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1933 Dorothy 2022

Dorothy Clark Carter

October 5, 1933 — April 4, 2022


Canton – Dorothy Jane “Dot” Clark Carter, 88, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022, at her residence.

Dorothy was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Ike and Eva Nelson Clark.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Curtis Malcolm Varner, Jr. who died in 1965; second husband, Ernest Melvin Carter, who died in 2002; daughter, Rhonda Warren; five brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, James Eric Singleton, who died in 2014.  Dot was a 1951 graduate of Clyde High School and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Smith (Dale) and Deitra Sheppard (Brook), all of Canton; three step-daughters, Kay Free, Judy Smith and Linda Ledford; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Matt Pruett officiating.

The care of Mrs. Carter has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens

23 US-19, Canton, NC 28716

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