— Sarah Agnew McCay, 85, died on Aug. 9, 2006, at Pine Meadow Alzheimer’s
Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at
Mrs. McCay was born April 21, 1921, the fourth of six children to Lucian and Mary Waters Agnew in Pratts community outside Baldwyn. After graduation from
Her career became “the preacher’s wife.” Together, they ministered to United Methodist churches at
While Rev. McCay served as superintendent of the Hattiesburg District from 1969-75, the couple pursued their dream of establishing a statewide radio ministry, and The Methodist Hour of Mississippi was born. This evolved into a special appointment as state director of radio, TV and communications for the Mississippi Conference. Rev. McCay was killed in an automobile accident in 1977 and for six months after, Mrs. McCay continued to keep The Methodist Hour alive, until another director could be appointed.
Mrs. McCay’s personal ministry then shifted to Main Street United Methodist. She was active with the United Methodist Women,
Survivors include: daughters, Mary McCay, Barbara McCay and Dottie Machen, all of
Memorials may be made to The United Methodist Hour, Alzheimer’s Association for Research, American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research or the charity of your choice.