Dorothy Logan

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dorothy J. Logan
DURHAM, N.C.—Dorothy “Dot” Hale J. Logan, 96, a resident of The Forest at Duke, died May 8, 2009, in Duke Hospital.
She was born Jan. 3, 1913, in Courtland. She was the daughter of Emily Applewhite Joyner and Bernard Bennett Joyner.
She lived in Courtland until she finished high school and moved to Norfolk. She married Joe M. Logan in 1941, and they lived in Norfolk, Carmel, Calif., and Louisville, Ky., before moving to Charlotte in 1948, where she lived until 1996.
Mrs. Logan was a founding member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where she served as president of the Women of the Church, Circle chairwoman and as a Sunday school teacher, as well as on numerous church committees.
She was a retired member of the Charity League and an original member of The Wendover Garden Club. She was a loving caregiver for her father-in-law, Charles Logan (“Bampoo”), who lived in the home for several years.
In later years, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was active with the Shepherd Center of Charlotte.
She moved to the The Forest at Duke in Durham in 1996. She was an inspiration to all who watched her age gracefully and embrace her elderly years with passion and enthusiasm.
She brightened the lives of those all around her with hugs and smiles. She was an avid walker for many years, and was devoted to exercise classes and enjoyed playing billiards.
She won the Ladies TFAD Billiards Tournament Championship in 2006 at age of 93.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Harris (Joe) of Durham, Jonelle Logan of Montreat, N.C. and Linda Logan (Jim Edney) of Durham; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Brownlee Bryant, James Robert Bryant IV, Beaujeaux deLapouyade and Joe deLapouyade and two great- grandchildren, Elizabeth Logan Cable and Lindsey Joyner Cable; her sister, Frances Sykes of Norfolk and several nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Emmalyne Woolard; and her brother, Bernard Bennett Joyner Jr.
A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3115 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., with a reception to follow in the church parlor.
A family graveside will be held afterwards.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Forest at Duke in June at a date and time to be determined.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Forest at Duke for their ongoing care and contributions to her quality of life and would especially like to thank Dr. Anthony Galanos for his years of devoted attention as her primary care physician.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte or to a charity of one’s choice. Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home of Durham is assisting the family.