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Obituary for Phyllis Colleen Carter

Our sweet Mama, Nanny, Granny, Phyllis Colleen Carter of Vinton, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Carter; father and mother, James C. and Sarah Crawford;  brothers, James Ronald Crawford and Eldridge Crawford; and sister, Erma Maxine Thurman.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Kimberly Gibson, James T. Carter, Stacy Carter, and Jay Carter; grandchildren, James L. Carter, Ryan Carter, Kayla Gibson, Chelsea Sink, and Brayden Sink; great-grandchild, Banks Holland; sisters, Marlene Kingery of Roanoke and Reva Cantu of Texas; brother-in-law, Wayne Thurman of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Thelma Crawford of Roanoke; and many nieces and nephews.

She was employed with Advance Auto for 25 years, retiring at the age of 77.  Phyllis spent many weekends and evenings over the years shopping, going out, running errands, and spending quality time with family over dinners every night especially the weekends.

The family wishes to thank their church family at Harvest Ministries and all of the staff at SICU Department at Lewis-Gale Medical Center for their care and support.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Milton Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service – Vinton Chapel, Vinton, VA (540) 982-2221.

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