Originally created 04/25/06

Rufus Jackson Carter (CORDELE, Ga.)



CORDELE, Ga. - Funeral services for Jack Carter, 69, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with Rev. Don Howell officiating. Rainey Family Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements. Celeste Carter Edge, niece of Mr. Carter, gave the Eulogy. Ray Faircloth, pianist, played soft music and accompanied Rodney Jacobs as he sang "The King Is Coming". He also sang "I Can Only Imagine". Pallbearers were Larry Carter, John Flanders, Mike Dees, Ebie Dees, Tommy Dees, Louie Dees, Hugh Mac Carter, Curtis Carter, Randy Carter, David Long, Jimmy Carter, III, Buddy Dees and Billy Carter. The committal, conducted by Rev. Bob Halstead was held at Sunnyside Cemetery. Mr. Carter died at his residence Saturday, April 22, 2006. He was born Sunday, December 22, 1936 in Toombs County and was the son of the late James Samuel Carter, Sr. and Lizzie Bell Youmans Carter. He was a self-employed pecan grower and farm equipment salesman. Mr. Carter was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and Crisp County Sportsman's Club. He is survived by his wife, Jean Walling Carter of Cordele; six daughters and their husbands, Renea and Terry Fennell of Arabi, Dale and Rusty Walker and Rhonda and Jimmy Stillwell, all of Cordele, Cheryl Slade of Perry, Cindy and Wayne Edwards of Herrod, and Cathy and Dr. Bobby Abramson of Augusta; two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Lavonia Carter and Harry and Patricia Carter, all of Cordele; three sisters and their husbands, Jo and Percy Williams of Douglasville, Sarah and Clay Flanders of Macon, and Sue and Ken Dixon of Saint Augustine, FL; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Carter and Michael Bryan Carter. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by Rainey Family Funeral Services, Inc. Friends may register on-line at www.raineyfuneral.com

The Augusta Chronicle-April 25, 2006