Adair County Obituaries
The Adair County News, Wednesday, January 19, 1944
SERVICES TUESDAY FOR GEORGE COFFEY
Member of Prominent Adair County Family Succumbs
To Ill Health Sunday Morning.
George Coffey, 68, died at 9 a.m. Sunday after having been in declining health for several years.
Mr. Coffey was a son of the late Joseph and Jennie Page Coffey, both members of prominent Adair County families. He was a former Sheriff of Adair County, having served from 1918 to 1922 and at one time was Deputy Warden of the state Reformatory at Frankfort. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Smith Coffey; one son, Lewis Coffey; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Caldwell and Mrs. George Staples, Jr., and Mrs Mac Watts, of Memphis, Tenn; three grandsons and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 Thursday morning at Stotts & Cheatham Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. E.N. Perry and Rev. R.E. Reeves. Interment was in the City Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Messrs. W.E. Harris, C.R. Barger, Willard Staples, Everett Smith, Azro Hadley and O.A. Durham.