Martha Ann Dickens Carter

September 24, 1931April 12, 2014
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Martha Ann Dickens Carter, 82, of Liberty passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur.

She was a graduate of Liberty School, Class of 1949. Martha was committed to the service of the young people of Liberty; she served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, gave piano lessons in her home and most notably, taught Kindergarten at Liberty School for over 20 years. She was a member of Liberty First United Methodist Church for over 60 years, 15 of those years she served as the organist and pianist. Along with her husband, Charles they owned and operated Liberty Appliance Company for 30 years.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Martha was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Lillian Spoon Dickens and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Carter, and brother, Harold Dickens.

Surviving are her daughters, Ann Gray of Yanceyville and Ellen Luck and husband, Gil of Liberty; son, Charles F. Carter II and wife, Marilyn of Liberty; sister, Hilda Rose Johnson and husband, Pike of Liberty; brother, Joe Dickens and wife, Ruth of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Adam Gray, Corey McAdams, and Kara Luck; and best friend, Jerri Hemric.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to Dr. Maura Hamrick and the staff at Randolph Medical Associates in Liberty, Lori and Bruce Cobb, Barbara Jones and the staff of Universal Healthcare for all of your compassionate care to our mother during this these past several years.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to The Randolph County Partnership for Children, Attn: Liberty Early Childhood Center, 349 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203.

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014

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Candy Espaillat Pena

May 9, 2014

Ellen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest and most sincerest sympathy. May God give you and your loved ones the strength. Ms Carter was always so sweet to everyone, always had a smile. Heaven has a saint. Thinking of you!! With love, Candy, Xavier and JJ

Cindy Martin Lowe

April 23, 2014

Ellen, Charles, and Ann. You are a dear and special family to us. We all grew up together and had so many fun times. You are each in our prayers. Your mother is singing and enjoying music in heaven. Praises!

Clanci Foxx

April 20, 2014

Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Hold on tight to all of the precious memories you have made with her over the years. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. With love, Clanci

Beverly Collins

April 19, 2014

Ellen and family...I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all...Remembering some conversation we had a few weeks ago...your mother singing to you...made my heart smile for you. May God keep you wrapped in His loving arms now and in the days to come...

Christina Cheek Jobe

April 19, 2014

Dear Ellen, Ann & Charles, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a special person. I remember her love of music and working with us in Brownie Scouts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

mary bare

April 19, 2014

to Mrs Carters family, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing (today). she was such a sweet woman and our boys thought a lot of her..she always greeted you with a smile..she is in heaven with our mothers. Heaven gained another angel..May GOD be with each of you. always, Wallace and Mary Sue Bare

Dana (Dickens) Dykes & Family

April 17, 2014

I just wanted you all to know you are in our prayers. I will certainly miss Aunt Martha. It had been a while since I had seen her. I know she is with daddy now (Harold). Love you Aunt Martha.

Stephanie Langley

April 16, 2014

Ellen we are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet and loving lady, Gavin loved her dearly. She will truly be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Greg, Stephanie , Gavin and Shanna Langley

Teresa Crutchfield

April 15, 2014

Ellen, Brooke and I are so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a sweet lady. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

Christina Mitchell

April 15, 2014

Charles and Marilyn, we are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you guys in our thoughts.