Abe Carter, a seventh generation resident of Carroll County, died of brain cancer in Atlanta at age 59. He was then son of the late Judge Arthur and Marie Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his twin sister, Ann Carter of Eureka Springs, and several cousins and friends.
Abe was a member of the Berryville High School class of 1976. He took further education in records management and accounting, as well as in the travel industry.
He and his partner, Amos Jerome Handsom, took tremendous pride in their home and gardens. It was Abe’s greatest wish to be featured in a magazine such as Southern Living. His home was full of fine antiques, and his yard was full of rare trees, shrubs and flowers of which he was justly proud.
Abe will be remembered for his wit and intelligence.
No memorial service is planned. His ashes will be interred at Hale Cemetery.