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Rev. Ronnie Lee Carter

(1) To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven: (2) A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; (3) A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; (4) A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4

Rev. Ronnie Lee Carter passed away after a short illness at the VA Hospital, Lexington, KY on Thursday, October 6, 2022. He was born to the late John Wesley Carter and Laura (Sis) Carter in Lexington, Ky. He was an Associate Minister of Zion Baptist Church, Paris. Rev. Carter was a retired employee of Square D Company after 36 years. He graduated from Dunbar High School with the Class of 1965. He received an Associate Degree from the Kentucky Business College, and he was in the Air Force serving time in Viet Nam and Thailand.

Rev. Carter is survived by his loving wife, Diana Carter of 37 years, three daughters, Cicely N. Stamper (Ryan), Ishia Gentry of Lexington, Tammy (Charles) Hanna of Georgia; four sons, Kris Carter of Frankfort, Ronald Gentry of Lexington, Lamont Mullins of Winchester, and Terrence Carter of Thailand; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, five brothers, Larry (Fudd) Carter, Aaron (Boo) Carter, John Carter (Flo) of Lexington, Peter (Don) Carter of Cleveland, OH, and Lamont Carter of Detroit, MI, three sisters Tonya (Maw) Carter of Lexington, Tawanna (Tootie) Carter and Cassandra (San) Craig of Detroit, MI. He is survived by his mother-in-love, Martha Crutcher, father-in-love, George Crutcher, Sr, brothers-in-love Lee (Debra) Crutcher, Louisville, KY, George (Judy) Crutcher, Jr, Mike (Christine) Crutcher of Paris. A very special Aunt, Lottie Stevenson of Lexington, KY, Beulah Turnage of Lexington, Sharon Courtland, Shirley Lippert, Geraldine Stevenson, Dlois Mitchell, and Brenda Townsend all of Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son Christopher L. Bishop and two brothers Juan (Stink) Carter and Brian (Tee) Carter.

He will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday October 14, 2022 at the Zion Baptist Church, 312 W. 8th St., Paris, KY by Rev. George Crutcher and Rev. Dr. James Thurman.  Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, KY.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM Friday October 14, 2022 until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Don Carter, Sam Carter, Juan Carter, Kevin Mays, Anthony Lewis, John Patton and Ryan Covington.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Crutcher, Jr., Derrick Stevenson, Mike Crutcher, John Fields, Lee Crutcher, Linnie Thomas, Rillen Thomas, Rev. William Allen, Tommy Cruse and William Hamilton.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

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