Mary Lou Carter, age 67 of Clinton

Mary Lou Carter 

(February 03, 1954 – October 23, 2021) 

The world lost a beloved mother, Mary Lou Carter, age 67 of Clinton on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center, in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by her late husband Clarence Carter, parents Martha and Willie Burris. 

Mary had a great sense of humor and always had a huge smile. She never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to everyone she met. Mary always shared a good laugh, she was a generous mother, grandmother, and friend to her family, friends, and neighbors. She enjoyed the outdoors, and always had new a favorite song to sing. We’ll always love you, mom! 

Mary is survived by her three children, who made up her entire world, Trista N. Carter of Clinton; Kent D. Carter of Arlington, VA; and Barry N. Cantrell of Nashville. 

Granddaughter – Kennedi G. Carter of Arlington, VA. 

Sisters – Betty Mings, and Otella Seeber of Clinton. 

Brothers – Jackie Burress, and Steve Burress of Clinton. 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 -2:00 pm on Saturday, October 30 th at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, the funeral will follow at 2 pm. Her graveside service will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Garden in Powell. Holley Gamble Funeral Home oversees all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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