Harry Allen Coates

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005

IRONDALE-Mr. Harry Allen Coates, 65, of Irondale, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005.

Funeral services were held at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Advocate Center in Irondale, with Charter Funeral Home of Calera directing.

There will be an additional service at Pigeon Creek in Georgiana, at a later date.

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Mr. Coates was born on October 8, 1939, in Butler County, to Ollie and Holman Coates.

He attended Troy State University, Athens College, and Birmingham School of Law.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Wilkinson and Leslie Coates; one son-in-law, Darrell Wilkinson; one brother, Bill Hartsell; one sister, Jackie Phillips; and two granddaughters, Hayley and Hannah Wilkinson.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made to AIM (which is building an orphanage in Kenya, Africa) at Advocate Ministries, Project AIM, 4445 Crescent Road, Irondale, Ala., 35210.