GUYTON-Mrs. Zena Cannon Carter, 70, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Hospice House after an extended illness.
Mrs. Carter was born in Bulloch County and lived most of her life in Chatham County and attended Savannah High School. She was employed for many years by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education working at Savannah Vo-Tech School and retiring from Charles Ellis Elementary School in 1992. She was a member of Port Wentworth United Methodist Church for over 40 years where she served as treasurer of the Amy Exley Bible class for over 10 years.
After retirement she and her husband enjoyed many years of traveling, having visited every state at least once. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her five grandsons and watching them grow into fine young men. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Earl P. Ford and sister, Jean Ford.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, J.T. Carter of Guyton; son and daughter-in-law, Earl L. "Buddy" and Amy Carter of Pooler; daughter and son-in-law, Cecilia "Cissie" and Craig Hutcheson of Waycross; five wonderful grandsons, Joel Carter of New York, N.Y., Barrett Carter of Athens, Travis Carter of Pooler, Kyle Hutcheson of Athens and Canon Hutcheson of Waycross; her mother, Armene Ford of Garden City; two sisters, Judy Shinn and Pat Dillinger of Savannah; two sisters-in-law, Louella Whitaker of Stapleton and Geraldine Bennett of Prattville, Ala.; one brother-in-law, Charles Carter of Eden; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Port Wentworth United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Rincon Cemetery.
Remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31406 or to the Port Wentworth United Methodist Church, 201 Turnberry St., Port Wentworth, GA 31407.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes
West Chatham Chapel
June 24, 2008