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Originally published: 2014-05-22 14:09:44
Last modified: 2014-05-22 14:10:29

Ersal Presnell Coffey

Mrs. Ersal Presnell Coffey, 98, of George Wilson Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, May 22, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.  
Mrs. Coffey was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Willard Grayson Presnell and Louisa Mast Presnell. She was a retired manager for Newton's Department Store in Boone, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  Mrs. Coffey is survived by one son, Grayson Coffey and wife, Judy, of Boone; one grandson, Travis Taylor and wife, Nichole, of Raleigh; four stepgrandsons, Joey Coffey and wife, Amelia, of Homosassa, Fla., Drew  Hodges and Clint Hodges, both of Boone, and Michael Greene and wife, Candy, of Brooksville, Fla.; one son-in-law, Harry Heavner of Hickory;  three sisters, Hazel Cottrell of Lodi, Calif., Beatrice Presnell of  Los Angeles, Calif., and Marshalea Hemrick of Winston-Salem; one  brother, Coolidge Presnell of Virginia; and one stepbrother, Willard Presnell of Elizabethton, Tenn.
She is also survived by five step-great-granddaughters, two step-great-grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Leon Coffey; one daughter, Carolyn Coffey Heavner; three sisters, Epsie Wagoner, Bessie Minton and Lillie Miller; and three brothers,  Carl, Houston and Jard Presnell.  Funeral services for Ersal Presnell Coffey will be conducted Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott Courtney. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.  
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.  
Online condolences may be sent to the Coffey family at http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.  
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.