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OBITUARY

Mary "Sib" McCarter

March 28, 1931September 18, 2021

Mary Elizabeth “SIB” Watson McCarter – Age 90 of Seymour passed away peacefully in home on Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Richard Watson Sr and Johnnie Lou Myers Watson; brother Junior Watson; sister Billie Joy Epps; husband Lester D. McCarter and grandson, Travis Nease. She is survived by daughter, Karen Nease of Seymour; sons, Randall S. McCarter and wife, Carrie, of Colorado, Dale R. McCarter and wife, Donna of Seymour; grandchildren, Glenna N. Troutman, Sarah N. Hollingsworth, Randall S. McCarter Jr., Jenny M. Sypula, Andrea Bostwick, Aaron and Alisha McCarter, Randall W. McCarter, Jessica Miller; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, Janie Sonneland, Brenda Sims, Carolyn Whaley, Kim Hopkins; and nephew, Joe Epps. Sib graduated from Sevier County High school and from the University of Tennessee with a master’s degree. She taught school for 30 years at Sevier County Elementary School. She was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church for over 50 years. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 pm at Valley Grove Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life to follow. Pastor Keith Vaughan to officiate. Family and friends will meet by the graveside at Highland South Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 am for the Committal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valley Grove Baptist Church Foreign Missions 900 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville TN 37920. If you have any questions, please call Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 865-573-7300.

  • FAMILY

  • Lester D. McCarter, Husband (deceased)
  • Melvin Richard Watson, Sr & Johnnie Lou Myers Watson, Parents (deceased)
  • Junior Watson, Brother (deceased)
  • Billie Joy Epps, Sister (deceased)
  • Travis Nease, Grandson (deceased)
  • Karen Nease, Daughter
  • Randall S. McCarter (Carrie), Son
  • Dale R. McCarter (Donna), Son
  • Glenna N. Troutman, Granddaughter
  • Sarah N. Hollingsworth, Granddaughter
  • Randall S. McCarter, Jr., Grandson
  • Jenny M. Sypula, Granddaughter
  • Andrea Bostwick, Granddaughter
  • Aaron McCarter, Grandson
  • Alisha McCarter, Granddaughter
  • Randall W. McCarter, Grandson
  • Jessica Miller, Granddaughter
  • Janie Sonneland, Niece
  • Brenda Sims, Niece
  • Carolyn Whaley, Niece
  • Kim Hopkins, Niece
  • Joe Epps, Nephew
  • and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Memories

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Peggy Bailey

September 21, 2021

Sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. I will have everyone in my thoughts and prayers. (Peggy Valentine Bailey).

Linda Bales Welch

September 19, 2021

Sorry for your lost. Great childhood memories of being with this wonderful family

Buster Woody

September 19, 2021

Loved her and Coach. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your lives.

Connie Graves Cunningham

September 19, 2021

Karen and family, I am so sorry about the passing of your mom. I have sweet memories of Mrs McCarter when I was a little girl. I would spend time with your family when my mother was the assistant dorm mother and dietician at Chilhowee. I also have good memories of her when I was a student at Chilhowee in my teens. Prayers for your family as you grieve her passing and as you celebrate her life.

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FROM THE FAMILY