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Ruby Darlene Hughes McCarter

Ruby Darlene Hughes McCarter, age 83, of Norman, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

She was born on August 23, 1936, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Denton Chloe Hughes and Reva Juanita Large Hughes.  On July 2, 1955, she was married to Danny Gene McCarter.  She was preceded in death by her son, Andy McCarter; her parents; and three brothers, Charles Hughes, Frank Hughes and Ray Hughes.

She was a member of the Norman First Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, stayed busy working on projects, and especially loved stripping old furniture, always painting each item in her own special way.  Ruby was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, who loved her family with all her heart.  She will truly be missed by all who knew her.    

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Dan McCarter of Norman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Laurel McCarter of Murfreesboro and David and Tammy McCarter of Norman; one daughter, Kathleen Jackson of Greenwood; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Walt and Brittany McCarter of Greenwood, Wade and Sarah McCarter of Caddo Gap, Budger and Teresa McCarter and Mandy and Phillip Manwering, all of Norman, Andy Jackson, Matthew Jackson and Rusty Jackson, all of Greenwood; three great-grandchildren, Weston McCarter, Kamron McCarter and Colten McCarter; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Vicky Hughes of Wagoner, Oklahoma; three sisters, Betty Palmer, Cloe Parker and Glenda Hughes, all of Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 6, 2019, in the Norman First Baptist Church with Bro. Robbie Loudermilk officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, prior to the services at the church.

Interment will be in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Black Springs, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Budger McCarter, Walt McCarter, Wade McCarter, Andy Jackson, Matthew Jackson and Rusty Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Weston McCarter, Kamron McCarter and Colten McCarter.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mount Gilead Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 116, Norman, Arkansas, 71960 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 495, Glenwood, Arkansas, 71943.

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