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David Carter

December 2, 1952 — April 30, 2020

David Carter, 67, a native of Jesup, GA, died on April 30, 2020, in New York City where he had resided for many years. A graduate of Wayne County High School, he attended Emory University where he earned a degree in religion and French. He spent his junior year of college studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. He later attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received an M.A. (1978) in South Asian Studies. David moved to New York City in 1985 where he was hired as an editor at Chelsea House Publishers. He published two books, a collection of Allen Ginsberg’s interviews, published as Spontaneous Mind and Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution. Stonewall was the basis of the documentary that aired nationally on PBS in the American Masters Series. David was often interviewed in the national and international media about the Gay Rights Movement.

David was preceded in death by his parents, W. L. and Sarah Carter, longtime residents of Jesup, Georgia. He is survived by his brother William C. Carter and sister-in-law Lynn, and three nieces, Josephine Monmaney, Sarah Davis, and Susanna Carter, and five great nieces and great nephews.

Due to restrictions set in place during the current COVID19 health crisis which limit attendance, a private graveside service will be held in Jesup City Cemetery.  However, a memorial service, which will be open to the public, will be held at a later date and will be announced.

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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