Betty Jean Hill Carr, 88, died September 4, 2017 at Brighton Gardens in Charlotte. Betty was born in Covington, Georgia, daughter of George Clifford and Mary Dobbs Crenshaw Hill. She graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Georgia, received a Masters from UNCC and her Doctorate from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Betty was a former President of the NC Women of the ELCA. Following a twenty-five-year career as a teacher and twelve years as a counselor at West Carteret High School and Blackburn Middle School, Betty returned to seminary and spent the last ten years of her career as a Lutheran pastor.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, The Reverend William Burney Carr.

Betty is survived by a son, Jeffrey Daniel Carr of Mooresville, NC, grandson, William Daniel Carr and three great-grandsons, Elijah, Isaac and Maddox Carr; and a brother, Ronald Hill of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Pomaria Lutheran Church, 210 Folk Street in Pomaria, SC 29126, with Bishop Herman Yoos officiating. Interment will follow in the Pomaria Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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