Mary Carter
Mary Carter

Obituary of Mary Carter

Mary Louise Carter COLUMBIA: Funeral service for Mary Louise Carter, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by Rev. Ronald Bower. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Carter's nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association of S.C., P.O. Box 11454, Columbia, SC 29201. Mrs. Carter, widow of Boyd Carter, Jr., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Born in Hoopeston, IL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Thurman and Pearl Davis Thurman. She was a member of First Church of The Nazarene; and was a volunteer at Lexington Medical Center. Survivors are: her daughter, Sherry L. Spires of Columbia; sons, James A. Spires of West Columbia, Thomas A. Spires (Margaret) of Nashville, TN, William B. Carter (Janet) of Columbia, Samuel P. Carter (Gaye) of Irmo, and Ronald G. Carter of Lexington; sisters, Jean Johnson of Catlin, IL, Dorothy Peck of West Columbia and Judy Laird of Tampa, FL; brothers, Thomas Thurman of Richmond, VA and John Thurman of Georgia; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Carter was predeceased by a daughter, Joy Tremblay. Family and friends may sign online guest book at
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