Mr. Arland O. Carter

December 13, 1937 – May 11, 2021

Mr. Arland Odos Carter, age 83, of Brentwood, TN formerly of Fort Payne, AL, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was born on December 13, 1937 in Geraldine, AL to Jasper Odos Carter & Nora Buchanan Carter.

Mr. Carter was devoted and loving husband to his wife Barbara and cared deeply for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arland was a graduate of DeKalb Co. High School class of 1956. He was well known throughout DeKalb Co. and North Alabama for his football heroics! After graduation he attended The University of Alabama on a football scholarship and finished his collegiate career at Jacksonville State College as a two time All-American. Arland was also inducted into the DeKalb Co. sports hall of fame in 2003.

He is survived by:

Children: Sherri Leigh Carter, Gary L. Carter (Jean), & Marie Carter Pangle (Dwayne)

Grandchildren: Leigh Ann Putnam Williams,  Lindsay Abbott Putnam Qualls (Steven), Drew Carter (Heather), Brooks Carter (Paige), Charis AnnaMarie Knight, Haig Anthony Knight, Zack Pangle, & Stephanie Pangle

Great-Grandchildren: Josie Marie Jordan, Eleanor Paige Jordan, Jeffrey Carter Williams, Amelia Reese Qualls, Camryn Carter, & Case Carter

Brother: Robert “Bob” Carter (Susan)

Several Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by his loving Wife: Barbara Ann Locklear Carter

The Family is accepting flowers or donations to the American Heart Association ( or Alive Hospice (615-327-1085)



Date of Visitation: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM CST


Date of Funeral: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Funeral Location: Graveside Service at Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, AL

Funeral Time: 2:00 PM CST

Officiating: Rev. Dr. Scott P. Carter


Date of Burial: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, AL

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7 entries.
Leigh Ann Putnam from Brentwood wrote on May 13, 2021 at 7:49 pm
I love you so much Papaw! I’m so glad God chose you to be my grandfather! I will still say and tell everyone I was your first grandchild and your favorite lol! It truly was an honor just to get to know you and I’m so glad I spent your last few days here on earth with you! I will never forget you...just like OUR Carter boy said! Only a few will understand what I’m about to say next but “brown bear brown bear what do you see?” XOXO
Sandra Jones Hedden from Dalton wrote on May 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Sherrie Marie and Gary. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Bruce Beach from Rocky Face wrote on May 13, 2021 at 12:45 pm
I am truly sorry for your loss but I know Mr. Carter is now at home with the Lord and his loving wife. My prayers are with you and your family.
Holly Ramey from Nashville wrote on May 13, 2021 at 1:54 am
My condolences to this sweet family! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
jerrie evans from mableton wrote on May 13, 2021 at 1:05 am
So sorry Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Cindi Ingle Fritts (Inky) from Dalton wrote on May 12, 2021 at 8:13 pm
Love to all. Arland was always very good to me when I would go home with Sherri when we were young. ♡
The greatest of these is love. ♡
Wendy Lane from Spring Hill, TN wrote on May 12, 2021 at 3:23 pm
Lindsay, I am so sorry for the loss of your PawPaw. You always spoke very fondly of him, and your love for him was evident. Praying for you and your family as you lay him to rest. Much love to you all.

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