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Friends, family remember slain Easy-Way co-owner

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Visitation is at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando, Mississippi. Visitation is at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando, Mississippi.
Investigators say Carter was killed in a violent robbery, but no information has been released regarding who is responsible. Investigators say Carter was killed in a violent robbery, but no information has been released regarding who is responsible.
Hundreds of friends, family, and employees showed up to say goodbye to the co-owner David Carter at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando. Hundreds of friends, family, and employees showed up to say goodbye to the co-owner David Carter at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - All Easy-Way stores closed Thursday as employees and family members took the time to remember the business' co-owner David Carter.

Hundreds of friends, family, and employees showed up to say goodbye to the co-owner David Carter at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando. He was killed inside the local grocery store chain's distribution chain Monday.

"David was just a blessing to everyone that he knew," said pastor Jimmy Sykes.

Friend Charles Jenkins said Carter died in a senseless murder.

"He would have given up anything he had," said Jenkins. "It's just magnified here [Thursday] as shown by the outpouring of love and showing their support for David."

Chip Hatcher helped lead funeral services but also married Carter and his wife Karen a few short years ago.

"I could tell as soon as I met him that Karen had found a good man," he said.

Carter leaves behind several children and grandchildren. Not only was he a businessman, but he looked for ways to help others. His Green Machine bus would take groceries from several of the Easy-Way stores and to communities with limited fresh produce access.

Memphis police still don't have any updates in the search for Carter's killer.

"We just know he's smiling. We know he's in a better place now and probably wouldn't change places for anything in the world," said Jenkins.

If you'd like to honor him, donations can be sent to:

Community Foundation of NW Mississippi

315 Losher St., Suite 1

Hernando, MS 38632

Investigators say if you know anything about David Carter's murder, please call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or go to the Crime Stoppers website here: http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com/

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