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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Friday September 8th, 2017

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Bobby H McCarty

CLEVELAND - Bobby H. Mccarty, age 84, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at the Bolivar Medical Center. 

Visitation will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Fish Robinson and Rev. Gabby Hays will officiate the services.

Bobby was born December 22, 1932 in Chester, MS to Troy McCarty and Clara Ballard McCarty. He moved to the Cleveland area in 1950. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He married Frances McClure on May 5, 1954. Bobby was the store Manager for Jay's Department Store for 51 years. He was the founder and President of the C.R.A for 22 years. Bobby was a Sunday School teacher and an active deacon at Yale Street Baptist Church where he was a member. He enjoyed gardening and giving to his family and friends.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents,Troy and Clara Ballard McCarty, his wife, Frances McClure McCarty and his brother Billy McCarty.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Hopkins, Scottie Harrison, Steven Williams, Nick Jennings, Larson Ingram and Mason Dean. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Weeks, W.B. Beach, Scott Dean, Sam Compston, Deb Gee and Thomas Bennett.

Bobby is survived by Daughter, Bobbie (Scott) Dean of Boyle, MS;  Daughter, Vicki (Sam) Compston of Wiggins, MS;  Daughter, Dianne White of Greenville, MS;  Daughter, Michelle Hopkins of Olive Branch, MS; Sister, Nanilou Long of Ackerman, MS;  Sister, Martha Oswalt of Ackerman, MS;  Grandchildren; Sheri Ingram of Cleveland, MS, Emily (Brad) Calcote of Wiggins, MS, Thomas Bennett of Greenville, MS and Nick Jennings of Wiggins, MS, Mason (Rachel) Dean of Vicksburg, MS; Great-grandchildren; Shelby Bracken of Cleveland, MS, McKarlee Ingram of Cleveland, MS , Ethan Hopkins of Olive Branch, MS and Larson Ingram of Cleveland; Raegan & Avery Dean of Vicksburg, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Yale Street Baptist Church 1215 North Yale Street Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Dear Boba & Family,

I am SO sorry to hear of Mr. McCarty's death. I know how it is to miss your parents and others. May GOD Bless you and keep you in his hand and comfort you. May "HE" shine his light upon you and give you peace.

I have to say that my mom (Betsy Thompson) and I spent quite a lot of time in Jays ...... He was such a sweet and kind man and always saw a smile on his face :) He never met a stranger. He was also an ICON of Cleveland !
Love always,

Brenda Thompson Roberts Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM

I thought the world of Mr. McCarty! Loved going in to Jay's just knowing that he was surely going to wait on us! Loved chatting with him! To all of the family, I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Melody McCreary Stafford
West Point, MS

Melody McCreary Stafford Oct 10 2017 12:00 AM

Loved loved Bobby. Sweetest man. I grew up knowing Bobby. Always so sweet and kind to me and our family. I know he will be so missed.

Beverly McMinn Grant. Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

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May happy memories of your father comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary and Janelle White

Expression of Sympathy Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

Glad I had the privilege of working with Bobbie at Jays. He will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for his wonderful family! Sorry I am not there to pay my respects to Bobbie and family. Know I am thinking of all of you!

Margie Brunner Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

Bobbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's difficult to lose a parent. I hope all the good memories over the years helps you get through this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sad time Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Love, Cecile McCarty and family

Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Mr. McCarty's passing. Such a nice sweet good man. It was always a joy to walk in Jay's and have him greet you with such warmth and sincerity. Thinking of all of you during this difficult and sad time.

Janie Givens Miller Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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