Mary Carter (1936 - 2014)

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Mary Jane Carter
September 22, 1936 - July 16, 2014
Mary Jane Carter (nee Lister), a Chowchilla resident for 60 years, passed away on July 16, 2014 at the age of 77.  She was the second of three daughters born to Sidney Lister and Bernice Lister (nee Roberson) in Shelbyville, Texas. Mary was a seasonal employee withTri-Valley Growers in Merced for nearly 20 years, and spent 15 years employed with Madera Glass Company in Madera before retiring in 2003.  Mary is survived by her younger sister Lula Mae Evans of Thomaston, Georgia (formally of Merced) and her children: Jackie Smith, Michael Smith, Mark Carter, Carolyn Carter Nixon and Michelle Carter, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, four stepchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents, older sister Mona Brown, and her husband Kermit "Johnnie" Carter. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Sterling and Smith Funeral Home in Fresno from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A graveside service will be held at Chowchilla Cemetery, 23359 Rd. 14 ½, Chowchilla on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To offer condolences and sign the guest book, please visit  Sterling and Smith Funeral Directors, 1103 "E" St., Fresno, CA  93706 (559) 266-9711.

Published in Merced Sun Star on July 23, 2014
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