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Gladys Elvera (Dixon) Carter

March 26, 1934 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 87)


Mrs. Gladys Elvera Dixon Carter, 87 of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning, June 1, 2021, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Blackshear, GA on March 26, 1934, she had lived in Pierce County all her life.  Mrs. Carter had worked for Piggly Wiggly Supermarket as a meat wrapper for many years.  She loved to cook – especially her cathead biscuits, bake cakes, sewing, and crocheting. She enjoyed canning and gardening and had loved riding with her husband on his motorcycle during their younger years.  Mrs. Carter was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a daughter of the late James Elmer & Gladys Alene Boyett Dixon.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edgar Carter; a son-in-law, Danny Barnard; her sister, Kathern Ricks; two brothers, Osborn Dixon and Raymond Dixon; and two sisters-in-law, Martha Dixon, and Joyce Dixon.
Survivors include her three daughters, Janice (Buddy) Boatright and Cheryl Barnard all of Blackshear, and Lynette (Al) Harrell of White Oak; a brother, Oran Dixon of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Amy Dixon of Blackshear; a brother-in-law, M. L. Ricks of Blackshear; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Chuck) Moseley, Janna (Shannon) Strickland, Kirsten (Robert) Smith, Corbin Barnard (fiance’, Tonya), Celeste (Anthony) Sallet, and Danlyn (Chad) Mulkey; 9 great grandchildren, Hannah Moseley, Jarrett Moseley, Blake (Jon) Cason, Hallye Strickland, Brak Strickland, Layne Barnard, Konner Smith, Kensley Smith, and Mia Roberts; a fifth generation great, great grandson due any day, Warren Lawton Cason; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will have a private funeral service for Mrs. Carter on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501.

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