Merrily McLaughlin Cherokee County Farm Bureau Agricultural, Horticulture or Environmental Science College Scholarship

Merrily McLaughlin passed away on November 27, 2023, and in her memory her family has set up a college scholarship. This scholarship is for a Cherokee County High School Senior that is pursuing a degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field. The scholarship is for $5400.The scholarship application is due April 1, 2024. For an application interested students should contact Denise Forward, Program Coordinator for Cherokee County Farm Bureau at 770-479-1481 or

Merrily enjoyed gardening and developing specialty sauces and gourmet foods under her company name “Merrily Gardens”. For over twenty years she worked tirelessly behind the scenes supporting charitable organizations in her community.

Merrily is greatly missed by her husband, John McLaughlin, her sister Sara Durham, her brothers Rick and Mike Durham, her daughter Melissa, son-in-law Joe, grandson Walker and her many friends.