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Originally published: 2012-10-29 11:40:49
Last modified: 2012-10-29 11:40:49

Joyce Greene Coffey

Joyce Greene Coffey, 78, of West Hillcrest Drive, Mountain City, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Born May 5, 1934, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Robert and Lillie Dishman Greene. Joyce was a life long member of Clark's Creek Baptist Church. She loved to cook for her family and friends, and her favorite pastime was sewing and stitching. Mrs. Coffey retired from the NC License Plate Agency in Boone.

She is survived by three daughters, Samra Renfro of the home, Sara Richardson of Lenoir, and Elaine McGuire and husband, Eugene, of Vilas; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Rachael Townsend and husband, Bill, and Lois Ann Hodges, all of Valle Crucis, and Lucille Smith and husband, Homer, of Salisbury; and one brother, Roy Lee Greene and wife, Betty, of Salisbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Truett; son, Warren Coffey; granddaughter, Sandra Joyce Ward; great-grandson, Aron Bradley Morrison; and three brothers, Lawrence, Willis, and Wayne Greene.

Funeral services were conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Clark's Creek Baptist Church in Banner Elk, officiated by Pastor Daniel Trantham, the Rev. Zane Tester and the Rev. Mike Townsend. The family received friends Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to services, at the church. Burial followed in the Clark's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Clark's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Bill Townsend, 2840 Clark's Creek Road, Banner Elk, N.C. 28604.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Coffey family.