The Havelock Chamber of Commerce changed the name of a stock exchange to Megan McGarvey, a board member who died last Wednesday, while the German Shepherd Rescue group she volunteered with expressed sadness over his death.
The chamber also announced a service of life celebration for her to be held on Thursday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center.
McGarvey, who also worked in the public relations department of CarolinaEast Health System for more than 30 years, was delivering a rescue dog on May 22 when he bit her. As a result of the incident, she developed a blood infection that claimed her life four days later.
“Our rescue is incredibly sad to learn of Megan’s passing,” rescue director Cris Higgenbotham said in an email to the Sun Journal. “She has worked with many rescue organizations and was a true advocate for rescue animals. She lived for her animals and will be sadly missed.
Higgenbotham said the organization was investigating Saturday’s incident and added that “until we know more we cannot comment.”
Meanwhile, Erin Knight, executive director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber is renaming its CCC endowment scholarship in her honor.
“We all mourn the loss of a wonderful wife and friend,” she said. “Megan McGarvey has imprinted her cheerleader spirit in our hearts for a lifetime. She has let us remember the value of what it feels like to be encouraged and uplifted as we love our community and all the people we serve.
The scholarship will benefit an HHS graduate each year and will be administered by the chamber. Funds can be paid to the chamber for the Megan McGarvey Memorial Scholarship by mail, phone or hand delivery.