Margie Orr Carter
Orr graduated from Howard College and sang soprano. She was crowned winner of the 1948 Miss Birmingham pageant and competed alongside Miss Alabama Martha Ann Ingram in the Miss American contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She and her husband, Henry Carter raised four children, after which she returned to teaching.
Throughout her life, Carter sang with the choir of First Baptist Church of Alabaster. She also enjoyed painting. Carter died in 2009 after a long stay at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home. She was survived by her children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
- "Margie Orr Carter" obituary (November 20, 2009) The Birmingham News