Dateline: June 6, 2002
services for Clara Mae Carter, age 94, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,
June 2, 2002, in the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Truman
Ledbetter, Pastor, officiating. Burial
was held in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., in Clarendon.
Carter died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Pampa.
She was born October 15, 1907, in DeLeon, Texas.
She married Amul Cyrus Carter on July 24, 1927, at Camey, Arkansas.
He preceded her in death on July 17, 1970.
She came from Arkansas to Lelia Lake in 1928 and then moved to
Clarendon in 1945. She had
worked at Dixie Café, Jake’s Steak Out, and Mrs. Bromley’s Restaurant
in Clarendon, and while at Mrs. Bromley’s, was written up in Texas
Monthly magazine as “The Fastest Waitress in the West.”
She later also was the cook for the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce.
She joined the First Baptist Church in Lelia Lake in 1932 and later
became a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon.
was preceded in death by a sister, Lavern Howard; a brother, Guy Daniell;
and a grandson Adam N. Carter on April 29, 2002.
include three sons, Garth Carter of Clarendon, Jimmy Carter of Amarillo,
and Neel Carter of Miami, Texas; two sisters, Mary L. Carter of Sherman
and Mavis Loe of Jefferson, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great
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