Betty Jean Williford Carter, age 86, of Troy entered Heavens Gates Sunday, February 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Betty Jean Williford Carter was born March 26, 1929, in Troy, Alabama, to Lewis Alexander and Norma Hill Williford. She loved the Lord and her family and was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. She was always quick to tell a joke, and she also loved the puzzles in the daily papers. Assisting the area farmers through her job gave her great pleasure. After over 30 years of employment, she retired as an agricultural secretary with the ASCS.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Alsup and Reverend Kevin Beck officiating. Special music will also be provided by Reverend Kevin Beck. The Green Hills Carriage will take her to her gravesite in the Green Hills Cemetery following the chapel service. Visitation will be held Monday, February 22, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Green Hills Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be, Chris Beck, Kevin Beck, Cole Mitchell, Eric Jordan, Allen Maness and Hunter Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be Felicia Smith, Shirley Daniels and her former colleagues at the ASCS office.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Carter (Douglas) Beck of Northport, AL, Elizabeth Carter (John Wiley) Mitchell of Troy; daughter- in-law, Deedie Hobbs Carter of Troy; six grandchildren, Chris (Missy) Beck, Kevin Beck, Whitney Mitchell (Eric) Jordan, Cole Mitchell, Andrea (Allen) Maness, and Kasee (Hunter) Mann; five great- grandchildren; brothers, Hubert (Pat) Williford of Pensacola, FL, Richard (Deborah) Williford of Wetumpka; sisters- in-law, Mary Alyce Sanders of Goshen and Sarah Jones of Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Alexander and Norma Hill Williford; her husband of 54 years, Asa Melton Carter, Jr.; son, Kenneth Melton Carter; sister, Suzanne Williford Tinnea; and brothers, David Williford and Lewis Hill Williford.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her honor to First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Pike County Relay for Life, or the Pike County Heart Association. Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carter Family.