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James Alton "Alto" Coffman
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1894
Union County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1957
Hancock County
Indiana, USA

Obituary taken from The National Road Traveler, Cambridge City, Indiana, issue dated October 10, 1957


GREENFIELD - Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary for James A. Coffman, age 62 years, who died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hancock Memorial Hospital the result of a heart attack he sustained the previous Friday. Rev. W.V. Sleamaker, pastor of the South St. Methodist Church officiated. Interment in Park Cemetery.
Mr. Coffman was born in Tennessee, the son of John and Belle Sexton Coffman and had been a resident of Greenfield since 1923. A World War I veteran he was a member of Hancock Post NO. 119, the American Legion, The Eagles Lodge and the Joseph L. Allen Barracks of World War I Veterans.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Fannie Coffman, one sister Mrs. William (Nellie) Sands of Cambridge City, several nieces and nephews.

Alto served during WW I in France about 1817-1919.

He was also known as "Red" by many family and friends.

Brother, Charles N. "Charlie Coffman" 5/3/1893-4/30/1923

Sister, Nellie Florence Coffman Sands 4/11/1898-2/14/1971

Nephew, Charlie L. Sands 10/26/1922- 2/3/2006

Nephew, Don Egbert Sands 19/17/1916 - 5/22/1948

Niece, Mary Lucile Sands Nicholson 7/26/1919-10/28/2005
Family links: 
  Mary Belle Sexton Coffman (1869 - 1946)
  Fannie Bell Rockey Coffman (1906 - 1991)*
  Charles N Coffman (1893 - 1923)*
  James Alton Coffman (1894 - 1957)
  Nellie Florence Coffman Sands (1898 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Lot 92 Grave 1 Section 11
Created by: Family Ties
Record added: Dec 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102745924
James Alton Alto Coffman
Added by: Family Ties
James Alton Alto Coffman
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Wish I could remember you, but I was too young. Your sister told me many stories and we laughed and I learned to know you thru her. Love the stories. I know you were loved and missed!
- Your Great Niece
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013

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