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Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Doris Aline Coffey

June 26, 1936May 8, 2020

Coffey, Doris Aline 83 of Knoxville, TN went to her Heavenly Home Friday, May 8, 2020. She was a longtime member of Arlington Baptist Church. Doris was a switchboard operator for over 42 years with the US Post Office, St Mary's Hospital, TVA and Home Federal. She was also known for her poetry and her love of writing. Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Horace C. Coffey; parents, Emmett and Erma Clark; foster parents also her aunt and uncle, Ella and Charles Vaughn; siblings, Erma Wolfenbarger and Earl Clark; foster sister, Charlene Hess. She is survived by son, Brian Coffey; brothers, Boyd Clark and Kenneth McGinness; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to Susan Collins for her exceptional care. Family and friends may come to Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home between 10am-5pm to pay their respects at their convenience on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Due to the pandemic, a private graveside service will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or Tennessee Alzheimer's at www.alztennessee.org.

Services

  • Call of Convenience

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Memories

Doris Aline Coffey

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Gregg Clark

May 12, 2020

You will be missed.

Gary Clark

May 11, 2020

Doris was very gracious when I contacted her concerning my research into the family history. My condolences to the family. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Here's a poem she shared with me a long time ago:

"Privilege of Prayer"

When we are heavily burdened
With a load of care
There is always an answer
That answer is prayer

Take it to the Heavenly Father
For He is truly the One
Who can always lead and guide
And help you to get the job done

The answer may not always be
What you feel might be best
In time, you are sure to realize
With His guidance, you'll withstand the test

Prayer is a privilege we take for granted
And is one we should willingly use
Through trusting in his strength and grace
We help spread the Gospel's Good News.

Gary Clark

Terri Ownby

May 11, 2020

Will miss you sister,
Love your brother,
Kenneth McGinnis

Terri Ownby

May 11, 2020

Love you sister, you will be missed.
Boyd & JoAnn Clark

Terri Ownby

May 11, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of your Mom.
With our sympathy,
Kim & Terri Ownby

Lisa Miller

May 11, 2020

Brian I am very sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there for you. May she Rest In Peace and fly with the angels.

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