John W. Carter, 81, of Paris, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Little Rock. He was born September 28, 1931 in Greenwood to his parents, Louis "Dutch" and Elberta "Bertie" (Thomas) Carter. He was a county extension agent for thirty-four years for the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas in Lawrence, Stone and Logan Counties, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member and elder of the Church of Christ in Paris and a member of Kiwanis. His legacy will be his children and grandchildren who were his pride and joy.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Louis "Dutch"and Elberta "Bertie" Carter and a sister, Janell Gordon.

John is survived by his wife, Betty C. Carter to whom he was happily married for over sixty years; daughters, Paula Carter Hartz of Fayetteville and Janice Vernon of Dallas, Tex.; sons, Stan Carter of Batesville and Doug Carter of Paris; grandchildren, Zach Vernon, Anna Vernon, Chris Carter, Beth Ramey, Kirsten Hartz, Julia Hartz, Cruse St. Clair, Brandon St. Clair and Abbie Carter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Church of Christ in Paris with Kevin Heaven and Dale Vernon officiating with burial in Highland Cemetery in Ozark, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Sign online guestbook at

Pallbearers were Zachary Vernon, Chris Carter, Perry Ramey, Cruse St. Clair, Brandon St. Clair and Grayson Halladay.

Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Young, Howard Young, Tommy Koch, Larry Koch, Dr. James Burgess, Harold Woody and Jerome Neal.

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