James Franklin Carter

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1938
Died: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Nov. 09, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 09, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church

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James Franklin “Jim” Carter
James Franklin “Jim” Carter, age 76, of White Plains, GA, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his residence.  Born November 24, 1938 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Spencer B. Carter, Sr. and Nellie Wylette Cooley Carter.  Jim graduated from Sylvan Hills High School and attended business college in Atlanta.   On November 25, 1988, he married the former Sue Bean.  For more than twenty years, he worked for FEMA as the Construction Analyst and worked in Disaster Recovery retiring in 2005.  He moved from Atlanta to Lake Oconee in Greene County in 2003.  He was an avid hunter, played golf and was a big Georgia Tech fan.  Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro.
In addition to his wife, Sue Carter of White Plains, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Janice Carter Sullivan (Tim) of Dallas, TX and Julie Carter Ball (Bill) of Savannah, GA; a stepson, Michael Harris (Tami) of Watkinsville, GA; sister, Louise Kennedy (Jim) of Woodstock, GA; brother, Spencer B. Carter, Jr. (Christiane) of Flowery Branch, GA; grandchildren, Carter Brunelle and MacKenzie Sullivan; step grandchildren, Travis Mulkey (Lindsey) and Troy Harris; other relatives and many friends.  

Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Rick Hermann officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. at College Park Cemetery, 3600 Adams Street, College Park, GA 30337.  Serving as honorary pallbearers are Charles Weeks, Bob Beeland, Dr. Bob Durham, Francis Rizner, William Ball, David Kennedy and Tim Gallops.  The family requests that any donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensboro or the Oconee Regional Humane Society, 1020 Park Avenue #101, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Melvin and Linda Bone
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
Dearest Sue and family,
We are so very very sorry. Such a difficult year this has been for you and your family. Please know we love you and miss seeing your smiling face especially when singing in the choir at LUMC. Our hearts are heavy but our prayers are many.
Melvin and Linda

Frances Adair
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
Sue, my heart goes out to you. you have had a difficult year. My God comfort you and we are but a phone call away if you need anything. You are in our prayers

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
Sue and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and
in the days and weeks to come. Jim was a true Southern Gentleman
and will be missed by each of us.

Gary McCurdy
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

David & Janice Kopp
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
Sue - we are so very saddened to hear of Jim's passing - and will
keep you and your family in our prayers - his positive presence will
be missed by many people in so many ways - may the Lord grant
you and the family peace that only He can provide in the coming
days - David & Janice Kopp

Charles and Patsy Head
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
Sue and family,

Jim will be remembered as such a kind, helpful and loving friend. He was special to us and we loved him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Charles and Patsy Head

Jane Taylor
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Dennis and Jenny Taylor.

Sue, Dennis and I are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most sad time. Take Care . Love, Dennis and Jenny Taylor

Tom McKinley
   Posted Sun November 08, 2015
Sue, I know that this has been such a difficult year for you and I pray for God's strength to support and His mercy to surround you as you make your way through the days ahead. Words fail me to express the sorry I feel for you and the family, but God's Word never fails. In Psalms 30:5 we find these words "....weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." Jim was such a thoughtful, friendly, considerate Christian man who touched so many lives and I know in time you will be able to remember and celebrate the days you had with a wonderful partner in life. God give you the strength you need at this time.

Gail Wilkes
   Posted Mon November 09, 2015
Jim will be missed by many. May God's peace come to you and your family throughout the coming days. We are always here for you.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Mon November 09, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

john jackson
   Posted Sun December 06, 2015
Sue, The news was devastating for me. Jim and I had been such close buddies for 20 years, working the disasters. He was one of the finest men I ever knew. He will be greatly missed, and my heart goes out to you and your family.