May 24, 2008

Collis Hill Coffey

Collis was born c1904 in North Carolina to Lula V. Coffey. His father is not known.

Lula was born Jul., 1883, a daughter of Thomas Clingman and Margaret Coffey Coffey. Thomas' parents were Smith and Charity Redmond Coffey; Margaret's were William, Jr. and Margaret Robbins Coffey.

Collis married Nellie Estelle Sumpter, daughter of William Pendleton and Margaret Ella Robbins Sumpter in 1933, Caldwell Co. [marriage book 41, page 140] Nellie was born in that county on Jan. 14, 1913 and died there on Jul. 20, 1995. Collis died Oct. 3, 1975 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.*

Nellie's obituary:

Nellie Sumpter Coffey, 82, died Thursday, July 20, 1995, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Caldwell County to the late William Pendleton and Margaret Ella Robins Sumpter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Collis H. Coffey; four brothers, Joe Sumpter, Dewey Sumpter, Leonard Sumpter, and Grady Sumpter; two sisters, Effie Joplin and Pearl Tuttle.

Mrs. Coffey was a homemaker and a member of Crestview Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Collis H. Coffey, Jr. of Lenoir; one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) Matheson of Lenoir; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dean Harrold conducting. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8:30 at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rich Matheson, Doug McGailliard, Jr., Gary Sumpter, Grady Sumpter, Jr., Robert Roland and Carroll Cloer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645
In addition to Collis, Lula had at least one other child, a daughter Jessie, born c1912.

Please contact me if you can know who the father was of Collis and Jessie.




*Name: Collis Coffey Death Date: 3 Oct 1975 Death City: Charlotte Death County: Mecklenburg Death State: North Carolina Date Death Recorded: 8 Oct 1975 Death Age: 71 Burial Location: Burial in state Birth Date: 1904 Residence City: Charlotte Residence County: Mecklenburg Gender: Male Race: White Autopsy: No Institution: General Hospital Attendant: Physician Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1975

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