July 7, 1927 - June 28, 2018
Haley M. Carter, age 90, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday June 28, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He loved his hometown of Franklinton which he served as mayor for 12 years. He lived most of his life on Main Street in the home he was born in July 7, 1927, to the late O.H. Carter and Clotilde Magee Carter, grew up in, and where his children grew up in. He often said “I was born in Franklinton and plan on dying in Franklinton”.
He loved his church, Centenary United Methodist Church, even more. A lifelong member, he taught Sunday school for 43 years. Some of his family’s fondest memories were hearing the tales of that day’s class discussions at their Sunday family lunch. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he entered LSU where he received his law degree in 1952, becoming a fourth-generation lawyer in Franklinton. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #101 in Franklinton.
Haley married Barbara Ann Bankston on September 1, 1951 at First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. They were married for 63 years at the time of her death.
He is survived by three children and spouses, Ann Carter of Baton Rouge, Haley M. Carter, Jr. and his wife Candi of Lafayette and Connie and her husband Robert L. Atkinson of Baton Rouge. Also three grandsons, Brian M. Carter of Lafayette, Carter R. Atkinson of Baton Rouge and Kevin Atkinson of New York and one great-granddaughter Grace M. Carter.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Victory Green, brother Robert Carter and grandson Alex N. Carter.
Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church (1015 Cleveland Street, Franklinton, LA 70438) on Monday July 2nd from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will held in the church at 2:00 pm Monday with Rev. Brian Ridgedell officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Centenary Methodist Church.
Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Men’s Sunday School Class at Centenary Church.