|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2011|
Jewell Maxine Rice-Carr, 89 of Cleveland, Arkansas, passed away Monday, December 19th 2011. Jewell was preceded in death by her parents Naomi Young Rice and Louis L. Rice of Blytheville, Arkansas; three sisters, Odie Herring of Memphis, Tennessee, Irene Barber of Harrisonville, Missouri, and Thelma Putman of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Patricia Carr-Maxwell of Cleveland.
She is survived by her husband, Jerome Carr and his children, Joan Gail Carr, John Dale Carr, Brenda Jo Carr all of Cleveland, Arkansas; Diann Carr Moody of Lonoke, Arkansas, Darold Carr of Cleveland, Viola Lynn Carr Mourot of Morrilton, Arkansas; stepchildren from marriage to Ralph Radford Tillman, Rosemary Larkin of Newborn, Tennessee, Deborah Heath of Durango, Colorado and Alice Fisher of Covington, Tennessee; three sisters, Louise Hartwig of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Irma Branit of Fairway, Kansas, Dorothy Hyde, of Blytheville, Arkansas; brother, Donald Rice of Little Rock, Arkansas.
After graduating from Blytheville High School she served in the U.S. Navy Waves- in Hutchinson, Kansas and Kaneohe Naval Air Station in Hawaii, during World War II.
Upon receiving a certificate in fine arts from Memphis Academy of Arts, she worked for Memphis Publishing Co. in Memphis, Tennessee, for 13 years and spent another 2 years at Arma Advertising Specialties as a commercial artist in Dallas, Texas. She retired after 12 years as a commercial artist for the Dallas Morning News.
Jewell's retirement years was volunteering at St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary and Literary Coterie Woman's Club in Morrilton. She had an in depth knowledge of politics and wrote several articles for the Morrilton newspaper and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette along with painting in her spare time.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, at Vinson Chapel Cemetery on Hwy 95 with Chaplin Don Erwin officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
The family would like to thank, Dr. Stephen Carter; the staff of River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center in Morrilton and Arkansas Hospice for the comfort and care provided during her seven week stay.
Jerome Carr (1924 - 2014)*
Vinson Chapel Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 20, 2011
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