October 25, 1956
Charles Carter, 41, supervisor at yard, dies
Charles Landon Carter, 41, of 32 Spottswood Lane, Warwick, died yesterday in Mary Immaculate hospital after two weeks illness.
A native of East Orange, NJ, Mr. Carter had lived on the Peninsula 15 years. He went to work for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1942, left later to work with the Bank of Hampton Roads, and in 1947 returned to the shipyard in the cost engineering department. At the time of his death, he was supervisor in charge of reservations and messenger service.
Mr. Carter was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church and Peninsula Lodge 278, AF&AM.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; a daughter, Helen Marshall Carter; and a son, Brooke Carter, all of Warwick; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Beckett Jr. of Annapolis, MD; and two brothers, Robert Carter of Roanoke and Maj. A. D. Carter, a member of the US Air Force.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 this afternoon in First Presbyterian Church, Newport News, by the Rev. James R. Lowry, pastor of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Paul K.Buckles, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Robert McArthur, Richard Gay, Frank Seney, Dr. Chester Bradley, T. C. Dickerson, Wythe Holt, E. A. Nixon and Charles H. Connors.
The body will remain at Caffee funeral home until one this afternoon when it will be taken to the church.