Katherine Alice McKorkle Beaver

February 11, 1925September 29, 2010

Mrs. Katherine “Kay” Beaver, 85 of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church with The Reverend Dr. Charles Williamson and The Reverend Lee Koontz officiating. Interment will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service in the church rotunda. Kay was born February 11, 1925 in Rowan County, NC, a daughter of the late Clifford and Edith McCorkle. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Samuel McCorkle and Henry Albert McCorkle; her sister, Evelyn Overcash; and by her great grandson, Noah Spence. Kay loved gardening, quilting, and laughing. She was the joy of many peoples’ lives and will remain in everyone’s hearts forever. She will be missed and thought of every day. Kay is survived by her beloved husband of sixty-four years, Ray; daughter, Donna Blackwell and her husband, Tony; son, David Beaver and his wife, Jamie; granddaughter, Denise Parrott and her husband Billy; grandson, Paul Beaver and his wife, Amy; granddaughter, Lynne Spence and her husband, Evan; five great grandsons; one great granddaughter; sister, Ruth Westmoreland; brothers, Clifford McCorkle, Jr., Harold McCorkle, and Jerry McCorkle; as well as many nieces and nephews. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Presbyterian Hospice for their devoted compassion and care of Kay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233 or Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227. A service of McEwen – Mint Hill Chapel.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 2, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, October 2, 2010

Katherine Alice McKorkle Beaver

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Shelby Thomas

March 2, 2011

Kay, I just saw the article about your mother while searching for you. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that the passing of time has helped ease the pain.

September 30, 2010

Ray and family, it is with much sadness that we learned of the loss of Kay. Please accept our most sincere condolences. We are holding you in our hearts and pray that your happy memories and the love of your family and friends will sustain you during this time of grief.
With loving remembrance,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eugene ("Gene") Outen

September 30, 2010

Donna and Tony, Know that you are in our prayers and always in our thoughts. We are so sorry for this loss in your family. We love you.
Cathey & Jack Routh
Greensboro, N C

Paula Lagana Jamison

September 30, 2010

Donna and David,
My brother sent me the obituary for your mother and I wanted to offer my condolences to both of you and to your father. I am very sorry for your loss.