Lucille Speares Carter, 87, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

She was a native of Greeneville and a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Russell Speares. She graduated from Greeneville High School and Tusculum College.

Lucille was a lifetime member of Solomon Lutheran Church.

She retired from the State of Tennessee Human Services Department after over 25 years of service.

Lucille dearly loved her daughters and her grandchildren, spending many summers at the beach collecting shells with them. She was dedicated to the memory of her parents and the legacy they left in the family farm.

Survivors include two daughters: Natalie Carter-Staffier and Rachel Carter Miller and her husband, Kirk L. Miller; two grandsons: Darrin and Kevin Miller; and one granddaughter: Rachel Scarlett Staffier.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Sterling Nelson will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.

The family will receive friends at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Solomon Lutheran Church, 670 Cove Creek Road, Greeneville, TN 37743.