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Doris Carr, Singer and Wife of Sam Carr, Passes

Sam Carr's homeDoris Carr of Lula, Mississippi, passed away early on Thursday, November 13, at age 80, according to long-time Carr family friend and former Rooster Blues co-owner Patty Johnson of Clarksdale.

Known by many as the beloved wife of legendary Blues drummer Sam Carr, Miss Doris was also a Blues singer in her own right and a caretaker of other Deltans in the past. She is survived by her husband, Sam Carr -- the son of slide guitar master Robert Nighthawk and drummer of the world-famous Jelly Roll Kings, among many others. Sam and Doris Carr have been together since she was 13 years old. Mrs. Carr had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Carr still resides in Lula.

Funeral arrangements are pending with more information forthcoming.

Above item courtesy of: Roger Stolle, Head Pirate of The Legendary Cruise

Editor's note: I was down at Sam's house earlier this year on the STLBlues Juke Joint Journey, and witnessed his caring for his wife at that time. The love he had for her was obvious, amd we'll mourn her passing here at STLBlues.

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