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Bobby Ray Cofield

(NEWELL) The funeral for Bobby Ray Cofield, 80, of Newell will be Friday, June 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Mr. Cofield will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services on Friday.

Mr. Cofield passed away Tuesday, June 14, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Newell native, Mr. Cofield was born Sept. 7, 1941, the son of Cosby “Ted” Hoyt and Lottie Crews Cofield. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, served in the Army National Guard, and worked in management for Lamar Manufacturing.

Survivors include his son, Mike Cofield (Dawn) of Springville; two grandchildren, Bobby Ray Cofield (Stephanie) and Michael Allon Cofield; great-grandchild, Kennedy Cofield; and two sisters, Stella Edwards (Billy) and Carrie Simpson (Jack), both of Newell. Mr. Cofield was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elaine Cofield; and sister, Catherine Craft.

Pallbearers will be Chris Gaines, Greg Gaines, Michael Cofield, Phillip Edwards, Jason Simpson and Bobby Cofield.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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