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Katherine Carr

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 30, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

DURHAM-Katherine Louisa Legg Carr,Mrs. Albert Gallatin Carr was born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925 to Maria and Milton Franklin Legg in Henderson, North Carolina. She lived a long, happy life and passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening with her family by her side.

Katherine was full of spirit with a loving and kind presence. She was a devoted wife, mother, and loyal friend to many. She had a great appreciation for the arts, good books, delicious food and joyful music and loved playing bridge. She was an accomplished portrait artist and could spot a four-leaf clover in a patch of thousands. She loved God and family and held a deep faith throughout her life time.

Katherine grew up in Henderson, NC with her twin sister, Maria Legg Wortham and her brother Milton Franklin Legg. In high school she was a member of the girls basketball team and gained the superlative “best all round girl”. Katherine attended St. Mary’s junior college in Raleigh, where she was a Marshall and a member of the honorary society, “The Circle”. She then attended Hollins College in Roanoke Virginia.

Katherine married the love of her life, Albert Gallatin Carr of Durham on June 29th, 1946. For the rest of her life, Katherine immersed herself in the Durham community. She became a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as Circle Chairman, President of the Women of the Church, deacon and elder.

Katherine served as the co-chairman of the state committee to raise funds for building the NC Museum of Art for two years. She was a founding member of The Better Health Foundation of Durham, the Durham Museum of History, the Stagville Historic Site, and the Durham Historical Society. She was a member of the NC Museum of History and the NC Historical Society. Katherine also volunteered for “Meals on Wheels” and for over 25 years she served on the Duke Hospital Auxillary . She was Co-Chairman of the first Duke-Carolina Freshman Football Classic to benefit the Cerebral Palsy Fund. She was a member and past chairman of the NC society for the Colonial Dames of America as well as the Durham Debutante Ball society. Katherine was a member and past president of the Up to Date Book Club and a member of the Forest Hills Garden Club.

Katherine is survived by her three daughters, Maria Carr Harrell, Louise Carr Faurot and Kappy Carr Black, her three granddaughters Katherine Eure Black, Maria Hollingshead Faurot and Anna Carr Faurot, two son in laws, Robert Perry Black and Bruce Hollingshead Faurot, her twin sister, Maria Legg Wortham, many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, she was grateful for her devoted caregivers Mia Alston and Robin Smalls.
A service of witness to the Resurrection will be 2:00pm Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Durham. Private burial will be in Old Maplewood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com Select Obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Katherine Carr”

Condolence from Janet and Nello Teer lll on December 2nd, 2012 12:00 am

All 0f you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. We are extremely sad for you and send our sympathy and love.
Janet nd Nello

Condolence from Sarah Allen on December 2nd, 2012 12:00 am

My prayers are with each of you at this time. I will always remember Katherine as a lady with a smile, love of people, and a heart big as can be. Also, her love for her entire family. She will be missed by so many people. Much love, Sarah Allen

Condolence from Vernon Neece on December 2nd, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Kappy:

This morning in church I was deeply saddened to learning of your mother’s death. I regret that I have to be in Pennsylvania on business tomorrow, but you & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Vernon Neece

Condolence from Diane Wade on December 2nd, 2012 12:00 am

To Maria, Louise, and Kappy.
How terribly sad I am right now and even sadder that I can’t be with you at this time. Your Mother was such a special friend to me and I loved her on many levels. I will miss her terribly. She was such a grand lady—how blessed you all three were to have had her as your Mom!
Love you all,
Diane Wade

Condolence from Jamie Schatz on December 3rd, 2012 12:00 am

Black Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking about your entire family and keeping you in my prayers. Kat, if you need anything at all, I am always here. Love you all!

Condolence from Bill & Maryellen Stone on December 3rd, 2012 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Bill and Maryellen Dozier Stone

Condolence from Susan Sloat Hewitt on December 3rd, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Kappy, Your Mother was someone I always admired. She did so much for our community and I know you will miss her greatly. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Lynn Williams Huson on December 4th, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Louise, Maria and Kappy,
While visiting my parents in Henderson this weekend, I learned of your mom’s passing in the Herald Sun. The photo of her was beautiful and brought back so many memories of wonderful times spent at your home with your family over the years. Your mom was a great southern lady and was, indeed, ‘loving and kind’ to all. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time.

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