Funeral services for Bro. Coy E. Upshaw, 91, will be held at 10:30 am Friday, October 30, 2015 at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville with Dr. Connie E. Ward, Bro. Neil Everett and Bro. Marcel McGee officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, near Spearsville under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.
Bro. Upshaw, a retired businessman and minister, went to his heavenly home October 28, 2015. Bro. Upshaw was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church but served as minister in the local churches for 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. Bro. Coy was a great husband, dad, grandfather, and great grandfather who dearly loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Claud E. & Georgia Upshaw and 5 sisters.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 71 years, Fern Upshaw; 2 sons: Barry E. Upshaw and Douglas C. Upshaw & wife, Cheryl; 1 daughter: Marsha E. Blankenship & husband, Jerry; 2 sisters: Janet Horne and Becky McCullin &husband, Mack; brother-in-law: J.H. Lockwood; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives; and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Cpt. Robert Bratton, Jim Rhodes, Ricky Elkins, David Chrisman, Billy Fuller and Kerry Aulds.
Visitation is 5:00-8:00 pm Thursday at Farrar Funeral Home and again Friday 8:00am till time of service.