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Earl Evans Coles

SoVaNow.com / March 01, 2018

Earl Evans Coles, 68, of New Ingram Road, Danville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 30, 1949, a son of the late Riley E. Coles Sr. and Martha Coles Coles and was married to the late Helen Moorman Coles. Earlier in life, Mr. Coles joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and later united with Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Coles is survived by one daughter, Ashley Clark of Spartanburg, S.C.; two grandchildren, Kris Williams and Adyis Burris, both of Spartanburg, S.C.; one brother, Riley Coles Jr. of Scottsburg; five sisters, Mary L. Dabbs of Fayetteville, N.C., Cheryl C. Darden, Gloria M. Coles and Clara A. Coles, all of Scottsburg and Lou Coleman (Alfrederick) of South Boston; one sister-in-law, Maribel Coles of Kansas City, KS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James C. Coles and three sisters, Jean, Gail and Julia Coles

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Moses N. Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Cheryl Darden, 1084 Woods Creek Lane, Scottsburg.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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