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Slain Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter Remembered as 'Amazing Woman'

A funeral was held Saturday for murdered real estate agent Beverly Carter, who had gone missing while showing a home. A suspect was arrested.

Friends and family gathered Saturday to mourn slain Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, who was remembered as an “amazing woman” and loving mother. Carter, 50, had gone missing while showing a home on Sept. 25, and was found five days later in a shallow grave in Cabot, a suburb of Little Rock, police said. Carter was described as a top producing agent in her field and a woman who brought laughter to those around her.

Her son, Carl Carter Jr., 34, posted a photo on Facebook before the funeral at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock to say his last goodbyes: “Rest in so much peace, mommy. My first friend. My inspiration. My rock. Mom had me at age 16. She overcame so, so many challenges to become the amazing woman that she was. We essentially grew up together. We learned together, we dreamed together, and we conquered together... I'll love her always.”

Arron Michael Lewis, 33, has been jailed in connection with Carter's death. Lewis pleaded not guilty in Pulaski County court Tuesday to charges of kidnapping, capital murder and four counts of a felon in possession of firearms. In earlier public statements, he claimed Carter was targeted because she was a woman alone and a “rich broker.”

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