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Harold Riggins Carter

SoVaNow.com / November 05, 2013


Harold Riggins Carter, 89, of Chase City, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1924 to the late Willie and Fannie Carter.

He is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Harris Carter and his son, Harold R. Carter, Jr. He is survived by his son, William “Randy” Carter and his wife, Carolyn of South Hill, three daughters, Bonnie Kaplan and her husband, Emil of Wake Forest, N.C., Mary Etta Dickenson and her husband, Brent of Chase City, and Diane Tyree and her husband, Charlie of Roanoke, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Mabry Wells of South Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral with military honors was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chase City Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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