Jasper N. Carter

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Mr. Jasper N. (J.N.) Carter, age 94, passed away February 1, 2024, surrounded by his family at his home in Cairo, Georgia.  Services for Mr. Carter will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 10, at Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo, Georgia.  The Rev. Matt Vickers, Rev. Todd Gainous, and Rev. Jimmy Ausburn will officiate.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  The service will conclude at the church.  There will be a private burial in Greenwood Cemetery.  Daniel Walker, Jared Walker, Thomas Payne, Michael Iwanowski, Mickey Halstead and Wayne Johnson will serve as pallbearers.  All ordained Deacons of Eastside Baptist Church, the Members of the Men’s Sunday school class, and Wyman Folsom will serve as honorary pallbearers.

J. N. Carter was born October 5, 1929 in Mitchell County, Georgia to Jeff Carter and Rebecca Johnson Carter.  He graduated from Cairo High School, Class of 1946.  On July 1, 1950, J.N. married the love of his life Betty Jo Barrett Carter.  He and Betty enjoyed 68 years together; Betty preceded him in death December 4, 2018.  J.N. and Betty raised four daughters.  He was so proud of his girls and then of the grands.  Barbara, Carolyn, Janis, and Donna have wonderful memories of their family vacations and times with their dad.   J. N. had two things he loved to do, work and nap.   Fresh out of high school J. N. started working for H. V. Kell Company.  He was employed there until 1970 when the company closed.  He immediately joined Callahan Grocery Company and was a wholesale grocery salesman for Callahan until his retirement in 1998. When not working for Callahan, he worked around his home or for his church.  He has been a member of Eastside Baptist Church since 1950.  He was ordained as a Deacon October 14, 1962 and then appointed Deacon Emeritus December 7, 2008.  He was the Usher Chairman for 10 years, taught Sunday school, helped with and was a member of the Keenagers group, he served in any position he was asked and served with devotion.  His job allowed him one week of vacation a year, always the week of the 4th of July.    He and Betty enjoyed traveling with the Keenagers group.  They went from Alaska, Amish Country, Nashville, all over.  A devoted Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, caring brother, good friend – J. N. Carter will be dearly missed by his family and many, many friends.     

Jasper N. Carter is survived by his children, Barbara Carter Walker, Carolyn Carter Payne, Janis Carter McDonald (Tony), and Donna Carter Gainous (Todd); grandchildren, Daniel Walker, Jared Walker, Jessica Iwanowski, Thomas Payne (Jessica), Michael Iwanowski, and Samantha Gainous; great grandchildren, Presley and Jaxson Iwanowski and Rhett Carter Payne; brother, Jesse Carter; and devoted caregiver, Marsha Dollar.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson, Michael Todd Gainous, Jr., siblings, Dollie Carter Hines and Jeff Carter, Jr. and sons-in-law, Terry Payne and Dennis Walker.

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Memorial donations may be made in his honor to Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 749, Cairo, Georgia 39828.

The family would like to thank Georgia Hospice Care for the compassion and care given to Mr. Carter.On-line condolences may be sent at www.CoxIveyfuneralhome.com.  Cox – Ivey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.