Rev. Coley died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Born June 15, 1924, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ola Cook Coley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Everett Coley; brothers, Edison Coley, Haskell Coley and Albert Coley; and sisters, Hazel Jones and Ruth Shore.
The Rev. Coley was a Baptist minister, having pastored numerous churches in this area including Unity Baptist Church, Sunset Memorial Baptist Church, Shirley Grove Baptist Church, Crossroads Baptist Church and Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church, where he was a member. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.
Survivors include his loving wife, whom he married on Aug. 16, 1941, Edna Matheson Coley of Alto; daughters, Beverly C. Holcomb of Baldwin and Gwen C. Ivester of Alto; sons, Melvin Coley of Cornelia and Reggie Coley of Clarkesville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
January 16, 2013