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Clyde Marable McCarty

Clyde Marable McCarty and her husband Tom raised their family in Decatur. Clyde was a convert to Catholicism and devout throughout her life. She served others in many ways, including bringing Catholic children who attended the Davidson School for the Deaf to church and to her home for Sunday dinner. Later in life, she sewed maternity clothes for Birthright international and was a frequent volunteer at the local food bank.

Clyde returned to college in the 1960’s and received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in education from Georgia State University. She earned a specialist certification in reading as well. “My mother was always helping people who had problems,” said her son, David. “I think that is why she became a special educational teacher. She felt that without the ability to read well, one would limit their upside to future education.”

Clyde was also a beloved sixth grade teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Decatur. After she passed away on July 16, 2017 at 95, her son David and daughter-in-law Celia created the Clyde Marable McCarty Endowment Fund in her memory. The fund supports scholarships for students in need at the school.

“I set this fund up in my mother’s memory,” David said. “She always pulled for the underdog, and she always helped the needy. If this fund helps in any way, I’m sure she would be happy.”