Vera Horton Carlton

Vera Horton Carlton

Vera Horton Carlton, 73, of Shelby, formerly of Wilkes, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Monte Simmons, Rev. Bryant Starnes and Rev. Jeffrey Miller officiating and Rev. Naomi Miller. Burial will be in the Thankful Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carlton was born June 22, 1947, in Wilkes County to Howard Thomas Horton and Zora Mae Carlton Horton. She was a member of Thankful Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Carlton; two sisters, Doris Smith and Shirley Gibbs; and a brother, James Horton.

She is survived by a daughter, Danielle Starnes and husband, Rev. Bryant Starnes, of Shelby; three sons, Daryl Carlton of Shelby, Harold Carlton and wife, Pam, of Monroe, Andre Carlton and wife, JoAnn, of Shelby; seven grandchildren, Christian Hartgrove, Quiana Carlton, Takhera Carlton, Kayla Carlton, Daquan Starnes, Dorien Starnes and Kydan Thompson Carlton; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Carlton of Boomer, Janet Reid and husband, Harold, of Lenoir; and a niece; Rev. Naomi Miller and husband, Rev. Jeffery Miller, of Taylorsville.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C., 28209.

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