McCarty's Legacy Lives On

The University Of Southern Mississippi's most recent Oseola McCarty scholarship winner is Jessica Gandy of Waynesboro.

The pre-nursing student is a 2002 Wayne County High School graduate.

Gandy also played basketball, was a member of the track team and a member of the National Honor Society.

McCarty endowed the scholarship with $150,000 she saved from a lifetime of work washing and ironing other people's clothes.

McCarty died of cancer in 1999 at the age of 91.