Feb 20, 1978
Shepard T Coates
Dillon---Shepard Tillman Coates, 73, died Saturday in St Petersburg, Fla
after a long illness.
Born in Dillon County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Malinda
Turner Coates. A World War II veteran, he retired as a master sergeant after
30 years service in the US Marine Corps.
Surviving are a brother, Lamar W Coates of Charlotte; and three sisters,
Mrs Viola McKinney of Rockville, Md, Mrs Evans Taylor and Gladys Coates of
Services will be 4pm today at Blanton-Cottingham Funeral Home, with
burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 27 May 2002.
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