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Obituary of

Thomas Willard Cole

1891-1982

Source: Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper in Tennessee. See transcriber notes at end of document.

Obituary reads:

Thomas W. Cole

Thomas Willard Cole, 91 of Estill Springs, died Saturday at Franklin County Hospital following an extended illness.

He was a retired farmer and a former school bus driver.

A Franklin County native, he was born Jan. 19, 1891. He was the son of Pascall and Febie Ray Cole.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where services were at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. John Pennington officiated. Burial was in Marble Plains Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cloies Elliott Cole; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Williamson, Murray, Ky., and Mrs. Mattie Smathers, Pensacola, Fla., a son, Thomas M. Cole, Lancaster, Calif.; a stepson, Charles Ardis, Estill Springs; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

TRANSCRIBER NOTES:

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping found amongst the papers belonging to my grandmother, Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack.

Handwritten on the obituary is: Winchester Paper Mon Oct 11-82

Transcribed on September 6, 2000 by Josephine Anne (Bolden) Pani.

I may be contacted at: soareagl@inreach.com

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