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Elwyn W. Carr

A Masonic graveside service for Elwyn W. Carr, age 84, of Bullard, formerly of Hopkins County, were at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Shooks Chapel Cemetery, with military honors under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Bro. Donny Barron officiated.
Mr. Carr was born in Hunt County, on March 24, 1926, the son of Earl Walter Carr and Reginald Marie McDowell Carr.  He married Merlene Fuller in Saltillo, on Feb. 14, 1945. Mr. Carr was a dairyman, and welding shop and wood working shop owner.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gresham.  He was also a member of the Bullard Masonic Lodge and the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge for 63 years.  He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Briarcliff Healthcare in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Merlene Carr; two sons and daughters-in-law, Buck and Kathy Carr of Mount Vernon and Billy Carr of Crockett; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Wanda Carr of Arlington and Gerald and Patty Carr of Flint; a sister, Mary Oakley of Vienna, Va.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
Pallbearers were Masonic lodge members of Bullard and Mount Vernon.  Members of the Masonic Texas Grand Lodge served as honorary pallbearers.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.