She was a native of Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Goldie Mae Combs Leach. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Tony Ray Canter; two brothers, Bill Leach and Thomas Leach; a sister, Janice Lunsford.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey H. Canter; two sons, Westley Canter and wife, Julie of Jonesborough and Phillip Canter and wife, Rachel of Sevierville; a sister, Brenda Kay Canter and husband, Larry of Johnson City; a brother, Terry Dean Leach of Johnson City; grandchildren, Manuella Wallin, Harvey Wayne Canter, Deborah Canter, Westley Canter Jr. and Mercedes Canter; six great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Canter were held Friday, March 20, 2020 in the Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Fowler officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Graveside services were held at Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Pallbearers were Jeremy Wallin, Harvey W. Canter, Stacy Whitaker, Chris Nelson, Timmy Leach, Dean Leach and Dustin Whitaker. For those attending this service you are asked to meet there by 9:50 AM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to help with the funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Canter family. 423-928-2245