Lucia Griffith Coates, 94, widow of James Allen Coates, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Charles Marshall and Inez Adams Griffith. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Marshall and Rudine Coates of Anderson, Rex and Judy Coates of Greenwood, and George and Judy Coates of Sanford, Florida; grandchildren, Lanna Johnson (Adam) of Anderson, Justin Coates (Stephanie) of Houston, Texas, Rebecca Coates of Atlanta, Georgia, Kim Sanders (Rick) of Clermont, Florida, and Ricky Ricardo (Jolane) of Candor, New York; and great grandchildren, Ryan and Katelyn Sanders of Clermont, Florida and Aurora and Pearl Ricardo of Candor, New York.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary C. Griffith and Viola G. Jarrard and her brothers, Rufus, Charlie, Frank, Bill, and Swain Griffith.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by Rev. Curtis Bundy. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.