Michael L. “Mike” Carter

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HAW RIVER - Mr. Michael L. "Mike" Carter, 66, died at his residence Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at noon following two years of illness.
A native of Decatur, Ill., he was the husband of Louise Shore Carter, who survives, and the son of John F. Carter Sr. and Evelyn Dunn Carter, both deceased. Mike was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
He was a graduate of Warrensburg-Latham High School, Warren Wilson College, receiving a B.A. Degree, and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., receiving a Master's Degree. He earned a six-year certificate in administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a retired educator and school administrator.
He taught social studies at Southern High School and coached football, track, and girls' basketball. He was especially proud of his 1980-81 squad, who were state champions. He was an administrator at Southern High School, Southern Middle School, A-O Elementary School and Western Middle School. Following retirement from the school system, he worked at Colonial Hardware. He was a member of Warrensburg United Methodist Church, Warrensburg, Ill. and attended Salem United Methodist Church, Haw River, N.C.
In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include two sons, Anthony Carter and wife Mary of Williamsburg, Va. and Greg Carter and wife Jessica of Burlington; bonus grandson, Camden Edwards; expecting two grandchildren; two brothers, John F. Carter Jr. and wife Janice of Decatur, Ill. and Pat Carter and wife Sharon of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dennis "Sandy" Carter.
The funeral service will be conducted at Salem United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Cindy Lister and the Rev. Cathy Hoyle. Military graveside rites will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the , 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Duke Raleigh Hospital for the care and support given to Mike.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com
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Rich and Thompson Funeral Service and Crematory
207 E. Elm Street Graham, NC 27253
(336) 226-1622
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 4 to July 5, 2013
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