Times mourns loss of Publisher




The Southwest Times is mourning the loss of its publisher, Susan Carter, who passed away Friday morning at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski.

Carter, 60, took over as publisher Nov. 7, 2012. She came to Pulaski from the Suffolk News-Herald, where she was General Manager. A newspaper veteran, she also had experience in the Ohio, Florida and South Carolina markets.

A native of Bucyrus, Ohio, Carter lived on English Forest Road in Pulaski with her husband, Thomas F. Carter III, and their beloved shih tzu, Izzy. They were married June 24, 2012.

Their love of the mountains and the beauty of the trees brought them to this area. They fell in love with the town of Pulaski and decided to make their home here.

In addition to her husband, Carter is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Crystle L. and William (Bill) Stephenson and Kimberly Perpetua; granddaughters, Brooke and Reegyn; grandson, Tanner; sister, Kathy Laird of Bucyrus, Ohio; stepson, John W. Carter, and stepdaughter, Brandie Carter Zelaya.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.



3 Responses to Times mourns loss of Publisher

  1. Wanda Kuhl

    June 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    She was on of the BEST! To know Sue was to love her… We all have a
    guardian angel looking over us now.

  2. Fran Crupi

    June 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Sue was the best, she was my mentor, my best friend, she was a mom to me. She was my backbone, she was there whenever I needed her. She always knew when I needed her even when I didn’t call. Heaven has my best friend now, Lord, enjoy my friend and take good care of her. Sue, please hear me there won’t be a day I won’t think about you. You will forever be in my heart. How I will do it without you? I dont know the answer to that question right now. I know it will take a while to get over the loss. I love you my friend. Rest my beautiful BFF.

  3. elaine higgins

    June 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    So sad to hear of her passing. She was a great sales manager. I worked with her in Florida. She was always willing to listen and had a big heart. Great to have known such a nice lady.

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