Elaine Carter Nuckols, 92, of Roanoke, died on November 10, 2017. Elaine was born on November 12, 1924, and was fifth of the eight children of Sylvanus and Virgie Carter. She
was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard B. Nuckols; her son, Bobby C. Carter; her sister and brother-in- law Boneta (Bonnie) and Robert Corley; and her brothers and sisters-in- law Lauren and Reavie Carter, Donovan and Dorothy Carter, Otis and Velma Carter, Leslie Carter, and Leon and Elizabeth Carter. Elaine will be remembered with great love by those surviving her: brother and sister-in- law Maury and Elaine Carter; children and their spouses Michael and Judith Nuckols, Leslie (Buddy) and Sue Carter, Margaret and Chester Roberts, Melody and Jim McKinley, Richard and Sharon Nuckols, and Anita and Leonard Austin; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces
and nephews; and wonderful friends.
Elaine graduated from Ferrum Junior College and Bright’s School of Floral Design. She was an ordained diaconal minister in the United Methodist Church and received her certification
from Emory University. She was employed at the Norfolk Naval Base during World War II and was a retail florist for many years.
Elaine was a long-time member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church and several of its United Methodist Women’s groups. She was a poet and writer; avid reader; seamstress and quilter extraordinaire; crossword puzzle expert; gardener and floral arranger; baker beyond compare; source of all wisdom; and lover of words, music, pound cake, flowers, animals, her
friends, and her family. She was the epitome of a Southern lady, with grace, charm, gentility, and a dash of mischief.
The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at The Oaks at Richfield and Good Samaritan Hospice for their love and care. Funeral services will be conducted at Cave Spring United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with The Reverend Denise Bates officiating. Her family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mount Lake.