Mrs. Carr died of natural causes at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home.
She was born on Dec. 21, 1914, in Trigg County to the late Harl C. Futrell and Irwin Wilson Futrell. Her father served on the Trigg County School Board and her mother was a teacher.
She attended Roaring Springs School and graduated from Trigg County High School. She went on to attend Murray State University, but later graduated from Austin Peay State University.
Following in her family’s footsteps she started teaching at the age of 19. She taught in one room schools: Saline Creek, Highland Chapel, and Joiners Chapel. She later taught at Sinking Fork and then became one of the first teachers and the last surviving original teacher at Millbrooke Elementary School in Hopkinsville.
She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Christian County Retired Teachers Association, and Henderson Memorial Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden Carr; one brother, Clayton Futrell; and one sister, Mabel F. Martin.
She is survived by one sister, Mildred Humphreys of Hopkinsville; one daughter, Nina Carr Horn (and husband Wiley); one son, James R. Carr (and wife Kathy) all of Hopkinsville; four grandchildren, Brian Daniel (and wife Karen), Scott Daniel (and wife DeAnna), Jarod “Jay” Carr and Brice Carr; five great-grandchildren, Ashton Daniel, Schuyler Daniel, Lauren Daniel, Hayden Daniel and Davenport Daniel; and one great-great granddaughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Moore.