Edna Maurell Davis McCarter was born on November 15, 1929, in Clay County, Tennessee, to the late Parlie Davis and Matilda Susan Browning Davis. She departed this life on November 13, 2022, just two days before her ninety-third birthday, making her earthly stay Ninety-two years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days.
Edna married James Carson McCarter on July 21, 1945, and they were blessed with ten children and fifty-three years together before his passing on December 12, 1998. Along with her parents and dear husband, Edna was also preceded in death by her Son, Jimmie Dudney McCarter; Daughters, Pamela Kay McCarter, Mary Ruth Spivey and LaDora Jean Carter; Grandsons, Howard Christopher McCarter, Eric Glen LaFevers and Donnie Ray Marsh; Brothers, Odell Davis, Mizell Davis, Shelba Davis, and her twin, Leslie Coell Davis; Sisters, Estelle Russell, Lorene Shoulders, Cornell Clark, Elise Deckard and Beatrice Ritter; and Sons-in-Law, Ralph Cassetty and Jerry Morgan.
Edna was a member of Drapers Cross Roads Church of Christ. She worked as a sewing machine operator for over fifty-three years, beginning her career at Imperial Reading and finally retiring from Formfit Rogers. After retiring from the garment industry, Edna became a caregiver, assisting many families in the care of their loved ones. In her spare time, Edna loved sewing, quilting, and embroidery. She enjoyed growing flowers as well.
Edna Davis McCarter is survived by; Sons, Howard McCarter and wife, Carol, and Mark McCarter and wife, Betty; Daughters, Patricia Cassetty, Sharon Morgan, Shelta Shrum and husband, Gary, and Renita Marsh; Sons-in-law, Jimmy Spivey and Tommy Carter; Daughter-in-law, Janice McCarter; Grandchildren, Kelly McCarter, Blake Spivey, Corey Spivey, Seth Marsh, Jamie McCarter, Joshua McCarter, Matthew Morgan, Zackary Marsh, Natasha Roberts, Stephanie Lamb, Laura Kendall, and Cecilia Cash; Grandsons by Heart, David Roberts and Alex Coimbre. Eighteen Great-Grandchildren, Two Great-Great-Grandchildren, and Numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Ms. Edna Davis McCarter were conducted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed in The Leonard Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. 615-666-2189 or www.alexanderfh.com