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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Coy W. Plott

Coy Walter Plott
May 21, 1937 - November 20, 2014
Coy Walter Plott, 77, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2014, as a result of complications from a stroke.  He was born May 21, 1937 in Cabarrus County to the late Gertrude and Hugh Plott.  He graduated from Pfeiffer University in 1959 as a proud member of Pfeiffer’s first soccer team and was especially proud of having scored the team’s first goal in school history.

Coy’s hard work and determination led to a 50-year career in the insurance industry.   As an independent  agent, he quickly established himself as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and received numerous other awards. More important than the success and awards, Coy was grateful for the countless number of friendships founded along the way. He never met a stranger and is well remembered for his quick wit, infectious laugh, and never ending stories.  He spent many years of his life serving others as a loyal member of the Charlotte East Rotary Club. He was proud of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. Coy enjoyed many rounds of golf as a member of Myers Park Country Club for thirty-eight years.

Coy enjoyed a rich and rewarding life, yet nothing surpassed his love for his family and spending time with them.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son- in- law.  He enjoyed travel, spending time on the coast, and happy times on the dance floor.  He was an enthusiastic, and sometimes overzealous, fan at his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.  He always had his camera in hand to capture his most special moments.  His passion for sports and children was evident, especially during his Park Sharon and Southpark Youth League coaching days.  Coy will always be remembered for his friendly demeanor and kind heart.

Married for 47 years, Coy is survived by the love of his life, Jackie; his three children, Kelly Plott and his wife Shana of Charlotte, and their children, Patrick, Emma, and Harrison; Missy Kersting and her husband Jim of Mount Pleasant, SC, and their two children, Jack and Lucy; and Chad Plott and his wife Debbie of Mount Pleasant, SC, and their daughters, Caroline and Claire; and his beloved mother-in-law, Doris Moore, of Charlotte.

The family is eternally grateful to Dr. Carlene Kingston and her entire team at Presbyterian Hospital for their outstanding care and unwavering compassion during this difficult time. 

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital, Sharon Towers Resident’s Assistance Fund, or the Humane Society of Charlotte.

A memorial service to celebrate Coy’s life will be held on Monday, November 24, at 2:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, with a reception immediately following the service.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

John Crawford Sr.

John D. Crawford, Sr.
October 23, 1939 - November 19, 2014
John Dale Crawford, Sr., 75, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away November 19, 2014. He was born October 23, 1939 in Tate County, Mississippi, the son of John and Hazel Sinquefield Crawford. John graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering after serving four years in the United States Air Force. He was married to the former Ellen McMorrough in 1965. His career with General Electric and Lockheed Martin Aerospace carried him to live in Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Retirement brought him back to Mississippi and then to North Carolina. John was a member of Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Known for his sense of humor, John enjoyed meeting people, gardening, and following Mississippi State University sports.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years; sons, John Crawford, Jr. (Kim) of Denver, Colorado, Daniel Crawford (Shelly) of Charlotte, and Andrew Crawford of North Charleston, South Carolina; grandsons, Aidan and Benjamin Crawford; and granddaughters, Aubrey, Lily, and Elizabeth Crawford. He is also survived by sisters, Shirley Crawford Jones and Janis Crawford Leake. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Margaret Crawford York and Carolyn Crawford Haire.

Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

Helen Ecoff

December 30, 1923 - November 17, 2014
Helen Marion Ecoff, 90, of St. Louis went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Poplar Bluff, MO on December 30, 1923 and graduated from Pacific High School in 1941.

Helen is survived by her children, Junia Graeff and son-in-law, Warren Graeff of St. Louis, MO, Mark Ecoff of St. Louis, MO, and Susan Dulian and son-in-law, Jim Dulin of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Gracie, Meagan, Asa, Shannon, Libby, and Emma; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her dear parents and brothers, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Daniel Pruett Ecoff of Webster Groves, MO.

Helen enjoyed a beautiful life raising her family in Webster Groves. Her lifelong passions included Cardinals baseball, Rams football, Blues hockey, quilting, trivia games, and her loving church family at First United Methodist Church of Webster Groves. She had a brilliant mind, a gentle spirit, and a loving heart. Though we mourn her loss, we know the angels in heaven are rejoicing, and we will all be together again.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church located at 600 Bompart Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00-11:00 preceding the service at the church.

Contributions in memory of Helen can be made to the elevator fund at First United Methodist Church of Webster Groves.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Theda Nicholas

Mrs. Nicholas died November 14, 2014.  Services will be privately held at a later date.

Angelo Sanchez

Angelo Joseph Sanchez
March 31, 1930 - November 13, 2014
Angelo Joseph Sanchez, 84, of Pineville, NC, formerly of Vero Beach, Florida for 60 years, passed away November 13, 2014.  He was born on March 31, 1930 in Tampa, Florida to the late Jose and Dollie Sanchez.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Bonnie H. Sanchez; daughter, Teresa D’Albora (Paul); son, Mark Sanchez (Carolyn); grandchildren, Angela D’Albora, Jacob D’Albora (Megan), Sara Sanchez, Elizabeth Sanchez; and great-grandchild, James D’Albora.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association.

If you would like to get in touch with the family, you may reach them at the following addresses:

Bonnie Sanchez: 12910 Dorman Rd., Apt 3308, Pineville, NC 28134
Terri D'Albora: 11902 Harmon Lane, Pineville, NC 28134
Mark Sanchez: 9862 SW 74th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34476

Elaine Connolly

Elaine Rose Connolly
November 30, 1945 - November 13, 2014
Elaine Connolly, of Indian Land, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 13, at Carolinas Medical Center. She was born November 30, 1945, in Portland, Maine, to the late Joseph and Irene Corkrey.

In her leisure, Elaine enjoyed walking, crosswords and reading. Above all else, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. Mrs. Connolly is survived by her son, William Connolly; grandchildren, Claire and Carlee Connolly, and their mother, Lori Connolly; and siblings, Marlene Manoogian, Ron Corkrey, Bruce Corkrey, Collette Giovanetti, Linda West; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

A service of celebration will be held 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277, with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the 
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Margaret Grantz

Mrs. Grantz died November 11, 2014.  Services will be privately held at a later date.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elizabeth Gillespie

Mrs. Gillespie died November 3, 2014.  Services will be privately held at a later date.

Virginia Nicolaides

Virginia Driscoll Nicolaides
March 26, 1924 - October 31, 2014
Virginia Driscoll Nicolaides, 90, passed away peacefully at the Stewart Health Center, The Cypress of Charlotte, on October 31, 2014.

Mrs. Nicolaides was born in Albany, New York, where she graduated from The Vincentian Institute School and The University at Albany. Mrs. Nicolaides was married to Professor John D. Nicolaides for almost 52 years before his death in 1999. In addition to supporting his work in aerodynamics, she was an American Red Cross "gray lady" volunteer, president of the Ladies of Notre Dame where her husband was on the faculty, and president of the Children's Home Society in San Luis Obispo, California. She was an avid golfer, traveler, and lifelong Catholic.

Mrs. Nicolaides was devoted to her only child, Kathleen Nicolaides, and only grandson, John Murdter. She moved from California to Charlotte in 2002 to be with them. Up until she was 84, she could be found in the carpool pick up at Providence Day School doing her most rewarding volunteer job taking care of her grandson. Mrs. Nicolaides is survived by her daughter, Kathleen, Kathleen's husband Mike Rader, and her grandson, John Murdter.

For the past two years she resided on the second floor of the Stewart Health Center, where she received extraordinary care and attention from the staff. The family wishes to thank all members and staff of The Cypress, Hospice of Charlotte, Fr. Mark Lawlor and her caregiver, Josie Bowman.

A memorial service will be held in The Clubhouse of The Cypress of Charlotte 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte or to St. Vincent de Paul Church.