ROSSER FERGUSON COCKMAN
PITTSBORO-Mrs. Rosser Ferguson Cockman, 99, of 2044 Alex Cockman Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at the Laurels Convalescent Home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Pittsboro, with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.Interment will be in the church cemetery.
She was born in Chatham County, on Aug. 21, 1902, and was the daughter of Wade Hampton Ferguson and Lulu Ann Burke Ferguson.She was married to Alex E. Cockman, who preceded her in death in 1969.
Mrs. Cockman was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Pittsboro.She was the church pianist for many years, a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher, music teacher and member of the Woman's Society for more than 50 years.Mrs. Cockman lived her entire life in Chatham County.Her husband, Alex, operated a hunting club and their home was open to many hunters during the season.She attended Burke's one room school house as a young girl and graduated from Pittsboro High School.She then attended Farm Life Finishing school in Moore County.In her later years, she donated time to the Chatham County Library, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Cockman was the first child of eight children born to Wade Ferguson and Lulu Ann Ferguson.All have preceded her in death.A son, Edward E. Cockman and wife, Janet of Middletown, Ohio, also prededed her in death.
Mrs. Cockman's surviving children are William B. Cockman and wife, Charlotte of Sante Fe, N.M., Benjamin B. Cockman and wife, Marjorie of Greensboo, Russell P. Cockman and wife,Barbara of Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Cockman's surviving grandchildren are Cathy Paine of Middletown, Ohio, Ed Cockman of Valdosta, Ga., Steve Cockman of Pittsboro, Denise Sessions of Sante Fe, N.M., Barbara Jean Dunlea of Salt Lake City, Utah, Alex Cockman of Cantwell, Alaska, Mark Cockman of Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Cockman of Fall City, Wash., Susan Cockman of Raleigh, James Cockman of Siler City, Bonnie Cockman of Alexandria, Va., Jeffrey Cockman of Allentown, Pa., Andrew Cockman of Greer, Lynda Jamison of of Sterling, Va., Mike Cockman of High Point, Max Cockman of Kure Beach.She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Griffin Funeral Home, Pittsboro.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 785, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
Online condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
The above obit appeared in the GREENSBORO NEWS AND RECORD, GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.Thought maybe it might be of some help to a fellow researcher.