Morrison ‘Gray’ Carter Sr.

Published 11:10 am Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Mr. Morrison “Gray” Carter Sr., 93, of Gray Carter Lane, Advance, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Davie County to the late Lisha Morrison Carter and Tita Foster Carter Bailey.

Gray was a well-known carpenter who built many homes in Davie County. He was a faithful member of Fork Baptist Church where he had 20 plus years of perfect attendance. He enjoyed gardening and antiques, which kept him busy until the last days of his full life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a daughter, Sandra Nell Carter Cope; a son, William Ray “Billy” Carter; a granddaughter, Kimberly Carter Doby; a great-grandson, Hunter Gray Tate; a son-in-law, Terry Hardin; and siblings, Jack Carter, Peggy Rummage, and Dorothy Sowers.

Survivors include: his wife of 72 years, Ruby Nell Everhart Carter; children, Morrison Gray Carter Jr., Paul Gregory Carter (Tammie), Theresa Ann Carter Hardin, and Karen Carter; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Vanessa Carter; siblings, Joe Bailey (Judy) and Sallie Buie; brother-in-law, Felix Rummage; and special cousin, Mary Ann Barnhardt.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Garrett and Rev. Craig Seaford officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30-4 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Fork Baptist Church Cemetery fund, 3140 US 64 E., Mocksville, NC 27028; or to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 317 S. Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC 27292.

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