Marilyn L. Hartley
She was born December 6, 1947, in Huntington, W. Va. to Earl F. and Rosalie H. Lake.
Marilyn grew up in Huntington where she graduated with honors from Huntington High School and attended Marshall University. She began her professional career as a paralegal in Huntington, training under attorney, H. King Cowden. She later lived in Raleigh for a short time before moving to Charlotte, where she worked for the law firm of Parham, Helms & Kellum.
Marilyn formed her own real estate paralegal service, and was one of the first independent paralegals in North Carolina.
She began her career in real estate brokerage working for the local firm of Killian, Krug & Assoc. In 1982, she formed Marilyn Hartley Realty as a firm specializing in "in town" luxury residential homes. Her company has enjoyed many years of success and is still a staple firm in the greater Myers Park, Dilworth, and Eastover areas.
She was a former member of Blowing Rock Country Club in Blowing Rock, N.C., where she had maintained a summer home, Myers Park Country Club of Charlotte, N.C. and a former member of the North Carolina Society of New York. She was also a longtime member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
Marilyn was a world traveler and always had a smile for everyone she met. She was most especially proud of raising her two sons, Coleman and Taylor, both of whom are graduates of the University of South Carolina.
Her parents and two brothers, Daniel Lake of Huntington, W.Va. and Phillip Lake of Tampa, Fl., preceded her in death. A brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Lake of Richmond, Va.; a nephew, Anthony, of Charlotte; her two sons and a daughter-in-law, W. Coleman & Lindsay Carter of Charlotte and F. Taylor Carter of Columbia, S.C, survive her.
A Memorial Service is to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow at the church in Oxford Hall.
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