Class of 1924
Birth: October 21, 1905, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: May 15, 2006, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
William Edney Harris (1862-1932)
Minnie Ada Cope (1872 – 1965)
Sarah Myrtle Harris (1885 – 1942)
James Newton Harris (1886 – 1965)
Robert Alexander Harris (1898 – 1986)
Josie Bell Harris Woody (1903 – 2001)
W5illiam Edney Harris III (1908 – 1990)
Victor Flournoy Harris (1910 – 1999)
Mary Jane Harris Stratton
Kathryn Wilson Harris Blume (1913 – 2002)
Henry Corum Quay Sr. (1897 – 1952)
Marriage: June 26, 1895
Henry Corum Quay Jr.
Bonnie Quay Howie
Margaret Anne Quay Gardner
The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), May 17, 2006
Mrs. Quay died May 15, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital, Main, Charlotte, NC. She was born October 25, 1905 in Harrisburg, NC, daughter of the late Minnie Ada Cope Harris and William Edney Harris, Sr. Margaret attended Harrisburg School, a three-room school; Mont Amoena Seminary, a boarding school in Mount Pleasant, NC; and summer sessions at Duke University, receiving her teaching certificate in 1924. During the school years of 1924-1925 and 1925-1926, she taught in a one-room school, grades 1-7 at Allison Grove in the Poplar Tent neighborhood and Golden Grove in the Robinson Community.
She was a very active member of Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, choir member, Circle Chairman and President of the Women’s Auxiliary (now Presbyterian Women).
Margaret was presented an Honorary Life Membership by Presbyterian Women, Harrisburg Presbyterian Church. On the occasion of her 100th birthday, she was honored by Presbyterian Women with the renaming of the Ola Query Scholarship Fund to the Presbyterian Women Centenarian Scholarship Fund.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Henry Corum Quay, Sr.; brothers, James Newton Harris, Robert Alexander Harris, William Edney Harris, III, and Victor Flourney Harris; sisters, Sarah Myrtle Harris, Mary Harris Stratton, Josie Harris Woody, and Kathryn Harris Blume; and son-in-law, James Gourley Howie.
She is survived by a son, Henry Corum Quay, Jr. and wife, Sue, of Peachtree City, GA; daughters, Bonnie Quay Howie of Harrisburg, NC and Margaret Anne Quay Gardner and husband, Walter, of Hiltons, VA; grandchildren, James Michael Howie, Leslie Howie McCorkle and husband, Gary, Anna Howie Radford and husband, Dwight, Cornelia Howie Auten and husband, Alan, Michael Henry Quay and wife, Nell, James Timothy Quay, Brian Raleigh Gardner and wife, Carol, Craig Walter Gardner and wife, Alison, and Margaret Amy Griffin and husband, Neil; and great grandchildren, Jonathan Howie Auten, Evan Reid McCorkle, Madison Elizabeth Gardner, Alexandria Morgan Gardner, Grant Kirkpatrick Gardner, Tyler Craig Gardner, Margaret Alice Gardner, Julia Quay Griffin, and Benjamin Styers Griffin, and James M. Howie.
Visitation will be at Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, from 7-8:30 PM Thursday. Service will be Friday at 2 PM at Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Warren Nance officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are George Stratton, Jr., Jesse Harris Cofer, Dr. Sidney Lane Woody, Lloyd Lester Quay, Jr., Dr. Thomas Frederick Blume, and Thomas Grier Harris, Jr.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Women Centenarian Scholarship Fund, Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, PO Box 310, Harrisburg, NC 28075.
Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, is serving the family. Online condolences and obits at http://www.hartsellfh.com.