Funeral services for Mr. Alton G. Carter, 84, of Granville,
Tennessee, will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, September 10,
2009, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Granville Cemetery in
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 P.M. – 8
P.M., and Thursday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Carter passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at his
He was born May 13, 1925, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Lee Roy Carter and Fannie Roberts Carter. On July 25,
1948, he was married to Mildred Haile Carter, who survives.
He was a retired warehouse manager at Big Dollar
Warehouse in Sparta, TN. He was a member of the Granville
United Methodist Church in Granville, TN; former President and
Vice President of Granville Cemetery Association, an avid
fisherman, and woodworker. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II in the South Pacific, earning the rank
Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4
Brothers: Farmer, Malcolm, Mack, and J. N. Carter; and 3
Sisters: Marie Carter Pharris, Emma Carter, and Vyda Carter
Survivors include his Wife: Mildred Haile Carter of Granville,
TN; 2 Daughters and Sons-in-law: Carolyn and Robert
Dudney of Cookeville, TN, and Jeannie and Allen Grimes of
Kernersville, NC; 2 Grandchildren: Joshua Sprague and
Kathryn Teague; and 1 Great Grandchild: Nathan Teague.
Pastor Ernest Blair will officiate at the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville
Cemetery Fund by contacting the funeral home.
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