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Mr. W.J. Carter Is Pneumonia Victim

Well Known Citizen of Near Lawndale is Buried at Palm Tree. Was Confederate Veteran

(From Cleveland Star, Shelby, N.C.)

William Jackson Carter of Lawndale Route 1, died of pneumonia April 17, 1924, aged 78 years, seven months and nine days. He was a faithful member of Palm Tree Methodist Church, having professed faith in Christ in early manhood and cast his lot with the people of God. He was a faithful husband, a kind loving father, a good neighbor, a noble citizen of the "old school," a brave faithful Confederate soldier held in highest esteem by his comrades. Surely a good man is gone.
He was twice married; first to Miss Susan Peeler, who died 50 years ago. To this union were born five children, Lee J., No 8 township; J.R., Burke County (who died recently); Mrs. John Digh, No. 10 township; Harry Robert, Lincolnton; and Laura who died in childhood. To the second union were born an infant, Clem J, and A. Gibson of Belton, S.C., Joseph F., Shelby; Mrs. Ed Eaker of Virginia; George Pinkney, Columbus, Ga.; Nancy C. Jones, Jess C. and David M. of Lawndale, and Zadie M. Haynes of Hollis; also a goodly number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
All the children were at his bedside when the summons came except Mrs. Eaker and Mrs. Digh.
He fought a good fight, finished his course, won the victory and is gone to his Heavenly mansion to be with those who have gone before.

A Friend

(Correction: WJ Carter is buried in the Carter Family Cemetery and not at Palm Tree Church)