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Helen Kathleen Roberts Coffey

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Helen Kathleen Roberts Coffey

Asheville - Helen Kathleen Roberts Coffey, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Alma Embler Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband Raymond Coffey; sons: Donald, Larry, Everett, and Robert Banks; daughters: Mary Banks, Ruth Pettit, and Wanda Knight; and by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Surviving are her daughter, Darlene Putnam and her husband Bob of Asheville; son, Earnest O. Banks and his wife Susie of Hendersonville; sisters: Juanita Sprouse of Asheville, and Ethel King of Odessa, TX; 14 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at George Town Missionary Baptist Church of which she was a member. Rev. Lee Davis will officiate with burial to follow at Dix Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday at the church.

The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the staff of the WNC Baptist Home and Care Partners Hospice for their loving care for Mrs. Coffey.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home is assisting the Coffey family.

To sign Mrs. Coffey's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 3, 2014
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