Donna Mae McCarty

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Donna Mae McCarty, 69, of Holiday Island, died Friday, Nov. 12 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born May 4, 1941, in Charleston, West Virginia to Bill and Audry Pauly.

She had a zest for life and most certainly danced to the beat of her own magical drum. Donna Mae was a true Eureka legend. She had many, many stories and they paint a picture of a life that was full of love, joy and friendship.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister, Joan E. Ellis.

Donna Mae will be deeply missed by her husband of 33 years, Pat McCarty; two sons, Patrick Michael McCarty and Martin Blake McCarty; two daughters, Kelly Jantz and Kristy Fugate; two brothers, Donald and Harold Pauly; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from 12 noon until the cows come home at Local Flavor Café in Eureka Springs. The restaurant will be closed for business.

The Star

Whenever all hope seems lost, it will reappear to prove that you have really lost nothing, except perhaps your sight of the path to enlightenment. And in the absence of that sight, the Star will light your way. Its light is not a blinding flash like the lightning bolt of the Tower, but a soft radiating glow that warms and comforts, rather than burning and destroying. You must remember that both of these energies ultimately come from the same place in the sky - from Heaven. After the light of the Tower destroys the false path you were following, the kinder and gentler light of the Star will lead you back to the right path.

We miss you Diamond Lil......

To help Pat with medical expenses, donations may be made to the Donna Mae

McCarty Memorial Fund at any Cornerstone Bank or any First National Bank of Berryville.