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1933 Willease 2012

Willease Carter

September 5, 1933 — September 2, 2012

Willease Deering Carter, age 78, of Sparta, Tennessee, passed away September 2, 2012.

She was born September 5, 1933, Sparta, Tennessee to Lee Deering and Clarsie Mae Cash Deering.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Clarsie Cash Deering and husband of 52 years, Orby Carter. Survivors include daugters and son in laws, Pat & Donnie Cravens and Glenda & Rodger Phillips; sons and daughter in laws, Troy & Jan Carter, Keith Carter, Sammie Carter, and Donnie & Kathi Carter; brother, Bud Deering; grandchildren, Dana Carter Bray, Greg Cravens, Crystal Carter Nall, Rachel Carter Floyd, Lizann Carter Allen and Matthew Phillips; great grandchildren, Caleb & Makenna Cravens, Daniel & Kaleigh Bray, Abigail Carter and Carter Allen; Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held at Thurman Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Bro. Doug Goff , Bro. Eugene Bray and great grandson Daniel Bray will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers, Dustin Allen, James Nall, Eugene Bray, Shaun Floyd; Pallbearers, Greg Cravens, Matthew Phillips, Caleb Cravens, Daniel Bray, Shane Howell and Randy Wilkerson Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home , Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6 pm till 9 p.m.

At the families request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carter-Tollison Cemetery Fund. c/o Donnie Carter, 1870 Jerry Parker Rd., Sparta, Tennessee 38583

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Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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