Billy Herman Carson

Published 9:46 am Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Billy Herman Carson, 79, died at his residence on Aug. 17, 2019 following a period of declining health.

He was born in Iredell County, son of the late Crayton and Lolean Cockerham Carson. Following graduation from Davie County Training School in 1958, he entered the U.S. Army, from which he received an honorable discharge. On July 5, 1963 he was married to Barbara Jean Gaither, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. He loved to watch Western movies, collect cowboy boots, and took pride in being an excellent marksman.

Survivors: his wife, Barbara Jean Carson of the home; his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Coleen C. Gaither and Dorothylean C. Sherrill; 4 aunts, Jessie Hayes, Shirley Smith, Neelie Levy and Josephine Dalton; an uncle, Thad Carson; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon at Graham Funeral Home. Brother Denon Hogue will officiate and burial will follow at 2 p.m. in National Cemetery in Salisbury. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.

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