Alfred William Carle Jr., 79, of Fort Smith, formerly of Stuttgart, died Dec. 15. He graduated as an ordained minister from Boyce Bible School (now Boyce College) of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Old Union Baptist Church in Monticello. He and his wife also served as houseparents at the Arkansas Baptist Home for Children in Monticello. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother. Services were held Dec. 17 at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith, with burial at Mount McCurry Cemetery in Rudy.