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July 10, 2015
July 10, 2015: I met Jeanette Carter at a Dulcimer weekend in around the late 1990's, and found her to be a lovely and kind approachable person, who wrote to me about her music tape that she was working on and would send to me when finished, that I could purchase. In the meantime, she sent me her memoir - a sweet remembrance of her life and family - at no charge. I just re-discovered it today and looked up her name and saw - sadly - her obituary from 2006.
August 16, 2014
Greatest music ever
July 20, 2014
This was truly an amazing person with so much talent the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts while singing praises to God asking him to let us never forget the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared experiencing a great talent. Hebrews 6:10.
July 18, 2014
Charles & Alice Tillett
Missionaries in Kenya East Africa
In Kentucky in early 1990 we would check out a real to real projector and film at the library. We would watch and enjoy a film called the Sunny Side of Life, what a joy. We now have the DVD. What great country folks, the Lord was ever present.
September 07, 2013
I met Janette and Joe back in the 1980's when I was invited tostay at their home with friends. Wonderful people, wonderfulmusic. She taught me to make amazing biscuits.
May 04, 2013
November 02, 2011
I have visited this page many times. Janette and I became acquainted through my poetry and she said "she loved them all". I wish Janette you could see some of my recent poems. I loved you then and I love you now!

Love Found A Way

By Mark Anthony Grubb

I was crucified on Calvary's hill,

It was the plan and my father's will.

The cost of sin was mine to pay,

My father's love had found a way.

Hanging there I saw your face,

And every soul in the human race.

I recalled that day when I was born

How I was loved on Christmas morn.

Son of man turning thirty three

Was born to die upon this tree.

I felt your pain and all your strife,

I surrendered all and gave my life.

The sky turned dark as angels cried

I tasted death, but I did not die.

I did God's will and did obey

My father's love had found a way.

January 19, 2010
December 10, 2008
We all are saddened by the loss of dear Janette, but we can find comfort in her knowing approval for the continuing traditions of her family. Being a local and growing up in this community, I can see how profoundly she is missed, and what an impact her death has had. My prayers and condolences to her family, and may her legacy live on forever.
July 25, 2008
May the Almighty be a source of comfort. The memories of her will be an endless melody forever playing.

"[God] comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able tocomfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God." - 2 Corinthians 1:4
May 13, 2008
Your presence is greatly missed. I was at the Carter Fold in March 2008. First time I had been back to the Fold since your death. It wasn't the same. God bless the Carter family and all the joy their music has brought to others throughout the world.
October 27, 2007
July 02, 2007
"Will you miss me when I'm gone?" YES.
The Carter Family is missed but your music will live on forever. God Bless The Carter Family.
May 17, 2007
"Give Me The Roses While I Live"

Wonderful things of folks are said
When they have passed away
Roses adorn the narrow bed
Over the sleeping clay

Give me the roses while I live
Trying to cheer me on
Useless are flowers that you give
After the soul is gone

Kind words are useless when folks lie
Cold in a narrow bed
Don't wait till death to speak kind words
Now should the words be said

Let us not wait to do good deeds
Till they have passed away
Now is the time to sow good seeds
While here on earth we stay

My memories of her are Roses, and they will Live with me forever.

With deepest sympathy,
November 30, 2006
May the love 0f friends and family carrey you through your grief,,
November 29, 2006
I am sorry to hear of Janette Carter's death. Although I did not know her personally, I know of her beautiful music and, of course, the music of her family. I will pray for her family and friends.

Hank Sloan
October 27, 2006
Dear Carter Family: I visited the Carter Fold on October 22, 2006, and was very welcomed altho the Fold was not officially opened at the time. I believe I talked to Rita, who allowed me to visit the museum, I will return for the shows and to see other sites in the area at the end of April, 2007. It felt like I was walking on sacred ground at the Carter Fold. My condolences to all the Carters on the recent loss of Janette and Joe. The Carter music will live on in my house as long as I am able.
September 24, 2006
August 13, 2006
My fiance' and I visited the Carter Family Fold last Friday during the annual festival and
loved it so much. We could feel the presence of Janette and know
she approved of how well her family is carrying on her traditions. The music was wonderful
and we enjoyed visiting with Frances in the museum. She delighted us and our friends Kevin and Connie with not only her loving stories of her memories of the Carter family, but with her beautiful laugh! She truly left us feeling like we personally knew the Carter family before we left. We know Janette's memory will live on and we are only sorry we never had the opportunity to meet her or hear her perform.
Pam and Don, Aurora,IL
July 05, 2006
My family and I enjoyed visiting your venue and will miss you very much.

Bless the Carter Family
June 08, 2006
you will be missed by many of us but your in heaven with god and with johnny cash and june carter cash and joe carter tell johnny cash hello
May 31, 2006
To the dear, kind and immensely talented Rita and Dale: What a remarkable, but mainly, loving and inspiring Mother you were blessed with and may the memories and music you continue to carry on and share at the Fold make you wealthy in heart and spirit. It is such a joy to visit with you at the Fold and share in the rich history and music and good clean fun, but mainly just the kindness and goodness and a strength and peace that radiates from both of you leaves one feeling touched by your family and their gracious, gentle spirit. Your remarkable mother would be so proud! Thank you both and what you are doing to continue the legacy is fantastic and greatly appreciated! Smile and God Bless You! Becky - the animal lover and music lover down in Giles Co, VA.(It is always worth the trip to the Fold - a value cannot be placed upon it.)
May 23, 2006
Some people just walk around the earth disquised as humans. Janette was one such person. God bless her for keeping the beautiful music, rich in culture, alive. We miss her everyday. My prayers are still with the family.
May 21, 2006
On a beautiful moonlit October evening in 1985 my wife and I took our newly married son and daughter-in-law to the fold. I met this wonderful woman and also her brother, Joe. We were treated in a royal fashion and I felt as if I had sat at the feet of greatness. These kind of folks will not be replaced. My wife and I were raised in the 40's on Carter music and it will remain in our blood forever. God bless Janette Carter and the wonderful old-time mountain music.
April 05, 2006
March 27, 2006
hello everyone.
i am 17 years old and over my senior spring break i went to the carter fold in hilton va and well i talked to janettes grandson on the phone, i felt so honored to talk to one of the carter relatives, it was like talking to a celeb. wow wat a great woman, its a shame. she lived a long life though
March 20, 2006
ron mutrey
March 08, 2006
I was a resident in Family Medicine in Kingsport, TN from 1989-1992 and had occasion to interact with Rita Forrester on a daily basis at Holston Valley Hospital. I went to performances at the Fold twice and so enjoyed Ms. Janette and Uncle Joe. The depth of Janette's talent was remarkable, as was her absolute disinterest in the spotlight and her obvious focus, to their immense benefit, on her family. My sympathies to Rita and the rest of the family, but also congratulations and thanks, from a music lover, to Janette (and Rita--who it looks like is following in her mama's largely unsung footsteps) for keeping the Family's legacy so vibrant. Godspeed.
March 07, 2006
i hope the legacy of the carter
family will last forever. sad to
see the carter family not as
popular as they should be. i am
one of the biggest fans of the
carter family that i know.
February 23, 2006
will i just wanted to say God bless you because i love bluegrass and is a good place to come and have a good time. thank God that your a saved christain and i am to. amen.
but my name is john h. musser2 and just new in learning the guitar and doing great at it so far. and i just love the carter family so god bless the carter family and i'm 15 years old well goodbye. Amen
February 10, 2006
Dear Friends, Janette was a beautiful lady who always had a big smile for me when I attended the festival. She is with the Lord, her parents A.P, and Sara, and Maybelle forever. The festival she worked so hard to make the success that it is will continue as a tribute to her and Joe. God bless her and best wishes to my Carter family friends. Carl Lanzilli, Nahant MA
February 09, 2006
Loving memories of Janette are timeless.There is no way to lesson the sorrow of losing someone so precious. May God's peace be with the family now and always.
February 09, 2006
I give Thanks for Janette and Joe, Rita and Dale, for carrying the music forward. I was so honored to perform my music, inspired by the Carter Family and this beautiful Southern Appalachia in which we live, at the Carter Fold, as part of the Smithsonian To The Mountain Tour. Janette was there to welcome us; including my "Appalachian Reggae"! The first song I learned to pick, in 1969 or so, was a Maybelle-style "Wildwood Flower".
I learned this song from my father and uncles. When they came to the Smithsonian show at the Fold and met Janette, I wept as I saw, and felt, a huge, long journey come temporarily full circle. May the Circle be unbroken.
February 08, 2006
So very sorry to hear of Janettes passing over.She was much more than the backbone to the Carter Legend she was a great humanitarian.I will forever treasure when Sara came over from California and myself with two friends spent a day as guests at the Carter fold.The hospitality shown to us was something to behold.The other twice i was there Janette,Joe & Gladys couldnt have been kinder.She will be so sadly missed,but have no doubts the family will carry on this great tradition.Sincerely John McLaughlin. e-mail:
January 31, 2006
My husband Ernie and I had of course known of the Carter Family and especially June and Mother Maybell; it wasn't until about three years ago when we found the book about the Carter Family that we learned the amazing story. We have since visited the Fold 3 times and were privilaged to see The Barter production of Keep On The Sunny Side at the Fold. Janette and Joe, along with Flo and Rita have signed our book. We now read everything we can find on the Carter Family and there is always a Carter Family CD and usually a Dale Jett CD in our players. We can't wait to hear Rita sing, we heard her Mother say she would. Janette was a treasure and we are sorry to see her and her era leave us. The music has influenced the world and will always live on.
January 31, 2006
It is such a huge loss to the world and of course to america. The music that was poured out of the Cater Family was magic and to me felt like the soundtrack to an early 20th century America when anything was possible. I kick myself to think this music and these people were out there to learn from and I didn't pay attention until it was almost too late. The circle is now unbroken.
January 30, 2006
You always said you loved your people. What a great homecoming!!!
January 30, 2006
We had the great privilege of meeting Janette Carter at the Family Fold last March, just two weeks after Joe died. Although it was a very brief meeting, we're so very, very glad that we weren't shy about approaching such a "celebrity." We were left with a feeling that we were now part of her extended family, which is truly an honor. We absolutely loved Janette and were so sad to hear of her passing. Our only consolation is knowing how happy she would be to be re-united with her Daddy, who's dying wish was that she carry on The Music. Our greatest wish is that the third generation of the Carters continue to carry the torch. We are so happy to hear that they intend to do so.
January 30, 2006
To the Carter Family,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Janette. I never met the Carter Family but my mother and father had. They enjoyed their music and style. We all grew up listening to their music. That is what it's all about. May God Bless each of you. My prayers are with the family. Since my parents are now gone, I am sure they are having a good time in Heaven listening to the Carters.
January 30, 2006
sadly missed iam from wva now i live sofar away ,but her music keps me in tuned to where my roots are...........May god rap his love around all of the family at this time........sandra sparkman
January 30, 2006
Being related to the Carter family, although I never met Janette Carter, I have read that she was a wonderful lady. I have done much genealogy on my family and have compiled alot of history, if anyone were to be interested.
The family has my sympathy.
January 29, 2006
For many years we have left the first weekend in August free to attend the Carter Family Festival.We felt like we were attending our own "family reunion". We will miss Jeanette and Joe. Our prayers are with the family.
January 29, 2006
Jeanette Carter was an inspiration to so many people all over the world. I have known Jeanette since I was a child and have always known that she was a lady of great values. She will be missed by so many. I am glad to know that Rita and Dale plan to carry on the tradition of the Carter Family Fold!
January 29, 2006
Janette was a great performer and always very humble and kind. She never failed to let us know when Johnny & June were going to be at the Fold. She will be missed. (formerly of Marion, Va.)
January 29, 2006
The last time I talked with Janette she said "come over and spend the night with me."I told her I would love to, but I didn't want to add to her burden, as she was ailing then. I have loved the Carter Family all my life and count it a privilege to have known Sara,Joe Gladys and Janette.
They are now and will always be in our hearts and on our minds.
Deepest Sympathy to Rita, Dale and families
January 28, 2006
I pray that God will be with the family and loved ones as they come to terms with accepting that Janette is no longer with them, but is in that Heavenly Home above with the Great Carter Family. God Bless each and every one.
January 28, 2006
I managed to get to the Carter Fold twice,, once was at the 50th,
Anniversary of the original sessions
in Bristol.. Janette was the most
gracious women I have ever met, she
was so welcoming.. It was through her that I got to met Sara and Maybelle and Gladys,, I actually had
the great pleasure of lunching with
them... I will never forget that.
My interest in the music of the Carter Family was fired-up by meeting Janette, her heart and soul
was wrapped up in her family's music, as a result my enthusiasm for
it grew wildly.. Carter Family music
is frequently featured on my radio
show,, The Radio Boogie heard over
CKLN in Toronto... Steve Pritchard.
January 28, 2006
At times like this it reminds us how fragile life is. Janette will live in our hearts forever.Pray so that god will wrap his arms around her family and give them strengh during these difficult times.
January 27, 2006
It was our privilege to have known and visted Janette Carter over the years. She was a true trail blazer in her endeavors to preserve the Mountain Music. Her down home wisdom and humor will always serve us well.
Ernie & Lena
January 27, 2006
Dear ones, We miss Janette. Her spirit will continue to echo through the valley at Maces Springs, and will be heard in good traditional country music everywhere it is heard throughout the world. When we told our youngest daughter about Janette's passing, she said sadly, "Ohhh, the lady that hugged me..." Janette loved children and her close family and friends. She hugged us all. We won't forget it.
January 26, 2006
A sad day to learn the passing of Janette Carter. The Music History book is now complete with The end of the Carter Family Dynasty. I will miss them all. I am thankful for all the memories and music the Carter Family gave us. My deepest sympathy to the family and all the fans who loved them so much. Scott
January 26, 2006
To: The Janette Carter Family:
On behalf of our staff, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Janette was yet another extraordinary individual whose musical legacy will live on. She will be sorely missed.
Neil J. Cacciottolo
The Chicago Music News.
January 26, 2006
I was saddened by the loss of a great lady. I have talked to her a numerous of times when I was at the fold. I enjoyed her talking to me and being my friend. May God be with you and your family through these sad times. My prayers are with you and your family. May God richly and bless you all.
January 26, 2006
We are saddened by the loss of a great lady. My husband and I send our deepest symhpony to all of the family. She was an inspiration to all of us. Look up to the Lord and he will guide and comfort you through these difficult and sad times. May God bless each and everyone one of you. She's in a better place now, with Jesus. P.S. A little note: My mother used to iron Janette's clothes for her.Her name was Aleatha Strong.
January 26, 2006
January 26, 2006
January 26, 2006
Janette Carter will always be a friend to all of us who love mountain music. She was an American original, as important in her own way as Sara, A.P., and Maybelle.
Now she can always keep on the sunny side.
January 26, 2006
May God bless Janette's family and trust that she is now in a better place with the family that she had lost before. She was a great lady.
January 26, 2006
Heaven has welcomed an angel and that is the perfect description for Janette Carter. It won't be the same at the Carter Fold without her sitting behind the bands encouraging a fun night for everyone. Our granddaughter Olivia always wanted to know if Janette was going to sing. Her smile was just the thing to cheer you up if you were feeling down. Janette will be greatly missed at the Carter Fold, but she is now with her family that she has missed and that smile is brighter than ever.
January 26, 2006
god bless your loss and i hope she is resting in peace and she is still preforming but now it's in carol lowe
January 26, 2006
hi to the family so sorry for your loss she was a great person and everyone will miss her,my heart goes out to you all,hugs michelle lowe
January 26, 2006
to janette's family,
my heart goes out to you during your grief and loss. i'm fortunate and thankful that i went to carters fold last summer and saw janette perform. i enjoyed the show so much and experienced what a warm, caring, and talented person she was. she'll be missed greatly by all of us. i wish that i had been able to meet and talk to her. she was great.
January 26, 2006
God be with all of Janett.s Family , she was one of a kind and every time I would get to Tenn. to visit family the only place I knew I wanted to go while being there was , of course , Carter Family Fold . Every member of the this family always made me feel the LOVE for people . I will miss the little chats with Janette but I know that she will always be remembered as one of the most loved people because of the love she showed to all by keeping The Carter Family Love for music alive and I know that Rita and all the other members of the family will follow what was started by Janette .
God Bless every one of you . The Lord is always there for all of us .
January 26, 2006
January 25, 2006
We are in our 70's and it has been a blessing to have lived during the Carter family's time. Their music will live as long as the world stands. It is a blessing to pick and sing their songs with our old guitar and autoharp. God bless their surviving family members and friends.
Please carry on!
January 25, 2006
January 25, 2006

Janette Carter was a true Appalachian original - a gentle lady of vision and determination. Who else could have attracted visitors from all over the world to remote Scott County for over thirty years? It was a pleasure knowing her. She will be missed.
January 25, 2006
I so loved Janette and coming to the Carter Fold with my 2 boys. I loved her spirit and how she conducted and held the shows at the Fold in a clean family friendly environment and preserved the old time music. I will truly miss her. Love and prayers to the family.
January 25, 2006
to the family of janette carter i wanna offer you my deepest sympathy and condolences for the this family i know you had such heartbreaks with loosing june and johnny
janette may you rest in peace god bless you
January 25, 2006
January 25, 2006
We first came to the Carter Fold back in the fall of this past year. We returned for the Christmas program Dec. 17. We feel so fortunate to have been able to meet Janette. She was so sweet, so special. She created a wonderful place that makes you feel so much at home. Her Christian testimony was a blessing. We are grateful to her for preserving mountain music. We'll be back to the fold ASAP! And, we're praying for her family in their loss. Thank God for the hope of heaven!
January 25, 2006
We will miss you and our prayers are with you
January 25, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms.Janette Carter.It is with great saddnes that I heard the news of her passing.The Carter families music has always been and will continue to be a major influence in my music and everyday life.
January 25, 2006
The carters all of them, will be ,and are terribly missed.
January 25, 2006
January 25, 2006
Rita,Dale so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.we sure did enjoy the music at the fold,in fact we was at the first one on the hill out side.Jeanette was one fine lady and will be missed by so many people.our prayers are with all the family and may GOD bless
January 25, 2006
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Jeanette.

I was raised on the music of the Carter Family and those were some of the best years of my life, listening and dancing to their music at family gatherings.

The Carter Family started years ago with Alvin, Sara and Maybelle, a shy gospel group singing with Jimmie Rodgers. Their songs were beautiful and lovely to listen too. The "Wabash Cannonbell" "Will the Circle Be Unbrokern" to name a few. In later years, after Sara and Alvin departed, Maybelle Carter began recording and touring with her daughters Helen, June and Anita. Alvin and Sara later reformed the Carter Family with their daughter Jeanette. After Alvin's passing, Maybelle and Sara reunited and the rest is history. What a History!

Jeanette is now at peace and back with the circle that started many years ago. We will miss her, but her family music will carrying on and bring joy to many families around the world.

I for one thank Jeanette and the Carter Family for the many years of joy and music that they have brought to my life.

In closing, I would like to pass on my Deepest Sympathy to Jeanette's family and the rest of the Carter family.

May God be with you all at this great time of sorrow.
January 25, 2006
"We will miss you now you're gone". Janette, thank you for keeping the Carter Family music alive and in such away that many more people can enjoy the beauty of the Carter Family songs and voices. Having met Janette a few times I can assure all of you that she was one of the sweetest, most charming and impressive persons on this world. I knew the time would come that we had to let Janette go, but it is very, very sad that this time has come ! A MILLION THANKS from a Dutch Carter Family admirer !!!!
January 25, 2006
As a child listening to the radio in the late 40's and early 50's I did not appreciate the wonderful music of these good down to earth people. Now in my old age I admire it and do not listen to much else. They will surely make music in heaven.
January 25, 2006
May God bless Janette Carter. She was one of a kind.
January 25, 2006
Itis with much saddness that we heard of Janette's death.we had the privalage of meeting her on three occasions at her home and when she came to our country a few years ago,what a lovely lady rest in peace dear Janette.
January 25, 2006
Janette, Truly, The Circle Is Unbroken. Make beautiful music in heaven like you and your family made here on earth.
January 24, 2006
My first memories of music are my mother and grandmother singing Carter Family songs. "Keep On The Sunny Side", "You Are My Sunshine" and others, were regularly sang as they stood at the wringer washer, or worked in the garden. 40+ years later, those songs still ring true and are as fresh and relevant as ever. Now, due to Janette's efforts, they have been passed on to another generation. Over the past several years, my 11 year-old daughter has been a frequent visitor to the Fold. She loves the music and sings the songs. Joe and Janette always made everyone feel so welcome. They were always so willing to talk with, pose for pictures, and spend time with folks. We will never forget their smiling faces. Through their efforts, the music has been passed on. Thank you, Janette; I know Heaven is rejoicing now as you join the rest of your family.
To Dale, Rita and all the family; our deepest sympathy in your loss. Your Mother was a great lady.
January 24, 2006
Janette was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that knew her. Trust that she is with Our Savior, her beloved family, and she will hurt no more. My prayers are with you.
January 24, 2006
Thank you for sharing your family with the world. Heaven is a little sweeter with Jeanette there!
January 24, 2006
May God Bless Janettes family. We have been going to the Carter Fold for more than twenty five years every Saturday nite. Never have we been anywhere that we were treated so wounderful. When you went in Janette had the most beautiful smile every Saturday nite, even nights when she did not feel so good there was that warm welcome. She will surley be missed but her spirit will live for ever at the Carter Fold. With much love Chickie and George
January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006
I just know they are having a great time in heaven tonight! We will sure miss you old friend, and we were sure lucky to get to know you all these years. God bless you and all of your family.

PS I bet your Daddy was sure glad to see you!
Ken Riddle
January 24, 2006
Dale, Rita (who I don't believe we've met) and the entire Carter Family, we are saddened to read of Janette's passing this past Sunday. We will greatly miss her (and Joe's) presence at the Fold. We treasure their autographs in our prized copy of "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?"
Love and hope for the future ...
Diane and Keith Cross, Gravenhurst ON Canada.
January 24, 2006
It is so very hard to give up such a wonderful friend. I know that God sends angels to surround us and I believe that Janette was one of those angels. She was an inspiration to many and a strength and comfort to those closest to her. I am so blessed to have called her my friend for over 20 some years and to have felt the love and concern of her friendship. Her smile and laugh will always linger with me just as I know that it is now brightening the glory of heaven. We will miss you Janette more than you will know. Our love to you and to Rita, Dale, and all of your family. Well done good and faithful servant. Until we meet again dear friend...
January 24, 2006
It was with deep sadness that I heard the news of the passing of the late Janette Carter. As one that is steeped in the music of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers for many years, I find it ia great loss to Country and Bluegrass music. It does not seem that long ago that her brother Joe passed away, as well as Dale Jett. Janette, was the link that kept us in touch with the Carter Family and their great tradition for counter music. As I live in Northern Ireland, I would welcome any information I could find about the Carter family. I have planed a visit to the Carter family Fold this summer, and was hoping that I could meet Janette. This can no longer happen.
I would like to say how sorry I am and would like to express my best wishes to Janette's family at this very sad time. Our prayers are with you all. Tony Friel, Sion Mills, N. Ireland
January 24, 2006
I am sorry to hear of Janette Carter's death. Although I did not know her personally, I know of her beautiful music and, of course, the music of her family. I will pray for her family and friends.
January 24, 2006
Dearest Carter Fold Family,
Janette will be missed terribly but not forgotten. There was a special warmth that you felt as soon as you walked in the door, as if it were home. She just had that special gift. We have faith that the Fold will continue with the hard work that is put in by several people each week. She is in a much better place and I'm sure my Dad (Leon) was one of the first people to greet her. He loved her soooooo much and enjoyed the times he had playing at the Fold. There is some beautiful music being played in Heaven today.
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with this great loss. It's not easy but by doing what you know how to do best and continuing what she started (as we did at Kiser Supply) the legacy will live on and you still have that eternal connection. Her spirit will live on.
Many prayers,
The Kiser Family---Jan, Tammy, Greg, Tammy, Kimberly, Karahann, Kayla, Jimmy, Jennifer, Hannah & Amelia
January 24, 2006
My family has had four wonderful evenings at the Fold in Hiltons over the years, and the memories of the wonderful and awesome Janette playing and singing some songs and emceeing the night of entertainment and dancing will always be held strong. Having my hand held in hers as we talked for a minute or two next to the Fold's cast iron stove on a chilly Saturday night in December of 2002 was one of the most magical moments in my life.

Miss Janette was loved and respected the world over and will forever be held so dear by countless fans of American music. Our heartfelt and warmest prayers are with her as she joins those that have gone before in that musical family's circle in the sky.

January 24, 2006
It has been an honor to get to know Janette, Rita, Dale, and all of the Carter Family, and all of the friends from the Carter Fold. On my last CD, I asked Janette for a liner note, and she, being the kind person she was, and always helping me out as much as she could, wrote me one, and I will cherish it forever! To the family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and I love you all! God Bless You!
January 24, 2006
sorry to hear of janette passing. the carter family and i go away back in time.I n the twenties.will be missed by a world of people
January 24, 2006
Ms. Janette was a dear friend, and
just a wonderful person....we loved her dearly! There will be a huge void on stage at the Fold, where she once sat. We will miss her terribly! Thank God our boys had the opportunity to know her and hear stories of how it was during those early years.

Thought and prayers to Rita, Dale, and the entire Carter Family. We love you all.
January 24, 2006
My heart goes out to all who loved Janette, all who are experiencing the loss of her in their lives.
She was a great lady.
January 24, 2006
I really treasure getting to know know Janette over the past several years, and I'll always remember her bringing me vanilla wafers to feed the deer that came around her house.

I will miss you Janette.
January 24, 2006
We were so saddened to read of Miss Carters death, our prayers are with the family.May God Bless you all.We enjoyed listening to all the Carter Family singing and loved them all.
January 24, 2006
Words can't describe my feelings I have for the Carter Fold Family. It is my great pleasure to say that I have been able to meet Janette and the whole gang. I will always remember her smiling face! My God continue to bless your paths!
January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006
Dear Carter Family and Friends, It was a great privilege to have known Miss Janette. The Fold won't be the same without her, but we all know she has gone to join God's Angel Band.
January 24, 2006
My family and I have enjoyed the music of the Carters for many years.
I am sorry about the recent loss of Janette. She will be missed by her family and fans! May God comfort and bless you at this time of loss.
January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006
We love you, Janette and Family. You are eternally an inspiration.
January 24, 2006
Janette was one of a kind. I was honored to be on a recording with her. God has blessed her with no more pain. See you soon Janette. Loving memories. Dave
January 24, 2006
Dear Rita, Dale and all of the family. Pat and I feel so priviledged to say that our paths crossed with Janette's. We have so many memories that we will always cherish. Janette touched lives all over the world and I wonder if she ever realized just how special she really was. We love her and will miss her so very much. Our hearts go out to you all during this time. We love you and will keep you in our prayers. Love, Pat and Delores
January 24, 2006
have loved the music of the carter family many years,and have a cd of their first recording in bristol
gayle wright
January 24, 2006
Thanks for all the great times I had hanging out with you at the fold. See you in heaven my friend.
January 24, 2006
Rita, Dale and family,

You know how much I loved Miss Janette but I can never tell you enough. The first time I met her she took me in her arms and gave me a big hug, understood my tears and said, "Let's get busy making egg salad." Hope she has plenty of singing to do in Heaven. She has lots of good company now!! She was a love...
January 24, 2006
A wonderful Lady is gone. I'll miss you Miss Janette.
You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
With the deepest sympathy
Birgit Saehrendt
January 24, 2006
I knew only of the Carter Family as a whole musical family. I did not know of Janette personally. In the late 1950's, being very fond of Johnny Cash, my friend and I, after taking seperate buses to meet, took another bus from Wilkes Barre, Pa to Scranton, Pa to see a Cash concert at the Scranton CYC. The Carter family was in the show ( also the Statler Brothers) and we had sensed that there was a chemistry between June and Johnny on stage. We read in later newspapers that they had married the following week. It appeared to us that there was love between the Carter unit and Johnny altogether. It was a magical night, one we still talk about.
I will try to visit the Carter Fold one day.
January 24, 2006
I didn't know of Janette's musical abilities as I did of the rest of the Carter family, but I have read all of these tributes to her memory, and I'm sad for her passing. Not sad for her, because she is sitting at the feet of Jesus, but sad for her family and friends. You are in my prayers.
January 24, 2006
January 23, 2006
Miss Carter was a legend. I only made it to the fold once, right before Joe died. I felt honored just to be in the same room with them. She was a great, great lady. You could feel the bright sun shine persona she had. She was a strong woman.
We'll all miss her.
January 23, 2006
Many thanks to Janette and her family for carrying on our heritage through the Carter Fold. She will be greatly missed. Keep on the Sunny Side......
January 23, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this tough time of sorrow.
January 23, 2006
I remember as a little girl staying with my granny, every morning the radio would wake me up
and the Carter Family would be singing. Those were some of the best times and most peaceful times I remember growning up. God Bless you all. God be with you
January 23, 2006
What a inspiration she as been for alot of us.Played alot of music with her at Norris tenessee and also been to the home place many times to see her play.Love her and she will be miss in my heart.Steve Cox
January 23, 2006
i ralph lewis enjoyed the music of the carter family i personally never knew them in person their music as i know it i feel like i knew them. ralph lewis
January 23, 2006
I will never forget the kindness shown to me when I visited the Fold. Ms. Carter gave me encouragement to keep singing.She will be greatly missed.I will keep the family in my prayers.
January 23, 2006
Having been raised in Poor Valley (Maces Springs)and having known the Carter Family all my life and are related I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Family . The circle is now complete in that land where it will never again be broken.The Carter Fold means a lot to me and to a lot of people Janette will be missed and will never be forgotten .
January 23, 2006
It was one of life's great priveleges to meet Miss Janette, and we will be forever grateful to her and to Joe for continuing the wonderful heritage and tradition of Carter Family Music.
January 23, 2006
May God Bless you all in the time of sorrow. She has gone to a better place...God give you peace and rest.
January 23, 2006
What an amazing life and what a wonderful family. The world will always be a better place because of the music your family has brought to it. God Bless You All.
January 23, 2006
With Sympathy to the Carter Family.
January 23, 2006
I am quite saddened by the loss of our friend Janette Carter. While I didn't know her personally, she and Joe became our treasured friends for keeping her parents' music alive -- and the music of The Carter Family will live forever! Will the circle be unbroken, by and by, Lord, by and by....

Robbie Lewis
Magnolia, OH (formerly Bristol, TN)
January 23, 2006
Our thoughts and prayer are with the family of Janette!
January 23, 2006
I was so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Janette. She was a GREAT friend to me for many years and I feel so privileged to have been able to know and Love her. She was "one of a kind" and will be DEEPLY and SORELY missed.

I am praying for the family that they will be comforted and have peace in their hearts that she is With God and will never be "sick" or "feeble" again.
January 23, 2006
I appreciate what Janette and Joe did for country music. Please carry on their legacy.
January 23, 2006
January 23, 2006
c/o Rita Forrester

Dear Rita and all Remaining Carter and Cash Family Members,

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, relative and dear friend, Janette Carter. She was a sweet, kind soul. Along with your Uncle Joe Carter, they made the Carter Family Fold such a wonderful place! They will both be missed very much.

Your aunt June and Johnny Cash loved to perform at the Fold, where John held his last public performances to celebrate June's birthday. Hence, the suggestion by John after June passed-on to make donations to the Fold, which June admired and loved so much as part of the Carter Family history.

As you are aware, all of the proceeds from our upcoming Johnny Cash Tribute CD, "Standing in His Shadow", will be donated to the Carter Fold. We hope to release it by this Summer.

As executive producer of the project, I will be in touch personally via personal email closer to the release date.

In the mean time, take good care and be strong!

With Love,
Rick & Bev Bowman
R & B Studios
January 23, 2006
January 23, 2006
What a true joy it was to, not only perform on, but watch Janette and Joe perform at The Fold. In recent years, I have been performing in more "electric" circles but never will I forget how special my nights at the Fold were. All of the Carters were always so inviting and such geniune people! This is a sad day for true country music fans, my heart hangs heavy this night and I can only think that God has all the Carters together singing a tune together once again!
January 23, 2006
January 23, 2006
What beautiful music they are singing in Heaven! My prayers are with the family left behind.
January 23, 2006
Janette was a jewel. She will be dearly missed by my family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her love ones. God Bless.
January 23, 2006
The circle is now un-broken. What beautiful music is now being heard in Heaven.
January 23, 2006
Rest in Peace Miss Janette..My thoughts are with the Carter family
January 23, 2006
The loss of Janette Carter deals a large blow to traditional music in the U.S., though her tireless work will remain with us forever. My deepest sympathy goes to her family, her friends, and her "family" at the Fold.
January 23, 2006

God Bless You Sweet Miss.Janette as you sing with the Angel Band.

Thank You for sharing your talent with the whole world,You will be missed but NEVER forgotten
January 23, 2006
Having grown up in the Tri-Cities area, I respect the effort of this great lady and cherish the music of the Carter Family.
January 23, 2006
How sad I was to read of Janette's passing, but it just makes heaven seem that much sweeter. I pray that God will hold her family especially close to His heart during this difficult time. I feel so fortunate to have met her and talked with her several times. What a gracious lady she was! We live in Bristol,Va. in the summer and Florida in the winter and have spent many happy summer Saturday nights at the Fold. I'm thankful for the memories. May we all strive even harder to keep her memory.. and our wonderful mountain heritage alive and well in the years to come.
January 23, 2006
Sorry to hear of Janette Carter passing. Have also loved the music of the Carter Family she will be missed by all who love her.
January 23, 2006
To the family: It is truly a big loss in the passing of Janette Carter. My father (JACK CASSIDY) has played at Carter's Fold many times before his passing..I know there is an excellent band in Heaven today.

With deepest sympathy,
January 23, 2006
I have visited the Carter Fold several times, but my most memorable visit was when we took our fifth grade classes from Valley Institute Elementary to The Fold on a field trip. It has probably been ten or twelve years ago. Janette talked with the students and sang some of the old Carter Family songs. She also showed us the museum and gave the chldren ice-cream with their lunch. It was one of the best trips we had taken and it was in our "own backyard." I will always remember how kind and patient Janette was with the students.

My sincere sympathy,

Teresa Peltier
January 23, 2006
I am sorry to hear the lost of Janette Carter. She was a great lady & will be missed by everyone. Rest in peace Janette, for one day you will be with your family.
January 23, 2006
One of my most treasured memories is of attending The Carter Fold. Joe and Janette made everyone feel at home. Music of the people played without amplifacation in a neighborly setting is priceless. May she rest in peace in that beautiful valley.
January 23, 2006
thank you janette for your great music. you will be in peace.
January 23, 2006
Dear Dale, John Johnson and I are extremely saddened by the loss of our beloved Janette and your mother. We know she is in the arms of God, as the words of "Anchored In Love" asures us. Our prayer is that God will give strenght to you and Rita during these terrible times. We hope to be able to pay our respects in person. Karl Thompson
January 23, 2006
My deepest sympathy goes to Jeanette's family. She was a sweet and down-to-home lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
January 23, 2006
Janette Carter will not be forgotten. As a child in Rogersville, Tennessee, I remember my mother and aunts singing the songs of the Carter Family. There were long discussions of their musical talents. On summer evenings, my granny's old Victrola would be cranked and we would hear the stories told in melodic style. I remember crying each time I heard about the Rye Cove tornado. But every week I would request it again.
That is what the Carter Family and Janette gave us; memories of slower times, of family. Memories that will live on through her work with the Fold.
May God comfort you through this difficult time.
January 23, 2006
I was a country music disc jockey for over forty years. My family roots in the Kingsport-East Tennessee area go back over 200 years. I was raised loving the wonderful, pure music of the region.I feel a great sense of loss withe passing of Ms. Carter. Her spirit and the wonderful musical gifts of the Carter Family will live forever. God rest her soul. Mike Morelock
Duluth, Ga.
January 23, 2006
January 23, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a grand lady, and it was always an honor to play for her at the Fold.

I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

January 23, 2006
The Carter family & thier music meant so much to our lives and was a great insperation for all that knew them.
Paul J. Goodman
January 23, 2006
Attn: Rita - Broken Hearted. May you find solace in knowing you are not alone. When you are missing your Mother, please remember - the entire country is Missing her with you! My prayer now is for you that God will give you the strength to carry on the Carter family tradition and share your rich family history with the thousands of fans that still "Love the Carter Family". My entire family was blessed to have been there last fall for our 55th anniversary party and pictures with Janette. What a Great and gracious Lady who took time and gave of herself for others and always with a Smile. For us, this is like losing a Family Member and we share the pain with you. Find the strength from the Love and Memories of her to CARRY ON. Thinking of you from the far Northwest. Love, Betty Dodrill and family.
January 23, 2006
Many thanks to Janette Carter for her lifetime labor of love and devotion to keeping the beautiful traditional music of this area alive. I was asked once by a New York reporter who was visiting the Carter Fold, "Why does this place work"? I responded, "Everything here is authentic, the real thing". Janette Carter will be remembered forever for keeping her promise to her beloved Father to keep the old time music alive. We will all miss her! She was like family to all of us in the region.
January 23, 2006
Jeanette Carter was a great lady in the best tradition of Appalachina women. She had a dream and she made it come true. Through her efforts her daddy's music lives on and thousands have been uplifted and entertained by it. Jeanette was a lovely person. She is at rest on the sunny side with the Lord.

Jerry Couch
January 23, 2006
Thanks Janette for the wonderful memories and staying true to your families heriage. You will sorely be missed, but I know that your legacy will live on.
January 23, 2006
Janette will sadly be missed by all who knew her and knew of her! Our heart felt thoughts and prayers goes out to the family! I Susan has speical merories of Janette and her family!
January 23, 2006
thanks so much for being a blessing to everyone Rev Rex Mallory
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