Rev. Carter Day
Posted: 07/02/2013
Author: Century Chamber

Click here to view the previous article on Rev. Willie Carter Day. received amazing feedback from citizens that took the time to honor Rev. Willie Carter.  

  • Our deed was to buy fresh vegetables from Steve’s Farm for my neighbor.  We all love fresh veggies!!!  Submitted by Edna Earle Barnes    
  •  I offered to give a ride to church for someone who had eye surgery, bought a $5 bag from Winn Dixie that they give to the needy and doubled my church contribution for that Sunday in Rev. Willie Carters honor.  Submitted by Robin Punyko
  •  I picked fresh blueberries and gave them to some people who are educators like Rev. Carter was:  my grandparents, Bob and Jane Howington, retired school teachers; Rev. David Boyd, history teacher at Pine Forest High School and Pastor at Century First Baptist Church, and his wife, Marion Boyd, teacher at Sid Nelson Headstart;  and, former Century High School principal, Edsol Smith and his wife Josie.  Submitted by Tristan Williams 

Pictured below: 1st photo, Bob and Jane Howington   2nd photo, Marion Boyd and Rev. David Boyd with their grandaughter

 Bob and Jane Howington  Mr. and Mrs. Boyd with their grandaughter

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  • I planted some flowers at my parents-in-law’s house.  “We will all think of Rev. Carter every time we look at the beauty in that flowerbed.  Rev. Carter had a heart for the children of this community and was well respected among citizens and educators in our area.”  said Bob Howington.  Submitted by Cesar Gonzalez

Howington Flowers  Howington Flowers

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“Rev. Carter was not large in size, but he was a big man here in Century,” said former mayor and immediate Past President of the Century Chamber Benny Barnes.  “I hope we will always remember him and what he stood for.  Children were his calling.”