Dennis Gene Coats, 51, of Caraway, died June 12, 2004, near Caraway. He was a dry wall hanger and of the Baptist faith. He had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Coats, of the home; his father, Junior Coats, of Watson; two sisters, Brenda Elinburg, of Watson, and Sandra Armstrong of Dumas; three brothers, Ricky Coats of Rivervale, Timmy Coats of Watson, and Barry Coats of Conway; a son, Kevin Dennis Coats, of Marked Tree; three daughters, Michelle Coats, Melinda Coats, and Melissa Coats, all of the home; a granddaughter, Jessica Coats.
He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Lee Coats, and his mother, Daythel Coats.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Mike Taber officiating. Burial was in Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Active pallbearers were Roger Williams, Joe Johnson, Craig Coats, Danny Elinburg, Jason Kelems, and Mike Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Shane Coats, Johnny Rosemond, Dennis Brooks, Horace Pendergass, Danny Warren and Sam Elinburg, Jr.