Elvie Clarest Wilson Coffman


Elvie Clarest Wilson Coffman, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the NHC Maury Regional in Columbia, Tennessee.
Elvie was born to Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Wilson and Carrie Velma Wilson on February 27, 1923. Elvie spent her youth in Limestone County, Alabama, and graduated from Limestone County High School in May 1941.
Elvie married James Charlie "J.C." Coffman on April 12, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1995, after 48 years of marriage.
After living in Alabama, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona, Elvie and J.C. returned to Columbia, Tennessee, where Elvie eventually settled to be with her son and daughter.
Elvie was a member of Northview Church of Christ in Columbia, Tennessee. Elvie loved her Bible, her Lord, her church family and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Coffman; and four sisters, Cora Cleveland, Maude Keate, Mae Belle Buckelew and Clara Wilson. Elvie is survived by her daughter, Sherry Coffman Dimaio (Randy) Drane; son, Stanley "Stan" (Mary) Coffman; sister, Willena (John) Woodard; two grandchildren, April Dimaio (Fred) Sargeson of Helena, Montana, and Tiffany Dimaio of Avondale, Arizona; six great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and her special grand-dog, Scout.
Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, at Spry Funeral Home, 804 U.S. 72 West, Athens, Alabama, with Brother Jeremy Butt officiating.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Randy Drane, Stan Coffman, Garry Patterson, Deryl Clem, Ronnie Thorne and Steve Goodin.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Maury Regional NHC in Columbia, Tennessee, and Hospice Compassus of Columbia, Tennessee. Elvie will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at Roselawn Cemetery in Athens, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.
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Lori Porretta
Jul 23, 2019
God blessed you all with this gentle hearted & loving woman. What a treasure she was! I’m so sorry for all of you & am sure she’ll be missed. But she’s waiting for you, believe that! 🙏🏽😍
Dale, Joan and Hunter Lindsey
Jul 23, 2019
Dear Stan and family,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Elvie! She was such a sweet, kind and loving lady! We were honored to know her and get to worship some with her when she would visit Collegevue church of Christ in Columbia, TN! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!
Joyce Hutt
Jul 21, 2019
I am so glad to have known your Mother She always had a smile . My sympathy to you and your family .
Crystal Green
Jul 20, 2019
I am very sorry for your lose! I’m glad I had the honor of knowing such a beautiful soul. My prayers are with you.
Lex Rosenbaum
Jul 20, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Elvie Clarest Wilson Coffman by Lex Rosenbaum.  Send flowers
Jul 19, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Elvie Clarest Wilson Coffman.  Send flowers
Anne Bryant
Jul 19, 2019
I loved Miss Elvie. She was so kind and and she new the Bible. I always enjoyed my visits with her.
Kathy Mason
Jul 19, 2019
My thoughts are with all of you during this time. Elvie was so thoughtful and caring. I will always have fond memories of the times we shared in Phoenix.