December 6, 1928- April 19, 2019 – Mrs. Mary Ruth Laney McCarty 90, of Liberty City, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side. She was born in Liberty City, AL and was a lifelong resident. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Laney, and sister, Sue Laney Simless. She is survived by sons, Robert Edwin McCarty (Barb), and Mark Howard McCarty (Debbie). Her beloved grandchildren, Amber Chamblee (Milt), Lauren Rhodes (Brooks), Justin McCarty (Jamie), Melanie Allen (Sam), Jennifer McCarty, Megan McCarty (Andrew), Cassie McCarty, Isaac McCarty (Jazmine), Andrew McCarty, and great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Ben, Chelsea, Cooper, Ephraim, Everett, Hazel, Ezra, Isaiah, Malachi, Mercedes, Princesa and Reid.
Mary spent the majority of her professional career at Auburn University, primarily as the executive secretary to president, Harry Philpott.
She always carried herself with grace and dignity and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was a faithful member of Liberty United Methodist Church and loved singing in the choir. She passed on her love of music and classical movies to her grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Mimi”.
Memorial service will be held on Monday, April 22nd, 10:00 am c.s.t. at Liberty United Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Skeen and Dr. Mark McCarty will be officiating. Flowers will be accepted. Donations, in lieu of flowers can be made to Liberty United Methodist Church.