The Richmond Register

October 3, 2013

Margaret Russell Coy, 70


Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home

RICHMOND — Margaret Russell Coy, 70, of Richmond, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital at Good Samaritan of Lexington.

She was born May 2, 1943, in Richmond, Kentucky, to the late Russell Roberts Coy and the late Elizabeth Walker Coy, who was a teacher at Buckeye Elementary School. She was the granddaughter of C.C. Coy, a successful Madison County tobacco producer and owner of Blythewood, and Lena Roberts, who was a descendant of Judge Allen Burton, a prominent abolitionist who served as Minister Resident commissioned to the United States of Colombia.

Mrs. Coy was retired from Madison National Bank. She was an accomplished horse woman who enjoyed showing Tennessee Walking Horses and she recently attended her 40th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Mrs. Coy attended Kirksville Christian Church in Kirksville and the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Richmond.

She is survived by one son, Russell Roberts Coy II, a Frankfort attorney.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Vickers will officiate. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Honorary bearers will be Richard Cobb IV, Danny Hughes, Robert R. Black, John Thomas, Newland Walker May and John Burton Teater.

Donations are suggested to the Markey Cancer Center Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Roach Bldg-CC160, Lexington, KY 40536-0093, or to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, PO Box 13155, Lexington, KY 40583.

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