obit from the Augusta Chronicle:
Mr. Gerald Wayne Coats, 52, of 3724 Belair Road, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1993 in Oklahoma City. Graveside services will be today at Westview City Cemetery, with Chaplain Sammy L. Wade officiating. Mr. Coats, a native of Red Bay, Ala., had retired as an Army Master Sergeant. He was a Vietman veteran and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Ingebord R. Coats; a daughter, Sussan Coats, Augusta; two brothers, James Coats and Durell Coats, both of Russellville, Ala.; and two sisters, Gladys Hester, Callman, Ala.; and Lucille Cheel, Red Bay, Ala.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be military.
The family will receive friends today at Poteet Funeral Home, Wheeler Road.