Linda Lou Cogdell

Published 5:38 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

Linda Lou Wilkerson Cogdell, beloved wife of Larry Bruce Cogdell of 207 S. Johnson St., Landrum, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 16, 2011. Born Dec. 2, 1950 in Marion, N.C., she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Iva Lee Carver Wilkerson.
Mrs. Cogdell was a graduate of Polk Central High School and a founding member of Christ Community Church in Landrum. As a faithful servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she brought many people to His saving love by teaching youth and children and serving in various other roles in the church.  Even in her final days she lived out her life as a testimony to the Lord. She also served the community that she loved as a volunteer and member of Landrum Rescue 11. She was retired from Phelps Dodge / International Wire in Inman, S.C., and currently worked along with her husband at Cogdell’s Radio Shack.
In addition to her husband of 42 years, she is survived by a loving family, including son Gregory Cogdell and his wife, Jennifer, and “Mimi’s” beloved grandson, Jacob; son, Grant Cogdell and his wife, Cassie Jo; sisters, Frances Williams (James) and Joyce Provo (Brad); brothers, Wesley Wilkerson (Irene) and Tim Paul Wilkerson (Pam). Also surviving are several in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Danny Lee Wilkerson, and a sister, Rose Marie Wooten Gregory.
She is also survived by the members of Landrum Rescue Squad and Christ Community Church, whom she considered to be brothers, sisters, sons and daughters.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Landrum, with Rev. Philip Wilds, Rev. Hambone Camp, and Rev. Michael Bragg officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Landrum, S.C. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon.
Memorials may be made to Landrum Rescue Squad: P.O. Box 434, Landrum, S.C. 29356.
The family will be at the home, 207 S. Johnson St., Landrum.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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