Charles Holland Carter

Charles Holland Carter, 70, of Millwood, passed away Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, following an extended illness.

Born January 10, 1949 in Quitman, he was a son of the late Perry Holland and Mildred Lucille Lovett Carter. He grew up in Quitman and Waycross and was a graduate of Waycross High School. He was a former law enforcement officer with the Brunswick Police Department and had also served as the Police Chief for the Lenox Police Department in Lenox.  He retired as a prison guard with Ware State Prison. He was a member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge #270 and was of the Baptist faith.

His pride and joy was his family, especially his grandchildren, who he thoroughly enjoyed following with their wrestling and sports.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Teresa Carter and Amanda Carter Hanson.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Pat Gilkes Carter, Millwood; 2 sons, Doug Moss, Millwood and Michael Carter (wife Jaime), Blackshear; four grandchildren, Savannah Gullett (husband John) of South Carolina and Austin Moss (wife Aleya), Todd Carter and Ceb Carter, all of Blackshear; two great-grandchildren, Willow Gullett of South Carolina and Ansley Moss, Blackshear; his brother, Donald Carter (wife Dale), Brantley County; a nephew, Brandon Carter (wife Karla), Brantley County; two nieces, Kim Morgan (husband Craig) and April Carter, both of Brantley County and several other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Bill Young officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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