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Donald Rudolph Coley

Obituary for Donald Rudolph Coley

May 2, 1930 - July 2, 2017
Elizabethtown, North Carolina | Age 87


Donald Rudolph Coley, 87, of Elizabethtown passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: George and Della Coley; daughter: Patricia C. Smith; sister: Marie Stroud and two brothers. Donald is survived by his wife: Mary H. Coley; daughter: Jean C. Knutson (Bob) of Morganton; two sons: Donald L. Coley of the Virgin Islands, John R. Coley (Kim) of Goldsboro; six grandchildren: Terrel Knutson (Amanda), Eric Knutson, Brendell Smith (Amber), Daine Smith (Charlotte), Nicole Smith, Hannah C. Laster (Randy) and eleven great grandchildren.

Donald was a retired United States Marine veteran. He served in Korea from 1954-1955 and Vietnam from 1968-1969. Donald was a Baptist minister for fifty years and a member of Dublin First Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 10:00-10:45am in the fellowship hall at Dublin First Baptist Church with a funeral service at 11am inside church. Rev. Cameron McGill will be officiating services. Burial will follow in Bladen Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International P.O. Box 1281, Bladenboro, NC 28320, or Dublin First Baptist Church Building Fund
P.O. Box 187, Dublin, NC 29332

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