Macel R. Carr

Macel R. Carr, 77, of Sand Fork, W.Va., departed this life at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013, at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, W.Va., following an extended illness.

Born June 15, 1935 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Foster C. and Pauline Radcliff Batten.

Macel was an Avon salesperson for over 40 years and she had just placed an order the first of the week. She was employed by the West Central Community Action for 24 years. She played an instrumental part and was her husband Carl’s right hand man in Carr’s Excavating Co. Macel loved sewing, quilting, doing puzzles, and especially the enjoyment of hearing Megan and Mandy affectionately referring to their Granny Bird. She was also a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church.

On July 29, 1955 she was united in marriage to Carl Carr, who preceded her in death on June 29, 2009.

Surviving is one daughter, Cheryl Carr of Morgantown, W.Va., and one son, Richard A. “Rick” Carr and wife Terry of Greensburg, Pa. Two granddaughters survive, Megan Carr and Mandy Parfitt of Cape Coral, Fla., and one great-grandson, Alexander Parfitt; five brothers and one sister also survive, Lytle Batten of Buckhannon, W.Va., Warner Batten of Bedford, Ohio, Lorn Batten of Stow, Ohio, Ronnie Batten of Mineral Wells, W.Va., Gary Batten of Jane Lew, W.Va., and Marsha Skolnik of Bedford, Ohio.

Along with her parents and husband, Macel was preceded in death by one brother Eugene Batten.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, W.Va. at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Mortuary. Family requests donations be made to the Gilmer County Senior Citizens. Ellyson Mortuary is assisting the family of Macel R. Carr with arrangements.