FULTON – Tommie Nell McCarthy, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Mantachie. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining her church family and friends, and visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her her dog, Mae, her constant companion.
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She and her husband, Charlie, have been members of Trinity Baptist Church since 1955, where she served as Children's Church director and Benevolence hostess chair for many years. In her younger years, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a VBS teacher, and active member of the Ladies Volunteer Firemen Auxiliary in Fulton. She and Charlie served as PTO presidents for Fulton Grammar School and Fulton Junior High School when air conditioning was first installed in both schools.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Dr. Don Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charlie Scott McCarthy; three children, Terry McCarthy (Cathy) of Fulton, Sharon Daves (Steve) of Southaven and Susan Harp (Darrell Jr. ""Buck"") of Fulton; four grandchildren, Carrie Gagne (Steven), Andrew Daves (Lauren), both of Southaven, Mary Leigh Johnson (Brad) of Georgia and Maggie Edwards (Scott) of Smithville; nine great-grandchildren, Asher, Alex and Arlie Gagne, and Analeigh and Abbott Daves, all of Southaven; Emma Reese and Berkley Harp Edwards of Smithville; and two stepgrandsons, Ian and Hayden Johnson of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Clemmie Bates Spradling; three brothers, M.W. Spradling, Joe Spradling and T.D. Spradling; and her sister, Alene Foster.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 638, Fulton, MS 38843.
Online condolences may be shared at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
McNeece Morris Funeral Home - Fulton
401 South Cummings Fulton, MS 38843
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Apr. 17, 2014