Clarence Ray Carty, 86, of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Accordius Health at Wilkesboro.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Edgewood Baptist Church, with Pastor Eddie Tharpe officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Carty was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Washington County, Va., to Maiden and Ella Mae Holbrook Carty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Stout Carty; a granddaughter, Valerie Teague; a grandson, Jonathan Teague; and 13 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Lynn Carty and wife, Gigi, of North Wilkesboro and Timothy Ray Carty and wife, Vicki, of North Wilkesboro; nine grandchildren, Misty Davis and Alex, Mindy Teague and Drew, Tasha Summerford and Dan, Christina Harrold and James, Shonna Davis, Tabitha Carty, Rebecca Minton and Anthony, Brandi Linville and Kenneth and Samantha Carty and Michael; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2777, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o Window World Cares. 118 Shaver Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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