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Leo D. Carr

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STEDMAN - Leo Dawson Carr, 93, of 7830 Clinton Road, passed away in his home on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Stedman, with the burial following in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville. A wake will be held at Butler Funeral Home in Stedman from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Mr. Carr was born July 11, 1917, in Cumberland County, the son of the late Frank Carr and Leona Williams Carr. He owned Carr's Electrical Service and also farmed for more than two decades. He later served as electrical inspector for Cumberland County for 25 years. A lifetime and faithful member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Stedman, he was known as "The Candy Man" and enjoyed helping Santa each year by finding out what kids wanted for Christmas. His favorite activities included attending church, gardening, collecting arrowheads, playing croquet, horseshoes and checkers, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Carita Horne Carr, who still resides in their home in Stedman; his son, Dawson V. Carr and wife Bobbi of West End; daughter, Ann Mabe and husband Mark of Stedman; six grandchildren, Larry Carr and Greg Carr of Charlotte, Rebecca Schrodt and husband Steve of Pinehurst, Scott Carr of Raleigh, Amy Bradshaw of Stedman and Laura Mabe of Asheboro; and five great-grandchildren, Brandi Carr and Trevor Carr of Charlotte, Andrew Schrodt and Jordan Schrodt of Pinehurst, and Devin Carr of Raleigh. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Cokesbury UMC Scholarship Fund,7536 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391; or to Community Home Care & Hospice, 5301 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314; or Liberty Hospice, 1830 Owen Drive, Suite 103, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Published in Fayetteville Observer from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2010
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