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Johnnie Garren Harvey
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  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406
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  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Harvey Family - Thank you for sharing Mrs. Havey with us for all those years at MHS. She was an amazing teacher, setting the bar high and supporting...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Cameron Holtz (Wiseman) - NC

“I am so sorry to hear about Mrs.Harvey's passing. She was my senior English teacher. She was a wonderful teacher and person. I will never forget her....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Pam Wade Tribble - Townville, SC

“It was like having Natalie Wood for an English teacher. Your Mom was beautiful, feisty, caring, principled, charismatic and just, yet there was an...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Carole Cuttino - Awendaw, SC

“Johnnie and her family were my next door neighbors all our 'growing up' years. So very sorry to hear of her passing. Sincere sympathy to all the...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Marian Presswood - Benton, TN


5 of 20 | Posted by: Marian Presswood - Benton, TN

“Mrs.Harvey was a wonderful teacher and a kind and gracious lady. Deepest sympathy to her family.Jeanette Y. KleierMiddleton High School Class of 1974 ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Harvey was such a tremendous presence in so many lives; it is difficult to reflect on my years at Middleton without seeing her front and center....Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Rick Johannes - Hingham, MA

“I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Harvey's passing. She was my favorite teacher at Middleton. I would come to school early before homeroom just to...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Angie Morrow Mangrum - Marietta, GA

“My condolences she was my favorite I became an honor student in English Literature ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Gershon - Wellington, FL

“Loved this woman! Loved her class. I drew a picture for her as a senior and we were reading one of my favorite poems, "The Rime of the Ancient...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Tonya O'Cain - Prosperity, SC

“I was nervous to take an honors class, she made me feel confident and it's okay to ask questions. I loved Mrs. Harvey. She assigned the best stories...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl Kennedy - Charleston, SC

“I will always remember Mrs. Harvey as a wonderful and supportive teacher in my senior year at Middleton High School. She serves as an inspiration to...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a wonderful example to all of us on living life. We will all miss her. Sincere sympathy to all her family. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Haile - Johns Island, SC

“Sandy, Ellyn, I am so sorry to hear that your dear mother has passed. She had an impact that will long be remembered by her Middleton family. The...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Madelene Viohl - Charleston

“Mrs. Harvey was one of the best teachers I ever had, very patient and supportive. And she looked out for all us dumb, rowdy high school kids who hung...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Scott Peeples - Charleston, SC

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Harvey. She was one of my very favorite teachers and was excellent at it. My thoughts and prayers go to...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Janet Fincannon (Waddey) - SC

“My thoughts are with all of you. My memories of time in your Mom's classroom sitting on the couch are some of my fondest of my time At Middleton. I...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Clay Clayton - Friend

“I first met Johnnie at a neighborhood ladies luncheon soon after we moved into Huntington Woods. I felt as if I already knew her and told Johnnie...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Joanne Alexander - Charleston, SC

“Tim and Sandy, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and all the family during this time. I will be one of many who will let you know what a fabulous...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Dixie Roberts - Summerville, SC

“I remember I had Mrs. Harvey for AP English my senior year at Middleton. She was a good teacher, tough but fair. She helped me get a 4 on the AP...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jason Byrd - Summerville, SC


Johnnie Garren Harvey, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Thomas L. Harvey entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 13, 2019. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Johnnie was born January 2, 1934, in Benton, Tennessee, daughter of the late Luther Garren and Mary Lee Yates Garren. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University-1955, one of the first women graduates of The Citadel's Masters Program. Johnnie taught English for 30 years at St. Andrew's Junior High, St. Andrew's High School and Middleton High School and was a former Teacher of the Year at Middleton. She was an Elder and circle leader at Westminster Presbyterian Church and past president of The Garden Club of Charleston, and former president of the Ladies Exchange Club Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas L. Harvey of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Sandra Pennekamp (Tim) and Ellyn Winkles (Dan) all of Charleston; brother, James LeRon Garren, and sister, Billie Carol Hamby both of TN; four grandchildren, Tap Pennekamp, Alex Pennekamp (Lindley), Josh Winkles (Logan), and Claire Winkles. She was preceded in death by a sister Joann Fennell.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, 29406 or the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC, 29407.

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