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Lula Carter

January 12, 1930 — March 31, 2022

Lula M. (Bates) Carter, 92, of Wakeman, OH passed away at her home March 31, 2022. She was born January 12, 1930 in Kona, KY and moved to Ohio as an adult. She went on to work as a press operator for Dickey Grabler in Cleveland, from where she eventually retired after 25 years. She loved to gamble and play Bingo, and frequently won. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lula is survived by her children, Carol (Carl) Griffith, David (Donna) Bates, Lora (Simon) Martin, Sarah Alfredo, and Kenneth (Coletta) Carter; siblings, Joe (Phyllis) Bates, Beulah Mason, Ailene Nunley, and Emily Kay Cole; brother-in-law, Ellis Roland; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lula was preceded in death by her parents, Maryland and Sarah (Vanover) Bates; son, Joseph Delmar; sister, Alpha Roland; and brothers, Allen Ray and Alvin Bates.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Memorial donations may be made to St Jude at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

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