BELMONT, MS – Earl Varnice Coleman, born January 29, 1924 in Cleveland, Ms. died quietly after a long illness on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. He was at the home of his beloved niece and nephew, Ann and Wayne Coleman of Belmont, Ms. with whom he resided. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post in Belmont and the American Legion. He retired from A & P Company of Chicago, Il. and moved back to Belmont. He collected antique furniture, old money and antique glassware. He was an avid flea marketer and loved to buy, sell and trade all types of things. He was an amiable, friendly, happy man who drove a hard bargain and he will be missed.
Services will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters – Linda Coleman Whitney, Monticello, In. and Vickey Coleman, Chicago, Il.; three grandchildren – Christopher Whitney (Brenda), Daniel Whitney and Elizabeth Whitney; two step-grandchildren – Sonny McAdoo and Billie Jean; two great-grandchildren – Olivia and Robert Whitney and one sister – Willie Lee Coleman Green, Winona, Ms. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Audrey Clingan Coleman of Belmont and Lucille Holt Coleman of Arkansas, a step-daughter, Frankie Miller, his parents, R.C. Coleman and Beulah Yates Coleman, eight brothers and sisters and two granddaughters, Robin Lynn and Connie Ann.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Wayne Coleman, Jonathan Earl Coleman, Christopher Whitney, Daniel Whitney and Raymond Coleman.
Special thanks to Linda Enlow and the staff of Gentiva Hospice for all their special care during his illness.Visitation will be Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.