Ollie Belle Bennett Coffey, age 86, of Winkler’s Creek Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born April 26, 1927 in Big Stone Gap, Va., she was a daughter of Jessie and Ella Loudermelt Bennett. Mrs. Coffey was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and farmer. Mrs. Coffey enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens, but her love was her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Coffey is survived by five sons, Clifford Coffey and wife, Carolyn, Buster and Clinton Coffey, James Coffey and wife, Sylvia, and Kenneth Coffey, all of Boone; two daughters, Hazel Payne and husband Steve of Boone, and Mary ‘Sue’ Coffey of Lenoir; thirty-four grandchildren, fifty-one great grandchildren, twenty-seven great-great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Clinton Coffey; daughter, Dora Coffey; son, Jessie Coffey; three grandsons, Wayne, Bobby and Charles Coffey; great-granddaughter, Tanya Ward; sister, Grace Coffey; daughter-in-law, Mary Coffey; and her parents.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, July 27, 2012, at 11 o’clock at Faith Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. Sonny Younce and Rev. Randy Coffey. Burial will follow in the White Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 at Austin & Barnes.
At other times, friends may call at the home of a son, Buster Coffey, 6102 Howard’s Creek Rd., Boone.
Memorials may be made to a family member or to Austin & Barnes Funeral to assist with final expenses for Mrs. Coffey.
Online condolences may be shared with the Coffey family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Coffey family.