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Eula Pearl Carter

June 7, 1928 — June 22, 2021

There was a Great Roll call in Heaven Monday, June 22, 2021, for those
who had reached the finishing line from earth to heaven. Eula Watson Carter's
name was on that roll.
Eula was born June 7, 1928, to the late Reverend James Galloway and
Meta H. Watson. She was the fourth child of nine siblings. She was preceded in
death by four brothers (Alonzo Watson Sr, Onslow Watson, James Galloway
Watson Jr, Howard Watson) and three sisters (Idella W. Gordon, Ida Wilson,
Rosetta Watson)
Eula Pearl was the fourth of nine siblings. She joined Red Hill United
Church of Christ at 11 years of age and has been a faithful member serving in
many capacities until her health began to decline. While in high school, she was
elected to church secretary. She also served as Recording Secretary, Clerk,
Finance secretary, Historian, Sunday School Teacher, Director, and President;
Teacher of Bible School and Bible Study President, Chairman of Education,
Board of Trustees, Field Superintendent for Churches in the Southern
Conference, Director of Vacation Bible School and member of the Senior
Choir, Chairperson Board of Trustees and organized our first Annual
Homecoming. She was chosen to represent Red Hill in several annual
conferences held at Elon College, Hampton University, and Franklinton Center
Institute. She considered the greatest experience was when she was chosen to
represent the Convention of the South to attend the East Northfield School in
Eula graduated from Johnston County Training School as Valedictorian
of the class of 1945. The school was later renamed Johnston Central High
Eula Pearl received her AB degree in French and English from Shaw
University in 1949. And later received her Master's Degrees in French, English,
Counseling and Guidance Education from North Carolina Central University.
She was employed at William Mason Cooper High School, Director of
Counseling and Guidance for Johnston County Schools and a counselor at
Johnston Central High School and Smithfield Selma Senior High School. She
retired from the Public School System in 1992, after 42 years of consecutive
employment. She is a Chartered Member of The Clayton Branch of The
National Association of University Women serving six years as President. Eula
also served as president of the Johnston County's Alumni Chapter of Shaw
University. She was honored as the Woman of the Year for the Clayton Branch
of NAUW. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc and was recently
honored by the Chi Xi Zeta Chapter Clayton recognized for work in the
community as a longtime educator. She was also given many accolades and
honors from the Johnston County Board of Education.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, Oswald Steve
Carter (wife-Gladys); one sister, Christabelle W. Harlee and one sister-in-law,
Catherine Revels; 2 grand-daughters, Latoya Bethea and Tiffany Spruill; 3 great
grand-daughters, 1 great-great grand-daughter, 3 step grand-daughters, 1 step
grandson and 5 step-great-grandchildren, 16 nieces, and 17 nephews.

Monday, June 28
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Tuesday, June 29
11:00 AM
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576
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Service Schedule

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Monday, June 28, 2021

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Selma Memorial Gardens


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