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Mr. Theron Clarence Carter Sr., 91, of Waycross, formerly of St. Marys, passed away Monday evening, July 2, 2018, at the Baptist Village Retirement Center.

Born in Blackshear on Feb. 10, 1927, he had lived in St. Marys for the last 62 years prior to moving to Waycross in June of this year. Mr. Carter had worked in wood procurement for Woodgate at Gilman Paper Company and had also owned and operated the St. Marys Jewelers in St. Marys at one time. He and his wife, Maxine, were full-time RVers and were members of Campers on Mission. They had also volunteered at Baptist Village Nursing Home for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in St. Marys and considered working his hobby.

He was a son of the late Dorsey Clarence and Inez Strickland Carter. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Horace Carter.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Maxine Blount Carter of Waycross; his daughter and son-in-law, Luegina and Pratt Mounfield of Lexington, S.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Theron Clarence “T.C.” and Beth Carter Jr. of Mountain Home, Ark., and David and Hope Carter of Woodbine; his sister, Sue Wainright of Blackshear; five grandchildren, Patrick Carter, Christopher (Nicole) Carter, William Mounfield, Zachary Carter and Hunter Carter; three great-grandchildren, Miles Carter, Gavin Carter and Hudson Carter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Village Retirement Center, 2650 Carswell Ave., Waycross, GA 31503.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

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