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Henry Grady Carter

April 5, 1946 — February 8, 2015

Mr. Henry Grady Carter, age 68 of Pearson, GA. passed away Sunday, February 08, 2015 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA. following a brief illness. Mr. Carter was born April 5, l946 in Pearson, Georgia to Milton and Ferrell McNeal Carter. He was a l964 graduate of Atkinson County High School where he was an outstanding drummer in the percussion section. He worked for twenty eight years at Satilla Memorial Hospital (now Mayo Health System) in Waycross, Georgia in the surgical ward, risk management and corporate compliance offices. For the past nine years he was employed by the Atkinson County Board of Education at the Middle School as a seventh grade science teacher. His hobbies included wood carving and carpentry. He served as a medic in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam era. His church membership was at Elbethel Church in Pearson, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Thigpen Carter, a sister Eunice Carter and brothers, Everette, Freddie and H. M. Carter. Survivors include: Daughter: Amber Carter Johnson and husband Steven of Pearson, Ga. Brother: Eddie Carter and wife Libby of Patterson, GA. 5 Sisters: Maxine Baskin of Columbus, GA. Estelle Davis and husband Charlie of Jacksonville, FL. Catherine Tanner and husband Buddy of Pearson, GA. Juanita Steese and husband Larry of Ormand Beach, FL. Geraldine Spradley and husband Benny of Middleburg, FL. 4 Grandchildren: Ava Johnson Stella Jo Johnson Sarah Johnson Ali Johnson Several Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Carter were held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:30 P.M. at Elbethel Church with Mrs. Catherine Tanner, Rev. Donnie Wilkes, and Rev. Edward Mathews officiating. Special musical selections "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" were rendered by the attending congregation with Rev. Donnie Wilkes leading and Michelle Howell accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude was played by Michelle Howell pianist. The interment followed in the Sweetwater Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Shea Browning, Kelly Dixon, Stephen Spradley,Wayne Marx, Roger Baskin, Mike Murray and Ray Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Middle School Teachers and Principal Anthony Davis.

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