Friday, April 13, 2007

a great man has left us

My great uncle Floyd, one of the most generous and understanding men I have come across has left us. He served in Korea, and his generosity was well known. Here is the obit from The State. We will miss you, Uncle Floyd, you were a great man.

Floyd McCarty

BATESBURG — Floyd McCarty, 76, died peacefully at his home on April 11, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Nazareth United Methodist Church with burial in church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 1 hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the ceremony at the church with Rev. Joyce Murphy officiating.

He was the son of the late George and Mary Lee Mack McCarty. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Jamil Temple Shrine Club and Boyleston Lodge #123 in Ballentine. He was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church and the Mannie Black Sunday School Class. Mr. McCarty owned and operated convenience stores in Batesburg-Leesville and Columbia. He was predeceased by a brother, Pete McCarty.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rama Oswald McCarty; daughters, Vickey W. Van Frank and her husband, Jeep Van Frank of St. Matthews; Wanda Godwin of North Augusta; two sisters, Ruby Maroney and Catherine McCarty both of Batesburg; three brothers, Harold McCarty of Ninety-Six; Cecil McCarty of Saluda; and Don McCarty of Monetta; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Nazareth United Methodist Church, c/o Building Fund, Route 4, Box 144, Leesville, SC 29070.

Milton Shealy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


  1. I'm sorry to hear this. People like that are rare to find and even harder to replace.

  2. Thanks for your kind words, Earl. Uncle Floyd was truly one of a kind. He was tough and kind, a John Wayne type of man in a Bill Clinton world.

    He put some of employees at his stores through college, from what I understand. And, anytime I stopped by his store and he was there, the tank was filled with gas, and a coke and snack was given free.

    It was an insult to him to refuse such.

    A great and generous man by all accounts.

    He even helped the family of the man who tried to rob him one time with financial support. That man got the business end of Floyd's right hand when he pointed a gun in his face. Yet, the old man made sure the family of the man who tried to rob him was taken care of, according to family legend.

    Like I said, Uncle Floyd was a John Wayne man in a Bill Clinton world.

    I said in a earlier column sometime ago that I was fortunate to be surrounded by heroes growing up. Floyd was one of those heroes.

  3. Yet another pale white cracker bites the dust. Boo fucking hoo. Who cares? I don't. Does he have any daughters needed to be comforted?


  4. J. Cheever Loophole, Esq.April 16, 2007

    Brian, ty's verbage exceeds the FCC's "nappy headed son of a ho" standard. Mr Moonves recommends blocking his postings as CBS Radio has chosen to moderate Mr. Imus

  5. It is truely a small world Brian. Your Uncle was married to my aunt, so in a way we are kin folk :) I did not find out about the loss of Floyd until the day of the funeral. Though I did not know Floyd well, I know that he was indeed a fine man from the few times I met him. We all suffered a loss.

    On a side note, I enjoy reading your blog though we may not agree on all aspects of politics, your blog is a worthy read.