Edward Lovett Coursey, 74, of Sylvania went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2013 surrounded in love by his wife, children and grandchildren.
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He was born June 17, 1938, and was raised by his late mother Elizabeth Potter Watkins and step-father Grant Watkins. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who proudly served his country. He was a salesman most of his working years having sold insurance, and had been employed by Mid South Mobile Home Sales. He expressed his love through music and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also loved building and flying model airplanes and watching western movies. He lived life to the fullest and was a proud member of AA, who taught him to live one day at a time.
He was preceded in death by his step-father and mother Grant and Elizabeth Potter Watkins; sister Georgia Coursey North; and brothers William, James and Grant Coursey.
He is survived by his wife Sarah Sims Coursey of Ellabell; children George Adams of Brooklet, Kathryn Dixon (Michael) of Rincon, Michael Coursey (Fran) of Ellabell and Sharon Eichelberger (Kevin) of Savannah; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Thursday, March 21, at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke. The funeral service was Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Stan Tyson officiating. Interment followed at Lower Black Creek Cemetery in Ellabell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 225 D, Savannah, GA 31405.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Effingham Herald from Mar. 23 to Apr. 22, 2013