Olyc Quarles “Boss Lady” age 92, passed away March 18, 2014. She was a resident of Gary, Indiana for 72 years, formerly of Oxford, Mississippi. She received her education from Buford Chapel Elementary and Middle School and Oxford Training Center. She was a former employee of Hart Schaffner and Marx Clothing Manufacturing and a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by parents, Moses and Josephine Thirkield; husband, T.Z. Quarles; grandchildren, Tina Gulley and Sandra Price.
Survived by her son, John (Elsie) Quarles; goddaughter, Loretta Walker; grandchildren, Kira (Jerome) Ford, Shirleen Quarles, Alvin Quarles, Erica Quarles and Alysia Quarles; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; sisters, Ethel Mae Rivers and Jimmie Lou Thirkield and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 201 W. Ridge Road, Gary, Indiana, Reverend Brenda Birch, officiating. Burial at Fern Oak Cemetery, Griffith, Indiana. ~