MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Brady Sue Coile, 95, formerly of Winterville, GA, died Monday, October 12, 2009, at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
A native of Oglethorpe County, she was the daughter of the late Emory Wesley and Susan Lelia Moore Dye and wife of 53 years to the late Emory Bussey Coile. Mrs. Coile taught school at Nowell's Academy in Oglethorpe County and was a 1932 graduate of Athens Business College. She and her husband operated General Stores in Oglethorpe and Clarke County and she was a successful district manager with World Book Encyclopedia. She was a member of East Athens Baptist Church where she was secretary for 16 years and founded, composed and named the weekly church newsletter 'The Messenger', which is still active today. For 25 years she was the Sunday School Teacher for the Marion Coile Sunday School Class at Winterville Baptist Church. She served for 8 years as the first woman Treasurer of Sarepta Baptist Association. She was appointed as a colonel in the Georgia Militia by Governor Zell Miller, was a member of the DAR, Daughters of War of 1812, UDC and a charter member of the Athens Muscular Dystrophy Chapter. She was secretary of the Winterville Silver Hair Club for 21 years, was very instrumental in conversion and development of the old Winterville Railroad Depot into a popular community center and served 14 years on the City of Winterville Council and as mayor pro tem. In June 29, 1966, she and her husband wrote a letter to the editor of the then, Athens Daily News, advocating the Watson Mill Bridge as a possible state park. She was an amateur poet and writer.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Coile, Hartwell; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donnie Caston, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; four grandchildren who all called her 'Mama Coile'; granddaughter and her husband, Danielle and Robert Neal, Lawrenceville; grandson and his wife, Robert and Julie Coile; grandson, Ty Caston, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., grandson and his wife, Tim and Jennifer Caston, Charleston, S.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Lily, Catherine, Christy and Jonathan Neal, Caitlin and Patrick Coile, Ashley and Aubree Caston; sisters-in-law: Clara Coile, Comer, Margaret Sorrells, Augusta; brother-in-law and his wife: Clayton and Annie Coile, Tiger; several cousins including, Irene Dillard Paul, Comer; several nieces and nephews and special friends whom she considered as extended family; the families of Dr. Farhad and Dr. Azar Raiszadeh, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dr. Suresh and Dr. Shanti Tiawari, Fayette, Miss.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 16, at 3 p.m. at Lord & Stephens East Chapel with Dr. Maurice Crowder, Revs. Ray Werzer and Don Leaptrott officiating. Burial will follow at Winterville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Coile, Robert Neal, Ty Caston, Tim Caston, Brian Patton and Russell Dunn. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East Chapel, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.