James Earl Carter

Friday, May 18, 2012

James Earl Carter, of Marked Tree, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the age of 88 at Three Rivers Nursing Center.

He was born May 26, 1923, in Shannon, Miss., to the late William Whitten Carter and Mary Anna (Davis) Carter.

Mr. Carter is survived by his five daughters, Mary Mildred (the late Willis Jake) Hayes of Marked Tree, Janette (the late Freddie) Osment of Trumann, Reva and Britt Ferguson of Little Rock, Elisa Justice of Wynne and Tammy and Ray Pritchett of Greenville, Miss.; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Reva Pauline (McIntosh) Carter; his son, Jesse Earl Carter; seven sisters, Evie May, Rosa Lee, Mattie Eddington, Willie Pearl, Alice Inez Stewart, Besse and Irene Carter, and one brother, Jesse Carter.

A celebration of life was held May 15 at Black Oak Baptist Church with Carter Ferguson and Brother Jimmy Frazier officiating. Burial followed in Lepanto at the Potter Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Larry Loggins, Tad Rogers, Billy Plunkett, John Dillinger, Jonathan Scaggs and Don Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Brother Frank Bufford and the men of Black Oak Baptist Church.

The family requests that memorials be sent to Black Oak Baptist Church. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.