Charlotte Helen Cates Carter

Published 8:43 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Charlotte Helen Cates Carter, of Elizabethton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 18, 1933 in Hampton, Tenn., to the late George Cates and Amelia Crowe Cates.
Charlotte was a graduate of Hampton High School. She was retired from Southern Finance, where she worked for many years. Charlotte attended Westside Christian Church in Elizabethton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Edward Cates Jr. and Clyde C. Cates, and two sisters, Hazel Heaton and Pearl Calhoun.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Bob Carter; two daughters, Sandra Fair of Austin, Texas, and Jane Thompson and husband Tim of Boone, N.C.; two sons, Dennis Carter and wife Lola of Gray, Tenn., and John Carter and wife Wendi of Johnson City, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Amanda Carter and husband Nick of Gray, Tenn., Bobby Carter of Atlanta, Ga., Graham Fair and Gavin Fair of Johnson City, Tenn., Chase Thompson and Reagan Thompson of Boone, N.C., and Jack Carter of Johnson City, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Carter Leach; one brother, Carl Cates and wife Nell of Elizabethton; one brother-in-law, Raymond Calhoun of Johnson City, Tenn.; and one sister-in-law, Helen Cates of Hampton.
A graveside service and interment for Charlotte Helen Cates Carter will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Those who plan to attend should arrive at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. After the service, friends and family may visit with the family at the home of John and Wendi Carter at 615 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Carter family.

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