Rev. A. Laten Carter

Born April 2, 1916 in Hollister, Mo., he was the son of Alvin Laten Carter Sr. and Edith (Martin) Carter.

Rev. Carter came to the Kent area after six Protestant churches formed the United Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational student program which was organized to meet the spiritual needs of KSU students during the era of growth on the campus which followed World War II.The program is now known as United Christian Ministries.

A minister in the Eastminster Presbytery, Rev. Carter was a graduate of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., graduated from McCormick Seminary in Chicago and did postgraduate education at Temple University in Philadelphia and at Oberlin College.

After leaving Kent in 1951, Rev. Carter became pastor of Salem First Presbyterian Church, then served with the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education from 1959 to 1963. He then served as executive director of Ohio United Ministries of Higher Education until 1972, when he became pastor of Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, a position he held until he retired in 1982. He moved to Copeland Oaks Retirement Center in Sebring in 1988.

He was a chaplain in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Rhea (Hohlt), whom he married Aug. 31, 1941; son, Richard H. of Kent; daughters, Rebecca Modrell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jane of Cincinnati and Amy of Denver; five grandchildren; brother, Joe of Missouri; and sister, Betty Thompson of Marshall, Mo. His son, Robert Laten Carter, died previously.

Memorial services were held Friday in Salem. Burial was in Venice Cemetery in Ross. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. Arrangements were made by Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem.

Memorials may be made to the Copeland Oaks Life Care Fund, 800 S. 15th Street, Sebring.

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