CARTER, Aletha Apr 29, 1938 – Apr 20, 2019

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CLARKSVILLE [mdash] Aletha Serd Carter, 80, of Clarksville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Hosparus Health of Louisville.
She graduated in 1976 from Spalding University with a master’s degree in social work. Aletha went on to become the first employee assistance program coordinator at Indiana State University. Aletha helped establish the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission in the late 1990s and was active in the NAACP. She founded the Martin Luther King Commemorative Coalition, which pioneered the annual Underground Railroad re-enactment at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was an active member of Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
Aletha was born on April 29, 1938, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late George Serd and Mamie Conyers. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lynn French Gibson.
Aletha is survived by her daughters Jacqueline French Cooper and Ramona Diane French; sons David (Patricia), Peter and Markham French; honorary son Zachariah Matthew (Ancy); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Two memorial services will be held to celebrate Aletha’s life. The first memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ in New Albany, with the Reverend Will Jewsbury officiating. The second memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 18, 2019, at Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Terre Haute, with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating.
Legacy Funeral Center of Jeffersonville, Ind., has been entrusted with her arrangements. For online condolences, please visit:

View Original Notice ? CARTER, Aletha Apr 29, 1938 - Apr 20, 2019