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Obituary - John S. McCarter



John S. McCarter died January 13, 2017, at NMMC in Tupelo, Miss. He was born August 29 1942, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Arthur and Lillie Smith McCarter. John was a member of the West Corinth Church of Christ, he was a 1960 graduate of Ramer High School, and was retired from ACE Power as an accountant. He also owned McCarter Equine Center, McCarter Beefmasters, served as president of the Mid-South Walking Horse Association, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Corinth, having received the Paul Harris Fellow, and was Chairman of the Rotary Magnolia Classic Walking Horse Show for 20 years. John was a long-time customer Formac Stables - Jimmy McConnell, owner, and had been a box holder at the National Walking Horse Celebration for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Lautis, Lawrence, Tommy and Charles McCarter; and sister, Marguerite Baker.

John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Melvin McCarter; daughters, Jana Nixon and husband Randy; Misty Wigginton and husband Jim; grandchildren Jordan, Katie and Lily Nixon, and Allison and Jackson Wigginton; brothers G.B. "Sonny" McCarter and wife, Louise; Gene McCarter and wife, Louise; Paul McCarter and wife, Billie; and sister, Ethelyne Gurley; and a host of other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to West Corinth Youth Fund, P.O. Box 935, Corinth, MS 38835 or Pinevale Children's Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834.

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