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Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

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Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

David Lee Carter

February 8, 1939 ~ June 20, 2020

GARNER – David Lee Carter passed from this earth and into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 6/20/20. He was preceded in death in 2001 by his wife of 33 years, Lillian Leona Carter. He was the loving son of Willis H. Carter and Edna L. Bassett. He was also preceded in death by his only brother, Willis Carter.
He is survived by his son, Randall D. Carter and daughter, Sharon L. Earnhardt as well as his daughter-in-law, Barbara L. Carter and son-in-law, Ty Earnhardt and granddaughter, Faye R. Foreman.
In addition to his immediate family David is survived by his loving companion of 17 years, Mrs. Carolyn Mehlich. He is also survived by two nephews, Billy Carter and Eddie Carter and his niece, Kathy Infringer Wherry.
He was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and was president and teacher of his Sunday School class. He retired from Reichhold Chemicals after more than 25 years of service. David was a wonderful father and friend to many and truly never met a stranger.


June 24, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Rd. Garner, NC 27529


June 25, 2020

11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
1200 Benson Rd. Garner, NC 27529


  1. Elona Duell

    Mr Carter was always such a gentleman each time I would see him over the past 20 years. He was so positive and genuine and exuded the light of the Lord.

  2. Heidi Balben

    RC, Barbara, Sis and Ty
    I am so sorry you lost your Dad. I only met him a few times. He was such a beautiful soul.
    It is so hard to lose someone you love. Just try to think of him in heaven dancing with all the angels. Twirling them around. For some reason that’s what I see him doing.
    I pray you find peace as you go through this healing process. As we all know, we only get peace from one place, our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Hugs
    Heidi and Larry Balben

  3. Karen Poe

    We thought Dave Carter was one of the finest men we ever knew. We were thrilled to have him as our friend and delighted that he was such a special person to our aunt, Carolyn Mehlich. We enjoyed discussing God’s word with Dave because he was truly a learned Bible scholar. We will greatly miss Dave and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Love in Christ, David and Karen Poe (Nephew and niece of Carolyn Mehlich)

  4. Lisa

    Deepest sympathy to the Carter family.
    David was so kind n helpful to Ted n I when we had no one to help us in Texas, he trusted n had faith. Something I never forgot.
    God Bless

  5. Earl and Judy Hailey

    Randy(Barbara) Carter, Sharon (Ty) Earnhardt Faye Foreman, and Caroline
    Sending our deepest sympathy from Texas, where David (Mr. Carter) coached three of our four boys in Little League Baseball. He could have written a book on some of the stories in baseball in Jacinto City, Texas a small surbuban town east of Houston. Where he was known as a special, caring baseball coach. Two of three years Earl helped him coach they won sportsmanship award as well as some championships. Our sincere regrets that we our unable to attend his homegoing service due to the uncertainties and miles. I can see Jesus and Lillian welcoming him home and almost on her earthly birthday!β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»β™₯️

  6. Matt Luttio

    RC, Barbara, Sis and Ty…
    May God Bless You and Keep You,
    May He turn His Face towards you and give you His Peace, Love, Protection and Blessing.
    May He be with you Now, and every moment of your life, Especially when you close your eyes, in order to open them to Him, and His Glory..
    May He Be With You, May He Bless You..
    Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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