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Fran McCarty

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Owner of Mom's Home Cooking
Fran "Mom" McCarty, 70, of Alamogordo, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at her home.
Mom was born March 16, 1938, in Graham, Texas, to Finley Othell and Mary Frances (Ingram) Pratt. She had lived in Alamogordo since 1971 and was the owner of Mom's Home Cooking.
Survivors include her sons Douglas McCarty and Brad Williams, both of Alamogordo; three daughters, Mary Keith and her husband, David, Lavanda Vazquez, and Charlotte Queenan, all of Alamogordo; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Pratt, and his wife, Betty, of Dublin, Texas; a sister, Charlotte Norland, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother-in-law, Marion Meiss, of Fairbury, Ill.; and sisters-in-law Marilyn Pratt, of Albany, Texas, and Wanda Pratt, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burns McCarty, in 1999; a son, Bobby McCarty; brothers Dewayne, Douglas and Billy Pratt; and a sister, Barbara Meiss.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the Rev. Bart Montgomery officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Vazquez, Alex Vazquez, Shannon Taylor, Matthew Bunner, Timothy Hays, David Porras and Allen Burthart. Honorary bearers will be Darryl Morgan, Fred Murray and Ray Bailey.
Friends may call this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2009
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