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Obituaries - July 15, 2009

James W. Coley, Sr.

James W. Coley, Sr., age 73, of Rex passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Norvell-Coley; children, James "Jimmy" (Heather) Coley, Jr., of Williamson, Laurie Ann (Dennis) Swafford of Tifton, Belinda Lee (Mark) Patterson of Rex; grandchildren, Tiffany Brooks, Ashley Upchurch, Kenda Purdy, Markus Patterson, Drew Patterson, Brice Swafford, Kamie Patterson, Kacie Patterson, Kodie Patterson, Tyson Patterson, Colby Patterson, Hannah Coley, Gage Coley, Blayne Patterson, Kasun Patterson; great-grandchildren, Branton Swafford, Raelyn Swafford, Dade Purdy; sisters, Mary Corser, Carolyn Spinks of Douglas, Ga.; brothers, Joseph Coley of Nicholls, Ga., W.L. Coley of Douglas; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mr. Coley was a High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 12 p.m., in the Jonesboro Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The elders of the church will preside. His body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 12 p.m. Interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. The visitation was held at Horis A. Ward's Fairview Chapel on Tuesday night from 3 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. Horis Ward's Fairview Chapel (770) 474-1231.