Philip Ray Coggin, Sr.

May 13, 2011


AHOSKIE, NC – Philip Ray Coggin, Sr., age 79, of the 500 block of Lakeview Drive, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at his home.

Mr. Coggin was born on November 21, 1931, in Halifax County, a son of the late Lee Oliver and Emma Lou McGregor Coggin. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie and was owner of Phil Coggin Insurance Agency in Ahoskie.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Alice Jeans Coggin of the home; his daughters, Wanda C. Woodford and husband, Bill of Liberty, NC, and Sharon C. Cox of Greensboro, NC; his son, Philip Ray Coggin, Jr. of Liberty, NC; three grandchildren, Brandy Woodford, Daniel Cox and Ally Coggin and two great grandchildren, Carmen and Mitchell Hedrick. Besides his parents, Phil was predeceased by three brothers, Ben, Ezell, and Leamon Coggin.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie on Monday, May 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jesse J. Croom officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville, NC, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Coggin‚??s memory to Baptist Children‚??s Homes of NC, Britton Ministries, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC, 27360; or to the Ahoskie Public Library, 210 E. Church St., Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Kay Byrd
13 years ago

Will surely miss your Dad. I can’t believe it has been a year since my Dad left us, too. Cherish all the good memories. Love to you all…

Donnie Rogers
13 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. I truly wish I had known earlier so I could have attended the funeral. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill Nixon
13 years ago

To the family:

Over the past several years in my position as a crop insurance adjuster, it has been a pleasure to work with Phil. His knowledge and professionalism is unmatched in the industry. But more important, Phil was a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. He will be missed!

Laverne and Robert Perry
13 years ago


So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers and asking God’s blessings upon you.

Martha Parker
13 years ago

Mrs. Coggins, Ray and family,

Al and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. We have enjoyed working with Phil over the past years. He was a very hard worker for the farmers in trying to help them. He will be missed very much. He is now in peace with no suffering but i know he will looking down and watching out for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was always so proud of them.

Delene Langley Wilson
13 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Coggins passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith Askew
13 years ago

Ray and Wanda ,i’m sorry for your loss.Please know you all are in my prayers.God bless you at this time.

Mark Lewy
13 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Coggin’s passing. My thoughts are with your entire family. Be comforted by the thought that he is now and forever with you. May you celebrate his love and the good times you had with him.

Jayne Paul Poplin
13 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. We have many fond memories of the the Coggin family.

John and Jayne Poplin

Jayne Paul Poplin
13 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of the Coggin family when my sister and I lived across the street from them in Ahoskie.