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Betty Marie Carter

October 4, 1928 — March 18, 2024


Betty Marie Hill Carter died peacefully in the home of her daughter, Rebecca Carter  McCall on March 18, 2024.  

Betty was born October 4, 1928, in Petersburg, Illinois, to William and Ruth Hill. During World II she volunteered with the American Red Cross to roll bandages for the soldiers.  In high school she worked at Sutliff and Case Drug Store as a soda jerk and made many of her famous milkshakes for the boys from nearby Bradley University. She loved going to her high school football games and cheering on the Manual Rams.   After graduation, Betty worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company where she helped with tool design and planning.   She was married on June10, 1949 to Sylvanus Carter.  In 1959, Sylvanus was ordained into the Nazarene church and Betty played the piano and organ and served beside him for over 50 years. 

She is proceeded in death by her husband, her parents, her beloved step-grandmother Marie Bright, daughter-in-law Donita Carter, grandson Michael Carter and sisters Ruth Decker and Shirley Hartsock.

Betty is survived by her son Stephen of Ormand by the Sea FL, daughters Linda Kiefer (Stephen) of Middlebury IN and Rebecca McCall (Mark) of Huntersville, grandchildren Mark (Nicole) Coons, Eric Coons, David Filipczak (Nick Mangeo), Blake McCall (Leanna), Connor McCall, Stephanie (Chris) Stubbs, Marie (Craig) Morande and seven great-grandchildren.   Her extended family includes Randy and Tamala McCall, Cathy and Dale Capps, Cori and Aaron Goldstein, Kristin and Chad Jones, Adam and Ryann Capps, Shane and Molly Capps, and Hunter McCall. She will be remembered by her family for her beautiful smile and her love of family times on the porch watching Panthers football and March Madness. 

Betty always lived by Psalm 36 and read the New Testament almost daily. She prayed each morning to start her day and lived out until the end to “trust in the Lord with all thine heart.”  The hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" was always special to her and all of her children were taught to play it on the piano in their youth.  If there was one thing she would want people to remember about her, it would be that she loved the Lord. 

The family would like to thank Edye, Anna, and Destiny from Hospice and Delana Barrett, who all provided wonderful support and care to Betty these past nine months.  

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be held for Betty on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 3:00 pm in the sanctuary of Davidson United Methodist Church.  There will be a reception after the service at the home of Rebecca and Mark McCall. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to Carolina Cross Connection (

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