Lottie Gray Stidem (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Retired NASA Mathematician 'Sputnik Project' Coordinator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mrs. Lottie Gray Stidem, 97, entered into rest on Saturday, March 13, 2010. A native of Edgefield County, she was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie "C.T." Watkins and Tommie Lee Watkins. Survivors include three daughters, Carrie Brown, Augusta, Ga., Patricia Roland, Maryland, and Barbara Landrum, Washington, D.C.; two sons, Johnny Stidem, Washington, D.C. and Bennie Watkins, Trenton, S.C.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grands, and other relatives. Funeral services will be Friday, March 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Marshall's Funeral Corporation, 4217 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, is in charge. Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, S.C., is assisting the family locally.

The Augusta Chronicle-March 17, 2010