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Era Gillis Carter

May 1, 1941 — July 7, 2010

Mr. Era Gillis Carter age 69 of Willacoochee, Ga. passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl. following an extended illness. Born May l, l941 in Coffee County, Mr. Carter was the son of Era and Verneil Gillis Carter. He had made his home in Atkinson County for most of his life and was a retired farmer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed working in his yard, collecting turpentine antiques and visiting, especially the sick and ones in need. He was a longtime member of Beulah United Methodist Church and the Men's Brotherhood Breakfast. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jesse Carter, Mackie Carter and Morris Carter. Survivors include: Wife: Helen Nugent Carter of Willacoochee, Ga. 1 Daughter: Sandra Hughes and husband Jeff of Willacoochee, Ga. 1 Son: Chuck Carter and wife Lea of North Platte, Nebraska 3 Grandchildren: Sarah Hughes, Harrison Hughes, and Gil Carter Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Carter were held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 9, 2010 at Beulah United Methodist Church with Rev. Eddie Morrison, Rev. Jim Duvall, and Rev. Julian Tucker officiating. Special musical selections included "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid" rendered by the Sweetwater Creek Singers and "There Is A River" sung by the Beulah Trio. Soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude was played by Tammy Paulk pianist. The interment followed in the Willacoochee City Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Ed Tillman, Jim Paulk, Wilson Paulk, Jimmy Grantham, Julian Haskins and Frank Littleton. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Brotherhood Breakfast. Relihan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at


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