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Nancy Coates

September 5, 1941 — November 28, 2008

Mrs. Nancy A. Coates, 67, passed away on Friday, November 28 at Reid Hospital.

She was born September 5, 1941 in Sparta, Tennessee. She was a CNA for 26 years at Heritage House in Richmond. She enjoyed being a grandma and time spent with her dog, Precious.

Mrs. Coates will be missed by her husband, Rod Coates, of Richmond; her daughters, Yvonne Matilla, of Copper City, Michigan and Tina Carlin Mulford, of Indianapolis; 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; her sister, Edna Young, of Sparta, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Coates was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Carolyn York, on October 6, 2003 and Ruby Anderson, on October 31, 2006, and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from Noon-2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at the funeral home.

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