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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Martin Carter

November 10, 1932 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 89)






Gladys Gwendolyn Martin Carter, 89, of Jasper, TN passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Hospice of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.  Gwen was born on November 10, 1932 in Cairo Bend, TN to Harry Burton Martin Sr. and Gladys Marie Griffin. She was the granddaughter of Joe L. Martin and Francis Almedia Bradshaw and James Edward Griffin and Minnie James Shorter, all of Wilson County, TN.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Varis Fay Martin (Jimmy Taylor), Marjorie Doris Martin (Lewis Captain) and Minnie Lou Martin (Johnnie Clark) and by her brothers, Harry Burton Martin, Jr (Irene Keatts) and Joe Henry Martin (Wanda Gray).


She is survived by her husband, Bobby Carter of Jasper, TN; her sons, Brad Carter (Betty Harrison) of Orlando, FL, Dale Carter (Dawn Van Buren) of Old Hickory, TN, Rick Carter (Darlena McDade) of Jasper, TN, and Daniel Carter (Rachel Gorham) of Jasper, TN, her daughter, Lee Ann Carter (Mitch Frazier) of Murfreesboro, TN and her grandsons, Brad Carter, Jr of Orlando, FL, Dylan Carter, Wesley Carter, Ollie Carter and Harry Carter, all of Jasper, TN and granddaughters, Amanda Carter Constantino of Orlando, FL and Sarah Carter of Old Hickory, TN.


Gwen grew up in Lebanon, TN, attending Lebanon High School where she graduated in 1950. She attended Cumberland University in Lebanon and then attended what was then Middle Tennessee State College where she met Bobby Carter. She and Bobby were married Dec 29, 1953 in Lebanon, TN. They lived on the Peabody College apartments in Nashville, TN while Bobby completed his degree. They then moved to Jasper, TN  and lived in the Belk upstairs apartment for a year until moving to 7th Street. They then purchased the Moyers farm and moved to their current house on Summertown Rd in Jasper.


Gwen was a member of Jasper First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for several years and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing the piano and working in her flower garden.


Gwen worked in the Marion County courthouse for many years alongside her husband, Bobby who was elected Trustee and served from 1958 to 1994 and she was one of the founders of the Jasper History Museum.  


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Jasper Regional History Museum, P.O. Box 655, Jasper, TN  37347. 


The family will have visitation on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN.


A graveside service will follow the visitation at 3:15 pm CST at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN with Pastor Greg Steele officiating.


Pallbearers are Chase Frazier, Dylan Carter, Wesley Carter, Ollie Carter, Daniel Carter, Rick Carter and Mitch Frazier.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37374, 423-942-9500.


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June 8, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Graveside Service
June 8, 2022

3:15 PM
Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, Tennessee

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