Born Wednesday, February 12, 1930 in Paris, Tenn., she was homemaker, loved gardening and her flowers and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband, Howard Helton of Benton; one daughter, Patricia Pierson, husband Dwight, Benton; two brothers, Chuck Carter, Belleville, Mich. and Freddie Carter, Jamestown, Tenn.; two sisters, Glaydis Lassiter of Benton and Diane Schmeltz of Belleville, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Carter Sr., and Willadee (Stalkcup) Carter and two brothers, Robert Carter Jr. and Howard Edward Carter.
A funeral service was held Monday, May 20, in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Joel Frizzell officiated. Interment followed the service in the Calvert City Cemetery,