Nelda L. Lobb Carter, 77, of Hartburg, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Funeral services to honor Nelda’s life were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 1 at the Hartburg Baptist Church in Hartburg.  Officiating will be Reverend Elvin Gibson and assisting will be Reverend Larry Delcambre.  Rites of Christian Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the church.

Nelda was born on Nov. 14, 1932 in Caddo, Okla. as the only child of her parents, Amos and Lillian Truax Lobb.  Nelda was a very active member of the Hartburg Baptist Church for 45 years, where she served on the Benevolence Committee with much time and dedication.  Nelda will be remembered for her joyful spirit and who will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing and loving her. 

Nelda, along with her husband, owned and operated Tom’s Frosty Land in Deweyville for 15 years. She survived  cancer for 25 years. 

The Carter family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of St. Elizabeth for their loving care of Nelda.

Nelda is preceded in death by her parents.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas H. Carter of Hartburg; son, Richard Carter and wife, Angie, also of Hartburg; granddaughters, Misty Hernandez of Baton Rouge, La., Natalie Bourgeois and husband, Jason of Orange, and Rachel Leger and husband, Pate of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandson, Bradley Carter of Mauriceville; great-grandchildren, Marlee and Mason Hernandez, Seth Carter, Brean (Bree) and Bryson Bourgeois and Carter Leger. Nelda is also survived by her second son, Gary Knight of Canyon Lake; many friends of the community and her church family.  

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Nelda’s memory to the Benevolence Committee at Hartburg Baptist Church, Post Office Box 603, Deweyville, Texas 77614-0603. 

Honoring Nelda as pallbearers were Gary Knight, Lee Alexander, James Brown, Larry Williams, Al Barbre, Carl Pope and Tommy Ashmore. Funeral services were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.