Funeral services for Charlie N. Coley, 56 were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 1982, from the First Baptist Church of Flowood in Rankin County, Miss. Rev. Marcus Alexander officiated. Interment was made in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton in charge of arrangements.
Coley died on Tuesday night at Dallas, Texas, following a car and truck accident there. He had been a resident of Pearl for the past 10 years, formerly lived in Jackson and was a member of the Van Winkle Baptist Church in Jackson.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Campbell's "66" Express Co. for the past 32 years, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 891 in Jackson. He was a charter member of the Miss. Quarter Horse Association, member of the National Cutting Horse Association, charter member of the 4-H Club Horse Project, the Central Miss. Cutting Horse Association and a member of the Miss. Western Horse Show Association. Coley was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Coley, Pearl; three sons, Ronnie Coley and Wayne Coley, both of Grand Saline, Texas, and Bobby Barfoot, Hammond, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Adair, Vernon, Ala. and Mrs. Judy Medders, Pearl; one brother, S.P. Coley, Vicksburg; 9 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bruce May, Herb Stuckey, Tillman Hart, J.L. McFarland, Carl Boykin and Rainey McDaniel.
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Berniece Ina Gean Reeves Coley
Samuel Purvis Coley
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