Maggie Lee Carr, 92
Funeral services for Maggie Lee Carr, 92, of Gainesville, were held Aug. 9, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Carr died Aug. 6 at Gainesville Health Care Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1926, just off the Gainesville square, the daughter of Jewel and Doris Stevens Hayes.
She attended grade school at Neverfail and Gainesville, and she graduated from Gainesville High School in 1943. She completed two weeks of practical teaching at the Faye schoolhouse. Next, she went to Springfield and worked in the courthouse. While she was employed in the Draft Department office, she met her future husband, Roy Lee Carr. They were married Jan. 2, 1944, six weeks after they first met. They lived in Republic for a short time and then moved to Gainesville. In 1950, Roy Lee and Magie began building their home together.
Mrs. Carr was well known as a former Ozark County Times correspondent. She also spent many years volunteering with the blood mobile. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 57 years and proudly served as a Worthy Matron several times; she loved coaching new members. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and taking care of her cows. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Maggie is survived by her son, Roy Carr, and wife Dawn of Gainesville; seven grandchildren, Jerry Lynn and wife Diana, Mike Lynn and wife Christina, Regina Carr, Sherina Richey and husband Jeff, Keith Massey, Lori Parker and husband Levi, Jarad Gearhart; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Lee Carr; and her daughter, Darenda Sue (Hodgson) Carr.
Burial was in Mammoth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star and left at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.