Obituaries for Aug. 5
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – Marjorie Hugh Stedman, 99, formerly of Lynchburg, Va., died July 24, 2011, at The Pines at Davidson.
Born Sept. 11, 1911, in Lincoln County, Mrs. Stedman was the daughter of the late Coleman Edmund and Lucy McCorkle Bisanar.
She attended Appalachian State Teachers College and graduated from the School of Nursing at Charlotte Sanatorium/Memorial Hospital, now Carolinas Medical Center. She worked as a registered nurse prior to her children’s births and later. In 1988, when The Pines opened, she moved to Davidson to be nearer her daughter.
Her husband, Maurice Woollen Stedman, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, David Woollen Stedman, and wife, Cathy, Damascus, Ark.; daughter, Nancy Clendenin Sutton, Charlotte; and sister, Rose B. Bowden, Gastonia.
A memorial service was held July 28 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Drs. Bill Tiemann and John Kuykendall, with burial at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Resident Support Fund, The Pines, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036 or donor’s choice.
Josephine R. Florio
HUNTERSVILLE – Josephine Roeschlaub Florio, 87, of Huntersville Oaks, died July 24, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte.
Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Manhattan, N.Y., Mrs. Florio was a daughter of the late Bruno and Grace Maria Roeschlaub.
Her husband, Vito C. Florio, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Mike Florio, and wife, Mildred, Raleigh; daughter, Gaetana Ann Kopchinsky, Randolph, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
A wake and prayer service were held July 26 and a Mass followed on July 27, both at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Milford Cemetery in Milford, Pa. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, assisted the family.
Memorials: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Dennis R. Coogle
MOORESVILLE – Dennis Richard Coogle, 59, of Mooresville, died July 25, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. He had suffered from Lou Gehrig’s Disease for nearly five years.
Born Nov. 11, 1951, in Miami, Fla., Mr. Coogle was a son of the late Charles Richard and Margaret Woods Coogle.
He worked for BellSouth for more than 30 years, transferring from Miami to the Charlotte area in 1994. He retired in 2000 and joined his wife, Sherry, in operating their PostNet store in Cornelius.
An infant daughter, Brittany Leigh Coogle, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sherry Riggs Coogle; daughters Jenna Marie and Bethany Anne Coogle, both of Mooresville; and sister, Barbara Ann Coogle, Charlotte.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 29, at Christ Community Church, Huntersville, conducted by the Rev. Rick Felts. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: ALS Therapy Development Institute, 215 First St., second floor, Cambridge, MA 02142.
Lucy A. Brooks
HUNTERSVILLE – Louellen “ Lucy” Andrews Brooks, 64, of Huntersville, died July 27, 2011.
Born Aug. 17, 1946, in Mecklenburg County, Mrs. Brooks worked a variety of trade jobs through the years, including serving as caregiver to many children.
Donald C. Brooks, her husband of 38 years, preceded her in death.
Survivors include children Chester Brooks and wife, Jackie, Gastonia, Ruby Hubbard and husband, Alex, Lincolnton, Ellen Stowers and husband, Brian, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Donnie Brooks, Crouse; sister, Joanne Jones, Douglassville, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 30, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Jay Roach, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: Lake Norman Hospice, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
HUNTERSVILLE – Ann Cottrell, 74, of Huntersville, died July 27, 2011, at her home, after a four-year battle with cancer.
Born July 2, 1937, in Liverpool, England, Mrs. Cottrell was a daughter of the late Leo Roberts and Elizabeth O’Neill Clark.
After World War II, her grandmother raised her until she was 14, when she immigrated to California to join her mother, stepfather William Clark and two brothers and two sisters. She married Karal D. Cottrell on Aug. 2, 1958, and they lived in California and Kansas, before moving to Huntersville in December 2009.
She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, involved with Loretto and Jesuit High School social and services clubs and active for 45 years in Beta Sigma Phi, an international woman’s social, cultural and service organization. She served in the Mercy San Juan Hospital Guild for more than 25 years. As a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carmichael, she served for more than a decade as a Eucharistic minister.
Survivors, in addition to her husband of 52 years, include daughters Cheryl Wentz and Vicki Cottrell, both of Charlotte; son, Kenneth Cottrell, and fiancé, April King, Seoul Korea; sisters Jean Clark and Valerie Diekmann; brothers Robert and John Clark; and two granddaughters.
A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 1, at St. Mark Catholic Church, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home was in charge.
Memorials: Mercy San Juan Hospital Guild, Carmichael, Calif.
Kathleen C. Marshall
DAVIDSON – Kathleen Cherry Marshall, 94, of Davidson, died Friday, July 29, 2011.
Born Feb. 16, 1917, in Orangeburg, S.C., Mrs. Marshall was the only child of Adam Whitfield and Alma Wannamaker Cherry.
Educated in the Orangeburg school system, she graduated from Hollins College in 1938 and married Charles Foster Marshall, of Anderson, S.C., in 1939 After World War II, they moved to Lancaster, S.C. In 1969, they moved to Charlotte and to the Pines at Davidson in 1989.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Charles Foster Marshall, and wife, Martha Jean, Charlotte; daughters Cherry Marshall McNabb and husband, Laurence, Western Spring, Ill., and Mary Marshall Hixon and husband, Samuel, Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 1, at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home was in charge. Memorials: Residents Support Fund, The Pines, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC.
Elizabeth ‘Oretha’ Shoemaker
HUNTERSVILLE – Elizabeth “Oretha” Rogers Shoemaker, 81, of Huntersville, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.
Born June 6, 1930, in Hogansville, Ga., Mrs. Shoemaker was the daughter of the late Willie D. and Vinnie Thompson Rogers.
She retired from the textile-engraving field.
Survivors include her daughter, Angela B. Kaiser, Huntersville; son, Richard Louis Shoemaker Jr., and wife, Cindy, Mount Holly; brother, Clarence Rogers, Atlanta; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 1, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Rick Felts, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens. Online condolences: www.raymerfh.com.
Memorials: Serenity House, 110 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC.
Therese R. Gentle
DAVIDSON – Therese “Terry” Robichaud Gentle, 60, of Davidson, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at The Havens.
Born Oct. 11, 1950, in Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Gentle was a daughter of Helen Robichaud, of China Grove, and the late Joe Robichaud.
Survivors include her husband, Clifton C. Gentle; son, Tony Stafford, and wife, Robyn, Statesville; daughter, Katie Smith, and husband, Butch, Durham; siblings Ann Rich, Mike and Paula Robichaud, Julie Blewitt, Linda Serpe and Mary Villa; and two grandchildren.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held on her birthday in October. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, is assisting the family.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or the Alzheimer’s Association.