Funeral services for Helen Ruth Thomas Cartee age 90, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 at the Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Murray will officiate. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cartee was born in Manning a daughter of the late Frank Watson Thomas and Lois Maye Folsom Thomas. She was a Charter member of Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the Choir. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She retired from the Darlington County Department of Social Services after 30 years of service.
Surviving are one daughter, Lois (David) Bradshaw, Hartsville; two sons, Henry (Hal) (Janet) Cartee, Jr. Florence and Gregory E. Cartee, Jefferson, GA; two grandchildren, Rachel Bradshaw (Cameron) Dykes, Tampa, Florida and Brandon Cartee, Florence; one great grandson, Dawson Dykes, Tampa, Florida. For those who are unable to attend the service it will be Stream Lined on Norton Funeral Home Facebook.
Mrs. Cartee was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Wilbur Thomas and two sisters, Elizabeth McElveen and Frances Tew.
Memorials may be made to the Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church, 317 Forest Hills Drive, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cartee family.