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Courtney Howard Quattlebaum
  • September 4, 1943 - March 16, 2012
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Grace Episcopal Church
    98 Wentworth St.
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Dearest Liz...Living in RI we were out of touch and Matt just told us today the sad news about your precious Mom. Jossie Kenzie Haydon Alan and I...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry Courtney. The class of 1961 in Aiken SC will surely miss you. I pray 4 ur family as they grieve their beloved. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Lydia Kaney - North Augusta, SC

“With love and sympathy,The DawsonsCarol and Al ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Carol and Al Dawson - florence, SC

“Dear Tommy and Family, Henry and I are so sad to hear about Courtney. I did not hear about the funeral until tonight. Lucille did call last...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: LIBBY HAWKINSON - COLUMBIA, SC

“We are so saddened by Courtney's death. I will never forget our lifelong friendship, growing up in Aiken, Judy, Courtney and me. Words cannot...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Courtney was an extraordinarily beautiful and giving woman who let the light of the Spirit in her shine out on all of those around her. She was a...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Polly Stoney - Charleston, SC

“Dr. Quattlebaum, We are so sorry to hear about Courtney. She was really nice to us. We will continue to pray for you and your family. May God bless...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Rose and Vivan

“As Director of Alumni at Coker College, the College Community joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy on the passing of Courtney Howard...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Pat Dampier - Hartsville, SC

“We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Quattlebaum. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Turkewitz family - Charleston, SC

“I knew Courtney very well in high school. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding.A lovely young woman and I was so sadden by the news.You and family are...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: paula blessing - aiken, SC

“Dr. Quattlebaum, We would like to offer you and your family our most heartfelt sympathy with your loss. We thank you for your spirit and the...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Tonya Misuraca - Hanahan, SC

“Judy, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. I remember her in school and in church. She was a sweet girl, and from the obituary she...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Carter Adams - Augusta, GA

“We were looking forward to meeting her at the wedding. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Trev and William Sherrod ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Our most heartfelt sympathy to the Quattlebaum/Howard families. We grew up together in Aiken.S.C. Prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: John/Janet Holley Wingfield - CA

“Our Sympathy and Prayers are with Courtney's Family, God will be with them during this time of sadness.Our Neighbor for years when Courtney was...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy and love,Dick and Gale Harllee Dixon ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Liz and Matthew, Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always! joe and nance ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: joe cox - Anderson, SC

“With fond memories of you at Davidson, my sympathy and prayers, Tommy. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Lowrie Beacham - Efland, NC

“Our deepest sympathy to all the family during this time of saddness. We will have you in our prayers and thoughts. Martha and Fletcher Derrick ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Martha and Fletcher Derrick - SC

“Courtney's write-up was beautiful! With heartfelt sympathy to Tommy, her children and extended family, ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Beverly Stoney Johnson - SC

“We were so sad to learn Courtney 's passing. Your prayers and thougths are with you ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Philippe and Marie Arnaud - SC


22 of 34 | Posted by: marie arnaud - mt pleasant, SC

“Her Coker family mourns her loss and rejoices over heaven's gain.Donna Gates Chapman, Class of 1965 ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Chapman - Hartsville, SC

“Dearest Family of Courtney, Our heart is breaking at the loss of our dear friend. We all grew up together and were life long friends, as our mothers...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Olivia and Joe Maxwell - FL

“I will cherish forever the few days i spent with Courtney this past October at Edisto Beach We had a wonderful time My prayers and thoughts are...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Wiland - Aiken, SC

“Courtney was a treasure to all lucky enough to be in her path in this walk on earth. Her children are all stellar and carry her good heart along with...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Edna Fraser - Charleston, SC

“Dear Tommy, I was so sorry to hear of Courtney's death. Don Carroll had heard at the Match Ceremony at MUSC. Please accept my sympathy in your...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Chris Hawk

“Tommy,The newspaper article was most descriptive of Courtney. Lovely. Glad we re connected these past years. Will not be ableto attendservice but my...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“From all of the Harllee and Dixon family:Thinking of all of you during this tough time. May God give you peace. ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Teal Dixon Lockard - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Courtney was a high school classmate of mine and was very special to so many of us. I am so sorry for your loss and will have you in my thoughts and...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Tommy, the prayers of the Brothers are with you.--Buck Lawrimore ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Courtney and I used to carpool when we were in high school. She was always so sweet and I cherished her friendship and have many fond memories. My...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: LaFaye Woodward Kitchings - Aiken, SC

“Our Aiken High Class of '61 family sends our condolences. Our sympathy to her family. Courtney will always be such a beautiful part of our memories....Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Dottie Boatwright - Columbia, SC

“I am so sorry for Courtney's family. I thought she was one of the nicest people at Aiken High. Please accept my condolences. ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Friedman - Aiken, SC


Courtney Howard Quattlebaum of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on the morning of March 16, 2012. Born September 4, 1943 to Sue Garvin Howard and the late Edward Hartwell Howard, she and her sisters, Linda Sue Poston of Charleston, SC and Judy Whitworth (Larry) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grew up in Aiken, SC. She earned a Fine Arts degree from Coker College in Hartsville, SC, and despite having been caught smoking cigars in the art studio, worked for Coker as a recruiter following graduation. She met her husband, Thomas Godfrey Quattlebaum, MD on July 4, 1966 at his grandmother's beach house in Singleton Swash above Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Quattlebaum taught in North Charleston following their marriage in 1967, and supported her husband through medical school at MUSC.

Together, they raised four children, Courtney Anne Quattlebaum of Austin, TX, Mary Quattlebaum de Haas (Roualeyn) of Santa Fe, NM, Thomas Godfrey Quattlebaum, Jr. (Hobbs) of Santa Cruz, CA, and Elizabeth McCall Quattlebaum of Charleston, SC (engaged to LTJG Matthew Cox). With immense joy, they welcomed two grandchildren, Elliot Roualeyn de Haas and Annabel Skye Quattlebaum.

A great supporter of the arts, Mrs. Quattlebaum was past president of the board of Charleston Ballet Theatre and a sponsor of the Spoleto Festival. In her own art, her work in oils and pastels reflected her impressions of landscape, meditations on personal experience, and a great skill for portraiture often using her children and grandchildren as models. Her friend and mentor was Frank Licciardi, a local oil painter, and she was close to batik artist, Mary Edna Fraser, and local teacher and artist, Shirley Gibson. She was a substitute art teacher at both Ashley Hall and Porter Gaud. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, serving on the flower guild. An inspired cook, she was renowned for her remarkable dinner parties and was an exuberant and gracious hostess. Mrs. Quattlebaum enjoyed traveling through Europe, and she and her husband most recently spent time together in the Italian lake region of San Vigilio at Lake Garda in the Fall.

Courtney Quattlebaum was unfailingly kind and lighthearted, warming her home with merriment and her beautiful smile. In life, she taught us how to live with grace, laughter and selflessness, and our memories and joys are immeasurable. She made everyone around her feel loved. She is survived by her husband and her mother, her children and grandchildren, as well as her sisters, devoted in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, Monday, March 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery in Conway, SC at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401.