CORINTH — Funeral services will be held at the New Hope United Methodist Church on Sat. Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. for Howard Allen “Buss” Carter, 90, who died Jan. 24 at Blue Spruce Home for the Retired in Bradford. There are no calling hours. Burial will take place in the family lot in the Corinth Center Cemetery in the spring.
Buss was born in Corinth on Oct. 5, 1923 son of Nathan and Hazel (Ladd) Carter, the third of 10 children.
Buss lived in Vermont all his life, except the years he served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.
He graduated from Bradford Academy class of 1941 and after his military service he was employed at the Department of Veteran Affairs in White River Jct. for 30 years, retiring in 1978. After his retirement he moved back to his birthplace in Corinth. Buss served in many town positions, both in Hartland and Corinth. He was a 67-year member of Minerva Lodge #86 F&AM, Riverside Grange #455, life member of the American Legion #48 in Hartland and New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River, where he served as Treasurer and Trustee for many years. Buss enjoyed camping, especially the trip to Alaska, taking bus tours and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Brenda; his son Allen and his wife Sheila of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Carol Filfalt and husband Ronald of North Hartland; a step-daughter, Sheila Smith and David Punt of Barton; a step-son, Scott Davis of Wilder; one granddaughter, Emily Cox and husband, Jonathan of Durham, N.C., and a great-grandson; Coltrane Cox; nieces, nephews, and cousins; former wife Heilene Chapin of Lake Bomoseen; his siblings, Betty Osgood of Thetford, Ned Carter of Bradford, Lynwood Carter of Dover, N.H., and Jean Hodge of Bradford.
He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters: Fred, Lyle, Pauline, Maxine, Lavona and Derrol.
Some flowers will certainly be welcome, but if you prefer, donations in his memory may be made to the new Hope United Methodist Church or to the NARFA Alzheimer’s Research Fund, c/o Francene Ellis, 723 Carpenter Road, Sharon, 05065.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the February 6, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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