; and a sister, Clercy Meadows Vandivort. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include two sons, Bobby R. Carter of St. Albans and Charles E. Carter of Pasadena, Md.; two grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, with the Revs. Robert S. Leadman, Bruce Young and Lester Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 2504 Grant Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. Arrangements by Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.
MOUNT HOPE - Alma Arlington Doss Carter, 95, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in Columbus, Ohio, following a sudden illness. Born March 18, 1906, at Waitville, Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Martha Jane Jarvis Doss. She came from Sinks Grove to Mount Hope in 1928 and was a teacher for 36 years. Mrs. Carter attended the George Peabody Teacher College and was graduated magna cum laude from Concord College. Mrs. Carter was an active member of the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, the Fayette Branch of the A.A.U.W. and county, state and national Retired Teacher Associations. She was a charter member of Omega Chapter, Alpha Phi State and Delta Kappa Gamma International Teachers Society, the Mt. Junior Woman's Club and the Mt. Hope Federated League. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Eugene Scott Carter; two sisters, Eleanor Doss of Sinks Grove and Ruth Nickell of Beckley; and two brothers, Bowman Doss of Columbus, Ohio, and Armon Doss of Glen Burnie, Md. Survivors include two sons, Charles H. Carter of California, Md., and Richard D. Carter and wife Louise of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Fran Carter Birdsong and husband Jerry of Chesterfield, Va.; four grandchildren, Shelly Birdsong Maddex and husband Lee of Morgantown, Keith Birdsong of Chesterfield, Va., Scott Carter and wife Loretta of Columbus, Ohio, and Matthew Carter of Albuquerque, N.M.; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations of sympathy may be made to Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church or the Mt. Hope Library. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope.
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