Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

Merry Jean McCarty

Little Rock, AR

1925 - 2017

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Published: May 17, 2017

Merry Jean McCarty, 91 of Little Rock, Ark. (formerly of Fayetteville and Helena), passed away May 14, 2017. She was born December 9, 1925 in Kensett, Ark., the daughter of Rawley E. and Inez Bryant Brines.

She is survived by four children; Becky Dole and Holly Hiryak of Little Rock, Ark., Jack McCarty of Fayetteville, Ark., Tim McCarty of Redfield, Ark., 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Robert "Eddie" Elliott McCarty Sr., son; Robert "Robin" Elliott McCarty Jr. Her two brothers and a sister preceded her as well.

Merry Jean grew up in Kensett and Helena, Ark. and attended Hendrix College in Conway. She married a hometown third generation jeweler in Helena and when time allowed, in between raising five rambunctious children, she helped manage Elliott's Jewelry Store.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Friday May 19, 2017 at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville with Father Jason Tyler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Briarwood Nursing Center Staff Fund 2nd floor, 516 South Rodney Parham, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. The family would like to thank the staff of Briarwood Nursing Center for their compassion and love for mom over these past few years. To sign the online guest book please visit Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.

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