Edgar Lamar Carter

Published 6:51 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020

Edgar Lamar Carter (Eddie), 80, died March 4, 2020, after an extended illness, with his family by his side in Monticello, Mississippi.

Mr. Carter was born July 31, 1939, in Waycross, Georgia, to Edmond and Mary Lee (Henderson) Carter. He graduated from Wacona High School and the University of Florida Forest Ranger School in Lake City, Florida. After graduation and a brief stint in the US Army, Eddie had a successful career in the timber industry including Carter Wood Inc., Franklin Timber Company and Bude Timber Company. Eddie immensely enjoyed being in the outdoors (hunting, fishing, running), and working in the timber industry for 50 years.

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Eddie was an active member of Monticello United Methodist Church, where he served on numerous committees, and served as Sunday School secretary for 40 years.

Eddie is survived by wife Charlotte (Ready) Carter, sons John Edmond Carter (Chip) and wife, Jill Charmaine, of Ruth, Mississippi, Jesse Webb Carter and wife, Lori, of Auburn, Alabama., five grandchildren, Austin, Roman, Dylan, Jackson and London Carter, sister Mary Carter Brown of McDonough, Georgia. He was preceded in death by parents Edmond and Mary Lee Carter, and brother Edmond Stanley Carter of Jacksonville, Florida.

Pallbearers for the service will be Bill Ready, Damond Ready, Clay Ready, Jeremy Peacock, Clint Rounsville and Mark Parker.

Funeral services will be held at Monticello United Methodist Church on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. Visitation is Thursday, March 5, from 5 until 8 p.m., and will continue Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Monticello United Methodist Church, P.O Box 87, Monticello, MS 39654.