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Jan Marie Carter / November 06, 2018

Jan Marie Carter, 62, of Fayetteville, N.C., and formerly of Chase City, died Sunday Nov. 4, 2018 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky., from metastatic breast cancer.  She was born Jan. 17, 1956 in Farmville, to the late Wallace Randolph Carter and Neala Nordstrom Carter, of Chase City. 

She graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1978 where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Judicial Council, Omicron Delta Kappa and was a member of the first women’s basketball team.   In 1982, she earned her medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She then joined the army and completed a pediatric internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1985.  After completing a neonatology fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, she served on active duty at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  After her 10 year military career, she was a neonatologist at Cape Fear Neonatology PA in Fayetteville, N.C., where she practiced medicine for 26 years. She served on the board of directors of the Sandhills Physicians, Inc.   

She will be remembered by her colleagues, former patients and families as being a dedicated, compassionate physician who helped thousands of premature babies survive.  She was known for her kindness and generosity towards everyone.

She loved Randolph-Macon College and served on the board of trustees and was elected vice chair in 2017.  She created the Jan M. Carter M.D. Medical Internship Program.

She is survived by two children a son, Harry Lee Warren III, wife Lauren Warren and grandson Harry Lee Warren IV, of Roanoke, daughter, Alyssa Marie Warren and Arthur Uyesugi of Richmond, her brother Wallace Randy Carter and Denise, of Bowling Green, Ky., niece Haley, Jacob and Briggs Cavanah of Glasgow, Ky., nephew Aaron Carter of Huntsville, Ala., former spouse  Harry Lee Warren II of Norfolk, and multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Thanks to her special friends who are many in number and were an important part of her life.

A funeral will be held Saturday Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at Wood Funeral Chapel in Chase City.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Woodland Mausoleum. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Jan’s name to support Randolph-Macon Pre-Med students, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005.

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Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. 

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