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Dora Mae Waters Cartee, 97, of Statesboro, Georgia and widow of John Pershing Cartee, died Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center Sioux City, Iowa.

Dora was born on January 31, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia to Alger Robert Waters and Luna L. Thompson. She attended business school and worked as an accountant as a profession. In 1952, she married her sweetheart John Cartee and moved to Savannah, Georgia where she continued work as an accountant. She worked until she was privileged to retire and stay home with her grandchildren.

Dora held excellent communication skills, took great pride in her grandchildren, and was a lifelong member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star. She enjoyed indulging in a good hard candy to satisfy her sweet tooth and was always willing to share. She was active in the Baptist church and her faith remained important to her. She was a resident of Westwood Specialty Care, where she loved activities, games and spending time with all of her friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four children, five siblings, and her grandson, Christopher Cartee.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane (Mark) McGlohon of Sioux City, Iowa; a son, David Cartee of Guyton, Georgia; her grandchildren, Matthew McGlohon, Michaela McGlohon of Sioux City, Iowa and Savannah (Justin) Genaille of Port Royal, South Carolina, and her great-grandsons, Collin, Daniel, and Elijah.

The family will receive friends from 9 until 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019, at Immanuel Baptist Church – 10290 U. S. Highway 80 near Brooklet.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at Immanuel Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Joe Clifford. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens in Statesboro.

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  1. Lynne Boatright says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did tell my mom; and just as I thought, she reminisced about the good old days. I mentioned it to my nephew ?John who promptly asked, “Dora Cartee?” It seems that he and your mom would have conversation when she called my mom. John was living with my parents at the time and often answered the phone, so he sends his condolences, as well.

  2. Jimmy Watkins says:

    I’m so sorry about the passing of your mom. I’m praying for you and your family. May God bring comfort to you all as you grieve.

  3. Carol shuman says:

    David I cant express how sorry I am for your familys loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady. Prayers to your family in this time of mourning. Zach and I are here for you..

  4. Linda Cela says:

    She sounds like a great person and parent that raised you to a be a loving son and father. Blessing to you and your family..

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