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Thursday, January 11 2018
Ernest Garland Carter

Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 07:28 pm   |  Permalink   |  10 Comments  |  Email
Joyce, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Posted by Judy & David Singer on 01/12/2018 - 10:10 PM
Ernest was a good, kind man whom I was lucky enough to have as a brother-in-law. He had a great sense of humor and he enjoyed being around people. Our family will miss him terribly but we have many good memories of fun times with him.
Posted by Brenda Webb on 01/12/2018 - 11:33 PM
So sorry to hear such sad news. He was loved by all and will be missed.
Posted by Joyce Hill on 01/13/2018 - 03:10 AM
Thoughts and prayers prayers with much love and understanding! Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 01/13/2018 - 07:59 AM
Joyce, Dawn, Amy and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Ernest passing, but thankful that he is now pain free. He had a beautiful heart and soul and we enjoyed any time we got to just talk and laugh with him, because he kept us in stitches. We pray God will be with you and grant you peace during this difficult time and always. If we can do anything please let us know. God Bless.
Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 01/13/2018 - 09:10 AM
Joyce, heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Ernest will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Love and prayers, Kay and Kenny
Posted by Kay on 01/13/2018 - 06:36 PM
Hey Dad, just wanted to say that we miss you and hope that you are ok!?? We didn't want to let you go, but you had suffered and held on so long to stay here with Mom and us; we cared for you better than anyone else could have and would do it all over again! We will be ok as you are still here with us. Remember that you "PROMISED TO VISIT US EACH DAY!" We love and miss you!!
Posted by Amy on 01/18/2018 - 02:08 PM
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DAD! We miss you sooooi much!! Love you forever
Posted by A on 06/17/2018 - 11:01 PM
I love you and I miss you grandpa, oh what I would do to have one more day of you harassing me to slow my talking down - and then me talking very very would always give you the biggest smile....We love you gramps <3
Posted by Lindsey on 01/12/2021 - 11:41 PM

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Ernest Garland Carter, 77, of Kenbridge, Va. died peacefully Jan. 11, 2018 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse H. Childers. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce H. Carter; daughters, Dawn C. Childers (Steve) and Amy C. Lacy (D.R.); grandchildren, Matthew and Jackson Childers and Zach, Natalie, Lindsey and Sam Short; Great grandson, Jacen Short. Ernest served his country for over thirty years under the Department of the Army. He loved hunting, fishing, playing softball and tinkering with old cars. He was a member of the Kenbridge Baptist Church.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 1PM in the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, Va. Interment in the Crestview Memorial Park, LaCrosse, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until start of services. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Lunenburg Health Services, P.O. Box 121, Victoria, Va. 23974. Online condolences may be sent at

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