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William Carr

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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William Carr
William Ray Carr passed from this life Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Kennett.

He was born Sept. 4, 1924, in St. Francis, Ark., to the late Marion and Delphia Harell Carr.

He graduated from Greenway High School and served his country as a member of the 218th Ambulance Company National Guard Unit. He was employed as USDA Agriculture Stabili-zation Conservation Service in the Clay County office in Corning, Ark., and later in the Piggott, Ark. office. His employment and cooperation with the farmers in Clay County spanned 41 years until his retirement in 1989.

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Following retirement Mr. Carr volunteered for many community efforts. He was Clay County's Fair Board President and was awarded Literacy Volunteer of the Year by the American Bar Association. He also often volunteered at the local elderly care facilities playing dominoes or reading with residents.

Mr. Carr was ordained as a deacon by the Call's Chapel General Baptist Church in 1952, where he proudly served at the time his death. He also served as deacon at the Corning General Baptist Church while living in Corning.

He was instrumental in the formation of the Corning Little League Baseball Association. He spent 10 years as manager of the Jaycee Little League, going to the state championship four times.

He was a former member of the Piggott Lions Club and was a member of National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association and Gideon's International.

He was united in marriage to Ida Velera Crowson on Dec. 19, 1947. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2010, after 62 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Marion Carr, Jr. and Louis Carr.

Survivors include his daughter, Charray Rogers and husband, Gaylon, of Blytheville, Ark.; one son, Brent Carr and wife, Brenda, of Kennett; five grandchildren, Brittney Mills and husband, Ricky, of Benton, Ark., Hannah Rogers, of Blytheville, and Mackenzie, B.J. and Blake Carr, all of Kennett; a great-grandson, Cooper Mills, and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to service time at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, Ark.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with James Turner and James Henry Dortch officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway, Ark.

Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International.

Online guestbook: www.hoggardfuneralhome.com.