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Sue Calhoun Mon­tague died Fe­bru­ary 5, 2019 at Levine & Dick­son Hos­pice House at Alder­s­gate in Char­lotte. She was born on Au­gust 7, 1930 in Brew­ton, Alabama to the late The Rev­erend Doc­tor Wil­liam Fletcher Calhoun and Sally Ruth Eck­ford Calhoun. The daugh­ter of a Methodist min­is­ter, she lived in Mo­bile, Mont­gomery, Selma and Dothan, Alabama, grad­u­at­ing in 1948 fromPar­rish High School in Selma. In 1952 she grad­u­ated from Hunt­ing­don Col­lege, where she served as sec­re­tary of the stu­dent body and pres­i­dent of her dor­mi­tory.

Fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion, she worked as a so­cial worker in Birm­ing­ham, AL where she met her fu­ture hus­band and love of her life, Edgar Bur­well Mon­tague, Jr., whom she mar­ried Au­gust 18, 1956. They moved to Char­lotte, NC shortly there­after.

She was a long-time mem­ber of Trin­ity Pres­by­te­rian Church, where she served as an El­der, a Stephens Min­is­ter, taught Sun­day School and served on many com­mit­tees. She was also in­volved with the Char­lotte Speech & Hear­ing Aux­il­iary, The Char­ity League, and served as PTA Pres­i­dent at Carmel Ju­nior High School. She was a board­mem­ber of Friends of the Li­brary of Queens, the Friend­ship Force and she vol­un­teered with many Char­lotte char­i­ties in­clud­ing Cri­sis As­sis­tance Min­istry and Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity. An avid ten­nis player, Sue played in sev­eral or­ga­nized leagues in Char­lotte, in­clud­ing Carmel Coun­try Club and with close friends in the Thurs­day Night Ten­nis group (aka TNT). She also loved play­ing bridge, gardening, and read­ing, es­pe­cially with her sev­eral book clubs. In 2009 she moved to Sharon Tow­ers where she en­joyed many new friend­ships. Sue had many in­ter­ests and ac­tiv­i­ties, but what she loved most was spend­ing time with her fam­ily and friends.

She was pre­ceded in death by her beloved hus­band, Ed, her brother Wil­liam Fletcher Calhoun, Jr., her sis­ter, Louise Calhoun Duf­fey, brother-inlaw, Bishop Paul A. Duf­fey and her grand­son Edgar Eubank (Banks) Mon­tague. Sur­viv­ing are her son, Edgar Bur­well (Monty) Mon­tague III, (Kathryn Cook) of Char­lotte, NC, daugh­ter, Mary Ash­ley Mon­tague (Wil­liam Yoder) of Raleigh, NC, grand­daugh­ters Nancy Lea Mon­tague of Mt Pleas­ant, SC and Vanessa Yoder Mon­tague of Raleigh, NC, broth­ers Dud­ley Eck­ford Calhoun of At­lanta, GA and Richard Fletcher Calhoun of Troy, AL, and nu­mer­ous beloved nieces, neph­ews and friends. The fam­ily ex­presses their deep grat­i­tude to all the friends, Sharon Tow­ers and Hos­pice staff and other care­givers who have pro­vided tremen­dous sup­port over the years, and es­pe­cially in the past few months.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at Trin­ity Pres­by­te­rian Church in Char­lotte on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 23, 2019 at 3: 00 PM. Memo­rial do­na­tions may be given to Trin­ity Pres­by­te­rian Church, Sharon Tow­ers Res­i­dents’ As­sis­tance Fund, and/ or Hos­pice and Pal­lia­tive Care of Char­lotte Re­gion.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of Ken­neth Poe Ser­vices, Char­lotte, NC. On­line con­do­lences can be shared at www. ken­neth­poe­ser­vices. com.

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