Sara Carter

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sara E. Carter
FRANKLIN—Sara Elizabeth Carr Carter, 80, died April 19, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Born July 27, 1928, in Suffolk, and a long time Franklin resident, she was co-owner of Carter Furniture Store.
Mrs. Carter was a member of Franklin Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Lennie Jep Carr and Lillie Mae Hines Carr.
She was predeceased by sisters, Lucille Carr Daughtrey and Nellie Carr White and brother, Lennie J. Carr Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas F. Carter Jr. of Franklin; her children, Thomas F. Carter III and Patricia J. Floyd of Newport News; Dana C. Rountree and husband William H. Rountree Jr., Karen C. Dunn of Suffolk and Brett S. Carter and wife Michele O. Carter, all of Suffolk, and Julie C. Griggs and husband John W. Griggs Jr. of Franklin; grandchildren, Brandie C. Zelaya, Kristie R. Dailey, W. Jason Rountree, B. Scott Carter Jr., Matthew G. Dunn, Alison N. Carter, Alisa M. Dunn, John W. Carter, Melissa A. Dunn, Caitlin D. Carter and Evan W. Griggs; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma C. Griggs and husband Joseph of Suffolk and Myrtle C. Ingvaldsen and husband Oswald of Virginia Beach; sister-in-law, Rena G. Carr of Suffolk, and many nieces and nephews.
She will be missed by her large family and many friends.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Michael Ponder and the staff of Southampton Memorial Hospital for their loving care of our mother.
The family will receive friends at the residence at Homestead Lane.
A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Parr Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk.
In lieu of memorial flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or a charity of your choice.
Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, is in charge of arrangements.
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