OBIT: Mary Lee Carter, 89


Mary Lee Carter, 89, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at her home.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1922 in Adair County and was the daughter of the late Johnny and Rissie Conover Denton and was the widow of Lee Bob Carter who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1985.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Jo Rooks of Columbia; one son, Phillip Carter and his wife Sue of Columbia; and by three sisters, Helen Denton of Columbia, Cleoda Cox and Catherine Fisher, both of Edinburgh, Ind.

She was blessed with eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by one great grandchild and by three brothers and one sister, James Denton, Robert Denton, John Arnold Denton and Ethal Pearl Campbell.

Funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 28 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Polston officiating with interment in Freedom Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Rooks, Mitchell Rooks, Dwight Kinnett, Avery Russell, Patrick Russell and Willard Bryant.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Please visit

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