Catherine Hardy Lavender


Age: 87

sprinter who competed mainly in the 100-meter dash and won an Olympic gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1952 Olympic Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland but who later married, had children, and a 30-year teaching career in the Atlanta Public Schools system.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: February 8, 1930

Died: September 8, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia