Marcia Coggins

Marcia Parkes Coggins, 86, of Newberry, widow of James Francis Coggins, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on June 20, 1924, in Sydney, Australia, she was a daughter of the late Donnezetti B. Parkes and Sarah Svenson Parkes. Mrs. Coggins was educated in Sydney Australia and attended Anderson College. She was the former vice president and secretary of Newberry Broadcasting Company. She was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the Newberry Garden Club having served as president. Also, she was active in the Garden Club of S.C. as chairman of several committees. Marcia will be fondly remembered for her lovely voice with an Australian accent on WKDK especially with tales from Storyland and her rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” each Christmas Eve.

She is survived by a son and his wife, James P. and Doris Coggins of Newberry; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie C. and Curtis Haltiwanger of Newberry, Elizabeth C. and Flynn Lambert of Greenville, Marcia C. and Durrett Lipscomb of Tallahassee, FL and Donna C. and Denton Burnette of Greenville; grandchildren and their spouses, Chris Haltiwanger, Ashley H. and Brian Fitzgerald, Jason C. and Amanda Haltiwanger, Jessica C. and Justin Dahman, Parkes B. and Meredith Coggins, Parkes Burnette and Will Burnette; great grandchildren, Caleb, Colin, Camdyn and Reese and a longtime devoted family friend, Carrie Ellis. Mrs. Coggins was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Mitch VanMetre. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Newberry Opera House Foundation, 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 497, Newberry, SC 29108 or Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Will Burnette, Richard Carter, Jerry Coffey, Parkes Coggins, Justin Dahman, Brian Fitzgerald, Chris Haltiwanger, Jason Haltiwanger and Edward Lominack

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#26 Cathy & Frankie Shealy 2011-06-12 14:32
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . May God's love give you comfort now and always .
#25 Harmony Care Hospice 2011-06-01 12:51
We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts during this difficult time.
#24 Michelle Black 2011-06-01 10:56
Sending condolences to you and your family at the loss of your mother.
My thoughts are with you now, and in the days to come.
#23 leo jennings 2011-05-31 22:33
I never met miss marcia my memory of her is when i was a child , living on the mill hill.
I never missed her storytime on the radio if at all possible..curle d up in front of the
console radio so as to not miss a word. There is no doubt in my mind, god has a very special place just for her,She is already an angel.
#22 Richie & Toni Warren 2011-05-31 13:19
We are very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences. Richie & Toni Warren
#21 Rick Holcombe 2011-05-30 12:08
Jimmy, Debbie, Beth, Marcia and Donna

My thougths and prayers are with you. I am sorry that I am out of the country indefinetly and could not attend the funeral and speak to you in person. Both your Mom and Dad treated me so well over the years and were dear friends of my Mom and Dad as well. Both of your parents were part of what made Newberry special for so many years. God Bless you all.

#20 Debbie, Curtis & fam 2011-05-29 13:55
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time. May God keep you in his arms as you go through the days ahead
#19 dave poteat 2011-05-29 06:17
Jimmy, we are thinkin of you and your family. God bless you all. Dave and Denise
#18 Hayne Davis 2011-05-28 14:31
We have shared a lot over the years but I never dreamed we would be sharing the loss of our mothers on the same day! As I told your sisters at the nursing home when they came by to console me on our loss just after the loss of their own mother, Mrs. Coggins was a beautiful lady inside and out and possessed the most beautiful radio voice I have ever heard! Fond memories always!
#17 Byrd & Susan Smith 2011-05-28 13:01
Remembering each of you...Your Mom was such a lady of dignity. Cherish all the wonderful memories.
#16 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-05-28 12:31
Our deepest sympathy to the Coggins family. Mrs. Coggins was truly a lady, a lovely lady, that walked with grace. She was always so nice to our family and me. She is now reunited with Mr. Coggins and I bet they are dancing and having a great time. May she stay in your hearts, minds and dreams as you go through the grieving process. Lee, Carol, Amelia and Joseph.
#15 Rick McCutcheon 2011-05-28 11:27
Cogggin's Family: I am so very sorry for your family's loss your Mom was such a warm lady. Some of my fondest memories were as I would come to WKDK with my Uncled Shostie I would see your Mom at the front desk and Dad in is office. Your family holds a very special place in the McCutcheon family's hearts. May God bless you and give your whole family confort during this difficulte time. Rick , Judy, Casey, Jamie,& Heath McCutcheon
#14 Shirley LaGarde 2011-05-28 08:08
As you know, I knew your wonderful mother when we both served on the Garden Club of SC Board of Directors. (Everyone always listened to what she had to say because of her delightful accent.) Then to my delight your and my daughter met at USC and became good friends and have remained so for many years. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Shirley LaGarde
#13 Henry Franklin 2011-05-27 23:42
I was sorry to hear about Mrs. Coggins. I remember her fondly, and I know how much she will be missed by each of you. My prayers are with you.
Henry Franklin
#12 Cindy Pitts 2011-05-27 22:17
No matter the age it is so hard to lose a mother and a grandmother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you all
Cindy Pitts
#11 Alice Hamby Turner 2011-05-27 21:09
Debbie, Curtis & Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. My God wrap you in his loving arms and carry you through the days ahead.
#10 Stuart Kennemore 2011-05-27 18:50
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mother may have been from Australia but she was a true "Southern" lady who was loved by all who knew her. I feel your loss and know that the next few weeks and months will not be easy. Remember the happy times and always keep "Big M" alive with your memories and in your hearts. I love you all! Stuart
#9 deborah smith 2011-05-27 17:48
Jimmie, my love to you and to all of the family. Your mother was truy a great lady, and I am very priviledged
to have known both your mother and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers, much love, Deborah
#8 WILLIE/MARIE JOHNSON 2011-05-27 17:32
#7 Carole Murray 2011-05-27 16:15
To Jimmie, Doris and all members of the Coggins family. We extend our sincere sympathy to each of you at this time. My memories of Mrs. Coggins only bring smiles to me. She was one of the sweetest women I have ever known, and I will always cherish the opportunity of having known her and working with her. Love, Carole, Glenn, Chase and Will Murray
#6 Tommy Williams 2011-05-27 14:17
My deepest sympathy to Jimmy and his family.
#5 Janet Ballentine 2011-05-27 13:53
So sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish and find comfort in your memories of Mrs. Coggans. Fred & Janet Ballentine
#4 Powell E. Way III 2011-05-27 13:46
You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

#3 Anna Marie Berley 2011-05-27 13:01
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I will always have such fond memories of Mrs. Coggins. She was such a dear lady. I pray your faith and your memories will help bring you comfort now and in the difficult days ahead.
With love and sympathy,
Anna Marie N. Berley
#2 Pugh Family 2011-05-27 13:00
The Pugh family of Prosperity Drug Co. extend their sincere sympathy to the entire Coggins family.
#1 Wilson Senn 2011-05-27 11:24
I express my sympathy to all of you at this time.

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