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Judith Claire McCarthy


Judith C. McCarthy, (nee Hamrick) 87, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away December 25, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

Born in Paris, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Dr Rev. Earl Jasper and Helen Funkhaser Hamrick.

She graduated from Aurora College where she majored in Music. She was the widow of the late James J. McCarthy.

A former resident of Geneva, Illinois, Mrs. McCarthy had made her home on Amelia Island for the last 15 years. She considered her role as �Domestic Engineer� a most important part of her family�s life. Throughout her life she had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Song Spinners and was a volunteer at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

She was an active member of Amelia Plantation Chapel. There she served on the Prayer Committee and as a Deacon.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Thomas P. McCarthy, and her sisters Shirley J Ochrimowski and Ann Mary Potter.

She is survived by her brother Dr .John D Hamrick and his wife Diane of Amelia Island, Florida; her children, Nancy E. Hemperly of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Stephen J. McCarthy and his wife, Dani of Kailua, Hawaii, Patricia C. Samala and her husband, Michael of Pearl City, Hawaii, Michael A. McCarthy and his wife, Susan of West Fork, Arkansas, a daughter in law, Susan Maire McCarthy of Santa Rosa, California; her 11 grandchildren, Brian, Taylor, Melchiza, Eli, AaronKeone, Hannah, Rachel, Abigail, Casey, Max, and John Michael and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Amelia Plantation Chapel at 2:00 pm, with The Reverend Doctor Conrad Sharp officiating.

Memorials may be made to Kenya Partners, 609 Quaker Lane, High Point, North Carolina 27262 ( in memory of Judy McCarthy


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