Cogdill, Merril Fortune (2008)

Obituary of Merril Fortune Cogdill ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Merril Fortune Cogdill, 85, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 7, 2008 at her residence.  She was born April 3, 1923 in McDowell County. Mrs. Cogdill was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and retired from Southern Devices as an Inspector.  She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Grady Cogdill; her father John F. Fortune; her mother Kathryn England Anderson; her step-father Vince Anderson; and one sister Nora Arrowood.

Left behind to cherish her memory are one son William Frank Cogdill of Grove City, OH; three daughters, Josephine Cogdill Pyatt and husband Cline of Marion, Judy Cogdill Putnam and husband Lonnie of Marion and Janice Cogdill Allman and husband Jerry of Morganton; two brothers, Frank Fortune of Marion and J.D. Anderson of Mebane, NC; two sisters, Betty A. Owens of Fayetteville, NC and Zelda Branch of Marion; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a very special lifelong friend June Poteat Geouge.

A Memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 10, 2008 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Richelle Sampl officiating.  Burial followed at McDowell Memorial Park.  The family received friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday November 9, 2008 at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 3149 US Hwy. 70 West Marion, NC 28752 or East Marion United Methodist Church 210 Baldwin Ave. Marion, NC 28752 or Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd. Marion, NC 28752.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 12, 2008 Volume 14 # 45