Mr. Coy Lee, age 95, of Sugar Mountain Road # 2, Newland, passed away Friday night, March 28, 2014 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Born December 23, 1918 in Avery County he was a son of the late James and Nora Trivett Lee. Coy was a member of Elk Valley Baptist Church. He was a farm hand for Ralph Gwaltney for many years.


He is survived by two sisters, Lillie Parlier and Cora Holden of Lenoir, one brother, Homer Lee of Kokomo, Maryland and his caregivers; Hubert and Frankie Townsend of Boone and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nora Trivett Lee, two sisters; Vickie Lee and Monnie McGuire, and six brothers; Paris, Virgil, Webb, Ira, Coolidge and Robert Lee.

Funeral services for Mr. Coy Lee will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Junior Carver. Burial will follow in the Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner Elk. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 o'clock until 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Elk Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Dallas Horney, 361 Horney Creek Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Online condolences may be shared with the Lee family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Lee family.


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