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Harriet WOODSON


1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Harriet WOODSON Obituary
WOODSON, Harriet Harriet Allen Woodson died peacefully on October 25th while sitting in her favorite chair. She is remembered as a real southern lady. While we will always have her love, we will miss her enthusiasm, support and energy she brought to the room. The daughter of Richard and Carolyn Allen, Harriet was was born on June 3, 1926 in Pine Bluff Arkansas, then moved at an early age to Memphis, Tennessee, where she grew up. She survived two husbands, the late Dr. Edward Schaefer Marks, and the late Dr. Grattan Crowe Woodson, Jr. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard H. Allen, Jr. Harriet led a most active life, serving as a Hospital Candy Striper during World War II and also during the war, sending a newsletter "Memphis Calling", to Memphis serviceman with chatty news. She was an avid tennis player and played on Atlanta's first ALTA team. As a concession to age, she took up golf in her fifties and scored a hole-in-one at the age of 84. She was a lady of many interests, some of which, such as painting and sewing, were short-lived while others, such as bridge and following the stock market, were life-long passions. She loved boating and sailing and was an active member of Atlanta Yacht Club. She and her husband, Chip, were early members of Cherokee Town and Country Club. The central love of her life was her family. She is survived by her six children: Carolyn Marks, Carter Marks Clayton, Harriet Marks Woodward, Edward Schaefer Marks, Jr., Grattan C. Woodson, III, Mary Clare Woodson. Known as Hattie, she is also survived by six grandchildren: Edwin Marks Woodward, Allen Alexander Woodward, Margaret Woodward Caswell, Edward Schaefer Marks, III, John Hunter Marks, Bonnie Woodson Raufman, and Simon Tucker Woodson. To top it off, Hattie lived to meet her great granddaughter, Carter Peyton Caswell. No matter what our sport or endeavor or even how well we were doing in it, we always knew mom or Hattie was our most enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader. She thought whatever we did was "wonderful". The family gives special thanks to Melody White, Harriet's caregiver and friend. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 11:00am at Lenbrook. Mom or Hattie will be missed by all but we treasure our time with her as a mother, grandmother, and friend.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 29, 2017
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