Carole Ruth Carter died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at the age of 79. She was born on October 10, 1940, the second daughter of Scott and Maralee Grim in Berryville, AR.
Always fiercely independent and intelligent, she took it upon herself to add the “e” to her first name while in elementary school. After graduating from Berryville High School and Ouachita Baptist University, she moved to Little Rock in 1962. It was there she met and married Bruce Carter, who had seen her at Second Baptist Church. Together they have two children—a daughter Missy and a son Scott.
After teaching history and English to high school students for fifteen years, she changed careers in the late 1970s and sold insurance and later office supplies. But the teaching profession lured her back. After getting her master’s in history from UCA, she taught world history as part of the faculty there for many years. She had very high standards for herself and her students; but she was very interested in helping her students succeed.
A lifelong Baptist, she was a member of Second Baptist Church and proud of the progressive stances it has long taken on social issues.
She is survived by her husband Bruce, daughter Missy, and son Scott. She is also survived by a brother Charles Grim, sister Sheri Crauswell, her Carter in-laws: Audrey and Billy Hairston, Robert Carter, and Dale and Jimmie Carter as well as numerous other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Janet.
The family requests memorials be sent to Second Baptist Church, 222 E 8th Street, Little Rock AR 72202.
Per her request (and the threat she would come back and haunt if it was ignored), there will only be a private service. She will be interred at the Roselawn Mausoleum, so people wishing to visit her remains in the future are encouraged to do so.
Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.