Nellie Katherine Nester Carter, 82 of Thaxton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born on Thursday, Jan. 8, 1931 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Sidney Albert Nester and Eula Gertrude Creasy Nester. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Burton Carter, a son, Paul Albert Carter, four brothers, Ray, Wayne, Bill and James Edward Nester and a sister, Peggy Goff. She was a retired from Woodhaven Nursing Home as a Nurses Aide and Cook. Surviving are her sons, Calvin Burton Carter, Marvin Lee Carter and wife, Patricia all of Thaxton; her daughters, Mary Jane Wilson and husband, Roger of Moneta, Nellie Louise Whorley and husband, Bo, Rachel Ann Bresett and husband, Thomas all of Thaxton; six grandchildren, Kathy, Wayne, Kevin, Justin, Courtney and Katelyn; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Kayley, Jaidon and Colton, four sisters, Gladys Dooley of Bedford, Betty Goff of Big Island, Shirley Nichols of Salem, Nancy Carter of Bedford and a special friend, Peggy Carter Nester. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 1 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Larry Myers officiating. Interment followed in Cool Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.