02/01/08 — JAMES 'PETE' W. COLEY

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March 8, 1932-Jan. 27, 2008

RAEFORD -- James Willard Coley, 75, lovingly known by his family and friends as "Pete" of 3197 Army Road, passed on Sunday at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Pete was born in Pikeville, N.C., to the late Needham and Estelle Coley. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Reid and his sister, Margie Coley.

Pete is survived by his wife, Frances Coley; two daughters, Janice Greene, Jackie Reid and husband, Darrell; one son, James Coley; three stepsons, Gary Greene and wife, Diane, Richard Greene, Anthony Greene and wife, Marcie, all of Goldsboro, N.C.; one stepdaughter; Annette Artis and husband, Greg, of Pikeville, N.C.; five grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; three brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; one aunt; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. from Hamilton Funeral Chapel, Goldsboro, N.C., with the Rev. Ernest Watson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Wayne Memorial Park Cemetery, U.S. 117 Highway South. A viewing will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Hamilton Funeral Chapel from 1 to 7 p.m. Also, a wake will be held at Hamilton Funeral Chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. with the family present to receive other family members and friends.

Cards, love-grams and condolences may be faxed to Hamilton Funeral Chapel at 919-735-4725 or e-mailed to hamiltonfc@bellsouth.net. Flowers and other gifts may be sent to Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 423 S. James St., Goldsboro, N.C.


Published in Obituaries on February 1, 2008 1:52 PM