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Sherry Alford Carter, 51
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Sherry Alford Carter, 51, local artist and nurse of Shelbyville and a Coffee County native, died from cancer Thursday, May 2, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
She was a nurse for more than 25 years. Additionally, she taught china painting and other classes as a volunteer at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center as well as selling her art in shops in Bell Buckle and Wartrace. She was baptized at Westwood Church of Christ in McMinnville and attended church in Shelbyville. She was the daughter of Jeff and Judy Mason Prosser of Shelbyville.
She is survived by her parents; her husband, Robert Carter of Shelbyville; her two sons, Jason (Denise) Myers of Christiana, and Christopher (Misti) Fritz of Shelbyville; two grandsons, Mason Fritz and Callum Fritz of Shelbyville; one brother Barry (Melissa) Alford of Shelbyville; three sisters Jean (Brent) Alford Brock of McMinnville, Melissa Alford Hice of Manchester, and Kerri Martin Troxel of Shelbyville; nieces Bailey Brock of McMinnville, Carly Troxel of Franklin, Casey Alford of Tullahoma, Brittany Evans of Manchester and nephews Ryan Alford of Manchester, Grant Troxel of Franklin, Noah Shoemaker of Shelbyville, James Marler of Manchester, Buddy Wayne Evans of Tullhoma and six great nieces and nephews.
The family will have a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in Sherry’s name to Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center, 111 J.G. Helton Drive, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 5, 2013