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Aubrey Lacy Carter

SoVaNow.com / December 10, 2012
Aubrey Lacy Carter of South Boston died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born in Halifax County on Oct. 31, 1926, he was 86 years old. He was the son of the late Charlie Edward Carter and the late Lillian Edwards Carter and was married to Jeanette Landrum Carter, who survives, for 52 years.

He was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 8. He worked at Vepco for over 40 years, as a lineman and safety supervisor and retired in 1987. He was an avid bowler, golfer and hunter. He was inducted into the South Boston Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sisters, Sarah Calvert and Mildred Wilson, both of Danville, Mary Ellen Goss and husband Charles of Niceville, Fla., Hilda Nostrandt and husband, Bob of Richmond, Jane Saunders of Clinton, Md., and four brothers, Jack Carter and wife Ruth of Alton, Charles Carter and wife, Excie of Petersburg, Thomas Carter and wife Elsie and Jimmy Carter and wife Margaret, all of Danville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Olive Branch United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Robert Woodfin officiating.

The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 9 at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at his home.

For memorials please consider the Oliver Branch United Methodist Church cemetery fund, c/o Jack Carter, 3027 Piney Road, Alton, VA 24520.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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