Hazel Carter

November 13, 1927December 13, 2020

Hazel Rabb Carter, 93, a resident of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her residence.

Hazel was born in Cramerton , North Carolina on November 13, 1927 to the late Noah Lee and Ina Metcalf Rabb. She was raised in Kannapolis, and graduated from Cannon High School. It was there that she met the love of her life Winfred “Diamond” Carter. They married in October 11, 1947, then moved to Jacksonville, Florida, then to Southern Pines, finally settling in High Point, NC.

Hazel got a job at Adams Millis in High Point before starting her career in Cosmetics and Skin Care. She eventually designed and formulated her own line of products called Carte’ Cosmetics. She was also a member of the Women’s Club in High Point. After many years of running Carte’ Cosmetics, she sold the company to care for her love, Diamond, after he became ill. She then did volunteer work for the BBB helping young entrepreneurs open their own businesses.

After Diamond passed away on August 20, 2004, Hazel moved to Nashville to be with her two sons. She is survived by sons, Danny Carter and Tim Carter & wife Cindy, both of Nashville, TN; a sister, Jane Hogan of Derby, NC and a brother, Charlie Rabb and his wife Joann of Mooresville, NC; plus, a multitude of nieces and nephews who she so loved and cherished.

Hazel requested no Memorial service at this time due to Covid 19. She will be Entombed with Diamond at Oakwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorial can be directed to Alive Hospice, 230 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 150, Hendersonville, TN 37075, or Connell Memorial United Methodist Church, 113 Church Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.


  • Noah Lee & Ina Metcalf Rabb, Parents (deceased)
  • Winfred "Diamond" Carter, Husband (deceased)
  • Danny Carter, Son
  • Tim Carter & wife Cindy, Son
  • Jane Hogan, Sister
  • Charlie Rabb & wife Joann, Brother
  • Mrs. Carter is also survived by a multitude of nieces & nephews who she love and cherished.

  • Alive Hospice
  • Connell Memorial United Methodist Church


Hazel Carter

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ben Carter

December 24, 2020

Danny and Tim you are in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Hazel was a wonderful lady.

Ben Carter

Teresa McGee

December 21, 2020

My parents were friends of Hazel and Diamond for many years.
We all moved out to Willow Creek (to the "new" side as it was called) along with other friends like the Darbys, Lawsons, and Barbors. Hazel was a good friend to all of our family. She gave me a wedding shower. I helped her rent out her house in High Point during the furniture market. We all helped eachother. I was impressed that Hazel had her own business back then in the late 70s. I know you guys will miss her terribly. Our faith teaches us that heaven is a better place. We all have that hope to get us through these tough times.
Teresa Cox McGee

Alex Counts

December 20, 2020

Hazel Carter was a woman ahead of her time, who was also a product of her times. She gave the world two wonderful sons whose music, humanity, friendship, creativity, and hard work have meant so much to so many. When my wife and I came into her life as we became close friends with Danny and Tim around 15 years ago, she always treated us with warmth, kindness, attention and love. She was so proud of her boys and was so thrilled that Tim brought Cindy into the family. She is already missed and our hearts and prayers and hugs go out to Danny, Tim, Cindy and all who were touched by Hazel's remarkable life.

April Burton Jennings

December 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear this news! I can remember dance party’s at your mom and Dads house along with the Bohlers and the Ponds. Harlan always thought the best of Hazel and Diamond. I was so lucky to see her again when Dad passed. It takes time but it will get easier. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Lawson Frazier

December 17, 2020

My dear lifelong friends.......I’m so saddened by your sweet Mom’s passing, but I’m thrilled at the same time knowing that she’s right where she wanted to be....hugging up on her Diamond. I’m positive that all the Lawsons were there to greet her as well! I pray y’all will find comfort in knowing she’s in a far better place and totally whole again! We love you so very much and we will continue to carry you close in our hearts and prayers ❣️🙏

David Maine

December 17, 2020

I'll never forget meeting the Carter parents . They were glowing, with all the excitement of proud parents as their son's were about to take the stage of RASCAL'S, they slayed the crowd. Both Diamond and Hazel gave me a big hug Before they left that night so happy and loved being there. They were so amazing and generous with their heart's. Blessed to have known both of Dan and Tim's family.

Teresa Thompson Carter

December 16, 2020

Sending my condolences and prayers to you Danny and Tim and the rest of the family. Your Mom was a beautiful woman. God bless you.

Sharon Clifton

December 16, 2020

Dearest Danny, Timmy, Cindy and Abby,

There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mother. Hazel impacted so many lives, with her beauty, love, compassion and her humor. I know how much she loved her boys and how proud she was of you both. Hazel shines bright today as a beautiful angel, side by side with Diamond again. God bless and comfort you in the days ahead. She will remain in your hearts forever.

Sharon Clifton

"What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us."

– Helen Keller

Todd Carter

December 16, 2020

Danny and Tim, Georgeann and I are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Hazel’s passing.

Danny & Sue Snipes

December 16, 2020

Timmy and Danny,
Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great person, and funny. My mom and dad enjoyed running around with both of your parents.