Services for Hoyt P. Carter, who died at 1:15 a.m. yesterday, October 6, after a heart attack, operator of Carter's Grocery at 4684 Highway 61 South, were at Stephenson's Chapel Methodist Church where he was a member and chairman of the board of stewards. He was 57. Burial in Peach Creek Cemetery near Sardis, MS.
He was born in Como, MS and came to Shelby County from Como 13 years ago. He lived at the Highway 61 South address and was a member of the Westwood Lions Club and was a Mason.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Carter; his mother, Mrs. R.L. Carter of Courtland, MS; a brother, R.L. Carter Jr. of Como and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Best of Courtland, MS, Mrs. Lewis Bratton of 1063 North Perkins Road and Mrs. Raiford Fancher of Senatobia, MS.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Wednesday, October 7, 1964