Mary Coleson

Mary Coleson

Mary Coleson, 81, of Olive Branch, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Integrity Health Care in Anna.

She was born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Alexander County, the daughter of Chester and Elsie Mae Rollins DeWeese. 

She married Harry Coleson on Jan. 28, 1961. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2007. 

Before her retirement, Mrs. Coleson worked as a nurse’s aide in home health.  She was a member of The Spark Ministry in McClure.

Mrs. Coleson is survived by her sons, David Coleson, Daniel Coleson and Paul Coleson; and two sisters, JoAnn Ritter and Joyce Bigham.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son; two sisters, Dorothy Vaughn and Shirley; and four brothers, Charles, Sam, Marion and Lester DeWeese.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Aaron Boyd officiating. Interment followed in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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