Mrs. Ersal Presnell Coffey, age 98, of George Wilson Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, May 22, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mrs. Coffey was born January 22, 1916 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Willard Grayson Presnell and Louisa Mast Presnell. She was a retired manager for Newton's Department Store in Boone, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Coffey is survived by one son, Grayson Coffey and wife Judy of Boone; one grandson, Travis Taylor and wife Nichole of Raleigh; four step-grandsons, Joey Coffey and wife Amelia of Homosassa, Florida, Drew Hodges and Clint Hodges, both of Boone, and Michael Greene and wife Candy of Brooksville, Florida; one son-in-law, Harry Heavner of Hickory; three sisters, Hazel Cottrell of Lodi, California, Beatrice Presnell of Los Angeles, California, and Marshalea Hemrick of Winston-Salem; one brother, Coolidge Presnell of Virginia, and one step-brother, Willard Presnell of Elizabethton, Tennessee. She is also survived by five step great-granddaughters, two step great-grandsons, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Leon Coffey; one daughter, Carolyn Coffey Heavner; three sisters, Epsie Wagoner, Bessie Minton, and Lillie Miller, and three brothers, Carl, Houston, and Jard Presnell.

Funeral services for Ersal Presnell Coffey will be conducted Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Scott Courtney. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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