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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:43:54PM

Eva ‘Kitty’ McCarty

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Mrs. Eva “Kitty” McCarty, 76, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Lakeland of heart failure.

Mrs. McCarty was born in Davenport, Fla., on April 30, 1937, and was a longtime resident of Fort Meade.

She was a bookkeeper for Mavin’s Furniture for many years and also an office manager for B&W Construction.

Mrs. McCarty was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Fort Meade, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of Fort Meade Eastern Star #47, Fort Meade High School graduating class of 1955, Oakview Quilting Bee’s and the Oakview Liners Dance Club. Mrs. McCarty loved life and spending time with her family, and when she was not caring for them, in her spare time her hobbies included sewing, drawing, dancing, music, camping, fishing and spending time in outdoor activities.

Mrs. McCarty was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Marie Swartsel, and her son, David G. McCarty.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Gary McCarty of Fort Meade; children, Katherine M. Taylor of Bradenton, Fla., Stephen McCarty of Sarasota Fla., and Sandra D. Sapp of Sarasota; brother, Byron Swartsel of Dover, Fla.; sister, Zoah Surrency of Bradley, Fla.; grandchildren, Mark A. Davis, T’Lisa Stackhouse, Rebecca M. McCarty, Megan M. O’Brien, Kayla M. McCarty and Kyle M. McCarty; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation was 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.

Funeral service was 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Fort Meade with Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.

Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, was in charge of arrangements.

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