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A graveside funeral service for Bennie Coates Jr. “Pappy,” 70, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hayes. He died Aug. 22, 2018.

A Gloucester native, he was a self-employed waterman. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Coates Sr.; mother, Hilda Coates, and sisters, Patricia Williams and Carolyn Turlington.

He is survived by his son, Anthony Coates, and a grandson.

The service was conducted by the Rev. Bill West.

Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, was in charge. Visit to share condolences and memories.