Carter nee Lewis, Altha Lorella

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Elmwood Cemetery, Londell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, Lonedell, MO


Altha Lorella Carter of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on February 13, 2018, having reached the age of ninety-nine years, ten months and twenty-eight days. Altha was born in Luebbering, MO, on March 15, 1918, daughter of Bert Leon Lewis and Esther Pearl Lewis nee Edsell. On June 28, 1935, she was united in marriage to Clyde Walter Carter and two children came to bless this union.

Altha is survived by her son, Sam Carter and wife, Marlene, of St. Clair, MO; by her daughter, Joyce Davis of St. Clair; by her sister-in-law, Mary Bailey of St. Clair; by four grandchildren, Janice Dierker and husband, Warren, Jr., of Lonedell, MO, Larry Carter and wife, Dianna, of Pacific, MO, Scott Davis of Reno, NV and Shelley Wehrheim and husband, Ken, of St. Louis, MO; by ten great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Altha was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Esther Lewis; by her husband, Clyde Carter; by her brothers, Harold Lewis, known to all as H.B., and Oscar Lewis; by her sister, Vernice Thurmond, and by her son-in-law, Donald Davis.

Altha was a Christian and lifelong member of Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell ,MO. During her working career she had worked at International Shoe Company in St. Clair, MO, as a sales clerk for R&R Ace in St. Clair and at Ben Franklin in Union, MO. She was a talented seamstress, making a lot of her daughter's clothes. She enjoyed quilting and quilted with the ladies at Friendship Baptist Church each week. Altha loved to cook and bake and work in her garden. She was a compassionate woman and in later years had been a caregiver for elderly persons in their home. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will never be forgotten.

A loving and devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2018 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Steve Hodges officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, Lonedell ,MO. Memorials may be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund.