Ralph Carter

    Ralph Carter, 80, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Murphy Rehab & Nursing.
    He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and son of the late Butler Nelson and Lucy Carter.
    Ralph worked for MGM Brakes and Timber Products. He enjoyed NASCAR races, fishing, hunting and his three dog companions.
    He is survived by one son, Michael Carter and wife Jine of Murphy; one daughter, Dena Barnett and husband Eddie Joe of Murphy; one brother, Raby Carter and wife Loretta of Murphy; one sister, Glenda Sneed and husband Odis of Murphy; and one granddaughter, Madison Carter.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Lawrence English officiated. Burial was in the Ogreeta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Barnett, Steve Spiva, Tony Sneed, Vic Haigler, Ronnie Beavers and Bubby Shope. Honorary pallbearers were Phil Eddy and Russell Rhodes.
    The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Aug, 31, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    You may send tributes to the Carter family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.