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Scope and Content Note

These papers include one loose-leaf notebook of typed sermon outlines.

Biographical Note

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“Everett Oscar Coffman was born December 6, 1882 in Five Points, Tennessee. He was baptized at the age of seventeen by Bob Abernathy, August, 1900. He attended Peabody College, and later he went to Abilene Christian College. There he had the degree of Bachelor of Arts conferred upon him. His post graduate degree of M.A. was earned at the University of Alabama. In 1911 Coffman married Lena Mae Kelley on November 29th of that year. He had one daughter, Imogene Coffman Nix.

E.O. Coffman began preaching in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee in 1909. He served several churches in Lawrence County, Tennessee and Lauderdale County, Alabama. He held gospel meetings all over that area as well. At any one time he preach for four or more congregations on any given month. He was known and respected in Lawrence County through his school teaching, by which he provided the greater portion of his income. He served the Lawrence County school system for 52 years. He was principal of Lawrence County High School for 38 years. The E.O. Coffman Middle School is located on 111 Lafayette Street, Lawrenceburg, named in his honor. He served the community and the Lord's Church faithfully until his death February 1, 1971 and is now buried in the Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.”

Donor Note

Randy Wells


The loose-leaf notebook remains in the order it was received.

Content List

[First Folder] Finding Aid
One loose-leaf notebook of typed sermon outlines



Extent of Collection

1 folder

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #514

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Amanda Dietz and Mac Ice


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