April 7, 1927-September 28, 2011 In loving memory
The family of Helen Sue Hendry McHargue celebrates the passing of her earthly life to her heavenly home following a long struggle with cancer. She peacefully left this life under the loving care of the capable staff at the Madison County Memorial Hospital, the Big Bend Hospice and the Madison Nursing Center on Wednesday, September 28th. Funeral services will be held at the Beggs Memorial Chapel on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2 p.m., followed by internment at the Concord Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison on Saturday night, October 1, 2011 between 5-7 p.m.
Helen Sue, commonly referred to as “Mema,” was married to Harold Edsel McHargue, Sr. who preceded her in death on January 1, 2005. Together, they raised 5 children, Harold Edsel McHargue, Jr. (wife Debbie Hammock McHargue); Melody Rebecca McHargue Taylor (Husband Jim Taylor); Mamry Michael McHargue (wife Ruth Wimberly McHargue; Stephen Bryan McHargue, (wife Jan Williams McHargue; and Gregory Scott McHargue (wife Vicki Souders McHargue of Brunswick, Georgia. Helen is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Helen was born in Cherry Lake on April 7, 1927 as the sole daughter of Mamry E. Hendry and Lelia Browning Hendry. Her brothers, Browning Hendry, Hybert “Skip” Hendry, George Alton Hendry and Bill Mack Hendry also preceded her in death.
Helen lived a full and glorious life as a mother and homemaker supporting her family while her husband, Harold, provided for the family as a long haul truck driver for Belford Trucking Company. She was an avid supporter of the Greenville High School athletics and music programs. She regularly hosted student athletes with transportation to and from practices and games and enjoyed her extended family of student athletes.
She attended Berry College in Atlanta, Georgia, where, as a member of the Ballad Girls, sang for members of the military and at functions for very important persons, including Henry Ford and other notables of her era.
She was most proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren and supported every aspect of their educational endeavors and professional careers. Her legacy as a mother and friend to so many will be long remembered and cherished.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308.