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Mr. Ernest Amos Coatney, age 87, of Ponce de Loen, Florida passed away October 26, 2023, at his home. He was born July 24, 1936, in Vernon, Florida to the late Robert Trammel Coatney and Ruth Bailey Coatney. In addition to his parents, Mr. Coatney was preceded in death by several half siblings.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories, having been married for 68 years to his beloved wife, Carolyn. Ernest found joy in the embrace of the outdoors, his cherished family, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered by all whose lives he touched.

Mr. Coatney is survived by his wife, Carolyn Coatney; two daughters, Debbie Wilson and husband Kris and Lisa Bulriss and husband Hector; four grandchildren, Heather Swanson and husband Mike, Tabitha Myers and husband Tracy, Erica Lewis and husband Josh, and Shawn Donahoe; seven great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kai, Brodee, Trenady, Tessa, Trent, and Anderson; three half siblings, Sharon Shields, Melody Parish, and Stevie Coatney; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, October 30, 2023, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 PM at Peel Funeral Home in Bonifay, Florida.

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