Julius Malcolm Carter

Published 4:42 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

1922 – 2023

WOODVILLE – Services for Julius Malcolm Carter, 101, of Natchez, formerly of Woodville, who died December 18, 2023, will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Warren Whitaker II officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Woodville Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Newman Funeral Home.

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Mr. Carter was born on September 4, 1922, in Rosetta, MS, the first child and only son of Myrtle Floyd Carter and Dave Carter. He received his education at Beech Stand High School where he was active in athletics and selected as Mr. Beech Stand High School. After graduation in 1941 he received specialized training at the Whitehaven School of Aeronautics in Memphis, TN, and at the Vocational Technical School in Hattiesburg, MS. With the advent of World War II, he proudly volunteered to serve his country with the 8th Air Force (Flying Eight Balls), 231 Army Air Force Unit, 44th Bomb Group in the European theatre. Stationed in England during the war, he flew on a B-24 bomber entitled “Sweat’er Girl” as a waist, top, and ball turret gunner and as the plane’s engineer/mechanic. He participated in thirty-two bombing missions, including the Normandy D-Day invasion and other missions over Northern France, and Germany (Rhineland). Honorably discharged in 1945 as Staff Sergeant, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Clusters, Air Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.

Mr. Carter was known as an honest, hard-working, civic-minded Christian gentleman. After the war he was employed by the Civil Service at Brookley Field in Mobile, AL. In 1946 he entered a partnership with his father and formed Carter and Son Logging Contractors. Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Pauline Livingston. They were married on December 11, 1948, in the Crosby Baptist Church. His interest in contracting work led to the organization of his heavy equipment construction business and the formation of Carter Construction Company. Thereafter, he was extensively engaged in land development, as well as livestock, agriculture, and real estate ventures.

He was a lifelong member of the Woodville Baptist Church, where he served 44 years as a deacon, being given emeritus status in August 2012. He was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the church council, chairman of the ushers, chairman of the memorial committee, and head of the finance committee. He served on the board of directors for Commercial Bank for many years. Mr. Carter was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Wahabi Temple of Jackson. He was a past president of the Woodville Lions Club, a member of the Woodville Civic Club, the VFW, the Mississippi Economic Council, and the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association. He was a founding member of the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Board of Directors, serving as finance chairman and donating the fifteen-acre tract of land for the school’s location. He had a lifelong interest in sports and was an outstanding supporter of the athletic activities of WCCA. In recognition of his contributions, he received a certificate from the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations. He was a lover of the outdoors and avid hunter and fisherman.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Dave Carter; his sisters Ardis Geter Cobb and Bobbye Carter Ashley; and son-in-law, Andrew Truelove.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Doris Pauline Livingston Carter; daughters: Judy Flurry and husband, Bob; Ginger Schwager and husband, Tom; Diane Burns and husband, Peter; and Melinda Yarbrough and husband, Ben, all of Natchez, MS; grandchildren: Julius Carter Burns of Natchez, MS; Kara Davis Youngblood and husband Ryan of Smyrna, TN; Rebecca Truelove Moore and husband, Cory of Madison, MS; Dr. Landon Tyler Burns and wife Kimberly of Madison, MS; Elizabeth Grafton Pritchartt of Nashville, TN; and William Howard Pritchartt IV of New Orleans, LA; great-grandchildren: Garrett Andrew Moore, Maggie Elizabeth Moore, Eli Ryan Youngblood, Henry Julius Burns, Patrick Hannan Burns, numerous nieces and nephews and a wonderful extended family.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ashley, Dr. Tim Ashley, Carter Burns, Dr. Tyler Burns, Jerry Geter, Scott Mayer, Cory Moore, and Howard Pritchartt IV.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shep Crawford, Gary D’Aquilla, Louis D’Aquilla, Robby Hartness, Billy Joe Jones, Enloe Kee, Dr. James Leak, Dr. Bob Lewis, Brad Livingston, Brett Livingston, Bruce Livingston, Phil Livingston, Roland Livingston, Garland Mahan, Dr. Delton Moore, Adam Oliveaux, Charles Smith, Ben Tolbert, Charles Whetstone, Eli Whitaker, Mitchell Whitaker and David Wilkerson.

The family offers a special thank you to Dr. Ed Daly and Dr. Bob Lewis, and our extended family: Katie Anderson, Mattie Arbuthnot, Angela Latham, Faye Logan, Viola McDonald, Geraldine Minor, Grace Richardson, Brenda Russell, and Monique Simmons.

Memorials may be made to Woodville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1256, Woodville, MS 39669; Wilkinson County Christian Academy, P. O. Box 977, Woodville, MS 39669; Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Pointe Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or a charity of your choice.