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John E. Carr, III

February 21, 1944 September 10, 2021
John E. Carr, III
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John Elijah Carr, III, 77, entered his final rest Friday, September 10, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Flora Cemetery.
Mr. Carr was born on February 21, 1944, the son of the late John and Mary Carr. He was a graduate of Provine High School, Class of 1962 and a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, class of 1968, with a double major in geology and geography. An avid saxophonist, he was a member of the Provine Marching Band, The Crackerjacks, The Counts, The USM marching band and USM jazz band.
After graduation, he married his sweetheart, Cathy, on August 28, 1968 in Jackson, MS. In 1969, they moved to Houston, Texas where they lived for 18 years, started their family and his career in land development. The family also lived in Memphis, Tennessee for 9 years before ending up back in Jackson. In 2004, they moved to Flora where he established Newland Construction Group, his log home building company.
Mr. Carr loved the Lord with all his heart and was a spiritual mentor to many people in his life. He enjoyed studying many topics, especially The Bible. Most of all, he will be remembered for his gentle, kind and generous spirit.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cathy (White) Carr of Flora; his daughter, Amy Carr of Flora; daughter, Angela (Carr) Spencer and husband Jerry, of Flora; 2 grandchildren, Courtney and Jerry Spencer, III, of Flora; sister, Nancy Modjeski, of Byram; nephews, Daryl and Paul Modjeski, of Byram.

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3:00 PM 9/14/2021 3:00:00 PM
Flora City Cemetery

Corner of First and SE Jones St
Flora, MS 39071

Flora City Cemetery
Corner of First and SE Jones St Flora 39071 MS
United States

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