Monday, January 4, 2010
Eld. M. K. McCarty, born January 7, 1844; died December 9 1889 of pneumonia. Bro. McCarty was born in Limestone county, Alabama and lived in that state until he moved to Mississippi about 1867, married widow Tucker, and then moved to Phillips county, Arkansas, where his wife died in 1881. He then married Susan Breaden, a widow, in July 1882. He obtained a hope in Christ in the confederate service in which he made a good "soldier" soon after which he was ordained a "minister" in which capacity he was sound in doctrine and faith. He leaves a wife and four children, and many friends who mourn their loss. Faithful hardworking servant, thou art gone. But we mourn not as those who "have no hope" for we have a prospect of meeting in the blessed land to part no more. May God comfort the wife and children in their affliction.
Arkansas Baptist, January 23, 1890, page 8