11/14/04 — REV. JAMES COILE

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NEW BERN -- The Rev. James Henry Coile, 67, died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Revs. Danny Allen, Charlene Guider and Douglas Jessee will officiate. Burial will be on Monday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Wilson.

Rev. Coile had served as a Methodist minister throughout eastern North Carolina since 1963. He served as the secretary of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and as an adjunct chaplain at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a volunteer with the prison ministry in Pamlico County.

He was an honorary lifetime member and past minister of Zion Lodge 81 in Trenton, a member of the York Rite Bodies of New Bern, a class lector for the New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies, a 33-Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a past recorder of Sudan Temple, and a past grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Lucas Coile of the home; one son, J. Taplie Coile of Greenville; his mother, Lena Coile of LaGrange; two brothers, William R. "Bob" Coile of LaGrange and Taplie Nixon Coile Jr. of LaGrange; one sister, Betty Jean Hicks of Henderson.

The family will receive friends in the church basement immediately following the funeral today.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, or to the charity of one's choice.

Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations is serving the family.

Published in Obituaries on November 14, 2004 9:05 AM