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McCoy, Rev. Hugh Ira, Sr.

McCoy, Rev. Hugh Ira, Sr. Age: 84

Passed Away: 2010-11-29

Funeral Home:

Rev. Hugh Ira McCoy, Sr., 84, of Hampton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., at Peoples Baptist Church in McDonough, with the Rev. David McCoy officiating. His body will lie in-state at the church from noon, until 2 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at 4 p.m., at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens in Conyers. McCoy successfully pastored four churches over a 25-year period, and was the Founder and Director of World-Wide Ministries, an overseas literature ministry now reaching into over 187 countries. He began his career at the age of 16, preaching his first service in a Davenport, Iowa jail. At 18, he was drafted and served our country in the U.S. Army, where he organized “Saipan for Christ,” and many people were saved. He then went on to study for the ministry at Bob Jones University. His calling as a pastor covered more than 50 years. Rev. McCoy is survived by, and will be missed by, his wife, Grace E. McCoy, of Hampton; daughter, Bonnie (Mark) Lovelace, of Chesapeake, Va.; sons, Hugh (Peggy) Ira McCoy, Jr., of Dunbar, Wis., the Rev. David (Patricia) McCoy, of McDonough, Mark (Shari) McCoy, of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Jennifer Matsas, Jeffrey Lovelace, Austen McCoy, Lauren McCoy, Meredith Haas, Monica McCoy, Jennifer O’Shields, SSgt. Jaime Clark; five great-grandchildren; sister, Carrie Skolnick; brother, Walt McCoy; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Ann McCoy. The family will receive friends TODAY (Wednesday, Dec. 1), from 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., at Peoples Baptist Church, 850 Mill Road, McDonough, Ga. 30253, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Horis A. Ward’s Rockdale Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardrockdalechapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Rockdale Chapel, (770) 918-8851.