John Edmunds Coles, 80, of Murrells Inlet, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at his residence. Surviving are: his wife of 51 years, Jean Coles of Murrells Inlet; two daughters, Elizabeth “”Buff”” Coles of Charleston and Harriett Coles Crockard (Paul) of Birmingham, AL; two grandsons, Porter and John Crockard. Mr. Coles was born in Conway, son of the late John Edmunds and Winifred Holliday Coles. He was a graduate of Conway High School, The Citadel in 1954. Mr. Coles was a US Army Veteran. He went into Banking for a number of years and then into the Farm Credit System until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by one sister, Annette Coles. The family would like to thank Mr. John’s faithful and loving caregivers, Corey Lawrence, Tyrhonda Priest, Sheena Reed, Abbie McKnight and Nellie Lance. In addition, the family would like to thank Tidelands Hospice for their service and care. A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery with Rev. Harold Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Tags: 1954

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