Frances Nell Coats

Published 10:06 am Friday, January 27, 2017

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Saulters Moore Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Frances Nell Coats, 78, of Prentiss,  who passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss.  Interment followed at Whitesand Cemetery.

Rev. Charles Burnham officiated. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled all arrangements.

Mrs. Frances Nell Coats was born April 15, 1938, in Jefferson Davis County. She was the daughter of James Ethel Bridges and Nannie Marie Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of Whitesand Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Coats is survived by one daughter, Nancy Dyess of Prentiss; four sons: Charlie Coats of Laurel, Robert W. Coats of Bassfield, Donald N. Coats of Oakvale, and Michael Coats of Lake Charles, Louisiana; three brothers: James Bridges of Clarksdale, Tennessee, Joe Bridges of New Hebron, Buddy Bridges of Creole, Louisiana; three sisters: Rebecca Brousard of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sue Roberts of Wesson, Luna Merl Barnett of Kinder, Louisiana;  seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and her husband, Mack Coats.  Online condolences and a guest registry are available