MULLINS -- Mrs. Juanita "Nita" Johnson Carter Martin died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in her home. She was born on Oct. 27, 1933, to the late James Olan and Fannie Lewis Johnson of Marion. She was predeceased by her first husband of 27 years, Harry C. Carter Sr.; her second husband of 16 years, William E. Martin Sr.; a son, Franklin D. "Frankie" Carter; three sisters; and two brothers.
Mrs. Martin is survived by a son, Harry C. Carter Jr., and his wife, Kathy, of Hilton Head Island; a sister, Eva Floyd of North Carolina; two stepsons, William "Billy" Martin Jr. and his wife, Crystal, of Concord, N.C., and Guy Martin and his wife, Tracy, of Fort Mill, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was especially close to and very proud of her grandson, Eric Garris and his family of Marion.
Mrs. Martin was an active member of Mullins First Baptist Church and the Senior Saints Choir. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved people, loved her church and volunteered in numerous capacities especially at her church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Mullins First Baptist Church directed by Richardson Funeral Home of Marion. The Rev. Jim Kirkland will be officiating. Burial will follow at Palmetto Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 1 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mullins First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 443, Mullins, SC 29574.