Elither Pipkin Carter, 90, of Odum, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at her residence after an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County the past 20 years, attended Jesup First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Naomi Sunday School Class, was a retired master seamstress, a homemaker, and enjoyed fishing, arts, and crafts. She was the widow of Elliott Thomas Carter, Sr.
Survivors are two daughters, Mary (Lonnie) Ogden, Pat Giles, both of Odum; a son, E.T. “Skip” Carter, Jr. of Portsmith, Rhode Island; two sisters, Alma Beasley of Waycross and Edith Mims of Macon; four grandchildren, Jason E. McLain of Douglasville, Nina Phillips of Douglas, Timothy Carter of Bethlehem, New Hampshire and Meghan Alexander of Jacksonville; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Mike VonMoss and Pastor Richard Dobson officiating. Private interment services were held with the family at Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Lamar Pipkin, Richard Alexander, Richard Beasley, David Phillips, Cody Phillips, and Jason McLain.
Honorary pallbearers were the Naomi Sunday School Class of Jesup First Baptist Church, the employees of Hospice of South Georgia and Debbie Owens.
Visitation was from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 117 Drennon Drive, Jesup, Ga. 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
My sincere condolence to Elitha's family. Our families were neighbors when we were children. I am sure she will be sadly missed by her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless each of you.