Tommie Maxine (Adams) Kerr

December 4, 1932 ~ December 15, 2018 (age 86)


Tommie “Maxine” Kerr, 86 and longtime resident of Batesville, Arkansas passed away on December 15, 2018, surrounded by her family. Maxine was born on December 4, 1932 to Albert and Othal Adams.

Maxine and her husband Bud, were owners of The Unique Antique Shop and co-owners of The Country Kitchen for many years.  Maxine worked at The Citizens Bank for 25 years as Assistant Vice President where she was well known to pull off many pranks on her co-workers.  Maxine truly enjoyed working on the bank floats for the parades.  She developed many friendships at the bank and loved her time there. She was involved in a multitude of civic and non-profit organizations. Her community was very important to her and she worked tirelessly to ensure that Batesville was a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  

She was a member of The Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville, where she held many committee titles over her years.

Her church was very important to her and she loved the lifelong friendships that she made at CAUMC.

Bud and Maxine enjoyed years of playing golf, tennis and driving miles and miles to search for antiques for their shop.  She was known for having one of the most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood and worked tirelessly to maintain it to perfection. Above all, Maxine loved being with her children and her grandchildren. Seldom did she miss a school, church or community program that the kids were involved in. Her pride for her children and grandchildren was often shared with others by the photobook she carried with her at all times. She will be greatly missed by her entire family.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Othal Adams.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Phillip “Bud” Kerr; her son, Tommy Lee Kerr of Maumelle, AR; her daughter, Melanie Ann Kerr of Bentonville, AR; three grandchildren, Phillip Andrew Kerr of Forest Hills, NY, Aaron Lee Kerr and Adam Phillip Kerr of Bentonville, AR and a sister, Kathie Sue Schulte and brother-in-law, Bob Schulte along with many dear friends and loving caregivers.

Local services will be at 10:30, December 24, 2018 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers with the Rev. Kurt Boggan officiating.   

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville, AR.  with the Rev. Paul Seay officiating. 

Honorary Pallbearers are Tommy Kerr, Phillip Kerr, Aaron Kerr, Adam Kerr, Phillip Baker and Elvis Moody. 

Memorials may be made in loving memory of Maxine Kerr to Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas, 810 NW 7th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 or The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.

The Kerr family would like to express their sincere thanks for the outpouring of love and support they have received from the community, friends and caregivers during Maxine’s illness.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.  Words of comfort or memories may be shared at




Donations may be made to:

Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas
810 NW 7th Street, Bentonville AR 72712

The Alzheimer’s Association
P.O. Box 96011,, Washington, D.C. DC 20090

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