Carlton Ray Cooley, 78, died on September 8, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. 

He was born the son of the late Gordon Loftus and Annie Walker Cooley.

 Mr. Cooley was a graduate of Littleton High School. He served in the US Army and was retired from the NC Department of Transportation. 

Carlton was also a lifelong and active member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

 Rev. Stan Lewis will conduct services at 11:00 AM on September 11th at the Calvary United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 10-11:00 AM. 

 He is survived by his brother, William Harold Cooley and wife, Joy; his niece, Constance Anne Holder and husband, Todd, and their sons, Evan and Corbin; and numerous cousins and friends.

 Pallbearers will be, Larry Spragins, Jimmy Pittman, Dale Carter, Sonny Walker, Ray Robinson and Carlton Myrick.

 The family asks that memorials be directed to Calvary United Methodist Church, 136 Calvary Church Road, Littleton, NC 27850.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home in Littleton. Online condolences may be made at