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Wanda Leita (Dowdy) Carter

February 19, 1944 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Wanda Carter Obituary

Mrs. Wanda Leita Dowdy Carter, age 79, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning (11/22/23) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born February 19, 1944, in DeLand, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Vivian Prosser Dowdy. She lived most of her life in Pierce County and had worked many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Pierce County Hospital, Memorial Hospital in Waycross, and several area medical offices. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded just weeks earlier in death by her husband of 62 years, Tracy Ward Carter.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Dawn Harrison (husband Tony) of Alma and Christi Campbell (husband Jim) of Jacksonville, FL; 6 grandchildren, Kevin Harrison (fiancé Serena Strickland), Hope Parker (husband Dillon), Stephen Harrison, Kate Cline (husband Craig), Leigh Ann Tuten, and Sheridan Tuten; 2 great grandchildren, Addison Aycock and Maggie Cline; and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Glynn Chancey, Laverne Waters, and Jimmy Carter, all of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A private graveside service will take place at Oakland Cemetery.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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