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1984 Mary 2022

Mary Elizabeth Coale of Oliver Springs, TN

March 20, 1984 — April 2, 2022


 Mary Elizabeth "Beth" McHaffie Coale, 38 of Oliver Springs passed away at home on April 2, 2022. 


Beth was born March 20, 1984 to Rhonda Iverson and Mark McHaffie in Knoxville, Tennessee. 


Beth was preceded in death by daughter Samantha Morgan Coale, nephews Matthew Harris and Cameron Jones, cousins Renee Bridges and Richard Welch, Aunt Tina Bell, Uncle Robert Adams, grandparents Mary Johnson, RL Koontz, Carl McHaffie and Bertha Stalsworth. 


In addition to her parents, Beth is survived by her children Mindi Lynn Horner with husband and 3 children, Khloe Farver, Brylee McHaffie and Allie McHaffie, step-father Leland Iverson, sisters Michelle Moore, Melissa Shillings, Kylie McCarter, Taya Shillings and Mariah McHaffie. Special nephew Austin Robinson, special cousins Mark Bell and Shauna Hines, and many family and friends. 


Beth grew up in Oliver Springs, playing sports in the community and attending Oliver Springs Schools. Her sense of humor and generous heart is something we will always remember her for. To tell her life, we must also tell of the unpleasant parts. Beth began experimenting with drugs in her teens using drugs to treat her depression and self image issues. After losing custody of her first born child, Dolly Lynn, Beth made the decision to change her life. She met and would marry Jesse "Justin" Coale and welcome a daughter, Samantha, into the world in 2004. Tragically, Samantha was killed in a vehicle accident in 2006 at just 2 years old and Beth sustained serious injuries. This sent Beth into years of drug use to numb the pain from the trauma she endured. Her desire to be loved led to her being the victim of domestic violence and felt there was no way out. Many times she got clean and relapsed. In January she had the courage to leave that life behind and February 2022, Beth entered Cornerstone for Recovery and re-dedicated her life to God. In what would be her final days, Beth worked to repair relationships to make up for all the years away from her family and began putting her life back together. Through sober eyes Beth proudly watched her son play sports and her toddler daughter crawl and learn new things. She spent so many hours making her Mom laugh with her witty sense of humor and her personality that was so much like her Aunt Tina's. Beth hoped to rebuild relationships with those she loved, most especially her children, that was taken away when drugs consumed her life. Know that she loved each and every one of you even when she battled addiction. Beth wanted to show the world that through God recovery is possible and there is a life outside of addiction. Unfortunately, Beth suffered from several medical conditions, her body was tired and her heart stopped beating peacefully in her sleep. Her family is thankful for the time that they had her and find comfort in knowing she is reunited with her daughter Samantha in Heaven. 


The family honored Beth's wishes of cremation and a Celebration of Life will be held privately. 




Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Elizabeth "Beth" McHaffie Coale.

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