Mrs. Hazel Lena Flinchem McCarter, age 93, of North Wilkesboro, went home to heaven on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

 She was the last of her immediate family. She was born July 7, 1923 in Forsyth County to James William Flinchem, Sr. and Minnie Lou Wood Flinchem. She was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church for the last few years. Mrs. McCarter was a member of D.A.V. Auxiliary Chapter 33 in Hays. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, shopping, singing, reading and attending church. Mrs. McCarter was preceded in death by her parents; son, David McCarter; and daughter, Jacqueline McCarter.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmie Presley McCarter; her children, Ella Mae Sparks and husband Linvel of Traphill, Jim W. McCarter, Sr. and late wife, Jewell Dean, Steven Lee McCarter, Regina Woodie and husband Charles, Debbie Johnson and late husband, David Neal all of North Wilkesboro, Richard McCarter of Taylorsville, Vickie Torrence and husband Dennis of Wilkesboro, Rita Shepherd and husband Michael of North Wilkesboro; twelve grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor Kent Wood and Christopher Shumate officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com

Pallbearers will be Jimmie McCarter, Jr., Curtis Sparks, Zack Faircloth, Brad Dancy, Christopher Shumate, Ricky McCarter, Andrew McCarter and Addison McCarter. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Love, Dennis Torrence, Linvel Sparks, Michael Shepherd, Dennis Colbert and Charles Woodie.