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Bro. Coy E. Upshaw (11-05-2015)
Funeral services for
Bro. Coy E. Upshaw, 91,
were held Friday, October
30, 2015 at Farrar
Funeral Home in
Farmerville with Dr.
Connie E. Ward, Bro.
Neil Everett and Bro.
Marcel McGee officiating.
Burial followed at
Mt. Union Cemetery,
near Spearsville under
the direction of Farrar
Bro. Upshaw, a retired businessman and minister,
went to his heavenly home October 28, 2015. Bro. Upshaw
was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church but
served as minister in the local churches for 20 years. He
was an avid outdoorsman. Bro. Coy was a great husband,
dad, grandfather, and great grandfather who
dearly loved his family.
He was preceded in death by: His parents: Claud E.
and Georgia Upshaw; and 5 sisters.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife of 71 years,
Fern Upshaw; two sons – Barry E. Upshaw and Douglas
C. Upshaw and wife, Cheryl; a daughter, Marsha
E. Blankenship and husband, Jerry; two sisters – Janet
Horne and Becky McCullin and husband, Mack;
brother-in-law, J.H. Lockwood; eight grandchildren;
12 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren;
as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relativesand many friends.
Pallbearers were Cpt. Robert Bratton, Jim Rhodes,
Ricky Elkins, David Chrisman, Billy Fuller and Kerry
Visitation was held Thursday, October 29, 201.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfu