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Widower and sons try to get by with help of others

Charlotte Observer Empty Stocking Fund

Not even two months have passed since Tracy Stiles left home for a doctor’s visit and never came back.

The Charlotte mother of two died Oct. 9 in a crash on Albemarle Road. On that day, Jeff Stiles became both mom and dad and for Trevor, 8, and Devin, 10.

“I feel like I have to have mama’s and daddy’s strengths, mama’s and daddy’s courage and wisdom and perseverance,” Jeff Stiles says.

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