Eli Carter, age 14, a resident of Roane County, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Adairsville, Georgia. He was born March 22, 2006 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Eli was a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Harriman. He had just completed Harriman Middle School where he played trumpet in the Middle School Band and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Eli loved the outdoors, nature, and science. He enjoyed camping and kayaking, loved his plants, and “rescued the snails”. He was the sweetest, most generous kid who loved everybody and was always eager to give them a “Big Hug”. Eli was preceded in death by his grandmother: Nancy Carter. Survivors include his father: Ronnie Carter & fiancé, Kesha Neal of Kingston; mother and step-mother: Jodie Ryans and Renae Smith of Harriman; brother: Aden Carter; step-brothers: Ethaniel Smith and Jarrett Price; grandparents: Donald and Christine Ryans of Kingston and Bobbie Smith of Harriman; great-grandmother: Linda Wright (James) of Kingston; great-great-grandmother: Leah Freeman of Indianapolis, Indiana; uncles and aunts: Donnie & Miranda Carter of Adairsville, Georgia, Wade & Gwen Carter of Powell, Tennessee, Mark & Gina Carter of Powell, Tennessee, Steve & Nioka Carter of Powell, Tennessee, Robert Carter of Knoxville, Shane Carter of Kingston, Sheila Carter & James Sanford of Kingston, Waylon & Jessica Carter of Oliver Springs, Vanessa Treece of Knoxville, and Eryn & Aaron “Bob” Comeaux of Kingston; cousins who were like siblings: Briana, Gabriel, Raylie, Makenna, and Sylas; and a host of cousins, other relatives, church family, and many friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home. Private interment will be held at a later date.