Herschel Coley

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Daily Press
January 8, 1989


SUFFOLK – Herschel JB Coley, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 7 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Hampton.

He was born in Henderson, Ky.

He was president and co-owner of Riverside Monument Company, Norfolk.

He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a member of the Adult Bible Class. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Coley; one daughter, Deborah A. Barker of Suffolk; two sons, Donavan C. Coley Sr. of Suffolk and Raymond JB Coley Sr. of Hampton; three sisters including Joyce C. Despain of Henderson; and six grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Nansemond River Baptist Church by the Revs. Paul Forrester and T.A. Powell. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Hill Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Donavan Coley Sr., 2704 Windjammer Road, Suffolk.

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