Karen McCartha
Karen McCartha

Obituary of Karen McCartha

Karen Renee "BooBoo" McCartha LEXINGTON: Services for Karen Renee "BooBoo" McCartha, 52, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by Rev. Ryan Lyles. Interment will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, SC 29201. Mrs. McCartha passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Born in Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of Alberta Miller Frye and the late Daniel "D.L." Frye. BooBoo loved animals, camping, and fishing. She was a proud military mother; a good cook and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving is her mother Alberta of West Columbia; her loving husband of nine years, Mike McCartha of Lexington; daughter, Faith Danielle Ellis of Alexandria, VA; son, Bryan J. Ellis (Leslie) of West Columbia; six sisters; five grandchildren and one grandchild, Jace Galieo Ellis due in December; Duke, her dog, Tweety, her bird, and Bugsy, her rabbit. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lily Whittaker and her cousin and best friend, Dianne Moore. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Fifth Floor Pulmonary Unit of Lexington Medical Center. Family and friends may sign online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com
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