Nellie Romack Carter, 87

November 27, 2008

AUG. 29, 1921-NOV. 24, 2008

BOONSBORO - Nellie Virginia Romack Carter, 87, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, Boonsboro, and formerly of Byron Drive, Smithsburg, passed quietly in her sleep on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.

Born Aug. 29, 1921, in Middletown, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Harvey Romack and Lillie Lee Campbell Romack.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Warring Carter, on March 23, 2006. They were married in August 1942. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Richard Harvey, Harry Lee and Paul Eugene Romack.


She worked at the JCPenney Co. stores in Eastover, Md., and Lakeland, Fla., for 30 years, retiring in 1986.

She loved her family and expressed that love through her cooking and baking, especially through her chocolate pies and coconut cakes.

She is survived by her son, William D. Carter of Cascade, Md., married to Heather Spielman-Carter; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service that will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village Chapel, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey W. Carter will officiate.

Burial will be in Middletown, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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