Jerry Carter

Jerry Carter

Monday, April 28th, 1947 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Jerry Carter, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 28, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim & Emma Burrell Carter. Mr. Carter was an auto body worker having worked with Akins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ford Dealership as well as Homer McDonald. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Carter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid model car collector, loved attending car shows and old cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Carter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Peggy Zimmerman Carter of Mt. Airy; sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald Carter of Cornelia, Stephen & Stacy Carter of Jefferson, Jeffrey & Amanda Caudell of Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Jody & Troy Tucker of Cornelia; grandchildren, Gabe Carter, Jake Carter, Jessica Tucker, Laura Tucker, Ashton Caudell, Abby Caudell and Ariel Caudell; great-grandchildren, Konnor Tucker and Kaylynn Tucker; sister, Susan Crawford of Louisiana; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Chad Parker and David Terrell officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, November 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Chad Parker
    David Terrell
  • Interment

    Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery
    269 Mountain View Road
    BALDWIN, GA 30511
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Private Condolence

Sharron Long

Posted at 08:03pm
I’m very sorry for your loss. It looks like he had a lot to be thankful for in his life.

Jeff Payne

Posted at 04:35am
Dear Peggy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace and grace of God comfort you.

Jeff and Alaine Payne

Posted at 05:04am
Peggy, you are in our thoughts and prayers, if you need anything call us.

Jeff and Alaine Payne

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