Rev. and Mrs. L. E. McCoy were guests of honor at a community farewell party held in the high school building, February 22 before their moving to Maryville, Tenn. A pot-luck supper was enjoyed by all attending. Master of ceremonies of the program was Mr. Buford Beaver, Sunday school superintendent. The speaker of the evening was Mr. B. F. Nichols now of Lincoln, Ill., formerly of New Holland. The pastor also spoke and stated that he and Mrs. McCoy had made many friends during their seven years in New Holland. Some solos were given by Mrs. John E. Genn, wife of the local Methodist minister.
More than a hundred persons attended the meeting and they presented Rev. and Mrs. McCoy with a farewell gift.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, March 21, 1950, page 4]
Rev. L. E. McCoy who was a minister in the church more than 55 years died October 24 at the age of 93. He died at Fulton, Ky. where the funeral was conducted by Rev. Wayne Wiman of Paducah, and burial was in Pleasant Green Cemetery near Trezevant, Tenn. Among his survivors were two daughters, one of which is Mrs. Lorene Godfrey, of Paducah, Ky.; a half brother Roy McCoy of Memphis; a half sister, Mrs. Christian Manner, Milan, Tenn.; and two sisters.
The McCoy family has established a fund to provide an organ for the chapel at Memphis Theological Seminary as a memorial to him.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, November 15, 1974, page 11]