The celebration of life for Alcorn student James “Tiny” Carr III set for this weekend

A second Alcorn State University student will be laid to rest this upcoming weekend.

Funeral services for James “Tiny” Carr III will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. at Victorious Faith Ministries Church of God in Christ (COGIC), located on 36540 HWY 82 West in Itta Bena, Mississippi. Viewing of the body will precede the funeral Saturday from noon until the start of the service. Superintendent Samuel Sago will officiate the service.

The repast will be held at the Leflore County High School cafeteria, located on 401 Lakeside St. in Itta Bena.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Century Funeral Home, located at 801 Walthall St. in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Rodrick Roberts, a freshman nursing major from Louisville, Mississippi, spoke highly of Carr. He described him as someone who cared for others.

“James was a good guy to be around,” said Roberts. “He was easy to talk to, and always looked out for other students. He was full of energy, creative, and an overall goodhearted person.”

The university is offering and will continue to provide counseling and support services to those during their time of need. Faculty, staff, and students in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the Alcorn State University Office of Counseling Services located in Room 305 of the Walter Washington Administration Building on the Lorman Campus or call 601-877-6230.