James Earl Carter, Marked Tree, age 88, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Three Rivers Nursing Center.
He was born May 26, 1923, in Shannon, Mississippi to the late William Whitten Carter and Mary Anna (Davis) Carter.
Mr. Carter is survived by his five daughters and their husbands, Mary Mildred and the late Willis Jake Hayes of Marked Tree, Janette and the late Freddie Osment of Trumann, Reva and Britt Ferguson of Little Rock, Elisa Justice of Wynne and Tammy and Ray Pritchett of Greenville, Mississippi; thirteen 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 and 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 his life will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, at Black Oak Baptist Church with Carter Ferguson and Brother Jimmy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Lepanto at the Potter Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, until the time of service at the church.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Larry Loggins, Tad Rogers, Billy Plunkett, John Dillinger, Jonathan Scaggs and Don Howard. Honorary pallbearers are Brother Frank Bufford and the men of Black Oak Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Black Oak Baptist Church.