Suwannee Democrat


December 5, 2013

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries-Dec. 4, 2013

Live Oak —

Melba Law Carter


Dec. 1, 2013


Melba Law Carter, 77, Wellborn, Fla. passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 after long illness. The Wellborn, Fla. native lived most of her life in Wellborn. Mrs. Carter was a secretary for the Alltell Corporation of Live Oak, Fla. for over 20 years and was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband of 58 years: Ernest Carter, Wellborn Fla.; one daughter: Joan (Dusty) Shaw, Wellborn, Fla.; One son: Drew (Diane) Carter, Wellborn, Fla.; Three sisters: Jeanette Hatch, Wellborn, Fla., Erin Blasingame, Hiawassee, Ga and Hilma Rain, Live Oak, Fla.; One brother: James Law, Lady Lake, Fla.; Five grandchildren and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Wally Weaver, Rev. Fred Edwards and Rev. John Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Thursday morning from 10 a.m. till service time.

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Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements.


Pastor Larry D. Law


Jan. 12, 1945 - Nov. 30, 2013


Larry D. Law, 68, of Mayo, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Haven Hospice of Lake City.  Bro. Larry was born Jan. 12, 1945 in Live Oak, Fla., to Norman and Grace (Ellis) Law. 

Bro. Larry was a successful restaurant entrepreneur for many years, owning and operating 7 Western Sizzlin Steak Houses, a Pizza Inn, and founded his own franchise in Ocala called Sea Corral. When the Lord called him to ministry he sold it all, and moved his family to Marianna, where he could attend the Florida Baptist Theological College, receiving his bachelors degree in Theology at the age of 40. He was chosen by his class to lead in the preaching at his class graduation, and continued his ministry for the next 28 years. Bro. Larry first pastored at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cottondale, Fla. for 2 years, he then pastored at Mayo Baptist Church for 4 years, next he went to First Baptist Waldo for 8 years, he then came back to Lafayette County and pastored Airline Baptist Church for 8 years. He was then asked by Bro. Eddie Blalock to come and serve as Associate Pastor and be the church administrator at the First Baptist Church of Perry, which he did for 4 years. Bro. Larry served in numerous interims for several local churches, fulfilling his ministry at the First Baptist Church of Madison. During his ministry he notice the need for an assisted living home, and set out to achieve this. With the help of some friends, they started Oak Ridge in Mayo, in which Bro. Larry was the administrator and operator for the first 5 years. Pastor Larry’s ministry was just not limited here in north Fla., but also around the world. He made 4 visits to the Ukraine where he help create the first bible college in that country’s history called the Vinizta Bible Institute. He also made several  trips to Israel, and helped situate and start the International House of Prayer in Jerusalem. 

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