Elizabeth Carol Carter Howell

Funeral Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Carol Carter Howell, 76, of Crossville, and formerly of Overton County, were held at noon, Monday, November 25, 2019, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Murphy officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Carol passed from this life Friday morning, November 22, 2019, in the comfort of her home. Baptist in faith, Carol enjoyed going to yard sales, collecting cookie jars, and making wonderful works of art with her needle and thread.

Born in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Verda Johnson Carter.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by three brothers, Welman Carter, Hubert Carter, and Francis Carter; and five sisters, Josephine Ward, Joyce Ramsey, Carlee Bilbrey, and Margaret Dishman.

Carol leaves behind her loving husband of 31 years, Cody Phillips of Crossville; a daughter, Crystal Renee Blalock and husband Nick of Graham, NC; four sons, Jody Carter of Livingston, Carl Lee Howell of Crossville, Clifford Carter and wife Irene of Hopkinsville, KY, and Jessie Carter of Talledega, AL; a sister, Robbie Tackett of Dalton, MI; seven grandchildren, Preston Blake Carter, Jack “J.D.” Carter, Niki Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Jessy Carter, Amber Forman, and Stephanie Ann Braungart; and a great-grandson, Jessy Carter, Jr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)