Date of birth: 28 April 1927, Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 17 Oct 2002, Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina
Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, December11, 2002
Sylvester Richard Coy Sylvester Richard Coy, 75, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. He was a resident of Richlands, N.C. He was born April 28, 1927, in Edinburgh. His par- ents were James and Maude (Coy) Coy. He married Bettye (Williams) Coy. She preceded him in death Jan. 17, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Davis of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Ray- mond Coy; and four sisters, Alvania Lucas, Cecil Titsworth, Hazel Brown and Freta Bills. He was previously employed by Amos Plastics in Edinburgh and by Camp Atterbury as a guard. He attended Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla. He was a member of the Amer- ican Legion in Lakeland, Fla., and Edinburgh American Legion Post 233. He was a U.S. Navy vet- eran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, serving from Jan. 17, 1945, to June 1, 1966. He earned the German Occupation Ribbon, American Area Ribbon, European-African Middle East- ern Area Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. The Rev. Doug Wright conducted a graveside service Nov. 26 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Amer- ican Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted mili- tary graveside rites. Arrange- ments were handled by Eskew- Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.
Source: Columbus Republic, Columbus, Bartholowmew County, Indiana, November 23, 2002
Military veteran Sylvester Coy Richlands, N.C. EDINBURGH — Sylvester Coy, 75, of Richlands, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1966. He previously worked at Amos Plastics in Edinburgh and had worked as a guard at Camp Atterbury. He attended Carpenters Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., and was a member of American Legion in Lakeland and Edin- burgh. The graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, with the Rev. Doug Wright officiating. Military rites will be con- ducted by Edinburgh American Legion and Veterans of For- eign Wars. Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home made the arrangements. Born in Edinburgh April 28, 1927, he was the son of James and Maude Coy Coy. He married Bettye Williams in 1955. He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Davis of Lakeland; and three grand- children. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Jan. 17, 1985; brothers, Norman and Ray- mond Coy; and a sister, Alvania Lucas.
Submitted by Mark Wirey
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