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Mars Hill - Rev. Carroll J. Coffey, 81, of 120 Bailey Mountain Rd., Mars Hill went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Memorial Mission Hospital. Mr. Coffey was a native of Haywood County having lived most of his life in Madison County. He was the son of the late Posey Gerome and Lizzie Griffin Coffey. Carroll was a retired Baptist Minister and at one time pastored Union Valley Church. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Marie Shelton Coffey, sons Ronnie and Michael Coffey, son in law Ricky Arrowood and great grandson Micah J. Coffey.
Carroll is survived by his daughters Dianne Coffey of the home and Donna Burnette and husband Jerry of Marshall, grandson Travis Coffey and wife Veronica, granddaughters Michaela Reed and husband Derek and Kandra Burnette, great grandson Clay Coffey, brothers Floyd Coffey and wife Mamie, Leonard Coffey and wife Patricia, Anderson Coffey and wife Gerthie, sisters Meredith Wilburn and Esther Bailey and husband Jack.
A funeral service will be held 2:00pm Friday, March 1, at Vision Missionary Baptist Church of which he was a member and deacon. Rev. Steven Glover, Rev. Wesley Pike and Michael Garrison will officiate. Burial will follow in Vision Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00PM Thursday, February 28 at Blue Ridge Funeral Service, Mars Hill.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vision Missionary Baptist Church c/o Joanne Rice, 852 Hazel Brook Rd., Marshall, NC 28753.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 28, 2013