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Frances White Carlton, 103, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2017)

Frances saw and lived most of the twentieth century that reached across the miles from her beloved Kentucky. After graduating from Columbia High School she attended business college in Louisville, where she met and married Hal H. Carlton in 1935. They traveled and lived across the country. During World War II while Hal was safety engineer for Remington Arms. She did her part in the war effort in the bookkeeping and supply coordinator at the same location in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of the Rosie the Riveter Club. After the war they moved to Arkansas, and from there to South Texas and finally back to Atlanta, GA where they remained. After a 49 year marriage and the death of her husband she started working outside the home and retired from the Trust Department of Bank of America. Mrs. Carlton was a life-long member of the Christian Church. She was baptized at the Shiloh Christian Church in Adair County and attended the Peachtree Christian Church of 66 years. Her final resting place will be in Columbia, Adair County, KY.
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Frances Winfrey White Carlton, 103, of Burlington, NC, formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Alamance Regional Hospital in Burlington, NC.

Funeral service, with Bro. Cody Willis officiating, will be at 2pmCT, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The family will receive friends after 10amCT, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


Frances White Carlton, 103, Adair Co., KY native (1914-2017)


She was born in Columbia, Adair County, KY on October 22, 1914 the daughter of the late: John & Mary Lee Ross White. She died Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Burlington, Alamance County, NC, at the age of 103 years, two months, and one day.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hal H. Carlton, siblings Rosa Bea Bryant, Emmer Kate Markum, Burtrum White, Ada David McKinney, Everett Ray White, Coe Absher, Norman F. White and one granddaughter Robin Alley.

We celebrate the life of Frances Carlton not only for her indomitable spirit of adventure and a life well lived.

Frances saw and lived most of the twentieth century that reached across the miles from her beloved Kentucky. After graduating from Columbia High School she attended business college in Louisville, where she met and married Hal H. Carlton in 1935. They traveled and lived across the country. During World War II while Hal was safety engineer for Remington Arms. She did her part in the war effort in the bookkeeping and supply coordinator at the same location in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of the Rosie the Riveter Club.

After the war they moved to Arkansas, and from there to South Texas and finally back to Atlanta, GA where they remained.

Frances love for adventure continued after the death of her husband with trips around the globe. During the 1996 Olympics, at the age of 82, she worked as a volunteer observer and in her 90's she was taken on white water rafting trips through the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a 49 year marriage and the death of her husband she started working outside the home and retired from the Trust Department of Bank of America. Mrs. Carlton was a life-long member of the Christian Church. She was baptized at the Shiloh Christian Church in Adair County and attended the Peachtree Christian Church of 66 years. Survivors include:
  • Her daughter: Mary Frances Sloan of Whitsett, NC

  • Five grandchildren: Kathryn Roxanne Pardue, Randy Scott Sloane, Richard Carlton Sloane, Russell Spencer Sloane, and John Ross Sloane

  • Nineteen great grandchildren

  • And 12 great great grandchildren
Send condolences to the family of Frances White Carlton

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY is in charge of arrangements.


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