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Funeral Arrangements Announced, Flags Will Be Lowered For Former WVSU President

Reported: Feb. 21, 2014 2:22 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 21, 2014 3:36 PM EST
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INSTITUTE, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Funeral arrangements have been set for former West Virginia State University President Hazo Carter.

Carter, who died on Tuesday, served as president of WVSU for 25 years from 1987 through 2012 and was serving as president emeritus. Carter’s death comes within weeks of the death of his wife, Judge Phyllis Carter, whose passing was announced by the university Jan. 18.

West Virginia State will honor Carter beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday with a visitation for friends and family at the P.A. Williams Auditorium in Ferrell Hall. The funeral service for Carter will begin at 5 p.m. in the auditorium.

Keller Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Meanwhile, Kanawha County Commissioner Henry C. "Hoppy" Shores ordered all state flags at the Kanawha County Courthouse and county agencies to be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Saturday, in commemoration of the life and service of Carter.

“Dr. Carter was an honorable man, who led West Virginia State University for 25 years. His dedication to West Virginia State University was shown daily through his many projects, including obtaining, university status for the school,” Shores said.

Carter served West Virginia State University from 1987–2012.



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