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Mary Sue (Coakley) Holmes

October 28, 1946 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 73)


Mary Sue Coakley Holmes, 73, of Mortons Gap, KY passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at her home. 

She was born in McLean County, KY on October 28, 1946 to the late Virgil and Mary Elizabeth Coakley. 

Mrs. Holmes was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Mortons Gap, KY, Mortons Gap Civic Club, Mortons Gap City Council, AARP, Mortons Gap Coalfield Festival Planning Committee, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She had worked as a Manager at Grandma’s Kitchen.

 In addition to her parents, Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her husband, Steve E. Holmes and her brothers: Virgil Ray Coakley, Marshall Owen Coakley, Gary Allen Coakley, Terry Lynn Coakley and Jerry Lee Coakley.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Candy and James Marsh of Beulah, KY; her sisters: Judy Hancock and her husband, Ben of Hopkinsville, KY, Betty Hopper of Madisonville, KY, Anne Clevenger and her husband, Clint of White Plains, KY, and Jannie Coakley of Richland, KY; her brothers, Roger Dale Coakley and his wife, Susan of Madisonville, KY and Perry Lee Coakley and his wife, Meko of Nebo, KY; two grandchildren: Cody Marsh and Brandi of Mortons Gap, KY and Caitlin Jane Watts and her husband, Travis, of Dawson Springs, KY; four great grandchildren: Braylee Marsh, Callyn Marsh, Talon Watts, and Rhyan Watts; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at New Suthards Cemetery in Suthards, KY with Rev. Jon Riggs officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hopper, Jay Hopper, Leonard Harris, Travis Watts, Cody Marsh, and Mike Coakley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Dominic Hopper and Tyler Strader.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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January 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Graveside Service
January 31, 2020

11:00 AM
New Suthards Cemetery, KY, Suthards


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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