Bolivar ‘Bob’ Coke

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 22, 2007

Services for Bolivar “Bob” Coke, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, June 23, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Coke, 86, died June 19, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Aug. 9, 1920, to the Rev. Bolivar Coke andEmma Jordan Coke.

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He was a photographer and owner of the Art Studio in downtownBrookhaven. He served as president for the Greater New OrleansCamera Club, as well as area leader and national second vicepresident for Recovery Inc. He was a member of Mt. Moriah BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his mother- andfather-in-law, Gertie Barksdale Smith and Fred Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Bertie Smith Coke, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Betsy Coke Douglas and husband Larry, of Lafayette, La.,Jenny Coke Allgood and husband Larry, of Elwood, Ill., and DebbieS. Coke, of Gretna, La.; his brothers, Willard Coke, Charles Cokeand Lynn Coke; his sister, Pru Parnell; and his six grandchildrenand seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.