James Elvin “J.E.” Carter, 76, of the Racepond Community of Charlton County passed away June 11, 2018 in Racepond. He was born January 1, 1942 in Racepond to the late John Elvin Carter and Margaret Crews Carter. He was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church and the Southeast Wood Producers Association. He loved telling stories, farming, camping, his many friends and animals. During his racing days, he was known as “Cooter Carter”.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2-sons: James Michael Carter and Gregory Frank Carter; a grandson: Aleck-Zander Reign Carter; a brother: Joe Carter and a beloved pet: Charlie Carter.
J.E. is survived by his wife of 56 years: Patricia Ann Carter; 3-daughters: Patricia Gail Thompson and her husband, Terry, Wendy Lee Hietala and her husband, Bob, and Linda Darlene Aspinwall; grandchildren: Greg Carter, Bubba Carter, Morgan Carter, Amber Morgan, Ray Morgan, Dane’ Hietala, Derrick Hietala, Zach Hietala, Ty Thompson, Sarah Thompson; 11-great grandchildren; a sister: Janice Carter Booth; and his pets: Missy Matilda Carter and 5 ducks and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 14 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston beginning at 6 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15 at 11:00 AM at Sand Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Racepond Cemetery at Sand Hill Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.