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Laura W. Bowen McCarty, 90, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away at 5:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her daughter's residence in Little Rock. She was born November 27, 1924, in Irricana, Alberta, Canada, to Ellis and Lena Mae (Wolf) Wagoner. On November 22, 1945, she married Roy B. Bowen. He preceded her in death in December of 1997. She later married Gene R. McCarty on September 23, 2007. He preceded her in death in June of 2008. She attended Michigan State University. Laura was a longtime member of Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo, and was also a member of MacGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry and husband Harrold White of Anderson; son, Alvin R. and wife Debbie of Greentown; son, Steven and wife Jeanie Bowen of Kokomo; daughter, Teena Darlene Edwards of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister, Opal Krider of Middlebury; sister, Wilda Jane Thielebar of California; sister, Hope Meredith of California; grandchildren, Michael Dean White, David Roy White, Mark Allen White, Peter A. Bowen, Roy W. Bowen, Erik Phillip Bowen; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Also surviving are three step-children, Phillip, Greg, and Elaine McCarty.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Julie Elaine Bowen, and 9 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at Bible Baptist Church, 2635 S. Dixon Rd, with Pastor Keith Treadway officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Ellers Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace College Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be provided at the visitation and services.