Mr. Charles Edwyn Carter
Mr. Charles Edwyn Carter, age 85 of Carrollton, Georgia, died peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Carter was born in Carroll County, Georgia, on April 30, 1928, the eldest son of the late Charlie T. Carter and Willie Brewer Bell Carter.
In his teenage years and after he returned from serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Carter worked for and later managed Griffin’s Department Store until its closing in 1980. Within two months, Mr. Carter opened his own men’s store. Carter’s Men’s Shop first opened on Alabama Street, then later relocated to Adamson Square. He, along with his wife Ruth, owned and operated Carter’s Men’s Shop for 26 years, until they retired and closed the doors in November 2006.
Mr. Carter was a charter member of the evening Lions Club, a member of the West Georgia Coin Club, an avid antique collector, and owner of the Little Red Schoolhouse Antique Shop. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, where he had served as church treasurer, sang in the choir, and was an ordained deacon. A born salesman, in addition to his day job at Griffin’s, he sold World Book encyclopedias in the evenings for many years. He loved gardening, tending his grape vines, and most of all, his family and his God. His was a life well lived.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth T. Carter; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa C. and Phil Stamps of Carrollton, Beverly C. and Brian Morse of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law, J. Edwyn and Mary Kathryn Carter of Newnan; grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan and Karmen Stamps, Chris and Laura Stamps, Jonathan and Melissa Stamps, Brad Morse, Lee Morse, Melissa Morse, Alex Carter, Mollie Carter, Hampton Carter; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Emma, Carter and Braydon Stamps; brothers and sisters-in-law, Damon Carter, Jerrell and Kathy Carter, Rodney and Gail Carter; sisters-in-law, Bernice Pilgrim, Charlene Grantham and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude for the excellent care and therapy Mr. Carter received from Central Home Health, The Oak’s of Carrollton, Heaven Sent Sitting Service and Dr. Stan W. Smith.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. Myles Brown and Rev. Don Voyles officiating.
His body will be placed in state from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral hour. Music will be by Sylvia Cook, Laura Stamps, Karmen Stamps, Melissa Stamps and Mollie Carter.
Pallbearers will be his seven favorite grandsons, Bryan Stamps, Chris Stamps, Jonathan Stamps, Brad Morse, Lee Morse, Alex Carter and Hampton Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Pleasant View Baptist Church and members of his Sunday School class.
Interment will be in the church cemetery with American Legion Post #143 folding and presenting the flag.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com .
Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.