Monday, August 10, 2009

Sad News

Bob Ellis reports that Benny Cofer's wife Xylda passed away.

This is from the Charlotte Observer of August 9, 2009

Xylda Cofer

TUCSON, AZ -- Mrs. Cofer passed away August 4, 2009, at her home in Tucson, AZ. She was born August 23, 1938, in Kinston, NC to the late John Bryan and Ruth Bland. She attended Central High School in Charlotte, NC, where she was very active, well known and voted as Homecoming Queen and Most Popular for the class of '56. She married her junior high school sweetheart Benny C. Cofer July 13, 1958, in Raleigh, NC, and enjoyed 51 years of loving happiness

She enjoyed singing in a barbershop chorus in Raleigh, NC, and living and boating on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. She retired as an Administrative Assistant, from Corning Glass Works in Raleigh, NC, and Stauffer Chemical Company in Anderson, SC. She retired early due to poor circulation, the beginnings of her struggle with strokes and dementia.

To the end she remained joyful and sunny, never losing one of the most beautiful smiles ever. She and her husband lived in the Carolinas before moving to live with daughter Lori in Tucson, AZ. Xylda is survived by Brothers Wilbur (Iris), and Jerry (Judy) Bland, daughters Lisa Belue and Lori Cofer, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Our deepest sympathy to Benny. -Ed