Obituary: Gladys Louise Carr


Gladys Louise Carr, of Holly Pond, Alabama, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, at the age of 73. Ms. Carr was born to Chelcey Clinton and Eunice Lillian Sims Arrington on Jan. 3, 1950, in Marshall County, Alabama.

Gladys worked as both an in-home daycare provider and as a sitter for the homebound. She attended Union Grove Church where she enjoyed worshipping with her friends and neighbors. Gladys liked to crochet, cook, and travel. She loved square-dancing and would travel to various places to enjoy an evening of dancing and fellowship with friends. Gladys was a loving mother and an adoring grandmother, and she will be missed greatly by those who had the great honor of knowing her.

Those preceding Ms. Carr in death include her parents; son, Anthony Yates; brothers, Floyd Arrington, Boyd Lee Arrington, Royce Arrington; sisters, Ruth Towers, Helen Whisenant, and Sharon Arrington.

Ms. Carr is survived by her sons, Kevin Yates (Tara), Brian Carr (Cassie); daughter, Glendia Breaux; brothers, J.C. Arrington (Karla), Tony Arrington (Kim), Glenn Arrington (Charlotte); sisters, Hazel Culp, June Bailey (Ben); grandchildren, Daniel, Mackenzie, Trista, Alexis, Bailee, Elijah, Aden, Mark; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ms. Carr will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Union Grove Church, Pastor Layne Howard officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation at the church from 1 p.m., until services begin. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Gladys.