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In Loving Memory

February 12, 1933 – May 6, 2018

 

Spanish Fort, AL

 

Julya Ann (Fincher) Carter passed away on May 6, 2018, at her beloved home in Spanish Fort following repeated pneumonia and a decades-long struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. She is survived by her husband, Warner Ray Carter; their children, Greg Carter (Paulette), Steve Carter (Mary), and Jana Watterson (Eric); grandchildren, Emily, Gaines, Clint, Daniel, Michael, Reed, Drew, and Ivy; her sister, Gwen Tuthill and niece, Lisa Chaffman (Jim), and many other relatives and friends. Known to her friends as Ann, she was born to Gaines and Gladys (Breed) Fincher on February 12, 1933, in Woodland, Alabama. She and Ray were married on August 30, 1953, in Lanett, Alabama. She graduated from Lanett High School in 1951, and from Harrison-Draughon School of Commerce, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1953.

More deeply than words could ever express, Ann loved, cherished, and delighted in her family. She so loved her life as wife, mother, and grandmother. In the days before her passing, she spoke of how blessed she had been, and that she could not have asked for more in life. Her family was, and will be always, deeply blessed by her love, by their deep and everlasting love for her, and by the faith in God which guided her throughout her life.  She will be remembered with this love foremost in the minds and hearts of family and friends, while recalling the beautiful flowers and perfume of sweet olive in her well-tended garden, and the wonderful tastes of her homemade cornbread, strawberry cake, and sweet tea.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, May 14, 2018 at East Pointe Baptist Church in Spanish Fort. The family will receive friends at 12:30 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be held at 2:30 PM, Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Expressions of condolence may be offered at hughesfh.com, Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to East Pointe Baptist Church, 34742 AL-225, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527, or the Arthritis Foundation, www.arthritis.org.