Lowcountry legend: A profile of Hargray founder Gertrude Gray Harvey Leonard

Sep 3, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Island Packet

“She was an important influence in the history of this whole region and I consider it a privilege to have known her, if only briefly”

Gertrude Gray Harvey Leonard is one of the most successful woman the Lowcountry ever produced, but few knew it. via Island Packet

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Kathleen Oliver Wilson

Bluffton, SC

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Sep 3, 2007
 
If my parents were living today, they too would attest with me that Miss Gertrude was a fine lady. She and my father, Joe Oliver were great friends. Dad often called her about business and could always rely on her for an honest and astute perspective. She was a wonderful friend even to the end as she had her son Leroy Jr. drive her to the funeral and Beaufort Memorial Cemetary for the grave side service.
You see, my father founded the Hardeeville Development Corporation in the 1950s and Miss Gertrude's husband, Leroy Harvey, Sr. was one of the 5 original stockholders. When her husband died, she had to "pick up many pieces" and she met the challenge with style! Her family was most important to her so each of her children and many of the grandchildren took leadership roles in Hargray Communications.
Hats off to Mrs. Gertrude Harvey! She was indeed a unique lady of her time.
Mrs. Kathleen Oliver Wilson
Hardeeville, SC
Kathleen Oliver Wilson

Bluffton, SC

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If my parents were livng today, they too would attest with me that Miss Gertrude was a fine lady. She and my father Joe Oliver were great friends. Dad often called her about business and could always rely on her for an honest and astute perspective. She was a wonderful friend even to his death as she had her son Leroy Jr. drive her to the funeral and Beaufort Memorial Cemetary for the grave side service.
You see, my father founded the Hardeeville Development Corporation in the 1950s and Miss Gertrude's husband, Leory Harvey, Sr. was one of the 5 original stockholders. When her husband died, she had to "pick up many pieces", and she met the challenge with style! Her family was most important to her so each of her children and many of her grandchildren took leadership roles in Hargray Communications.
Hats off to Mrs. Gertrude Harvey Leonard! She was indeed a unique lady of her time.

Mrs. Kathleen Oliver Wilson
Hardeeville, SC

walterw@hargray.com
Nathan Shepard

Bluffton, SC

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Mar 6, 2008
 
I am sorry but this is not right. I am the Great Grand Son of Gertrude. She was buried in Savannah,GA not Beaufort. How could you have so much info to give with such a wrong fact.
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"She was a wonderful friend even to the end as she had her son Leroy Jr. drive her to the funeral and Beaufort Memorial Cemetary for the grave side service."

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