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Mr. Charles Carter, A well known longtime Carthage barber, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday evening, August 16, 2015, just 11 days before his 75th birthday. The South Carthage resident died at Upper Cumberland Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Cookeville. 
Mr. Carter was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, August 20th with Bro. Jackie Dawson and Mr. Carter’s minister, Edward L. Anderson, officiating. Burial followed in Charles’s beloved community of Granville in the Granville Cemetery.
Mr. Carter was born in the Granville community on August 27, 1940 and was one of three children of the late Carl Edward “Smokey” Carter and the former Naomi Coleta Gentry.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Billie Sue Carter Hall and Judy Carter Sapp.
Educated at the Granville Elementary School, he was a 1960 graduate of Jackson County Central High School where he was an outstanding basketball player and never lost his passion for the Jackson County Blue Devils basketball program.
In Cookeville, on February 10, 1962, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, the former Evelyn Ann Roberts who remained at his bedside from the time he was admitted to hospice until his death.
Following graduation from high school and after Mr. Carter’s marriage to Ann, they moved to Nashville where he attended the Nashville Barber College, graduating in 1962.
Mr. Carter owned and operated Charlie’s Barber Shop on the west side of the square, which he opened in 1989 and operated until shortly before his death. He was diagnosed with cancer in mid-June. 
Prior to opening on the square, Mr. Carter, Riley Overstreet and Charlie Mofield operated the Southside Barber Shop in South Carthage and his first employment was at Court Square Barbershop on Main Street in Carthage where he barbered with L. B. Carter, Riley Overstreet and Walter Beasley.
An accomplished stringed instrument musician, Mr. Carter could often be seen in his shop playing the guitar and banjo and sometimes his friends would join him for a jam session. He always attended the Granville Heritage Day on Memorial Day weekend in Granville and he also had a great love for Harley-Davidson motor cycles and often times toured the countryside with his friends and fellow bikers.
Mr. Carter was a member of the Carthage Church of Christ.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of over fifty three years, are their three children, Ronnie Carter of South Carthage, Kimberly Carter of Dixon Springs and Vicki Watson also of South Carthage; seven grandchildren, Beau Carter, Kelly Carter Gregory, Jana Watson of the U. S. Army, Payton, Allie and Annie Watson, Katera Gibbs; one great-grandchild, Olivia Gregory.
The family requests memorials to Charles’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Ms. Norma Jean Lambert, of Soddy-Daisy, died Friday morning, August 21, 2015, at her River Landing Drive home at the age of 77.
Memorial services are scheduled to be conducted Sunday afternoon, September 6th, at 3 p.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Eld. Charles Allen Gentry officiating.
The family will receive friends at Sanderson in Carthage only on September 6th from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Mrs. Lambert was cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood.
One of three children, she was born Norma Jean Lynch in the Sullivans Bend community and was the daughter of the late Homer Brown Lynch, who died January 14, 2003 at the age of 90, and Helen Duke Thackston Lynch, who died October 27, 2005 at the age of 88.
Mrs. Lambert was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Lynch Gannaway, who die at the age of 79 on September 13, 2014.
Mrs. Lambert was a 1955 honors graduate of Smith County High School where she was in the Beta Club and on the office staff and paper staff. She was also a member of the Spanish Club, the Drama Club and the Future Homemakers of America.
Ms. Lambert began her career with the Tennessee Valley Authority at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant before transferring to the Sequoia Nuclear Plant where she worked as a purchasing agent until her retirement.
Surviving is her four-legged friend and constant companion, BeBe; a brother, Ben Lynch and wife, Janice Crook Lynch, of New Middleton; five nieces, Sharon Lancaster and husband, Bob, of Lebanon, Michelle Blair and husband, Mike, of Gordonsville, Gayle Gannaway & spouse, Kathy, of Dahlonega, GA, Margaret Gannaway of Jacksonville, Florida, Patricia Pulmano and Rick Ray of Pensacola, FL; great nieces, Jenafer East & husband, Josh, Ashley and Stephanie Lancaster. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Ms. Chrysan Flatt Slagle of Lebanon died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday evening, August 22, 2015, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage where she was admitted Sunday evening, August 9th, after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm while having the evening meal at Cracker Barrel in Lebanon. Chrysan was 41.
Edward L. Anderson and Ms. Slagle’s pastor, Eld. Junior Dickerson, will officiate the 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, August 26th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Garden of Peace at Smith County Memorial Gardens.
The Slagle family will receive friends at Sanderson in Carthage on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 11 a.m.
Born Sandra Chrysan Slagle in South Carthage on January 4, 1974, she was delivered by the late Dr. Frank T. Rutherford at the former Carthage General Hospital and was the daughter of Donna Karen Eidson Flatt Hays of Pea Ridge and Larry Cowan Flatt of Hogans Creek.
Ms. Slagle was a deposit operations specialist for Wilson Bank and Trust Co. in Lebanon where she had been employed since 2005. Prior to joining the team at Wilson Bank and Trust she was employed at Citizens Bank in Carthage.
Ms. Slagle was saved and baptized into the full fellowship of the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Rock City and, beginning at the age of two weeks, attended with her mother at the Carthage Church of Christ where Mrs. Donna was a member.
Ms. Slagle was a 1992 graduate of Smith County High School.
Surviving, in addition to her mother and father, is a daughter, Jaqueline Slagle and daughter, Sarriyah, of Lebanon, Chrysan’s significant other, Chad Oliver of Lebanon; step-father, Charlie Hays of Pea Ridge. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. Harold Wayne Baines, age 58, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015, at his home. Mr. Baines was born April 30, 1957 in Lebanon, the son of Annie Brown and Harold Baines. He attended the First Baptist Church, Gordonsville. Harold worked for the Smith County Sheriff’s Department as a court officer. Mr. Baines is survived by four children, Michael Harold Baines (Sheronda) Baines of Brush Creek, Kristy (Aaron) Elmore
of Lebanon, Ava Baines and Parker Baines of Pea Ridge; four grandchildren, Remington and Lierra Baines and Harlie and Hannah Elmore; two brothers, James (Terrie) Baines of Gulf Shores, AL and Tony (Tanya) Toney of Gallatin; mother, Annie Harrison of Smyrna; and father, Harold (Lou) Baines of Murfreesboro. Funeral services for Mr. Baines are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 1PM. Interment will follow in the Watson Cemetery in Lebanon. Visitation with the Baines family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 2PM to 8PM and again on Wednesday from 11AM until the service time at 1PM. In lieu of flowers the Baines family requests memorials be made to the Fraternal Order of Police or the Diabetes Association.
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