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Nancy Coates

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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You were a great mom and grandmother. Loving, giving and kind. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Im glad I had the privilege of knowing you. Love, Gloria & family

Gloria VanVleet-Mullins Dec 3 2008 12:00 AM

there will never be a time that i will ever stop loving or missing you. even though letting you go was hard, knowing you were going to a better place made it the right and only decision. you are the strongest and most giving person i have ever known. i couldn't have ask for a better mother or friend. i love you mom

Tina Dec 2 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Rod,
May the lord keep you strong and help you thru this sorrow filled time in your life. I know Nancy meant the world to you.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Christy Mann a.k.a. ornery

Christy Mann Nov 30 2008 12:00 AM