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Thank you for visiting this page and honoring Katherine Carter. Here you'll find her obituary, stories about her life, and the opportunity to share your memories. A service will be held when Covid-19 conditions permit. 

Stories & Memories

While I only got to know Ms. Katherine the last year of her life, my highlight was certainly one of sharing her famous rum cake recipe for OC's Chalk and Chomp fundraiser which included a cake walk. As legend has it, Ms. Katherine's rum cake was quite the hit of the entire neighborhood of Ormewood and it was the very first cake to get selected at the cake walk in 2019. Katherine and I chatted constantly as she coached me through the baking process. There were lot's of wonderful stories of the houses she occupied in Ormewood and Grant Park and the memories of all the characters that touched her life. She was quite the historian as I am sure most of you know. I will try to honor the rum cake as an addition to the cake walk in her memory as we continue to fundraise and grow our community at Ormewood! Thanks for the memories and sharing of a coveted recipe!


Grams was such a sweet lady. I met her shortly after I moved in to my little house across the street and in no time I felt like part of her family. I enjoyed visiting with her and just talking. I loved hearing her stories from long ago or from last week. I was supposed to learn how to make her cheese straws. But never did. I’ll always regret that. It was less about the snack though. And more about spending time with a fellow Pisces who had walked this earth for 100 years!! Such an incredible thing. She will be greatly missed and will remain a special friend in my memory.


I met Katherine at the Trolley Ball in the mid 90s. I learned that she and her family were the first residents of my house on Woodland Ave from 1929-1935. As we chatted, I learned that during WWII she and her husband had lived on Portland Ave in the only other place I’ve lived in Atlanta!


Mrs Katherine always welcomed me and my husband Calvin to Oppc, and we frequently chatted after services. One Sunday I mentioned my Mom was raised in Atlanta , and went to Girls High. She asked when she graduated, and I didn't know but I knew she was born in 1919. The next week at church, Katherine brought me her school yearbook, And in it was a picture of my Mom, who passed away in 1982. I had never seen this picture, and it made me so happy to see this . My sister and I loved Ms Katherine.


When I met Joy and Ken, they had expanded their living space to accommodate Katherine living there. Joy wanted her children to know their grandmother prior to her advance in years. It was an excellent life decision, not only for her family but for the neighborhood as well. Her many contributions through her civic associations are well remembered. Condolences to all family members for the loss of their matriarch.


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