Jerome Carter, 73, of Kennett, died Jan. 27, 2009, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born March 3, 1935, in Dunklin County, son of the late Marion and Minnie McElwrath Carter.
In 1984, in Piggott, Ark., he married Freda Litaker, who survives him in death.
Other survivors include six sons, Timmy Staggs and wife, Teresa, of Danville, Ark., Stanley Staggs and wife, Tessie, of Kennett, Mickey Staggs and wife, Angie, of Jonesboro, Ark., Rickey Staggs and wife, Josie, of Kennett, Ronald Ray and wife, Linda, of Piggott, and Rickey Ray, of Louisville, Ky., one daughter, Teresa Moss and husband, Donald, of Hornersville, Mo., one sister, Nadine Wren, of Malden, one step-granddaughter, Tina Masher, of Kennett, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Staggs, one daughter, Cindy Staggs, two brothers, Carl and Earl Carter, and one sister, Pauline Baker.