Mrs. Eula Mae Hunter Carnathan, 97, who departed this life on Oct. 29, 2015, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center, surrounded by her loving son, Cecil, Pastor Derrick Anderson and devoted family friend, Chonita Jackson.
Eula was born the eldest child of the late Dan and Mary Reed Hunter on Oct. 14, 1918, in Meridian, Mississippi.
On July 18, 1936, Eula married her husband of 63 years, Leo Carnathan, and to this union, five children were born, Leroy, Mary Ann, Cecil, Essie and Roger.
Eula Mae Carnathan was dedicated, dependable and devoted member and mother of the Jerusalem Baptist Church. She sang in the choir prior to becoming a member of the Usher Board. Impressive was her tenure as president of the Jerusalem Baptist Usher Board which spanned 59 years.
She was a lifetime member of the NAACP, a former member of the Louis Court No. 30 and a poll worker for the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Throughout her life, Eula enjoyed traveling, whether a day trip to Cleveland, a week in Birmingham, Alabama, or a month in Miami.
She was an excellent cook and her “melt in your mouth” homemade rolls were No. 1 with everyone. Her life centered around her family.
She was truly the heart and soul of it. Most of all, this beautiful woman was the glue holding them together.
Eula leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Cecil (Renee) Carnathan and Roger Carnathan, with whom she made her home, both of Youngstown, OH; two brothers, John F. Hunter of Birmingham, and Harvey (Ida) Hunter of Miami; three grandchildren, Duane Carnathan Sr. of Massillon, Ohio, Germaine Miles, who she reared, of Atlanta and Alexandra Carnathan of Youngstown; great-grandchildren Samuelle Miles of Atlanta, Duane Carnathan Jr. and Amanda Carnathan-Mitchell of Massillon; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Leo Carnathan; son Leroy Carnathan; daughters Mary Ann and Essie Carnathan; grandson Quincy Carnathan; sisters Annie Mae, Emma Kate, Lillie and Minnie; and brothers Samuel and Thomas. Friends may call one hour prior to service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Caring arrangements entrusted to the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/#sthash.UHFvgUu0.dpuf