Birth Date: 06/07/1928
Deceased Date: 06/22/2021
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 Massachusetts.
Eula graduated from Johnston County Training School as Valedictorian of the class of 1945. The school was later renamed Johnston Central High School. 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
Tuesday, June 29
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576