Jessie Carter

VARDAMAN – Jessie Virginia Edington Carter, 92, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at her home. She was born July 19, 1920, in Vardaman. She was a retired teacher’s aide at Vardaman Elementary and a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Vardaman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. The Rev. Bob Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery at Bruce.

Survivors include two sons, John Edington (Suzanne) Carter of Ridgeland and George Fredric (Kathi) Carter of Tupelo; one brother, William “Bill” Edington of Pascagoula; and a special caregiver, Georgette Helton of Vardaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. “Dude” Carter; her parents, Grover “Doc” Edington and Minnie Orr Edington; three sisters, Lorene Ramage, Lillian Burt and Nora Parker; and three brothers, George Edington, Oakley Edington and Charles Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Grover Edington, Walt Edington, Phillip Parker, Henry Ramage, Everett Ramage and John Burt. The Bridge Club will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, March 13, Chickasaw Journal.

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