Eva Ruth Shields Carr, 80, of Montgomery died Oct. 8, 2009.
She was a native of Magnolia. She was an active member of the Magnolia United Methodist Church before her failing health. She received her Ph.D. at Auburn University. She taught at Troy State University before retiring.
She oversaw the Magnolia Cemetery association for many years. She enjoyed genealogy and she especially enjoyed gardening. Although she lived in Montgomery, she kept a home in Magnolia for years with a large garden. Daylilies were a favorite.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Carr; a daughter, Marie Carr Johnson; one brother, Sam C. Shields; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Carr.
A graveside service was Oct. 12 at Magnolia Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Andy Carr, Charles Shields, Ellis Shields, Chris Johnson and Sam Floyd.