Penny L. Carter, 69, of Jonesboro, went to her eternal home on the morning of Dec. 16, 2011. Penny retired from Bell South after 40 years of service.

She is survived by her son, Gary Manders; three grandchildren, Joy Manders, Gary Manders, Jr., and Leah Manders; one brother, James Backus; one sister, Helen Evans; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her children, James E. Manders, Jr., and Tammy Bell.

A visitation will be held at Tara Garden Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m., until 5 p.m., and on Monday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m., until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at noon. Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home, 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (770) 471-7171.