WELTON RODGER CARTER, 88, Warrior, died June 19, 2020. He was a member of Skyline Drive Church of Christ and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Welton Carter Real Estate and was co-developer of the Smoke Rise community where he was a dedicated servant. Predeceasing him were parents Wesley and Vister Banks Carter.
Surviving are wife of 56 years Leah Ray McAvoy Carter; sister Wandell (Wayne) Custred; children Jeffrey (Pennie) Carter, Rebecca (Billy) McDuffee; grandchildren Wesley (Jenna) Carter, Sarah (Kyle) Ellison, Kelsie (David) Crawford, Lauren McDuffee; great-grandsons Tripp Rodger Carter, Cotton Carter Crawford; numerous other family and a host of friends.
Tommy Andrews and Kyle Ellison will officiate a celebration of life service today, June 24, at 11 a.m., at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Gardens.