January 16, 2005

Albert Wallace Carhart (1928-2005)

Al Carhart was a good friend, and a member of Coffey Cousins'. I was personally saddened to hear of his passing, but cherish the times that we were able to visit and get to know each other!

Al descended from Weightstill Avery Coffey, born Aug. 28, 1837, died Jul. 20, 1898. W. A. Coffey was married to Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Harris. W. A. descended from Alexander Hamilton Coffey (Jan 29, 1803-Apr. 5, 1864) and Nancy E. Weatherly (Aug. 24, 1810-Oct. 29, 1841).

Alexander Hamilton was a son of Rice Coffey and Sarah "Sally" Bradford. Rice was a son of James Coffey and Elizabeth Cleveland. James was a son of John Coffey and Jane Graves. John was a son of Edward Coffey and Ann Powell.

Most of these lines have been well researched, but please contact me if anyone needs additional information on them.

Al's obituary follows:

Obituary Published January 14, 2005

KERRVILLE ­ Albert Wallace Carhart, born May 29, 1928, passed away Jan. 12, 2005.

Al was preceded in death by his father Archie M. Carhart; mother Irene Howard Carhart; and sister Mary Helen Carhart Hans of San Antonio.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lennie Sue Boyd Carhart; son Michael W. Carhart and wife Eva; daughters Kathleen Carhart Edmonston and husband Douglas; Molly Carhart Broyal and husband Nelson; grandsons Johnny Griffin, Jesse Griffin, Benjamin Pigott and Micha Kibler; and step-grandson Alex Edmonston. He also is survived by granddaughters, Tracy Heckathorn Williams, Heather Pigott Johnson, Velvet Kibler Anderson, Amaris Griffin Pereira, Leah Griffin, Elissa Griffin Davis, Christina Carhart and Cayla Carhart; step-granddaughter Danielle Edmonton; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 909 Main St., Kerrville, Texas, with a reception following at the Church Social Center from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ebensberger Funeral Home, 111 Rosewood, Boerne, Texas 78006, (830) 249-2321.

See the following link for information about Weightstill Avery Coffey:

Weightstill Avery Coffey


  1. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Al was a great help to me and will be missed

  2. Wow, I was just searching my name on the internet and found this. I realize it was written almost six years ago but felt the need to comment anyway. I'm Cayla Carhart and Al was my grandpa. He was definitely the one I was closest to and I still miss him greatly. He passed when I was eleven and I am almost seventeen now. I wish he could see all of us grandkids today and how much we've grown. He was an amazing man.

  3. Hi Cayla - I searched your blogs for an e-mail address so I could respond personally. Not finding one, I will respond here and hope you come back to read it. I had only known your grandfather for a few years and always looked forward to seeing him and your grandmother at the Coffey get-togethers! It was a great shock to me and my wife when we learned he had passed away. If you are typical of his grandchildren, then he has left a great legacy! My regards to your family!


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