Jeffrey "Jeff" James Carter


January 1, 1965 ~ April 27, 2020

Born in: Berwyn, IL
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jeffrey “Jeff” James Carter, 55, of Asheville, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at the Laurels of GreenTree Ridge.

A native of Berwyn, Illinois, Jeff was a son of Billy and Flora Coglianese Carter.

In addition to his parents, Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Howard Carter; one sister, Elizabeth Dawson; one brother, William Carter; nieces and nephews, Patrick Carter (his wife, Stephanie and their children, Noah and Joshua Carter), Joshua Dawson, Matthew Carter, Sarah Dawson, Tara Carter, Amanda, Laura and Ivey Grace, and beloved uncle, Calvin Carter.

Jeff’s family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Laurels of GreenTree Ridge for the dedicated and loving care they all provided to him.

No services are planned at this time and Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. We were saddened to read about “cousin” Jeff. Our prayers and love go out to the family. Love,

  2. I had the privilege of having Jeff in one of the rooms I worked in as a house keeper. Jeff was a very kind hearted man who always tried to have fun. He could make your bad day turn bright. I am so sorry for your loss of this great man. He will be dearly missed but always remembered.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s death. I will be praying for you and all the family during this very difficult time.

  4. So sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff.Praying for you during this most difficult time. Margaret Owenby

  5. My deepest sympathy to Mary and his family. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Rhonda and Andy Warren

  6. Jeff was a joy to know during his hospital stays at Mission. He always spoke of how much he loved his family. I will be holding his family in prayer in the days ahead.

  7. Thinking of you Mary and the Family during this difficult time. Enjoyed getting to know Jeff, he always had a smiling face.

  8. Thank you Jeffery for your love for Mary, your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, and all of your extended family. Your smile & laughter remains in our hearts! See you at THE FEAST!

  9. Jeff worked with me on several catered parties. He was always willing to pitch in and help with zest and humor. I tricked him into catering his own birthday party to keep him from becoming suspicious as to who all the food was really for. We were able to have it at the Crowfields community house due to the kindness of some friends who lived there. Fun was had by all.
    My condolences to Mary, Flora and Bill in their loss. I considered Jeff a really good friend and will miss him greatly. Please keep in touch with me. We share some wonderful memories. phone:828-712-7229

  10. Dear Mary,
    My most sincere condolences to you and yours. It was a blessing to have crossed paths with Jeff, during my stay as his roomate. He inspired me every day and was concerned for my recuperation as i was for his, he will always be remembered and never forgotten . R.I.P my friend.

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