Violet McCoy of Miami died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Allgood Estates in Commerce after a lengthy illness. She was 89.

Mrs. McCoy was born July 27, 1918, in Tecumseh to Henry and Zelma (Tyner) Harry. She graduated from Chilocco Indian School and then attended beauty college, graduating with a cosmetology degree.

She owned and operated her own beauty shop in Miami for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and of the Christian faith. She was a Delaware and Shawnee Indian.

She married Elvis A. McCoy on Feb. 2, 1946, in Baxter Springs, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1988.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Harry McCoy on Feb. 8, 2001; her parents; her stepfather, Joe Collins, and one half-brother, Buddy Harry.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Amanda J. Herd of Miami; one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Powell of Miami, and two great-grandsons, Chase and Chaze.

Graveside services took place at 10 a.m. today at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Bill Blalock officiated.

Pallbearers were Wayne Blalock, James Blalock, Jeff Blalock, Greg Blalock, Rob Blalock and John David Ballard.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.