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2012-10-18 / Obituaries


John Early Coate, 95, of Thomasville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Opine and was a former millwright with Weyerhaeuser.

He is survived by his two sons, John E. Coate, Jr. of Thomasville and Bill Coate of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Cindy Spillers and Lee Coate, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Coate Hortenstine and Agnes Carolyn Adkins, both of St. Augustine, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at Campbell Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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