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In 1943, she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. After her military service, she returned to Owensboro and married Rolland Carter. Bernice May Coleman Smith Carter died in Huntingburg, IN and is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro.
Sources: Bernice S. Coleman Carter at Find A Grave; Indiana Death Certificate #89-008209 in Ancestry; "Our men and women in service," The Messenger, 3/28/1943, p. 4; and Polk's Owensboro (Daviess County, KY.) City Directory, 1935, p. 199.
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|NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source: The Owensboro messenger (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: Polk's Owensboro (Daviess County, KY.) city directory|
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“Carter, Bernice May Coleman Smith,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 25, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004463.
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