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Alberta May Carter

May 2, 1944 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 77)


Alberta May Carter, 77, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday September 23, 2021.

She was born May 2, 1944, in Palmer, Massachusetts to the late Evelyn Morris and Albert Warren Mack and adopted by John Marusinski.


After moving to Florida, Alberta first worked in a sewing factory then she worked and retired from The Florida State Department of Health, first in personnel in St. Petersburg, then as an Administrative Secretary for the division of Environmental Health in Clearwater.


She moved to the mountains after retirement with her husband Harold, who enjoyed bee keeping and harvesting honey to sell at the local Farmer’s Market. Alberta continued with her love of sewing and was introduced to a whole new family in the quilting community. From her many classes, retreats and sewing days with friends she shared her love of family, fabrics, and Chipmunks!! Her enthusiasm and joy will be missed by many in the quilting community. She loved her great grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends dearly. Alberta was loved by many.


Alberta is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harold Charles Carter of Franklin, NC; two daughters, Cathy Ann Adkins of Franklin, NC and Debra Ann Schramel (David) of New Port Richey, FL; a son, John Charles Carter of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren, Anthony Damon Black (Tyler Jeane), Jeffery David Schramel (Chastity), Mary Alice Schramel (Timothy), Joshua Lee Adkins (Alexa); three great grandchildren, Grady Alan Black, Kayne Allen Adkins, Lennon Alexandria Black. A sister Evelyn Cinq-Mars.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jeffery Charles Carter, and her three siblings, Warren Albert Mack, Robert Morris, and Lorraine Blackwood. 


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 till 2:00 prior to the service.


Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is serving the Carter family.  Online condolences may be made at


In lieu of flowers please donate to either the Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Association of your choice in Alberta’s name.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alberta, please visit our floral store.


October 16, 2021

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Memorial Service
October 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Chapel of Bryant

Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

7:00 PM
Chapel of Bryant

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