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Margaret Stanley Carter

September 3, 1926 — March 12, 2024

Farmville, VA

Margaret S. Carter, 97, passed away on March 12 th in Farmville, VA. She was born in
Buckingham County, the daughter of Edith Eppert Stanley and Melvin Gentry Stanley.
Margaret is survived by her two sons, Charles M. Carter Jr. of Weems, VA, wife Karen and
Michael S. Carter of Chesterfield, VA, wife Brenda. Four grandchildren Katie Bavuso of
Kilmarnock, VA, husband Dr. Salvatore, John Carter of Henrico, VA, and Robert Dodge of
Midlothian, VA, wife Jessica, Lisa Biggs of Henrico, VA, husband Kenn. Eight great grandchildren
Matthew Bavuso, Jacob Bavuso, Elle Bavuso, Em Bavuso, Samantha Tyler, Jacob Biggs, Carter
Dodge, and Ava Dodge. Also survived by brother-in-law Bobby Carter of Farmville, VA, wife Betty
Jo, plus many nieces and nephews who were adored. Florence “Cookie” Seamster who was a
good friend and a jewel in her life for a lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of almost 59 years, Charles M. Carter,
brother, Melvin G. Stanley, two sisters, Virginia Dilorenzo and Anne Berry.
She graduated from Buckingham Central High School in 1944 and Bookkeeping Business School
and first employed as bookkeeper at the Hub department store.
Margaret also worked for the Virginia Dark Fired Tobacco Association for 42 years and worked
the Election polls for the same number of years. She also served on the Prince Edward County
Welfare Board for seven years.
In her youth she was Miss Sesquicentennial of Farmville and also was married on December 25 th
in the year of 1948 at the Manse of the Farmville Presbyterian Church on Second Avenue. This is
the church that they both were members of until their deaths. At the church she taught Sunday
school, a member of the Women of the Church, and on the Fellowship Committee.
In her spare time she was an avid bridge player in at least three clubs at a time.
Visitation will be at Puckett Funeral Home on March 20 th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a church
service on March 21 st at 1:00 PM, in Farmville Presbyterian Church followed by a graveside service at Westview Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Farmville Presbyterian Church, Hospice, or to a
charity of your choice.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 21, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farmville Presbyterian Church

200 West Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

2:15 - 3:15 pm (Eastern time)

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