Kenneth L. Carter Sr.
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YANCEYVILLE - Kenneth Lee Carter, Sr., age 86, formerly of Little River, S.C., died peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his daughter's home in Yanceyville.
He was born in High Point on Nov. 14, 1927, the son of the late Thomas R. Carter and Ethel Kesler Carter Smith.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Thomas Carter; a son, Kenneth Lee Carter Jr. and wife Danette of Raleigh; a daughter, Louise Carter Rogers of Yanceyville; grandsons Thomas and Daniel Rogers of Yanceyville, Mark Minshew and wife Kristen of Raleigh; granddaughters Erin Rogers Ghim and husband Mike of Elon and Dana Whitley and husband David of Charlotte; and seven great-grandchildren, Trey, Landon, Worth, Caden, Noah, Paxton and Cora.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather James F. Smith; and son-in-law Gary G. Rogers.
A veteran of World War II, Ken spent the first 30 years of his working career as a salesman for Brad Ragan Inc. (Goodyear) and then 10 years as a Rowan County magistrate. Ken was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, where he ushered for many years.
After moving to Little River, S.C., he was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he also served as an usher and the Chair of the Trustees.
Ken loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and leaves behind his many golfing buddies.
Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends and family in the Elizabeth Stanback Room following the service.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Fund of First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144; Music Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Carter family.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street Burlington, NC 27215
Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 7, 2014