Final services for Lenora “Doll” Carter, CEO/Publisher of the Houston Forward Times Newspaper will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 7pm and Saturday, April 17th @ 10:00 am @ Holman Street Baptist Church (3501 Holman St). “Doll” as she was affectionately known, was a pioneer in the print media community, both locally and nationally, and the Forward Times Newspaper was founded by her late husband, Julius Carter in 1960. The newspaper was one of the South’s largest independently owned and published African American newspapers.
In order to expedite media coverage as well as preserve the sanctity of the services, the Family and Church staff are requesting all media outlets, whenever possible, to minimize the amount of movement inside the church during the services.
All media, including photographers, electronic & print outlets, and wire services should report initially to the media check-in desk which will be located @ the Holman Street entrance preferably by 6:30 pm on Friday, and on Saturday, between 9:15 & 9:30 am, prior to the beginning of services. A Media Section will be reserved for seating. Please advise us as to any specific media requests prior to the services so that we can assist you with expediting interviews with family members, elected officials, dignitaries and other special guests who will be attendance.