May V. Coates, 75

January 04, 2009

FEB. 14, 1933-JAN. 2, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - May Vain Coates, 75, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 14, 1933, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank F. and Ida May Miller Faircloth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Wayne Coates Sr.

She was previously employed by Royce Hosiery and Interwoven Mills.

She attended Johnsontown Bible Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Headley of Martinsburg; two sons, Clifton Coates Jr. of Martinsburg and Barry Coates of Madison Heights, Va.; adopted daughter, Darlene Carlile; five sisters, Freda Zahner of Maryland, Eleanor Aikens of Missouri, and Lillian Custer, Ruby Whittman and Doris McGowan, all of Martinsburg; one brother, Junior Faircloth of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Edith Wilson, Ruth Dearing, Bertha Shifflett, Amanda Owens and Catherine Faircloth in infancy; and four brothers, Allen Faircloth, Paul Faircloth, Marvin Faircloth and Melvin Faircloth.


Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Dr. L. Jack Rudy and the Rev. Jim Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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