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James Carter

September 13, 1971 — August 15, 2021

James Wesley Carter, 49, left this earth on August 15, 2021.  He was born on September 13, 1971 in Osceola, Arkansas.  He is preceded in death by his father: Spence Douglas Carter and his aunt: Brenda Hubbard.

James was raised and lived in Lepanto, Arkansas his whole life.  He was a hardworking, loving husband and father.  He made time to let his family know he loved them and always put his needs behind others.  He would do anything for a friend.  James loved to fish and hunt, but what he enjoyed most in his life was spending time with his son Noah, his spoiled dogs, and his wife.  Probably in that order.

James had an associates degree in Applied Science and he spent nearly thirty years working as a machine specialist, first at MidSouth Mfg then at Unilever before he became ill.

He is survived by his loving wife of twenty years: Markley Carter, two sons: Noah Carter and Hayden Harsson, his mother: Mary Carter, his older brother: Doug Carter (Brenda), one sister: Mary Elizabeth Cruz (Alberto), his younger brother: Richard Carter, two nephews: Chris Carter (Taylor) and Blake Carter, one niece: Adriana Cruz and one great niece: Payton Alyse Carter.  James also has a family in Tennessee that he was very close to consisting of one aunt, four cousins and a slew of great second cousins.

James is dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto, Arkansas on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Arrangements are under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home, Lepanto, Arkansas.

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