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OBIT: Mr. Frank “Pee Wee” Carter, Age 69, Of Four Way Inn

Mr. Frank “Pee Wee” Carter

Retired career Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation employee Mr. Frank “Pee Wee” Carter of the Four-Way Inn Community was pronounced dead at 7:39 a.m. Saturday morning March 24th after suffering a fatal heart attack at his Pleasant Shade Highway home.

Funeral services were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon March 27th with Eld. Mark Horton and Mr. Carter’s pastor, Eld. Terry Ray officiating. Following the 1 p.m. services burial was in the Carter family lot in the Beasley-Brooks section at Dixon Springs Cemetery with Eld. Anthony Dixon Officiating.

One of four children, he was born Frank Hartley Carter Jr. on September 5, 1948 at the former McFarland Hospital in Lebanon and was reared in the Bowman Branch Community at Riddleton and was the son of Carolyn Marie “Sissy” Gibbs Carter of Carthage and the late Frank Hartley Carter Sr. who died April 23, 1986 at the age of 64.

A brother, Joe Anthony Carter, preceded “Pee Wee” in death on July 2, 1996.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Elizabeth Carter who died at the age of 9 months on July 9, 1990 and by a step-grandson, Matt Spain.

He was united in marriage to Hopkinsville, Kentucky native, the former Evelyn Juanita Lyle, in Springfield, TN on January 16, 1982.

Mr. Carter attended Smith County High School and was employed by U.C.E.M.C. for forty two and one half years and retired on December 31, 2010 with a job classification as a First Class Lineman.

He was saved at the Bide Russell Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in the Riddleton Community at the age of 11 under the preaching of the late Eld. C.C. Ramsey and was baptized into the full fellowship of the church.

At the time of his death he was a member of the Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Hartsville.

Surviving in addition to his wife Juanita of just over thirty six years and his mother are three sons, Robert Carter and wife Pam of the Pea Ridge Community, Charlie Carter of Carthage, Dewayne West of Cadiz, Kentucky; daughter, Shannon Carter Curtis and husband Mike of Copan, Oklahoma; two sisters, Margaret Carol Carter Oldham of Carthage, Melanie Carter Gregory and husband Kenny of the Graveltown Community; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The Carter family requests memorials to the Central District Fire Department.