A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Sara Elizabeth Coker, 96, of Camden, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Hanging Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Lyn Hill officiated. The family received friends from 4:00-5:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home. Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Coker, widow of John Gary Coker, died Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born in Kershaw, SC, the daughter of Reese Ellis and Rosabelle Cauthen Ellis. Mrs. Coker was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Mrs. Coker is survived by her daughter, Jean C. Shirley of Camden; grandchildren, Johnnie Shirley III (Angelica) of Lugoff, SC, Dr. Paul C. Shirley (Robyn) of Bluffton, SC and Dr. Mark Shirley of Irmo, SC; great-grandchildren, Cole and Luke, Emily Shirley, Dianna Bragdon, Anna, Camden, Adelaide, Abigail and Emma Bay Shirley; and great-great-grandchildren, Finley and Aimes.
Mrs. Coker was predeceased by her husband; parents; sisters, Ruth Turnipseed and Anna Belle Connor; and her brothers, Benjamin Shine Ellis and Sidney Ellis.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.