October 21, 2011
Gayle Carter Simpkins, 63, daughter of William L. and
Tommie Gossett Carter, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011.
She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on September 26, 1948.
Gayle was a graduate of City High School with honors and a member of the National Honor Society.
She was a graduate of Memphis State University, majoring in French and Journalism, and was editor of the yearbook.
She was also named "Miss Memphis State", and was a member of Delta Gamma Society.
Gayle was an active member of the Republican Party and had served as Assistant Press Secretary to Governor Winfield Dunn.
She had been an Investigative Reporter in Fort Myers, Florida.
At the present time, she was Computer Analyst at Carter Distributing Company.
She was an active member of Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church.
She was a member of Chattanooga Advertising Club.
Gayle was preceded in death by her mother, Tommie Gossett Carter and a sister, Lynda Carter./span>
Survivors are her father, William L. "Bill" Carter; two brothers, Blair Carter and Bill Carter; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
SServices will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Leyla King officiating.
Entombment will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church, 1607 West 43rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37409 or your favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343.