Cora G. Coates
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Asheville - Cora Griffin Coates, 88, of Asheville, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at The Elizabeth House.
Mrs. Coates was born December 23, 1925 in the Big Laurel area of Madison County. She was a lifelong resident of Asheville. Cora was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Coates; her daughters, Brenda and Teresa.
Surviving are her children, Ronnie Coates (Jean) of Burnsville; Phyllis Rowland (Don) of GA; Larry Coates of Asheville; Buddy Coates (Karen) of Asheville; Paula Fox (Frank) of Fletcher; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home with Reverends Ken Parker and Kellen Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Coates Cemetery on Grapevine.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 3, 2014