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In memoriam: Peg Harvill

Renowned artist and avid APSU supporter Peg Harvill (49), 74, died at her Clarksville home July 25, after a long battle with Alzheimers disease and other sicknesses.

According to a July 26 article in The Leaf-Chronicle, her husband of 58 years, attorney Evans Harvill (44, 47), said his wife fought the good fight, beating breast cancer only to succumb to Alzheimers disease, which surfaced in 1995.
Renowned artist and avid APSU supporter Peg Harvill ('49), 74, died at her Clarksville home July 25, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and other sicknesses.

According to a July 26 article in The Leaf-Chronicle, her husband of 58 years, attorney Evans Harvill ('44, '47), said his wife “fought the good fight,” beating breast cancer only to succumb to Alzheimer's disease, which surfaced in 1995.

Among her many legacies are Harvill's magnificent watercolor paintings. Her paintings of such famous local landmarks as the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill were so popular she donated them for fundraisers. One of the most prominent displays of her art is in the Peg Harvill Gallery inside The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville.

Harvill also will be remembered for her successful work in saving APSU's Harned Hall from demolition. She received the Ovation Award from APSU's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and was named the Cancer Society Citizen of the Year. She was honored as the first-ever recipient of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center's Gracey Award in 2000.

Harvill was on the board of directors of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center and served as past chair of Austin Peay's Candlelight Ball.

Survivors include her husband, F. Evans Harvill, and a daughter, Catherine “Kitty” Harvill, Little Rock, Ark.

Memorial contributions may be made to the APSU Peg Harvill Memorial Fund, c/o the Business Office, P.O. Box 4635, Clarksville, TN 37044.
—Dennie Burke