Retha F. Carter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2007

COMO, N.C.—Retha Flanagan Carter, 76 of the 200 block of Spiers Road, died Aug. 2, 2007, in her home.

Mrs. Carter was born in Halifax County, N.C., a daughter of the late Albert Benjamin and Ethel Brown Flanagan.

She was a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church and a retired cosmetology instructor.

Survivors include her husband, Leighton V. Carter; a sister, Rebecca Flanagan Brown and husband Lonnie of Colerain, N.C.; two brothers, Frank Flanagan and wife Lila of Ahoskie, N.C. and Albert Benjamin Flanagan Jr. and wife Ruth Anne of Murfreesboro,

N.C.; a stepson, Donald Carter and wife Patricia of Greenville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Denise Martin and husband Joe and Shelly Burton and husband John, all of Maryland; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sons, Dennis and Sammy Carter.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, with the Rev. J. Brabban officiating. Burial followed in Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, N.C.

Flowers were welcomed or memorial donations may be made to University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.