James Edward Carr

Birth Name:
James Edward Carr
Birth Date:
August 4, 1942
Birth Place:
Coahoma, Mississippi
Death Date:
January 7, 2001
Place of Death:
Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
New Park Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Carr was an American a soulful rhythm and blues and soul singer who was once described as "one of the greatest pure vocalists that deep Southern soul ever produced"

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

New Park Cemetery

4536 Horn Lake Road

Memphis, Tennessee, 38119


North America

Grave Location:

Garden of Peace

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery, follow the road to the right and Carr’s flat marker is three rows behind the Fleming mounument in Garden of Peace


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