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 Margaret Dale <I>McMurry</I> Coker

Margaret Dale McMurry Coker

Death 3 Jun 2013 (aged 70)
Burial Shannon, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 111816762 · View Source
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SHANNON – Margaret Dale Coker, 70, died suddenly Monday, June 3, 2013, at her residence. A Shannon native, she was born July 26, 1942, to James Norman and Hattie Rodgers McMurry. She was a lifelong resident of Shannon. She enjoyed fishing, watching soap operas, going out to eat, getting her hair done and playing with her dogs and cats. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Burial will be in Doty Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Melvin Coker of Shannon; two daughters, Gay Pearson (David) and Kay Presley (Gary Reed), both of Shannon; one son, Kevin Coker (Alisha) of Shannon; one stepson, James Coker of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Cody, Casey, Kindal, Brittney, Whitney, Trey, Michael, Michele, Melody, Monica and Mark; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Tee McMurry and Earline Goggins, both of Shannon, and Helen Hall of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one stepson, Eddie Coker (Kay); three brothers, Buck, John "Hamm" and O'Neal "Turkey" McMurry; and one sister, Christine Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Joey Elliott, Trey Dent, G.W. Dye, Richard Presley, Billy Wayne Denham and Dan Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cody and Matthew Pearson, Trey Weaver and Michael and Mark Coker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Doty Chapel Baptist Church, 232 Shackleford Ave., Shannon, MS 38868.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at

Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, MS 6-5-2013

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  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
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