Betty Alice Carter

Born in Ft. Monroe, VA on November 26, 1937

Departed on September 22, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Betty Alice Carter, age 82 of Springfield passed away on September 22, 2020 at the home of her daughter.

She was born on November 26, 1937 to the late Robert L. and Eunice Viola Smith in Ft. Monroe, VA. She was a graduate of Madison High School. After graduation, Mrs. Betty joined the United States Navy as a Medic and she met the love of her life Thomas R. Carter and they married on October 31, 1958. They were blessed with 59 years of marriage and two beautiful daughters. She was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she sang in the choir for many years and was dedicated to her job at Volunteer State Bank where she worked for many years.

Mrs. Betty was described as a strong and loving mother. The family enjoyed spending quality time with each other from raising horses to spending the weekends on Kentucky Lake fishing and camping. During the summer they enjoyed family fish fries with Betty’s Famous Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies. Christmas was spent gathered together at her house where she hosted her family every year. Later on, Mrs. Betty enjoyed spending time collecting antique furniture, antique dishes and crafting flower arrangements and wreaths for her family. She also spent many hours in her garden tending to her favorite pink and red flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Carter and brother, Jesse Neal Smith.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammie L. Hulsey and Pamela Kay (Michael) McClain; grandchildren, Brooke (Aaron) Holmes, Holly (Cody) Curtsinger, Christopher (Hannah) Hulsey, Kevin “Kale” D. (Amanda) Nash, Jr.; nine great-grandchildren with two on the way and siblings, Robert “Bobby” Smith, Jill Anita Speering and Phyllis Lee O’Neil.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11am with Father Anthony Lopez officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10am until the time of service.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437.

3 Comments to Betty Alice Carter

  1. Kathrine Braddock says:

    Betty will be missed by those who knew her. She was such a faithful member of the choir at Our Lady of Lourdes and it was an important part of her life. During my time at the church, I was pleased to be able to get to know her and her love for her family. Even though we have moved, we will remember Betty.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

    Kay and Hugh Braddock

  2. Robert L. Smith Jr. says:

    Until we meet again, I say; ”Later good sister”. Betty was a person of character and dedication to her family and friends. Being her younger brother, she was the person I knew longest. She did not suffer fools, was direct, but considerate and kind, always taking the part of those less fortunate than she. We never had a cross word between us even as children. She was highly intelligent and fought the good fight. Only goodness follows her into the after life that we all hope to share.

    God Speed Sweetheart to the reward you deserve!

    Bobby Smith

  3. Toni Bristol says:

    Will miss you Betty, always kind, always considerate.
    Your back pasture neighbor.

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