Joseph Anthony Carr

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 28, 2008

Services for Joseph Anthony Carr, of McComb, will be held at 2p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home Chapelin McComb with burial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Dr. DavidMillican and Deacon George Carr will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Carr, 80, died peacefully on April 28, 2008, surrounded byhis loved ones. He was born in Crystal Springs on June 2, 1927, toClara McNabb and William Timothy Carr.

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Mr. Joe, as he was known by many, loved God, his family andpeople – particularly the people of Liberty. He was a member of theSt. Alphonsus Catholic Church. As a young man, he served in theUnited States Army. After serving his country, he married his wife,Betty Johnson Carr, on July 31, 1948. Mr. Joe and Miss Betty movedto Liberty and operated Liberty Dry Cleaners for 48 years. Mr. Joewas very civic-minded and interested in the economic development ofLiberty and Amite County. One of his greatest accomplishments wasserving as chief of Liberty’s volunteer fire department, andoverseeing the development of community volunteer fire departmentsthroughout Amite County. He was a member of Liberty Lions Club andthe Liberty Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the chamber’sCitizen of the Year.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his parents-in-law,Verta Lee and William Earl Johnson; his brothers, George K. Carrand W.T. Carr Jr.; his sister-in-law, Marion B. Carr; and hisbrothers-in-law, Edward L. Bowman and Victor Goldberg.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 59 years, Betty Johnson Carr;his children and their spouses, Jo Ann and Oliver Young, of Summit,Janet and Clifton Morgan, and Kim and Mike Carr, all of Brookhaven,and Jeannie and Bruce Wood, of Brandon; his grandchildren and theirspouses, Dana and Russell Spring, and Jay and Carr Young, all ofMcComb, Kelly and Harold Quin, and Traci and Rusty Everett, all ofBrookhaven, Chad Carr, of Hattiesburg, Brad and Zachary Carr, ofBrookhaven, Hayley and Will Loftin, of Meridian, and Justin andRyan Wood, of Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Avery, Mason andJake Spring, Emma Grace Quin, Shelby and Cade Everett, and AllieLoftin; his sisters-in-law, Audrey Carr, Nell Carr, Billye J.Bowman, and Sylvia Goldberg and her family Debbie, Abby and MarkGoldberg; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Mr. Carr’s grandsons.

The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for the loving carethat its staff provided, and Martha Simmons for the special careshe provided.

Think of Mr. Joe with a smile, pray for his family, and in lieuof flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite church orcharity.