Lottie was born in Ashe County on Jan. 10, 1919 to George and Artie Jones Roten. She was predeceased by her husband, Ned H. McCoy, who died Dec. 5, 1993 and a son, Tim H. McCoy, Sept. 15, 2008, as well as her siblings, Ella Mock, Maggie Brown, Lockie Osborne, Bruce Roten, Glen Roten and Dorothy Rowland.
Surviving are three sons, Walbert and wife, Ann, of Virginia, Russell and wife, Vera, of Tennessee and James of Pennsylvania; and three daughters, Margaret Dixon and husband, Jim, of Maryland, Judy Kimble of Delaware and Louella Johnson and husband, Dan, of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her siblings, June Kemp of North Carolina and Raymond Roten of Ohio.
While living in Oxford, Pa., she attended Oxford Church of the Nazarene. After moving to Maryland, she attended Jane United Methodist Church in Rising Sun, Md. Lottie’s great joy was attending Bible classes in Oxford and Rising Sun and being with her family. Lottie loved doing research on genealogy. She has written a book on the family history of the McCoy’s and one on the Roten family. She did this before the computer age. Therefore, it involved a lot of research at libraries, cemeteries and courthouses. While visiting so many places, she met relatives she never knew existed and had many pen pals both in the United States and Europe.
Funeral services will be at Janes United Methodist Church, 213 Walnut St., Rising Sun, Md. on Friday July 1, at 11 a.m. Friends and family may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery.
Charitable contributions may be made to Janes United Methodist Church Building Fund c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.