Kathryn Harriman Carter, 97, of Bossier City, Louisiana, formerly of Hamburg, died on September 24, 2017 at the Montclair Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Mrs. Carter was a native and resident of Hamburg for 75 years.
At the age of 23, after her mother died, Mrs. Carter helped her father raise her younger 6-year-old brother, C.B. She loved and raised him as a mother would. C.B. loved and thought of her as his mother, but always called her “sister” by name.
Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) for more than 30 years and the Child Support Office for five years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, having received her 50 year certificate; a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, and attended the Belaire Baptist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana.
In 1996, Mrs. Carter moved to Monroe, Louisiana to live close to her daughter, Glenda and her family where she loved and cherished times with her grandson, Justin. After moving to Bossier City with Glenda and her family, in 2001 she loved living at the Glenview Garden Retirement Home where she made many friends, helped with all activities and loved her hobby of cooking homemade soup and candy for everyone that lived there. In 2015, Mrs. Carter was moved into the Montclair Memory Care Assisted Living Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where her caretakers made sure she was loved every day. Her most important wish was to see her granddaughter, Madison, graduate from high school. She was granted that wish in May 2017. She will be missed by family and friends.
Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Carter in 1991; a grandson, Justin Carter Johnson in 1996; her parents, Cordell and Claude Locke Harriman; three brothers, Morril Harriman, C.B. Harriman, and an infant brother.
She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Carter Johnson and husband, Greg; a granddaughter, Madison Dru Johnson all of Bossier City, Louisiana and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel in Hamburg. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be at the Pinewood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Steven Harriman, Corey Harriman, Craig Harriman, Kyle Harriman, Morril Harriman, Jr. and Mike Conkle.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.