Bertha V. Flare
Bertha V. Flare, 78, of Coulterville, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 9 p.m. at Senior Manor Nursing Center in Sparta. She was a lifelong resident of Coulterville and a member of the First Baptist Church in Coulterville. She was born January 6, 1926 in Swanwick to Grover and Tillie Gass Coates.
She married Jerry Flare September 16, 1968. He preceded her in death January 18, 1979. She is survived by one niece, Rosie Lawless of Coulterville. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Benjamin Coates, one sister, May Giacomo and a dear friend, Harry Brenning.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Coulterville with Rev. Kenneth Robinson officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Rice. Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville was in charge of arrangements.
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