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Neala Nordstrom Carter / June 27, 2017
Neala Nordstrom Carter, 88, of Chase City, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky., after a six-month treatment for hepatobiliary carcinoma. She was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Washington, D.C., to the late Arthur Hugo Nordstrom and Gertrude Hunter Nordstrom.

She graduated from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., in 1946. She attended George Washington University, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team and a member of Zeta Zeta Zeta Sorority. In 1950, she earned a bachelor of science in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). At Virginia Tech, she met the love of her life, Wallace R. Carter. They married Sept. 6, 1950, and spent 48 years together before his death in 1998. She was an avid traveler, and particularly loved the beach, but her true passion was her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Jan Marie Carter, of Fayetteville, N.C., and her son, Wallace Randy Carter, and daughter-in-law, Denise Carter, of Bowling Green, Ky. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Harry Lee Warren III and wife Lauren of Roanoke, Alyssa Marie Warren of Richmond, Virginia, Haley Carter Cavanah, and husband Jacob of Glasgow, Ky., Aaron Randolph Carter of Huntsville, Ala., and two great-grandchildren, Harry Lee Warren IV and Briggs Martin Cavanah. She is also survived by her brother, Arthur H. Nordstrom Jr. and wife Jane of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and nephews Mike Nordstrom and wife Debbie, Mark Nordstrom and wife Bonnie, and niece Angela Rivas and husband Tim; sister-in-law, Winona Buchanan and husband Bill of Cary, N.C., and niece Victoria Mosley, her husband David, and children Logan and Christian; sister-in-law Bertha Carter and family of Charlotte Court House, and sister-in-law Ann Carter and family of Christiansburg, Virginia. In addition, she is survived by special friends Cary and Frances Joines, Johnny and Audrey Murdock, Randolph and Margaret Flynn, Tom and Vickie Poston, Elaine Muir, and Barbara Burnside.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wallace R. Carter.

A funeral was held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Wood Funeral Chapel in Chase City. Interment followed at Woodland Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Estes Community Center, 316 N. Main St, Chase City, Virginia 23924.

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Wood Funeral Service is serving the family.

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