Myrle Knowles Carr

September 6, 1939 - July 24, 2013
Myrle Knowles Carr

Myrle Knowles Carr, 73, of Pender County died suddenly on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

She was born in Sampson County, NC on September 6, 1939. Her parents were the late Gilbert Knowles and Clara Bryant Knowles.

Myrle was once an owner/operator of Merritt’s Burger House and the White Front Breakfast House until 1972. Myrle also enjoyed volunteering her time with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice during the 90’s. She was an excellent cook, a very loving and devoted mother to her three children and enjoyed loving on her grand and great-grandchildren. Myrle was the type of person who loved helping other people, but wanted no recognition for her kindness. She would give you the last dollar she had on her if you needed it.

Myrle is survived by her children, Kaye Merritt, Kim Merritt, Jim (Denise) Merritt; six grandchildren, Anthony (Mary Beth) Merritt, Michael Carr, Jr., Jacob Merritt, Makayla Merritt, Jackie Merritt; three great-grandchildren, Abby and Oliver Merritt and Liam Merritt.

Myrle was a longtime member of Lake Forest Baptist Church during the 60’s and 70’s. She was then a member of Azalea Baptist Church. Her faith in Christ was strong. She would tell you, “Like all of us, I’ve made mistakes in my life, but I know where I’m going when my time on earth is complete”.

There will be a casual memorial service held in her honor at Port City Community Church (PC3) at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30th. Special emphasis on the word “casual”, as she would not won’t anyone to dress up for her memorial.

Special thanks to the Pender County Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department, EMS and District Attorney’s Office, as well as the NHC Sheriff’s Department, Wilmington Police Department. All of you were excellent!

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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  • July 27, 2013
    #1 Grandson says:
    It is a shame that this situation occurred and I am very sorry. I know you are looking down on all of us smiling! We are all in shock and saddened but are pulling through. I found some puzzles of yours and will complete them in the near future. I feel that you are watching over all of us on a constant basis! I will miss your Chicken-N-Pastry, Corn Bread, and Pound Cake on my birthday! I love you very much! Love your #1 Grandson

  • July 28, 2013
    Ann Willard says:
    Jim and Denise - Ezell and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers being sent your way. Hang on to all the good memories.

  • July 29, 2013
    Steve & Sylvia Nucci says:
    Your mom was one of the finest ladies that we knew. So sad to hear of this horrible crime. She has her angel wings in heaven now and is having a wonderful time with willa & vinnie. They were such good friends. We are so sorry for your loss and she will be deeply missed.

  • August 07, 2013
    Karen Williams says:
    I still can't believe you're gone, but I know you are with our Lord and Savior, smiling down on all of us. You made my life better, and I will always love you!

  • March 22, 2022
    Makayla says:
    I love you and miss so much still grandma