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Lila Faye Carter

October 31, 1935 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 84)

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Lila Faye Carter, 84, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. She was born on October 31, 1935 to Roswell Buford Hopkins and Ladeen Safrona Rayburn. She was a long time Highlands resident and Robert E. Lee graduate.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Briggs Weaver, and retired in December 2005.  An accomplished creative writer, she had articles and poems published. Lila was a voracious reader and an active member of her book club. She enjoyed playing Mahjong and tending to her flower garden. She was a beach lover, and had a beach house in Galveston, where she also volunteered at the Grand. She was a big Tiger Woods and Astros fan. Lila will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roswell and Ladeen Hopkins; sister, Brenda Scott; son, David Carter and partner of 17 years, George King.

Lila is survived by her daughter, SueZan Moseley and husband Ronnie; son Joe Kenneth Carter Jr.; daughter, Melinda Cordova and husband George; granddaughter, Shana Moseley; granddaughter, Brittany Ford and husband Jason; granddaughter, Tiffany Sandford and husband Todd; granddaughter, Mira Carter; grandson, Taylor Harrison; and sister, Barbara Smith and partner Neva Fitzgerald. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

A visitation for friends and family will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 20, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sterling-White Funeral Home
11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

Visitation
Thursday
November 21, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sterling-White Funeral Home
11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Sterling-White Funeral Home
11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

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