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A member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Ava Walsie Faye Matlock Coberly, daughter of Walter and Bertie Hilger Matlock, was born Oct. 15, 1914. Walsie grew up and attended school in the Cotton Wood vicinity of Omaha, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 22, 2007, at her home, at the age of 92.
She was born into a family of four boys, Floyd, Ray, Hugh and Jessie.
On March 20, 1948, Walsie was united in marriage to Claude Coberly. To this union one son was born, Doran Coberly. Together the couple shared 59 years of love and companionship.
Walsie was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Floyd, Ray and Hugh.
Survivors include her loving husband, Claude, of Ava; one brother, Jessie Matlock and his wife, Cupa, of Harrison, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Lillie Matlock, of Harrison, Ark.; a son, Doran and his wife, Beverly, of Ava; two grandsons, Jared and wife, Emily, of Columbia, and Jeffrey and wife, Eve, of Wakefield, Kan.; one granddaughter, Jena, of Ava; five great-grandchildren, Alijah, Jacob, Savannah, Benjamin, and Wyatt; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Walsie professed faith in Christ early in life and was baptized into the Cotton Wood Church. At the time of her passing she was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Ava, and one of the last remaining charter members of the New Hope Baptist Church, Omaha, Ark.
She was a faithful and devoted Christian, serving her Lord in whatever capacity she could until her health began to fail.
She loved gardening and growing beautiful flowers, sewing, embroidery, and quilting, and sharing with friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, Omaha, Ark., with Pastor Tom Maples officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Christeson Funeral Home, Harrison, Ark.
Visitation will be at the church, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.