DEXTER -- Eloise E. McCarty, 86, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born July 31, 1925, in Brewers Lake, daughter of Oscar Thomas and Willie Mae Graham Ashby, she had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a long-time member of the Eastern Star.
On May 19, 1969, in Charleston she married William "Bill" McCarty who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1981.
Surviving are: one son, Sam Sneed of Pinkneyville, Ill.; one daughter Judy Sneed Brown of Dexter; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by six brothers John Ashby, Robert Ashby, Clifford Ashby, Clyde Ashby, Raymond Ashby and Alfred Ashby.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Steve Easterwood of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sprinkles-Webb Cemetery in Dexter.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.