Born Nov. 24, 1921, in Hathaway, Tenn., son of the late Dorsey Newton and Mayme Elizabeth Shull Carlton, he was a U.S. Army veteran, received two Bronze Stars and also served in the National Guard. He was a barber and a member of the Central Church of Christ.
On May 5, 1950, in Osceola, Ark., he married Annie Louise Mott, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one son, Alan Carlton, of Caruthersville; two daughters, Sue Ann Baird and husband, Norval, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Kim Hall and husband, Ken, of Newbern, Tenn.; one sister, Janice Champion, of White House, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Devan Nichole and Meredith Brooke Baird, both of Mr. Pleasant and Colby Carlton and Anna Kate Hall, both of Newbern and two step-grandchildren, Kellie Day and Jennifer Brown, both of Dyersburg, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Central Church of Christ in Caruthersville with Michael McDaniel and Jimmy Colvett officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were James Simpson, Troma Jones, Stoney Cook, Joe Bradshaw, Ben Baker and Stuart Treece.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald Engelhardt, Bill Broderick, Perry McDonald, Frankcisco Cervantes, Don Abernethy and Don Reel.
H.S.. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.