Iris Eulene McCartney, 80, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A funeral ceremony celebrating her life is set for 1 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Callaway-Jones, with Rev. Craig Yates officiating. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.
Iris was born January 30, 1931, in Beaumont, Texas, to Forrest B. Small and Zula Davis Small. She has lived in the Brazos Valley area for over 50 years. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Bryan, and she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Many of her friends and relatives knew her as “Grammy.”
Pallbearers are Sonny Holligan, Tom Hanson, Tommy Broughton, Jason McCartney, Brian McCartney, and Bick Lemons.
Iris was preceded in death by her husband, O.C. “Mac” McCartney; sister, Lorraine Scott; and her parents.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Forrest and Estela McCartney, of Bryan, Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie McCartney and T.D. Tommy Palmos, of Bryan, Texas, Sherry McCartney, of Hearne, Texas; grandchildren, Sonny Holligan, Tommy Broughton and wife Marion, Jason McCartney and wife Abby, Brian McCartney; and longtime friend and companion, Calvin Tucker.
In her memory, memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church at 4220 Boonville Rd., Bryan, Texas 77802.