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Carothers Funeral Home

212 West Trade Street, Dallas, NC

OBITUARY

Donna (Carter) Costner

July 19, 1955June 9, 2019
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Swansboro - Donna (Carter) Costner, 63, formerly of Gastonia, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 9, 2019 at the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

Born July 19, 1955 in Gastonia, she was the daughter of Dempsey Webb Carter, Sr. and Peggy (Barrett) Carter.

Donna was passionate about being a mom, grandmother, sister and daughter. Her family was always her priority. She will leave a hole in the hearts of all her loved ones.

Donna was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and she retired from Wix after 43 years.

Donna is preceded in death by her father, Dempsey Webb Carter, Sr., beloved husband of 29 years, Bruce Costner and her son, Quentin Abernathy.

She leaves behind her mother, Peggy Carter, her daughter Adrienne Swinney, son Brett Costner (Amanda Moore), brother Dempsey “Butch” Webb Carter (Sherry Carter), sisters Suzanne Corbin (James Corbin) and Lisa Varn (James Varn); her grandson Cameron Swinney, will miss his Grandma. She also leaves behind (7) nieces and nephews and (11) great nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating Donna’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday June 14, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Rd., Dallas. Reverend George Rhyne will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday evening June 13, 2019 at the Dallas Funeral Home, 212 W. Trade Street, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Donna’s name to SECU Crystal Coast Hospice, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570.

Fond memories and condolences for Donna may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.

The staff of the Dallas Funeral Home is honored to serve the Costner family.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Joan Carter, Mother
  • Dempsey Webb Carter Sr., Father
  • Bruce Aaron Costner, Husband
  • Adrienne Swinney, Daughter
  • Quentin Abernathy, Son
  • Brett Costner (Amanda Moore), Son
  • Suzanne Corbin (James Corbin), Sister
  • Lisa Varn (Jim Varn), Sister
  • Dempsey "Butch" Webb Carter (Sherry Carter) Jr., Brother
  • Cameron Swinney, Grandson
  • Donna leaves behind (7) nieces and nephews and (11) great nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ben Beal
  • Lawson Beech
  • Brandon Costner
  • Tyler Carter
  • David Setzer
  • Trey Varn

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

Donna (Carter) Costner

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Patricia June

June 12, 2019

I want to thank Donna's family for sharing her with me. After her retirement we still kept in contact I will truly miss her and the way she laughed out loud. Praying and knowing that the Lord will comfort you all during this time and the days ahead.

Tony & Teresa Greemon

June 12, 2019

After meeting Donna at our HHHS Beach Reunion abt 10 yrs ago, we quickly learned 'to lnow Donna is to love her.' She loved her family & was proud of them. She's already missed terribly but we know she is with her Savior and we have great hope to see her again. God Bless you all and may He flood your hearts and minds with HIS sweet peace and comfort!❤🙏💔🙏

Teresa Crew

June 12, 2019

I will miss you my dear friend. You made me be brave when I was too scared to move. To Peggy and Adrienne and Brett and siblings: my heart aches for you all. She was a special girl and I'm so blessed that she was a part of my life. May God grant you peace and comfort. Teresa

Betty bumgardner

June 12, 2019

Donna you will be missed tremendously, I knew you from when worked in the canteen then moved on to Wix , you was a wonderful mother and wife. Miss you. May you Rest In Peace. And your family continue to be blessed

Diann Price

June 11, 2019

I remember meeting Donna at the Huss reunion and she was a very sweet lady. So sorry for your loss ❤️

Kim Dudley Jones

June 11, 2019

My Thoughts, Prayers and Love are with the Family. Donna was a beautiful soul with an infectious smile, who will be dearly missed.
Kim Jones

Diane Hendersond

June 11, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about Donna's passing. I have always enjoyed talking to her and working with her. Family are in my prayers. She was a great lady.

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