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William E. “Gene” Carter: Raeford

1939 – 2015

    William E. “Gene” Carter of Raeford died Friday, Nov. 27, in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was 76.
    Mr. Carter was born in Hoke County on Oct. 28, 1939, to the late Robert Lee Carter and Mary Cashion Carter. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby Carter, Ann Lowder, and James Carter. Gene was a member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church.
    He was a former resident of Tabor City, where he was President of the Waccamaw Bank branch. He was elected President of the Bank of Raeford in 1974, following the merger of that bank with UCB, which had previously acquired Waccamaw Bank.
    He is survived by his wife, Eloise Upchurch Carter of Raeford; his son, William E. Carter, Jr. (Leigh) of Laurinburg; three grandchildren, Claire, Carleigh, and Kate; his sister, Dodie Currie of Laurinburg; three nieces; a nephew; and several cousins.
    Visitation was planned from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall at Raeford Presbyterian Church.
    A graveside service was planned for noon Monday, Nov. 30, in Raeford Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Raeford Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 128 W. Edinborough Ave. Raeford, NC 28376.
    A guest register is available here.

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