|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1863|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1934|
Former Resident of Fordyce Dies Sunday Morning
Mrs. John Carter Answered Death's Summons at Home of Her Daughter at Harrell
Mrs. John Carter, a former resident and beloved matron of Fordyce, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Duncan, near Harrell on last Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Duncan, and two sons, W. C. Carter of Fordyce, and Jewel Carter of Arkadelphia, and four grandchildren, W. C., Jr., Mary Fay and Jimmy Don Carter of Fordyce, and John Edward Duncan of Harrell.
Mrs. Carter was the widow of W. J. T. Carter, who died about five years ago, and since that time she had made her home with her daughter at Harrell.
The couple came to Fordyce in 1908 with their children, and through the years, they acquired a wide circle of friends and were prominently identified with religious activities of the town.
Mrs. Carter was born in Nevada county, and was the youngest of nine children. She was the last member of her family, a sister at Arkadelphia having preceded her in death a few months ago.
She was especially devoted to her home and her church, and before her husband's long illness, followed by her own decline in health, it was her joy to participate in the work of the Missionary Society, her Sunday school class, and all other church activities, and because of her happy personality, she was an inspiration to her neighbors and friends. She was a wonderful mother, and as a fitting tribute to her devotion to her family, her daughter requested that the 31st chapter of Proverbs be read as the Scripture lesson at the funeral service.
The body was brought to Fordyce from Harrell on Monday morning and carried to the Baptist church, where the service was held at 10:00 o'clock.
The pastor, Rev. W. I. Elledge, brought a message of comfort to the bereaved family, and the music was in charge of Mrs. Laura H. Bennett. The songs by the choir were "Somewhere the Sun is Shining," "No Night There," and Miss Justine Alexander and Mrs. Ed Tomlinson sang as a duet, "The Old Rugged Cross."
Mrs. Carter was laid to rest beside her husband in Oakland cemetery, beneath a blanket of beautiful flowers.
The pall bearers were W. O. Hearne, Henry Hearnsberger, George Jordan, T. C.
Hagins, Lem Bradley, L. L. Trussell and W. S. Alexander.
Among the out-of-town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Duncan and son, John Edward, of Harrell; Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Carter of Arkadelphia, a number of friends from Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Harvey of Bluff City, life time friends of the family, and Dwight Crawford, Joe Herbert,
Bo Rowland, Louis Crow and Glenn Allen of Arkadelphia.
Fordyce Weekly, Wednesday, December 26, 1934. Front Page.
James Graham Beavers (1815 - 1891)
William John Thomas Carter (1856 - 1930)
Hettie L Carter Duncan (1882 - 1943)*
William Clarence Carter (1888 - 1965)*
Martha Lucinda Beavers Nichols (1850 - 1920)*
John Alexander Beavers (1852 - 1916)*
Minerva Addeline Beavers Carter (1863 - 1934)
Plot: Block 1
Created by: Loretta Talley Stehle
Record added: Jul 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40009860
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