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Myrtle Carter

October 23, 1922 — May 20, 2020

Myrtle Carter

Myrtle Oakley Carter, 97, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Hope Mills Retirement Center.

She was born in Darlington, SC, on October 23, 1922, to the late Beatrice and George Oakley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carter, sisters, Edra Cain and Patricia Willis; and brother, Leroy Oakley.

She was a longtime member of Galatia Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed bowling , fishing, playing cards and spending time with her family.

Myrtle leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Judy Cowan and husband Haskell of Fayetteville, NC, and Terry Pipkin and husband Buddy of Goldsboro, NC ; grandchildren, Phillip Cowan and wife Lori of Raleigh, NC, Laura Williford and husband Walt of Raleigh, NC, Kathleen Ray of Raleigh, NC; great-grandchildren, Carter and Hughes Cowan; sisters, Ethelyn Page and Lea Lancaster; and her nieces and nephews.

A private service is planned with burial at Lafayette Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

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