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Laura Ellen Dixon Carlton

November 5, 1926 — April 8, 2023

Siler City


Laura Ellen Dixon Roberts Robards Carlton, 96, of Siler City, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Mrs. Carlton was born in Chatham County on November 5, 1926, daughter of Wade V. and Myrtle Sink Dixon. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church. She retired as a telephone operator with Carolina Telephone. Laura enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and doing arts and craft.

In addition to her parents, Laura is preceded in death by her sisters, Linda Eller, Emogene Gaines, and Frances White.

She is survived by son, Glenn “Steve” Roberts and wife, Vickie of Siler City; grandson, Stephen Trent Roberts and wife, Debra of Siler City; great grandchildren, Bradley and Ashley Roberts

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 2:00PM at Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Mrs. Carlton will lie in repose on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 1:00-5:00PM.

Memorial may be made to Oakley Baptist Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Carlton family.

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