The funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 5, 2014 at the William Grove Baptist Church, 71 Gill Street Hwy 19, Ellaville, Georgia, where the Reverend Michael Edge is pastor. Minster Donavon Coley will officiate. Interment will follow at 12:00 noon at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Airman Rudolph Coley was born June 11, 1942 in Americus, Georgia to the late Timothy O. Coley Sr. and the late Lila Mae Neal Coley. He was a member of the Sumter County High School Class of 1960. Subsequently, after graduation, he and his best friend, Airman Waldo White, joined the United States Air Force.
Rudolph leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Velma Jean Pride Coley. To their union five kids were born - two daughters, Sonya Carina Scarborough (Randy) and Fatima Crystal Coley and three sons, Victor Rudolph Coley, Terrance Dane Coley, and Donavon Overnun Coley (Tonia). He also leaves his lifelong best friend, Waldo White (Mary); two sisters, Otis Calloway (Ernest) and Grace Millner; three brothers, Robert Coley (Gwen), Stephen Coley (Gislea), and Ronald Coley; sister-in-law, Tommie McCuller, five brothers-in-law, Frank Pride (Alice), Charlie Pride, Michael Pride, Kirkland Pride, and Ernest Pride (Sonja); his William Grove Church Family, where he's known as "ROOT,” a host grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.