Harriet Joan (McDowell) Coar

Born: Sat., Jun. 23, 1934
Died: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Blackshear Church of God

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Mrs. Harriet Joan McDowell Coar, age 83, of Blackshear, died late Sunday night (1/7/18) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.

Born June 23, 1934 in Wanaque, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Harold and Grace Osborne McDowell. She lived many years in New Jersey before moving to Florida to raise her family. She then moved to Blackshear in 1979 and was a CNA for the Pierce County Nursing Home, retiring following 20 years of service from 1979-1999. She was a member of the Blackshear Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lo Coar and a brother, Jim McDowell.

Survivors include her 6 children, Cheryl Johnson (husband Terry) of Blackshear, Jimmy Coar (wife Harriet) of Pierson, FL, Tammy Calvert of Pensacola, FL, Laura Deal (husband Mark) of Blackshear, Chip Coar (wife Sharon) of Waycross, and Doug Coar (wife Tammy) of Waycross; her grandchildren, T.J. Johnson, Danny Johnson, Chris Johnson, Matt Johnson, Jason Coar (wife Courtney) , Katelynn Coar Knox (husband Baker), Jeremiah Coar, Lindsay Lairsey Bonner (husband Sean), Jessica Deal Briscoe (husband Heath), Jennifer Deal McGhin (husband Andrew), Joel Deal (wife Cambria), Savannah Deal, and Sydnie Coar; her great grandchildren, Chelsea Johnson Aultman (husband Dean), Dalana Johnson, Cameron Coar, Aidan Coar, Elisha Coar, Alton Bonner, Ella Briscoe, Eliza Briscoe, Breanna McGhin, Blakely McGhin, and Emerson Deal; 1 great-great grandchild due in July 2018; 3 brothers, Harold McDowell (wife Helen) of Lakewood, NJ, Donald McDowell (wife Emma) of Gulf Port, Mississippi, and Ernest McDowell of Callahan, Fl; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday (1/13/17) at 3PM at the Blackshear Church of God with Rev. Kevin Grissom officiating. 

A time of fellowship will follow the service in the Blackshear Church of God Fellowship Hall.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.


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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a loved one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones. We will be able to see them again once they are resurrected as John 5:28-29 tells us. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead.

Loretta Coar
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Doug; Chip & Sharon; Laura & Mark; Jimmy & Harriett; Cheryl & Terri; and Tammy,

I want to express my condolences at the passing of your mother. I know how difficult it is to lose a mother. Your mother was always good to me and I will always think of her dearly. I wanted to come to her memorial service, but unfortunately I will be out of town this Saturday. All of you have been on my mind and you are in my prayers. Love ya'll, Loretta

Michelle Byus Tillman
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Coar. She was a dear friend / co worker of many years. She will dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

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