Carlton Conway Carter, 93, of Danville, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, after a brief illness.
He was the light of his family’s life, and was friends with everyone he ever met, “whether they liked it or not.” He worked as a Nabisco salesman for 42 years; therefore his children were never without cookies. In his retirement, he entertained himself and others by making music on his mandolin. He was a devoted choir member and trustee of Rivermont Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason for 60 years, a member of the Danville Elks Club, a former leader of the Dan River Retirees Chorus, a member of the advisory committee of Roman Eagle Nursing Home, and a member of the Dan River Bluegrass Association.
The youngest of 11 children, he was born Sept. 28, 1924 to John Coleman Carter and Nellie Kate Williams Carter of the Mount Cross community in Pittsylvania County.
His beloved wife of 65 years, Mary Augusta Giles Carter, predeceased him in 2014.
He is survived by his brother, Harry Wooding Carter, of Houston, Texas; his brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Dixon Giles (Linda) of Lynchburg; his children, Katherine Elizabeth Carter Calos of Richmond, Connie Carter Scott (Randy) of Greensboro, N.C., and Carlton Giles Carter of Danville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Rivermont Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, February19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home.
Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Carter family.
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