December 13, 1949
John Cofer Dies Near Smithfield
Smithfield – Dec. 12 – John William Cofer, 80, died this morning at his home near here after a long illness.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Latimer Warren, Rushmere; Mrs. Burt Batten, Battery Park; Mrs. Taylor Darden, and Mrs. Hugh Warren, both of Smithfield; a daughter in law, Mrs. W. M. Cofer, Smithfield; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.