Kathryn Laird Myers (Kate Eddings) of Weaverville, North Carolina passed away suddenly on June 22, 2014 due to complications associated with Cushing's disease.
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Kate was born at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois, June 29, 1967 where her father was stationed in the United States Air Force. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina and then Columbia, South Carolina, Kate lived with her family in Madison, Georgia where she spent most of her adolescent years. In 1985, Kate graduated from Saint Catharine's High School in Richmond, VA.
Kate is a University Of Georgia graduate receiving a degree in music. She continued her education at Weidner Law School in Wilmington, Delaware earning a Juris Doctor degree and a Master's of Business Administration simultaneously.
Kate had a very successful and fulfilling career for fifteen years before falling ill. She served as a law clerk for Hon George H. Stanger Jr. before taking on the role of Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. The later part of Kate's career was spent doing Pro Bono Services for South Jersey Legal Services.
Kate is survived and dearly missed by her husband Eric Myers, her parents Dr. Tally H. Eddings II and Mary Kathryn Everitt, her siblings Rebecca Calvin and Dr. Tally Eddings III, as well as her nieces Allison Gill, Cole Eddings, Molly Eddings, Halie Eddings and her nephew Everitt Gill.
Kate's love for animals was one of her greatest joys. Her horse Livingston and dog Daisy are now in the homes of friends and family.
A memorial service to honor the life of Kathryn Laird Myers will be held in the fall of 2014 at Raven Cliff Falls in North Georgia. An announcement for this service will be made at a later date.
Those wishing to honor of Kate can do so by making a donation to the Equine rescue, rehab and adoption center Hope for Horses, PO Box 1449, Leicester, NC 28748.
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 20, 2014