First Posted: 5/17/2009

DOBSON Mr. Gurney Lee Coe, 80, of Dobson, passed away on Saturday evening, May 16, 2009. Timothy 4:6-8: For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them as that love his appearing. Mr. Coe was born in Surry County on June 1, 1928, to the late Thomas Wilson Coe and the late Maude Coe Coe. He was retired farmer and logger; he was a charter deacon and member of Second Chance Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lessie Jenkins Coe of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Avery Wood of Elkin; a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Terry and Irene Coe of Elkin; nine grandchildren, Todd and Vanessa Baker, Tony and Lisa Wood, Steve and Pam Wood, Sharia and James Templeton, Heather and Ray Grant, Brittany and Nathan Guy, Summer and Brandon Ashley, Kelly Oxendine and Ally Coe; seven great-grandchildren, Bryan Wood, Sydney Baker, Hannah Baker, Riley Templeton, Jaylyn Templeton, Eden Ashley and Blake Ashley; three sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy and R.C. Wishon of Elkin, Norma Williams of Yadkinville and Maudie Stanley of Dobson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Betty Coe of Jonesville and Raymond and Helen Coe of Dobson; and a brother-in-law, Ed Schaumm of Winston-Salem. Mr. Coe was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Second Chance Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Butch Holder and the Rev. Bill Jenkins will officiate the services. The family will receive friends at Second Chance Church on Monday from 5:30 p.m. until time of the service at 6:30 p.m. The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Second Chance Church Youth Center Fund, 449 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Online condolences may be made at

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