Mary Emma Carter

95 year old Mary Emma Carter of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmon and Martha Thompson Sandlin; her husband Bernice Carter; a daughter, Margie Carter; a grandchild, Denise Whitefield; two sisters, Sarah Bain and Lillie Mae Dutton; and three brothers, Ewin, Clarence, and Junior Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Travis Whitefield of Smithville. One son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Joy Faye Carter of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Jeffrey Carter and Steven Carter both of Smithville, Sharon Yocum of Sparta, and Serita Bratcher of Morrison. Eight great grandchildren, Jennifer Dunn, Jeff Carter, Jr. and Chance Carter all of Smithville, Jason Bratcher, Daniel Bratcher, and Benjamin Bratcher all of Morrison, and Amy Yocum and Becky Yocum both of Sparta. One great great grandchild, Patryn Carter of Smithville. Two sisters, Ione Miller and Clara Driver both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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