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Catherine Moore Harman

d. January 16, 2016

Catherine Moore Harman of Candor died January 16, 2016 at Sandy Ridge Assisted Living.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Harman's life will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 20, in the original Macedonia Presbyterian Church where she served as pianist and organist for twenty years. In 1959, she moved her letter to the Candor Presbyterian Church where her husband was a member. On Mother's Day 1999, she moved her membership back to Macedonia - to complete her circle - "going back home," she said. Officiating at her service will be Rev. Matt Baker, Rev. Mark Carver, and Rev. Tom Williams. Inurnment will follow at the Candor Cemetery beside her oldest son, Patt Harman, III, and her husband, Patt Harman, Jr. Visitation will be in the fellowship hall of Macedonia Presbyterian Church one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Harman was born December 22, 1923 in Charlotte, NC. Her parents were Kate Pittman and Richmond Horace Moore. She graduated from Candor High School in 1940 and received her formal education at Greensboro College, 1940-1944, where she majored in music and sociology. She married her high school sweetheart, Patt Harman, Jr. on January 13, 1945.

Mrs. Harman worked for the Department of Social Services as a social worker for twenty years. Then, she joined her husband in the peach business. Their marriage of fifty-three years was devoted to growing crops of peaches, raising five wonderful children, and enjoying their "grands."

Catherine was, for many years, a loyal member of the Women of the Church. She sang with the Moore County Choral Society for fifteen years. She was a member of the Round Dozen Book Club for many years and an honorary lifetime member of that club. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Patt Claude Harman, III in December 1991 and by her husband July 1998.

Surviving are sons, Ted Moore Harman (Nancy) and Andy John Harman both of Jackson Springs; daughters, Catherine (Chichie) Harman Phillips (Calvin) of McFarlan and Jan Harman Williams (Art) of Eagle Springs.

She was "Mimi" to her twelve grandchildren, Patt Harman, IV, Calvin Phillips, III, Bryan Harman Phillips, Amy Harman, Katie Williams Tucker, Jason Moore Harman, Laura Williams Cosner, Luke Harman, Andrew John Harman, Will Williams, Benjamin Patt Williams, and Daniel Allen Harman. She also has eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Presbyterian Church, PO Box 340. Candor, NC 27229.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Harman’s life will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 20, in the original Macedonia Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall one hour prior to the service.

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