Treva Coffey Houpe, 82, formerly of Carswell Drive in Nebo, NC, died Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Care Center in Nebo. Born on August 27, 1926 in Forsyth County, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Payton Coffey and Jennie Elizabeth Hartin Coffey. Treva had worked in the dietary department of Broughton Hospital, the Burke County Clerk of Court, and Grace Heights.She is survived by her husband, Harry Glenn Houpe, Sr. of the home; sons, Harry G. Houpe, Jr. and wife, Linda, of Nebo and Richard L. Houpe and wife, Shannon, of Morganton, NC; a daughter, Marina Houpe Reece and husband, Jimmie, of Morganton; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.Treva was preceded in death by eight siblings: Lucy Woods, Thermon Coffey, Mattie McCartney, John H. Coffey, Dolly Cobb, Ruby Livingston, Thomas Coffey, and Eva Edmonds.The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Worley officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
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