CARTER — Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the services for John Edward Carter, 81, who passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital in Augusta.  

John was born April 13, 1936, in Appling County. He served in the United States Navy aboard the Hancock aircraft carrier. Following his Navy service, he worked many years at the Gilman Paper Company in St. Marys.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Langford Gilmore Carter and Bessie Kennedy Carter; brother, L.G. Carter, Jr.; nephew, Art Hardy and niece, Andrea Hardy.

Survivors include his sister, Fey Carter Hardy and many cousins.

Mr. John has donated his body to Augusta University Medical School in Augusta.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Friendship Baptist Church in Odum, with the Rev. Phillip Osteen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery fund at 209 Friendship Church Road, Odum, GA 31555.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of John Edward Carter.

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