James Henry Coale

August 3, 1926 - April 11, 2008
James Henry Coale


Mr. James Henry Coale, 81, known to his friends as “Jimmy”, a resident of Carolina Beach died Friday, April 11, 2008 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jimmy was born August 3, 1926 in Brewton, Alabama and was the son of the late James Crook Coale and Minnie Scott Coale. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #129, Carolina Beach. He enjoyed his wood shop, carving, fishing, and kayaking. He served his country in WWII and the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Jean Worthington Coale, and is survived by his wife Hazel Furr Klutz Coale of the home; son James H. Coale, Jr. of Raleigh and a daughter Deborah Coale Haynes and husband Rick of Kure Beach, step-son Rodney D. Klutz of Wilmington, grandchildren Ricky Haynes and wife Candy of Kure Beach; Jennifer Anne Haynes of Apex; Ryan Coale Haynes and wife Amy of Durham; Douglas Brandon Klutz of Wilmington, great-grandchildren Carson Taylor Haynes of Kure Beach and Knox Griffin Haynes of Durham.

The family will receive friends 3:00 P.M Sunday April 13, 2008 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3rd and Harper, Carolina Beach, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 P.M conducted by Pastor Steve Hall. His cremated remains will be buried in Greenville, NC. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O Box 356 Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • April 13, 2008
    Betty Jo Garrett says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May the Lord bless each of you and you find peace and comfort in each sweet memory of your precious loved one. We will continue to keep you close in prayer and in our thoughts as we share your sorrow. With sympathy, Keith and Betty Jo Garrett

  • April 11, 2008
    Alice Cope says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless and keep you. Alice and Buddy Cope

  • April 14, 2008
    Roy Baumgardenr says:
    James, sorry about the lost of your Father, if there is anything I can do, just let me know. Roy Baumgardner