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Roy Carr still cutting hair at age 80

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Roy Carr at Roy and Ruth's Barber & Beauty Shop in Oakland, Ill.

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Children first. Roy and Ruth Carr had this philosophy in 1970 when they decided to uproot their family from the Chicago area and move to the small town of Oakland where he grew up. It was the beginning of their lifetime together in the profession of cutting and styling men's and women's hair. Roy, who celebrated his 80th birthday Jan. 27, continues to work at his shop in Oakland after first becoming a barber in 1960, and later opening Roy and Ruth's Barber and Beauty Shop in Oakland in 1970. "He feels good," said Mike, Roy's son. "He loves what he does, and he's good at it."
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