Harriet Ann Pye Carter, “Sticker Lady,” passed away, Feb. 8, 2016 at Highland Hospital, Shreveport from complications of diabetes and kidney failure.
Mrs. Harriet Carter’s involvement in the Springhill community began when she moved with her family here in 1995. She quickly adopted the city as her own, volunteering at Browning Elementary and Brown Middle School. At Brown Middle School she worked as a substitute teacher and served as PTO President. Her leadership and commitment to the community of Springhill continued with her service as president of the civic club, president of the fire board and bookkeeper of Webster Parish 911. She was a founding member of the Krewe of Artemis and involved in Boy Scouts.
Her dedication to this community allowed her to serve as a Springhill Centennial Committee Member and provide a narrative of the celebration to be opened on Springhill’s 200th anniversary. She represented Springhill as the Chamber of Commerce manager for two years, and served in every position but president in the Springhill Lumberjack Festival Committee for 15 years. She and her family were honored as the Grand Marshal of the festival parade in 2008. Before illness forced her into early retirement, she worked as an executive secretary at Bill and Ralph’s, Inc.
She was fondly known by most of the citizens of the city as “The Sticker Lady.” She passed out stickers to all she met in order to bring a smile to their face and spread a little joy. Being “The Sticker Lady” was her dearest joy.
She was born Sept. 6, 1952 in Shreveport to parents Barbara J. Pye and Cecil Gilbert Pye, who have both preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband James Clifton “Cliff” Carter of Springhill, sons: Jim Carter and wife Tammy, residing in Benton, Clinton “Toad” Carter residing in Springhill, Clayton Carter and wife Melady residing in Bastrop, SGT Kirk Carter and his wife Tita residing in Weisbaden, Germany, a step-son, Jeff Carter and wife Laura residing in Robertsdale, Alabama, a step-daughter, Lori Cummings and husband Todd residing in Sibley, a brother Jerry J. Pye and wife Donna, residing in Whitehall, Arkansas, 10 grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.
In respect of her wishes, Stickerlady chose to donate her body to science for the benefit of others in life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Springhill Lions Club, P.O. Box 455, Springhill, LA. A celebration of life memorial will be on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 with visitation from 4 until 6 p.m. and celebration service at 6 p.m. at the CAC Building in Springhill.
“If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man. Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do that when you think of me, I will live forever.”