Carroll Byerly Holcomb


Obituary Notice

Carroll Byerly Holcomb, age 72, of Little Rock, died Thursday, December 18, 2003. She was born in Laurel, Maryland, to the late Dr. Theodore Carroll and Helen Freeman Byerly. She was a graduate of Barnard College in New York, for which she recruited new students for many years. Carroll was one of the many vigilant members of the Women's Emergency Committee in Little Rock during the crisis at Central High School in the 1950's. She was a longtime member of the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union. She was a supporter of the Arkansas Art Center from inception. Carroll was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Norman Elmer Holcomb who died in 1997, and is survived by two sons, Stuart Holcomb of Little Rock, Douglas Holcomb and wife Lisa of Little Rock, three daughters, Emily McRae and husband Jeff, of Little Rock, Elizabeth Watts and husband Larry of Little Rock, Anne Waters and husband Andrew of Winston Salem, North Carolina, her step-mother Imogene Jones McCarthy Byerly, a brother David and sister Nora of Maryland, 8 grandchildren; Katie, Foster, and  Holcomb, Seth, Evan and Lily McRae, and Lawrence and Charles Watts.

There will be a memorial service Monday at 11am at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road officiated by Reverend Scotty Meeks. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to Mount Holly Cemetery or Carmelite Nuns, 7201 W. 32nd St., Little Rock, AR 72204.

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