Mary Louise Carr

Published 8:23 pm Monday, April 13, 2015

WALTERS—Mary Louise Cox Carr passed away on April 11, 2015.

Born on April 7, 1920, in Isle of Wight County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Cox and Martha Drewery Cox.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Pvt. Franklin T. Turner (killed in action in Normandy in 1945) and her second husband, Wilson Raiford Carr. She was also predeceased by her sister, Martha Cox Ownby, and her brother-in-law, Ronald B. Ownby.

She was the oldest member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in the Women’s Fellowship.

A 1941 graduate of Farmville State Teacher’s College, she taught school for 39 years in Southampton County and the City of Franklin.

She was a 50-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority. It always gave her great pleasure to be recognized by former students.

She is survived by her niece, Nancy Blythe (Harold); great-nephew, Dane Blythe (Karen), and children, Tucker, Madeleine and Josh; her great-niece Dina Blythe, and daughter, Lindsay Bulls; great-nephew, Trent Blythe (Jenni), and children, Holt and Eliza; her niece, Theresa Curnutte (Edd); her great-niece Heather Highlander (Bill), and children Stronor, Kayleigh, Zach and Chase.

She is also survived by her Carr nieces and nephews: Joan Mizelle, Annette Paul, Wesley Carr, Rebecca Spivey, and Jack Carr and their families.

She is predeceased by her Drewery cousins Louise, Harry, Virginia Leigh, Jesse, Mary Arthur and Florence Howell. She is survived by their families and cousin, Sister Catherine Zimmer.

The family would like to thank the staff of Asa’s Neighborhood at the Village at Wood’s Edge for their loving care over the past seven months.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Franklin Congregational Christian Church Memorial Fund, 412 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851.

The private family service, conducted by the Rev. James Hyatt, was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Walters.