Rita L. Carr

Published 7:38 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019

FRANKLIN — Rita Lou Carr, 70, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, in her home.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Carr Jr. and Louise Drewery Carr.

Rita was a 1967 graduate of Windsor High School, a 1971 graduate of James Madison University, and received a master’s degree from Virginia Tech.

She was a retired Extension agent for Surry County Extension Service, and after her retirement she was a teacher’s aide at Riverdale Elementary School.

Rita was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

She loved her cats.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Dr. Elizabeth Carr (Kip Acheson), and a host of cousins.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Johnson officiating. Burial will be private.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Southampton Veterinary Clinic for the care of hardship cases because of her love of animals, 26292 Delaware Road, Franklin, VA 23851.