Virginia A. Carter

Virginia A. Carter

Virginia A. Carter, 89, of Johnson City, died Monday, January 30, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.

A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Drew G. and Cora Currington Cotton. Mrs. Carter was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. She was a devoted Christian whose faith was a huge part of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Carter; a son, Michael Todd Carter; a grandson, Wesley Dale Hambrick; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Claudette Hambrick and husband, Eddie, Johnson City, and Catherine Gouge, of the home; five grandchildren, Julie Collins and husband, Michael, Troy Gouge Jr. and wife, Lisa, Aaron Gouge and wife, Ann, Scott Gouge and wife, Karen, and Heather Leann Carter; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Dean Cotton and wife, Marie, of North Carolina. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside service for Virginia A. Carter will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2012, in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Reece Harris officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 A.M.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, â„… Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

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Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Carter family. Office: (423) 543-5544

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