Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Doris Simone Coates

09/22/1936 - 10/21/2017

     Doris Simone Coates, age 81 of Marble, NC passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at her residence.

     She was a native of Providence Rhode Island and the daughter of the late Philippe LaFlamme and Aldora Dumont LaFlamme. She had worked at Levi Strauss and Company as a seamstress.She was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. Doris enjoyed sewing, flowers, loved her family, being a mother and raising her children.

       In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert LaFlamme and sister, Teresa O'Neil.

      She is survived by her husband, Vernon Coates Sr; three sons, Vernon Coates Jr. "Speedy" and wife Barbara Ann of Grape Creek, Byron Coates and wife Carla of Statesville and Michael Coates of Hayesville; one daughter, Shareen Meeks; brother, Lionel LaFlamme; sister, Ann Livingston and 15 grandchildren;  Tennille, Torran, Lara, Jason, Jody, Julie, Jamie, Jonathan, Jackie, Cindy, Anthony, Amber, Taylor, Ryan and Chassidy and plenty of loving great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at 12pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Valerie Swisher will officiate. Pallbearers will be Speedy Coates, Michael Coates, Jason Coates ,Torran Meeks, Devin Washington, Dave Kuhn and Weymon Bennett. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

      The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 10am-12pm at the Townson-Rose Chapel of Murphy.

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