Martha Dillingham Carter

Obituary of Martha Jo Dillingham Carter

MARS HILL – Martha Jo Dillingham Carter, age 84, of Mars Hill, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Mrs. Carter was born August 1, 1934 in Buncombe County to the late Burnett and Sue Maney Dillingham; she was a resident of Madison County since 1961. She was formerly employed at the Media Center at Mars Hill University. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mars Hill she was also a member of WMU.

Surviving are her daughters, Diane Phillips and husband Doug of Mars Hill, Jane Huffman of Asheville, Charlene Davenport and husband Keith of Elizabethton, TN and Tina Carter of Fairview; son, Chris Carter and wife Dana of Mars Hill; sister, Barbara Parker Bache and husband Bill of Burnsville; brothers, Richard Dillingham, Jerry Dillingham and wife Janice and Johnny Dillingham all of Weaverville; grandchildren, Amanda Jenkins, Brandie LeClair, Rachel Phillips, Mary Jo Carter, and Bailee Carter; and great grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Jenkins.

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 in West Memorial Park. Glenn Graves will officiate.

A celebration of Martha Jo’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, Attn: Glenn Graves, 1343 Bailey St., Mars Hill, NC 28754.

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