James J. McCarthy

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James J. McCarthy DeWitt James J. McCarthy went to be with our Lord on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the age of 16. He was born December 3, 1995 to adoring parents, Douglas and Sharon (Strong) McCarthy. James was a sophomore at St. Johns High School and a member of the St. Johns High School Swim Team. He attended Rivers Edge Community Church. James had many interests. He was artistic. He loved photography and took beautiful pictures. He played guitar. James was a "techy". He could do anything on the computer and like most boys his age was addicted to video games. His favorite place on earth was Clifford Lake where he spent every weekend in the summer. He loved to swim, fish, boat, kayak and tube. Most of all, James loved his family. We will miss him more than words could ever express. Surviving are his parents, Doug and Shari (Strong) McCarthy; brother, Matthew; grandparents, James (Jim) and Judi McCarthy of Stanton; aunts and uncles, Mark and Karon Strong of Lake Odessa, Michael and Deanna (Strong) Powers of Lansing, Daniel and Richele Strong of Pinckney, Chris and Sue (McCarthy) Mussat of Troy, MI and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harry "Skip" and Marianne Strong; great grandparents, Mildred McCarthy and Doris Feldpausch. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at First Baptist Church 512 S. US 27 (Business 127), St. Johns with Pastor Robert Wielenga officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns 989-224-4422. Memorials may be made to Ele's Place 1145 W. Oakland Ave. Lansing, MI 48915 or St. Johns High School Swim Team 501 W. Sickels St. Johns, MI 48879. Condolences may be sent online to www.keckcolemanfh.com.

Published in Lansing State Journal from May 29 to June 3, 2012
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