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Viola Mae McCarty

Viola Mae McCarty, 74, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was born on November 25, 1944, in Duncan to Ted and Nana (Wolf) Thomas.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at the First United Methodist Church in Apache with Reverend Anna Marie George and Reverend Bud Jones officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crews Funeral Home.

Viola graduated from Elgin High School in 1963. She married James (Jim) A. McCarty, Sr. on June 25, 1965 in Apache. To this union two children, Charee and James, Jr., were born. Viola was a housewife, taking care of her husband and children. She enjoyed playing games, such as bridge, bunco, and solitaire. She was especially fond of her angel wall decorations because they survived a tornado that totally destroyed their home. She loved to spend time with her kids and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Nana Thomas.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim; daughter, Charee Harrison of Austin, TX; son, James Jr. and wife Michelle McCarty of Apache; grandchildren: Ashley Ramirez, Ethan Harrison, Kyndal Harrison, Ainsley McCarty, Cason McCarty, Aliya Escamilla, and Drake Branigan; and brother, Ralph Thomas of Norfolk, VA.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

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