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Thomas Coghlan

We pause today to say goodbye to a wonderful father, brother and uncle. Thomas Allen Coghlan ( Tommy) passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 74 after a long battle with heart disease in Nashville, NC. Born November 17, 1939 to Edmond Carroll and Mingnon Mann Coghlan in a primitive cabin near the Mississippi River levee in western Bolivar County, Mississippi, he attended Benoit School, graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1957. He spent four years in the U. S. Air Force, serving in Germany and Alaska. Following his Military service he graduated from Delta State College in Cleveland, Mississippi and retired from Gaines Oil Co. in Cleveland. For the past two years he lived near Nashville, NC near his son Will. He was always cheerful and his smiles and story-telling will long be missed. He was prceded in death by his parents, a son Thomas Allen Coghlan, Jr., Two sisters; Audrey Horn and Helen Nokes Tommy is survived by 3 children Teresa Coghlan Tucker, Pace, FL Will Coghlan, Nashville, NC and Leigh Coghlan PIckering, Asheville, NC 6 granddaughters~Courtney, Torey, Hailey and Anna Grace Tucker, Greyson and Caitlin Coghlan. 2 sisters Judith Coghlan Lewis, Nesbit, MS Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion, Madison, MS 4 brothers Edmund "Pete' Coghlan of GA Charles Coghlan, Benoit Gene Coghlan, IL James Coghlan, LA and many nieces and nephews
A memorial celebration will be held Dec. 21 at Momeyer Baptist Church in NC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Health and Hope Clinic Olive Baptist Church 9999 Chemstrand Rd Pensacola, FL 32514 or www.healthandhopeclinic.org/donate or Momeyer Baptist Church Children's Ministry 4967 Momeyer Way 27856

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He was such a sweet, gentle man and if you were his friend, you were blessed indeed.

Alana McGaugh - December 14, 2013 at 05:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Many happy memories of Tommy from our years at Benoit. He was the smart one in our class of '57!! We recently reconnected via phone and had fun sharing memories. My best regards to the family

Ann Rivers Hill - December 11, 2013 at 03:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Keeping you all in my prayers. Mr. Tommy was a wonderful man.

Mandy Ervin Zuniga - December 07, 2013 at 10:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I will dearly miss this sweet man their home was like a second home to me as a kid. I will keep the family in my prayers and thoughts

Suzanne Johnson Smith - December 06, 2013 at 03:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I always respected Mr. Coghlan. I was in Thomas's class so I've always felt a unique bond to the Coghlan family. May God provide comfort during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers.

Kelly Crocker - December 06, 2013 at 09:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We thought the world of your Dad. Have missed him being around these last few years. Please know that we have all of you in our prayers. Sincerely, Dr Michael & June Patterson

June & Mike Patterson - December 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Beth M. Beahc has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Beth M. Beahc - November 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tommy was a wonderful man. I remember him with a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

George & Liz Evans - November 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Coglan family. Boy, was I surprised to see that Tommy had died. I am so sad that I am now retired and living in Memphis and can't be at the funeral or visitation. Wow, don't we have some wonderful memories of our years together growing up and going to Rosedale High? Gene, I hope you are well and please reply to me at vfioranelli@yahoo.com if you get this message. Vicki Bassie

Vicki Bassie Fioranelli - November 25, 2013 at 09:40 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM