On September 21, 1949, Beatrice Stockman was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney High ‘Rambler’ Staff Is Selected.”
Mrs. Beatrice Stockman Coker, 29, of 3417 Kaiser Ave., died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 1962, in the Columbia Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born at Blaney and was the daughter of Earl Stockman and Mary Dowey Stockman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, October 8, 1962, from the Harmony Baptist Church at Blythewood by the Rev. Furman Harvey, Dean Clyde and W. K. Rabon, with interment in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband Edward T. Coker; three daughters, Lucy Coker, Gwen Coker, and Jan Coker, of the home; one son, Edward Coker, Jr.; three sister, Novice Boulware, Shelby Jean Miles and Shirley Miles, all of Blaney; a step-mother, Mrs. Viola B. Stockman and two brothers, Leon Stockman and Bobby Stockman, both of Blaney.
Active pallbearers will be Melvin Dowey, Fletcher Ross, Barney Cooper, Odell Martin, Norman Ray and Fred Rollins.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. R. A. Cockran, Dr. Walt Roberts, Dr. L. A. Roach, Dr. C. R. Holmes, Boylin Rose, Talmadge Bowen, E. C. Potter, Ed Campbell, Thurston Goff, Fred Miles, Elmer Paschal, Lemuel Wooten, Cranshaw Branham, Edwin Sessions, J. L. Ross, Bill Wise, Rembert Keith and the deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
On October 25, 2002, Beatrice S. Coker was listed as a deceased sister in the obituary of Shelby Jean Stockman Miles.