Adair County Obituaries
The Adair County News, Wednesday, December 7, 1910
A SUDDEN DEATH
Jo Coffey, Jr., Book-Keeper in the Citizens Bank Dies Suddenly at His Home.
Heart Failure the Cause of His Demise.
This entire community was brought to grief early this (Tuesday) morning when the news spread over the city that Jo Coffey was dead. The end came at the home of his parents, where he and his wife boarded, at 3:30 a.m. His death was a terrible shock to his devoted wife, aged parents and brothers, all of whom being perfectly devoted to him, and it is hard for them and the many friends of the deceased to realize that the voice of "Little Jo," as he was familiarly called, had been silenced by death. The deceased was about thirty years old and he was one of Adair county's popular young men. He as all times was jovial the life of his associates, his genial disposition driving away dull hours--a born gentleman and a most lovable companion, to part from whom is almost unbearable.
About seven years ago he was married to Miss Lizze Patteson of Campbellsville, who survives him. There are no children. It has been a loving couple from marriage until the final dissolution, and the deepest sympathy is felt for her in this the saddest hour of her life.
The deceased was a fine business man, said to be the quickest and most accurate accountant in this community, and the rapidity in which he did business at the Citizens Bank where he was employed, was frequently mentioned by customers who did business at the institution. He was a favorite friend of the writer of this article and his passing has brought the tenderest emotions.
The News desires to extend its sympathies to the sorrowing wife, the aged parents and brothers and all other relatives.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church where the funeral will be held Wednesday evening at 2 o'clock.
The Adair County News, Wednesday, December 14, 1908
A large delegation from Campbellsville and Taylor County were here last Wednesday to attend the funeral services over the remains of the late Jo Coffey, Jr. The services were held at the Presbyterian Church which was crowded to its utmost capacity. Rev. J.P. Scruggs, who was a particular friend of the deceased, make the talk, Eld. Z.T. Williams read a chapter and Rev. J.R. Crawford offered prayer. Among those from a distance noticed in the audience were Messrs. Isaac Tate, Reed and Robert Caldwell, and Miss Louise Caldwell, [of] Burdick; Messrs. Owen Gaines, W.I. Meador, J.R. and Wm. Sanders, Mrs. Patteson, mother-in-law of the deceased, Misses Lena and Annie Patteson, and C.C. Patterson, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law of the departed, and Mrs. J.T. Vaughan, all of Campbellsville.
There were a number of persons present from various portions of the county. This outpouring of so many people, on a very cold and disagreeable day, was a testimony of the high esteem in which the deceased was held.The floral offerings were many and very beautiful.