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Ellen Pauley Carter

June 6, 1927 - July 29, 2019

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Ellen Pauley Carter, 72, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of J.B. Carter for 51 years.

Ellen was born on June 6, 1947 in Abbs Valley, VA to the late John G. Pauley and Lois A. Sizemore Pauley. She was a member of Timberlake United Methodist Church. Ellen worked as a homemaker raising her two daughters and then worked in the library at Brookville Middle School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, doing gentle yoga, attending Virginia Tech football and basketball games and going to the beach. Ellen enjoyed being surrounded by family and was a loving, caring, and compassionate wife, mother, Mama, sister, aunt and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Pauley and John Pauley; and one sister, Martie Pauley.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her two children, Nora Bohart and husband, Russ of Baltimore, MD, and Kim Tibbs and husband, Stephen of Forest; four grandchildren, Carter and Madison Bohart of Baltimore, MD and Stephen Jr. and Ellie Tibbs of Forest; two brothers, Claudis Pauley and wife, Betty of Rupert, WV and Bernard Pauley and wife, Judy of Tazewell, VA; five sisters, Shirley Miller of Tazewell, VA, Edna Griffin and husband, Paige of Martinsville, VA, Ruth Dalton and husband, Gene of Bland, VA, Carol Payne and husband, James of Abbs Valley, VA, and Linda Dunn and husband, Lee of Bluefield, VA; sister-in-law, Kitty Pauley of Radford, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A celebration of Ellen’s life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Timberlake United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brad McMullen. A graveside service will follow at Virginia Memorial Garden, Forest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Timberlake United Methodist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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