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Alfred W. Coles

October 12, 1954 - February 3, 2023

Alfred W. Coles, 68, of Lynchburg passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023.

He was the loving husband of Peggy A. Coles for over 29 years.

Alfred was born October 12, 1954 in Amherst County, VA, a son of the late Paulina L. Braxton and Jessie D. Coles.  Alfred  “Shorty” Coles worked for Lynchburg Public School and later retired from Flowers Bakery.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Sonny. Alfred was a Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed watching wrestling and relaxing outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Tarzanna Word; his stepdaughters, Angel Wade, Tonya Wade, Carita Adams, and Monica Banks; his sister, Erma Parrish;  aunt Georgia Mae Douglas; mother-in-law, Mattie Bennett, sister-in-law, Tina Austin;  Brother-in-law;  Henry Thomas , his grandchildren, Monica Word , DeAndre Word, Shantel Wade, Demetri Wade, Kadijah Johnson , Jelanie Ligon, Travis Johnson, and Lennox Parker ; seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers;  James P. Coles, Herman L. Coles, James R. Braxton, and Joes Joe Braxton; two sisters, Alice D. Battle,  and Carolyn Jean Thomas.  .

A celebration of Alfred’s life will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory with Reverend William Johnson, Sr. officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Praying for Mrs. Peggy and the rest of the family. I remember Shorty from living on Monsview Place. I would come to the house and hang out with the girls and you would always speak to me and be like don’t be making to much noise. And I would get the laughing like always.

Posted by Katrina Hurt-Dixon on February 10, 2023

Uncle Shorty you will be greatly missed. Give my mom and grandma a hug and a kiss. 💔💔

Posted by Shawnee Thomas on February 8, 2023

To the Coles Family, I'm sending my deepest Sympathy and Condolences Out To You. Uncle Shorty you will greatly be Missed but now you are in a better place and with your Brother's and Sister's and Grandma and Granddaddy. Continue to watch over the Family and Rest Easy. Love You.

Posted by Carmella Coles Jones on February 7, 2023

The White/ Pennix family wishes to convey our deepest sympathy in your loss, I pray that God will fill you with love and good memories and peace. Love you all.

Posted by Alisa on February 6, 2023

Love you forever dad.

Posted by Carita Adams on February 6, 2023

Posted by Carita Adams on February 6, 2023

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