2017-03-15 / Obituaries

Sarah Marie Carter Becton

Sarah Marie Carter Becton, age 93, of Millen died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Optim Medical Center Millen.

She was born in Albany, GA to Robert L. and Celestine Irving Carter, grew up in Burke County, but lived most of her adult life in Jenkins County where she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She retired as a seamstress from Burke Manufacturing Co. in 1985, and was a member of Big Horse Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and loved to serve the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Becton, and grandson, Shannion.

Visitation was from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Big Horse Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her three sons, Jerry and Jimmy Becton of Millen, and Danny (Vivian) Becton of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Jerry Eubanks, Janet (Michael) Collier, Danny Becton, Jr., Tommy Becton; three great-grandchildren, Will and Drew Collier and Sophie Becton; a brother, Tracy Carter; and a sister, Alice Carter Martin.

Active pallbearers were Tommy Becton, Danny Becton Jr., Will Collier, Drew Collier, Will Finch, Robert Newsome, Tristan Bennett, and Joshua Adams

Honorary pallbearers were Dylan Pye, Case Burke, Chase Thompson, Stanley Thompson, Trenton Harley, and Chase Harley.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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