Mrs. Margaret Faye McMahan McCarthy, age 93, of Marion, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Autumn Care of Marion following several years of declining health. A daughter of the late Welzie and Lou Gouge McMahan, she was born in Yancey County on March 21, 1926. She was retired from Baxter Healthcare and was a faithful member of West Court Baptist Church. A loving mother and grandmother, she had a genuine desire to see her entire family come to know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her husband of 62 years preceded her in death on 2007. A daughter, Linda Clancy, and two grandsons, Chad and Brent McCarthy, also passed away before her.
Surviving are her son, Roger McCarthy and wife Christine of Marion; a sister, Alice Young of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Brian Clancy and wife Carrie and Kerry Towe and husband Scott, all of Georgia; a step-grandson, Shane Autrey and wife Andrea of Hickory; and eight great-grandchildren, Abigail and Aiden Clancy, A.J. Towe and wife Sarah, Zac Towe, Brittany, Austin and Chad McCarthy, and Dakota Hall.
A service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jeff Hall and Rev. Doug Worley officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Mrs. McCarthy will be buried in McDowell Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved John. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.