MARSTON - Alfred H. "Buddy" Coon, 96, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Feb. 9, 1908, in New Madrid, son of the late Alfred Lee and Hermina Unseld Coon, he owned restaurants in Marston and New Madrid for many years before retiring.
In March 1930, he married Mary Brumit who preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 1998.
Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy and Robert H. Campassi of Columbus, Miss., and Barbara Whitford of Palm Bay, Fla.; three sisters, Billie Dawson and Blanche Thompson of New Madrid and Mary Coon of Sikeston; one brother, A.W. "Johnny" Coon of Sikeston; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
One brother, Henry Clay Coon, also preceded him in death.
Services were conducted at noon today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. The Rev. Randy Tochtrop, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of New Madrid, officiated.
Burial followed in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn.
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