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OBIT: Mrs. Maggie Coffee


Mrs. Maggie Coffee

Mrs. Maggie Coffee, age 75, of the Riddleton Community died at 2:43 p.m. Sunday afternoon November 25, 2018 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin where she was admitted Saturday November 24th suffering from kidney stones.

Bro. Frank Bratcher and Bro. Adam Canler officiated at the 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon November 28th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Garden of Inspiration at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Coffee was the seventh of eight children born to the late Sherman Lee Kellow who died on December 31, 1980 at the age of 83 and the late Annie Louise Dickerson Kellow who died September 29, 1970 at the age of 64 and was born Maggie Lee Kellow in Carthage on August 10, 1943.

Six of Mrs. Coffee’s siblings preceded her in death, three sisters, Georgia Mae Scott Hale who died at the age of 85 on May 8, 2011, Dorothy Sue Kellow Maynard who died at the age of 73 on September 8, 2012 and Frances Scott Baker who died at the age of 88 on July 26, 2016 and by three brothers, Ernest Wilson (Paul) Silcox who February 10, 1990 at the age of 56, William Lee Kellow who died June 30, 2003 at the age of 66 and R. J. Silcox who died February 23, 2004 at the age of 72.

She was married to Jonah Marcus Coffee, a native of the Tick Community in Jackson County, on June 13, 1959. The ceremony was performed in Carthage by then Smith County Judge Clint Beasley. Mr. Coffee preceded her in death at the age of 83 on January 9, 2009 just five months and four days before fifty years of marriage.

They were preceded in death by a son Marty Coffee who died December 1, 2002 at the age of 42 and by a granddaughter, Chrystal Joy Coffee who died at birth on May 21, 1982.

Mrs. Coffee was a longtime employee of the W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Co. and after the closing of the plant was a day care worker.

She attended the Trinity Full Gospel Church in South Carthage.

Surviving are her four children, Bill Coffee of the Pleasant Shade Community, Phillip Coffee and wife Lora Hesson Coffee of South Carthage, Lisa Coffee Harris and husband Ricky of the Riddleton Community, Joann Coffee Spivey and husband David also of the Riddleton Community; sister, Mary Ruth Kellow Givens and husband Jimmy of the Kempville Community; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.