Obituary: Myrtle Stogner

Myrtle Davis Stogner,  87,  of Carolina Place in Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of Rockingham, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in Pinehurst.

Mrs. Stogner was born Sept. 6, 1927 in Wilson County, N.C., a daughter of the late Ellie and Savannah Jordan Davis.

obit_iconShe was a very active member of First Baptist Church, Rockingham, having served on numerous committees and was a member of the Rockingham Women’s Club. A graduate of East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, she was a dedicated Home Economics teacher in the Richmond County School System.

Her greatest joy was her students and her impact on education in Richmond County and North Carolina, which is evident in her serving on the Richmond County Board of Education, service as Director of Vocational Education and the many professional groups to which she belonged.

She was instrumental in the development if the Tech-Prep curriculum, which has been adopted by school systems across the United States. She had been a teacher of the year for Richmond County Schools and had received an honorary degree from Richmond Community College.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Stogner, a daughter, Mary Grace Stogner and sister, Doris Davis Finch Bass.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Erik Rasmussen of High Point; grandchildren, Hunter Rasmussen and wife Chloe of Raleigh, Anna Rasmussen and Virginia Rasmussen, both of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and great-grandchildren, Davis and Madeline Ann Rasmussen, both of Raleigh.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Rockingham with Rev. Dr. James Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in Eastside Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC 28379.

Carter Funeral Home is assisting the Stogner family.

Online condolences may be made at

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The Pee Dee Post
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

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