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Nyoka Ann Coles

January 18, 1953 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 69)

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Nyoka Ann McBee Coles age 69 of Paris died Saturday, April 30, 2022, at her residence.

Nyoka was retired from the Paris Landing State Park Inn, where she worked in the housekeeping department. She was member of TVCC in Paris. Her hobbies included watching soap operas, gardening, and collecting angels. Her reason for retiring and her passion was keeping and spending time with her grand and great grandchildren.


She was married July 30, 1982, to Reggie Coles, who survives of Paris.


Born January 18, 1953, in Murray, KY, she was the daughter of the late Noah McBee and the late Alta Katherine Haynes McBee.


In addition to her husband, survivors include her three children, Melissa (Billy) Bowen of Paris, Regina (Rudi) Schrader of Buchanan, and Waylon (Angela) Rushing of Paris; two sisters, Frances (Bill) Wells and Peggy (James) Travis, both of Paris; two brothers, Ira McBee of Murfreesboro, and Andy (Carol) McBee of Buchanan; nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Jakob) Gordon, Adreanna Rushing, Mistie Bowen, Katelon (Jake) Knox, Jayson Bowen, Damian Rushing, Joey (Robin Serrano) Bowen, Hunter Kee, and Brett Box; and four great grandchildren.


Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Violet Warren.


Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements. All services will be private.


Serving as pallbearers will be Jakob Gordon, Rudi Schrader, Jayson Bowen, Billy Bowen, Joey Bowen, Andy McBee, and Ira McBee. Damian Rushing, serving in the US Air Force, stationed overseas, will serve as an honorary pallbearer.


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