A service to honor the life of Ms. Billie Carter will be Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Hudson and Bro. Johnnie Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time Aug. 31.

Ms. Billie was born in Jonesboro to Rankin Allen Gilbert and Lena Sisemore Gilbert and was raised in Arcadia.

She and her husband married young and lived in Springhill where she served as a school secretary.  They had one son, Allen.  They moved to Natchitoches when Allen was young and opened Carter’s Jewelry Store where she worked for many years. Ms. Billie also enjoyed drawing and designing furniture for her home.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, W. D. Carter; and daughter-in-law, Ruth Monk Carter.

She is survived by her son, Allen Carter; cousins, Kathleen Gilbert Buchanan of Texarkana, Ark., James Robert “Jimmy” Gilbert of Shreveport, Paula Albright of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Kurt Goff of Shreveport.