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Obituary:

Dhue Frances Markham Karr of Beaverton, Alabama, formerly of the Byrd Community near Detroit, Alabama.

Age:  90

Born:  July 14, 1929, to the late John Thomas and Gera Davidson Markham in Detroit, Alabama.

Died:  Sunday, July 14, 2019, at The Carrington Nursing Facility in Starkville, Mississippi.

Visitation:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Norwood Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.

Funeral Service:  2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church in Beaverton, Alabama.

Burial:  Rudicell Cemetery in Marion County, Alabama, near Detroit, Alabama.

Officiating:  Rev. Roger Redus.

Pallbearers:  Bill Tomlin, William Tomlin, Richard Covington, Hugh Covington, Michael Lassetter, and Brente Jeffreys.

Survived By:

Daughter:  Patricia Karr (Gerald) Hughes of Beaverton, AL.

Granddaughters:

Lisa Hughes (Bill) Tomlin of Starkville, MS.

Karen Hughes (Richard) Covington of Batesville, MS.

Susan Hughes (Michael) Lassetter of Starkville, MS.

Great-Grandchildren:

William Hughes Tomlin

Elizabeth Grace Tomlin

Hugh Drake Covington

Caroline Suzanne Covington

Henry Arthur Lassetter

And Baby Lassetter who is expected to arrive on July 24, 2019.

Brother:  Fred Markham of Sulligent, AL.

Sisters:

Virginia Mixon of Sulligent, AL.

Ruth Burns of Woodstock, AL.

Sister-In-Law:  Libby Karr of Lineville, AL.

And a host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends.

Preceded In Death By:

Husband, W. L. “Jr” Karr, Jr.

Parents:  John and Gera Markham

Brothers:

Meredith Markham and wife Elsie

James Markham and wife Katie

Max Markham

Sisters-In-Law:

Anna Loys Markham

Geleta Karr Harbor and husband Don

Maudine Karr Thompson and husband Sam

Brothers-In-Law:

Billie B. Mixon

Gordon Burns

Billy Joe Karr.

Niece:  Laura Beth Markham Sprye

Nephew:  Gerald Mixon.

Bio:  Frances was born July 14, 1929, to the late John Thomas and Gera Davidson Markham in Detroit, Alabama. She attended Detroit Elementary and Sulligent High School. In 1947 she married W. L. “Jr” Karr, Jr. and shared 53 years of marriage until his death in October 2000.  A homemaker and partner in her husband’s farming pursuits, she was a member of the Detroit United Methodist Church and later the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church.  A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a friend and neighbor to all.*

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Hebron Methodist Church, the Rudicell Cemetery, or the Gideons.

Norwood Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.*

Photo Source:  Facebook

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