J. Clyde Carter

May 29, 2021

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Mr. James Clyde Carter, 90, of Howell’s Mill Road,  Bamberg, entered into rest Saturday morning, May 29, 2021, at his residence.   He was the loving husband of fifty-six years to the late Mrs. Mary Kinard Carter.


Born October 18, 1930, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Bub and Mattie Carter in the Berea Community of Colleton County.  He served our country faithfully in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Smoaks Baptist Church.   The Carter family has, for many years, been a well known name in American Quarter Horse Racing.  Clyde was a true equestrian at heart.  He in his younger days enjoyed riding match races and was an astute trainer and horse owner, a trade he passed down to his family.   He alongside his wife for over three decades operated Lemon Creek Nursery. As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed, hunting and fishing.  He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans – Rivers Bridge Camp. 


Surviving are: a son, Wes Carter and his wife Cathy of Bamberg; a daughter-in-law, Patricia B. Carter of Bamberg; three grandchildren, Dr. James C. Carter, III and his wife Nancy of Aiken and their children, Ciera Carter, Austin Carter, and Lane Carter; Steven Carter and his wife Sarah of Columbia and their children, Mary Monroe Carter and Harlan Louise Carter; and Brandie Carter Williams and her husband Wayne of Olar and their son, Timothy Williams.    He was preceded in death by two sons, James Clyde Carter, Jr. in 1975 and Brantley Allen Carter in 2021. 


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. 


Funeral services will be conducted 11 o’clock Thursday morning, June 3, 2021, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Ehrhardt.  Interment will follow in Smoaks Baptist Churchyard on Lodge Highway, Smoaks. 


Friends may call from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock this Wednesday evening at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, EHRHARDT-BAMBERG CHAPEL, 2515 Lowcountry Highway, Ehrhardt, 803.267.1971.  Visit the registry online at:

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June 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ehrhardt-Bamberg Chapel
2515 Lowcountry Highway
Ehrhardt, SC 29081

Funeral Service
June 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ehrhardt-Bamberg Chapel
2515 Lowcountry Highway
Ehrhardt, SC 29081

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