From the Williamson Daily News:
This weekend, a Texas-born evangelist, Dr. Ed Carter, who experienced back-to-back tragedies in 1970 while attending Marshall University on a full football scholarship, is the keynote speaker at the Calvary Baptist Church's revival services in West Williamson.
On Nov. 14 of that year, the plane that was carrying the Marshall football team home after a heartbreaking 17-14 loss to East Carolina University in Greenville, crashed not far from the Tri-State Airport, killing the 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans.
Carter wasn't on the plane, although his name was listed among those of the 75 deceased passengers. Carter's father had died and Ed traveled to Texas to attend the funeral. His decision to remain with his grieving mother an extra day that weekend saved his life. Ed read his own death notice in the paper as he read about the loss of his teammates.
Dr. Carter will be speaking at the Calvary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Sunday and at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights. The Rev. Aaron Rohde, pastor of the church, and his congregation extend an invitation to the public to join them and hear Dr. Carter tell about the decisions he made after the plane crash and the death of his father that steered him into a satisfying life in the ministry.
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