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Michael Duane McCarty B-E-38-7

Michael Duane McCarty, Jr., 41, of Connersville, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at his residence. A Connersville native, Michael was born August 11, 1976 to Michael D. and Vicki Ledford McCarty and was a 1994 graduate of Connersville High School. He had been employed for several different contractors locally and had worked independently as a concrete contractor. He had also worked as a landscaper. Michael was a devout Christian who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a fan of the Grateful Dead. Michael is survived by his mother: Vicki Ledford McCarty of Connersville; his father and step-mother: Michael McCarty and Toni of East China, Michigan; his paternal grandfather: James McCarty of Ocala, Florida; step-brothers: Steven and Keith Brown of Michigan; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother: Patricia McCarty; his maternal grandmother: Leola Rensink; his maternal grandfather: Jesse Ledford and his maternal step-grandfather: "Pops" Rensink and his beloved dogs, Moses, Marley and Kamari. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Michael's cousin, Pastor Jeff Herron, officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Fayette County Animal Shelter, 1703 Michigan Avenue, Connersville, Indiana 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to