Hiram Cecil Coats, 90, died Feb. 7, 2004 in Payson. He was born July 29, 1913 in Pekin, Ill.
Mr. Coats had lived in Arizona since 1948.
He was a member of the Methodist Church in Glasford, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah of Payson; sons, Wendey of Mesa, Harold of Surprise, and Reggie of Hawaii; sisters, Eunice Melsay, Colleen Weese, Ila Faye Tuttle and Margaret Jean Morris, all of Illinois; brothers, Owen and Dennis, both of Illinois; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Verna Asbdell Coats; sisters, Maxine Murphy and Lela Williams; and brothers, Kenneth, Ronald and Virgel Coats.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.