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Virginia Goldy Carter, 96, of Ashland, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at her residence, with her loving family at her side.
Virginia was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Salt Lick, a daughter of the late George J. and Nancy Lewis Goldy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, David O. Carter; and her brother, Billy Lee Goldy.
Virginia was a faithful member of South Ashland United Methodist Church. She was an American Red Cross Volunteer for 75 years primarily with the Bloodmobile program. In 2013, she was recognized by Northeast Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross and presented with Clara Barton Lifetime Commitment Award. She was an avid fan of UK Basketball and a Kentucky colonel.
One of Virginia's fondest memories were the years spent at the baseball diamonds in Central Park watching her son's ballgames and all the other teams playing sports.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lee Carter and wife Renanne of Lexington and David Ray "Bo" Carter and wife Jeannie of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; a daughter, Virginia Sue "Susie" Carter of Ashland; her adoring grandchildren, David Scott (Frances) Carter of Birmingham, Ala., Clayton Hayes (Julianna) Carter of Madison, Ala., Kristen Carter (Jason) Rowland of Hoover, Ala., and Justin Wesley (Maggie) Knowles of Lafayette, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, Michael Benjamin Rowland, Joshua Carter Rowland, Lorelai Avery Carter, David Jude Carter and Avery Grace Carter; a niece, Brenda Jane Goldy of Lexington; and a host of extended family and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Keith Katterheinrich officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.
Mother loved flowers or you may make contributions to South Ashland United Methodist Church, 2203 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101; or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 10, 2017
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