Charlotta Coward King Raeford, NC -Charlotta Coward King, 80, of Raeford, North Carolina died peacefully, following an extended illness, surrounded by loving family members on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Charlotta was born in Florence, South Carolina on September 4, 1933 to the late Barnwell Edwin and Pauline Stackley Coward. She graduated from McClenaghan High School in June 1951 and attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Charlotta felt fortunate to have lived and raised her children in the very special communities of Clarksville, Virginia and Raeford, North Carolina. Charlotta was a homemaker and active in Raeford. As a member of Raeford United Methodist Church since 1972, she served as a Sunday School teacher in the Koinonia Women's class for many years as well as a Circle leader through United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Raeford Woman's Club and served on both Hoke County and Sandhill Regional Library Boards. Charlotta waged a battle against breast cancer in 1971 and through God's grace won. Charlotta is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, George McCown King; their two daughters, Polly King Jordan and husband, John of Raeford, North Carolina; Charlotta King Howell and husband, David, a Raeford native, of Clarksville, Virginia; their son, George McCown King, Jr. and wife, Roxanne of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and granddaughter, Elizabeth McCown King of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Janet Crowe Coward of Concord, North Carolina; niece, Catherine Coward Niebauer and husband, Randy of High Point, North Carolina and their two children, Emma Carlisle and Ren. She was predeceased by her brother, Barnwell Edwin Coward, Jr. of Concord, North Carolina. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Helen Thomas, whose enduring and compassionate care for Charlotta was such a blessing. Also, the family would like to thank all of the wonderful people at St. Joseph of the Pines and FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care for their care and attention. The funeral service will be officiated graveside by Dr. Steve Castle and Dr. Homer C. Phifer at Raeford Cemetery on E. Central Avenue at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Visitation will be graveside, following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to: Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 N. Main Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376. Arrangements are in the care of Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford, North Carolina. Online condolences may be made at www.crumpler funeralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Morning News (Florence, SC).