Official Obituary of

Irene Carthon

February 4, 1924 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Irene Carthon Obituary

Irene Jones Carthon, 100 years old, passed away on Monday, February 26th at the Bethany House after an overnight stay.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, at 12pm, with visitation from 11am-12pm at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel.

She was born in Eclectic, AL on February 4, 1924 to Glatis Messer and Vander D. Jones. She married Leonard Oliver Carthon on December 3, 1945. They were married until his death on November 22, 1999. She and her husband both retired from Opelika Manufacturing on First Avenue. Her strong faith led her to be an active member of Central (formerly Southside) Baptist Church for 78 years.  She loved her time spent with friends in the KIT club doing activities and going on trips. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She loved attending family functions.  She was lovingly referred to as “Grandmommy” or “Cinnamon” by her grandkids, great- and great-great-grandkids. She enjoyed attending church, traveling, reading, playing Bingo and going out to eat.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Glatis and Vander, her husband, Leonard “Steamboat” Carthon and her siblings, JB, Idella, Joseph, Charles & Shirley.

She is survived by her son Leonard F. Carthon, a daughter Kay Fortin (Frenchy), granddaughters Terri Edwards (Jimmy), and Tanya Longfellow (Chuck); five great-grandchildren, Jonathan Miller, Josh Miller (Julie), Amber Hester (Zack), Kane Garner and Ginny Cox; 9 great-great-grandchildren, Jessica, Chance, Jalen, Jordan (Miracle), Jacob, JR, Waylon, Bentley, and Baylor; 1 great-great-great-granddaughter Mary Austin; and niece Jan Greer and nephew Charles Starnes (Melinda).

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March 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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