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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: James Otis Carter

  • James Otis Carter, 68 of Herod, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence.
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  • James Otis Carter, 68 of Herod, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born to the late Otis and Mina Carter, Sept. 18, 1945, in Golconda.
    James was preceded in death by his two brothers: Charles and Paul Carter and his children: Chris and Niki Carter.
    James worked for Amax Coal Company in Southern Illinois, operating a bulldozer for many years, until retirement.
    After retirement, James spent his time raising Tennessee walking horses and spotted saddle horses, on his ranch in Herod.
    He was an avid horseback rider, that thoroughly enjoyed his yearly vacation at the Nine Day Trail Ride.
    James is survived by five grandchildren: Justin Millikan, Kelsi Love, Heather Nunley, Brianna Nunley, Logan Carter and Jeron Farley; three stepgrandchildren: Heather Schuessler, Jordan Robertson and Evan Robertson. five great-granchildren; one sister: Alta Vaughn; nieces and nephews: Steve Carter, Connie Smith, Scott Carter, Willy Carter, Robert Carter, Glen Carter, Randy Carter, Pam Holbrook, Kim Miles, Donny Vaughn, Lee Vaughn and Jason Vaughn.
    James also left behind his horse: Renegade and his dog: Lexus.
    A memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the First Apostolic Church in Rosiclare.
    Colonial Terrace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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