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Saturday, 22 April 2017 16:02

Richard Edric Courser

Richard Edric Courser, 68 of Littleton passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Nash General Hospital.


Richard was born March 19, 1949 in Goffstown, New Hampshire to the late Tracey Aldrich and Ilene Kenyon Aldrich. He was also preceded in death by his son, Kevin Courser; his sister, Elaine Lemieux; his brother David Courser.

Richard’s passion was owning and running Stonehouse Timber Lodge on Lake Gaston with his beloved wife Martha for 20 years. He made friends with everyone who came in the door and enjoyed every day he spent working. Although he was from New England, Richard loved living in North Carolina and called it home for the last 22 years. He was a diehard New England Patriots football fan. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, two-step dancing with Martha, riding his motorcycle and loved Dunkin Donuts coffee and fine New England seafood. He loved his children and grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife, Martha Courser of the home; his children, Richard Courser, Jr., Thomas Courser, Christy Doyle, Heather Courser, Adam Courser, Martha Ruth Lane and Ralph H. Lane, Jr.; his sister, Gloria Brinkley; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 25 in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.  The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.


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#6 RE: Pam Robbins 2017-04-26 15:20
We are so sorry to about Richard. He was always a pleasure to work with him when he called.
#5 RE: Gil Pitt 2017-04-26 11:31
Martha, Ellen and I are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Please let us us know if you need us for anything.
#4 EditorDella Rose 2017-04-24 21:20
Martha, My heart breaks for you and your family at the passing of Richard. I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray you and yours will be comforted. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Richard will be greatly missed.
#3 RE: Kathy Hurry 2017-04-24 13:44
Martha, we are so very sorry to hear about Richard's passing. We have such fond memories of our time spent at Lake Gaston with you both and our families. May God bless and comfort you. Kathy and Bruce Hurry
#2 RE: Pam Hollowell Mannin 2017-04-23 19:35
Miss Martha,i am very sorry to hear about Richard. He was always cordial to me. I will stop in to see you the next time i am at the lake. Hugs to you.
#1 RE: DAN & JUDY DAILEY 2017-04-23 17:56

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