|William Carter Chambers
17 April 1909 - 3 April 1980
Bunc Co NC Bunc Co NC
via FindAGrave.com (Memorial #82290578):
William Carter Chambers, of Viewpoint Drive, Marion, NC, attorney, judge and former state representative,
died Thursday, April 3, 1980 in Asheville VA Medical Center after a period of declining health. He was 70.
He was born April 17, 1909 in Buncombe County, NC and was a son of the late Ellis and Leona Brigman
He began his law practice in Marion in 1936. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 and was a member
of the staff of judge advocate section, Seventh Armored division. Awarded the Bronze Star, he had served
in the campaigns of Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
While in Europe, he was recommended for permanent appointment as a judge advocate officer.
He was elected to the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of North Carolina in 1946. In
1952, he was appointed judge of McDowell County Criminal Court by the County Commissioners and served
Chambers served as president of the McDowell County Bar Association and the 29th Judicial District Bar
Association of North Carolina.
He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1960, held in Chicago.
He was educated in Buncombe County Schools and attended Mars Hill College and Asheville University Law
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Gilkey Chambers; and a sister, Mrs. Holt Ledford of Mars Hill.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 4, 1980 in Marion First United Methodist Church of which he was a
member and Sunday School teacher. The Revs. Reginald J. Cooke and Dewey Hobbs, Jr. officiated. Burial
was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
McCall-Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge.
Memorials may be made to Marion First United Methodist Church.
Sources: Donna Thomas, J. D. Gilkey, via FindAGrave.com.
Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion
NC. Photo by Donna Thomas,