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Obituary: George E. Coleman, Sr.



George E. Coleman Sr., age 88, of Corinth, Miss., passed away at Magnolia Regional Health Center on Friday, August 2, 2013. Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
 
Mr. Coleman was the father of longtime walking horse owner/exhibitor, Michael Coleman (Becky) of Greenwood, Miss.
 
Born to the late Edward Lee Coleman and Bessie Brawner Coleman of Corinth on July 19, 1925, he was married going on 70 years to Sarah Wallace Coleman. George and Sarah Coleman were owners and operators of the Coleman Funeral Home in Corinth for almost 40 years. 
 
Mr. Coleman was an Air Force veteran of WWII, lifelong member, Sunday school teacher and member of the board of trustees of the Church of the Crossroads (formerly First Pentecostal Church) of Corinth. He was a Paul Harris Rotarian, member of the American Legion and VFW, 32nd Decree Mason, past president of the Corinth Area Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations throughout his life. He enjoyed boating, golf and gardening during his retirement. 
 
Preceded in death by brother David Lee Coleman and sister Betty Jo Alexander, he is survived by wife, Sarah Wallace Coleman; daughter, Rebecca Coleman Phipps of Corinth; sons, George E. Coleman, Jr (Harriette) of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Michael Coleman (Becky) of Greenwood, and J. Price Coleman (Meridith) of Oxford, Miss. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and other special relatives.
 
Memorials can be made to Lighthouse Foundation Corinth or the Corinth Animal Shelter.

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