Mary Jane McCarter
Mary Jane McCarter
  • July 9, 1927 - May 9, 2017
  • Piedmont, South Carolina

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Retired Greenville County Auditor, Mary Jane McCarter, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Greenville on July 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Barnette F. and Eula Jane Blakely Cleveland. She was a 1948 graduate of Furman University and a faithful member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church.

Mary Jane had 44 years of service with Greenville County. Starting in the machine records division in 1950, she later transferred to the auditor’s office, was elected auditor in 1974 and remained until her retirement in 1994. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Jack M. McCarter, a granddaughter Amanda McCarter, and four brothers.

She is survived by Mary M. Strom and Rhett Bush, Ivar Dell and Ed Poore, Jr., J. Manley McCarter and Judy; grandchildren, Manley Christian and CJ McCarter; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her faithful nannie dog, Sal.

The family appreciates the love and kindness of her caregivers, Suzanne Tuscano and Evelyn Bonnell, who attended to Mary Jane unselfishly and without hesitation. The family also extends a warm appreciation to ComForCare and Open Arms Hospice for their care and assistance since January.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Mackey Mortuary.

A graveside service will be held at 11am Friday, May 12, 2017 in Graceland West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Piedmont Presbyterian Church, PO Box 422, Piedmont, SC 29673, or to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.