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Obituary: Ronald E. McCarty

Ronald E. McCarty, 68, of Monticello, Fl. passed away on Tuesday, September 22. Ron was a kind, patient, loving husband to Patricia McReynolds McCarty for 47 years of marriage.

Ron was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He moved to Tallahassee, Fl. in 1979 and Monticello, Fl. in 1992. He was an avid nature lover, who loved hunting, fishing, bird watching, gardening, painting and wood working. His humor and quick wit benefited his sales career and his personal friendships. He always had a funny story or joke to tell. He loved to cook all types of food and feed family and friends.

Ron is survived by his wife, Pat McCarty; daughter, Melissa Tharpe (Kevin); grandchildren, Bryan Tharpe, Audrey Wynn (great granddaughter, Paizlee) and Olivia Tharpe; and daughter, Leslie Whiddon (Brett) and grandchildren: Brodie, Ava and Sara Whiddon. Ron is also survived by his brothers James McCarty (Joann) and Wayne McCarty (Leanne) of Tennessee; and a sister, Sandy Hutcherson of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Beggs Funeral Homes Chapel, 485 E. Dogwood St., Monticello, Fl. 32344, (850) 997-5612. Family and friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fl. 32308.

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