(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 www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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