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Carrie Rader Prince
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Carrie Rader Prince, the mother of Camden resident Nancy Tucker, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Mrs. Prince, 92, was born in Collettsville, N. C., the daughter of C. M. and Hortense Rader. She was one of 16 children.

She lived for more than 70 years in Morganton, N. C. and loved her community, her large family and her friends. She was especially proud of her garden, where she grew peonies, hydrangeas and irises, and she and her husband, Virgil, could be regularly found rocking on their front porch.

Mrs. Prince was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan and faithfully followed the team on television.

She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morganton before moving last year to the Karesh Long Term Care Center in Camden.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Virgil Stroud Prince, who lives in the Karesh Wing; her daughter, Nancy Prince Tucker (Glenn) of Camden; three grandchildren, Lauren Tucker of Columbia, Rebecca Tucker of Los Angeles, Cal. and Gibson Tucker (Anna) of Camden; a great granddaughter, Bess Tucker of Camden; a sister, Florence Rader Crump of Yadkinville, N. C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and 14 of her siblings.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 at noon at Calvary Baptist Church in Morganton, preceded by an 11 a.m. visitation at the church. A graveside service will follow.

Sossoman Funeral Home of Morganton is in charge.