Christine Agnes McCarty, 97, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at her residence.
Family will be receiving friends today, November 20, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at New Prospect Cemetery with Kilgore-Green Funeral Home directing. Burial at New Prospect Cemetery. Joel Daniel will officiate.
Christine was a loving hard working mama and granny. She was a caring Christian lady who loved her church and friends. She loved her five girls and their families and was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She cooked large Sunday dinners for her big brood where they feasted on her fried chicken and desserts until she was almost 90 years old. She loved spending time in her vegetable garden and growing her flowers. When she no longer was able to work in her garden, she loved sitting in her swing looking at her flowers and watching cars go by tooting their horns at her. Below is a poem written by Pat, her daughter, in tribute to our wonderful mama.
We didn’t live in a mansion or drive a fancy car, but having mama for a mama made us who we are. She sewed our clothes, curled our hair, put food up in a jar. Having mama for a mama made us who we are. She raised her chickens, made a garden and even mowed her yard. Having mama for a mama made us who we are. She read her bible, loved her God, had friends both near and far. Having a mama for a mama made us who we are. From day to day, year to year she’s been our shining star. Having mama for a mama made us who we are.
Agnes, Tommie, Pat, Betty and Kris
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tom” McCarty; parents, Grady and Emma Lockhart; siblings, Herschel Lockhart, Chestley Lockhart, Hesker Lockhart, Eugene Lockhart and Geneva Redmill; grandparents, William and Mary Jane Farley, Thomas and Mary Jane Hudson Lockhart; son-in-law, Pete Earnest and in-laws, William and Bertha McCarty.
She is survived by her daughters, Agness Knowles (Jim), Tommie Earnest, Pat Day (Don), Betty Baker (James), Kris Fuller (Greg); grandchildren, Mike Knowles (Tammy), Michelle Gordon (Flash), Billy Earnest (Pat), Sherri Brooks, Scott Day (Shannon); Brian Day, Steve Day (Robbie) Keith Baker (Wanda), Kim Patterson, and Kaden Fuller, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-laws, Faye Lockhart, Elsie Hoppner and Jetta Williams and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Knowles, Keith Baker, Scott Day, Brian Day, Steve Day and Ty Brooks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Friends may sign the guest register at kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503