Dema Carr

Dema Almonta Zirkle Carr, 92, a resident of High St. in Belington, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at her residence.

She was born March 1, 1921, at Hall, a daughter of the late Charles Lewis and Alice Francis Proudfoot Zirkle.

She was united in marriage in April of 1939 to William Lee Carr Sr., who preceded her in death in April of 1987.

Surviving are four daughters, Debra Carr of Belington, Delores Chapman and husband, Jim, of Newcastle Wyo., Janet Lucille McCord and husband, Larry, of Accident, Md., and Shirley Jean Swearingen and her late husband, Bruce Lee, of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Ronald Earl Carr of Grafton and Willard Dale Carr and wife, Beverly, of McKeesport, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, Mark Lee Swearingen, Randy Lee McCord, Alisa Kline, Sherri Heldreth, Lucinda Carr, Dema Gail Carr, Kathryn Carr, Ronald Earl Carr, William Lee Carr III, Clinton Wayne Carr, Lori Gaye Johns, Stephanie Riley, Timothy Carr and Michael Carr; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Michael Carr and William Lee Carr Jr. Mrs. Carr was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker, and enjoyed playing bingo at the Belington Senior Center. She was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. J. Edward McDaniels will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

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