Nancy Marie Marter, 74, of Huttig, formerly of Crossett, passed away on June 28, 2017, at the Ashley County Medical Center.
She was born on February 14, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Jack and Lonie Barnett Watt. She and her 10 brothers and sisters grew up in Crossett.
Mrs. Marter was a 1961 graduate of Crossett High School. She later began her first job reading telegraphs for Western Union. After moving to Oklahoma, she worked as a top cook at a local hospital, finished Real Estate School, and eventually ran her own real estate office.
Later, she returned to Crossett and married her schoolmate, Bruce Marter, Sr. Together, they traveled across the country from coast to coast in their RV and enjoyed family time at their camp on the Ouachita River. She loved to hunt, fish, and garden but especially loved showing horses. Over the years, she accumulated many first place ribbons and trophies and was a member of the American Fox Trotter’s Association. She was also a devoted member of the Community Chapel Baptist Church, and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Marter was preceded in death by eight siblings, Lindsey Watt, Anna Lou Rushing, Clarice Joiner, Melvin Watt, Leroy “Pie-Jo” Watt, Myrtleen Jenkins, Troy Watt and Clyde Watt.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Marter, Sr. of Huttig; one son, Louis Melanson and fiancé Connie of Hamburg; one daughter, Bonnie Vest and husband Greg of Magnolia; two stepdaughters, Debbie Adkins and husband Robert of Crossett, and Sharon Burnett and husband Eugene also of Crossett; a stepson, Bruce Marter, Jr. of Crossett; one brother, Jessie “Jep” Watt and wife Lois of Crossett; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews she loved dearly.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, located at 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Lloyd Townsend officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.