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Ernest A. Cole

Ernest A. ColeErnest A. Cole, age 95, of Kensington died Friday, June 1, 2012, in his home. 

Born Nov. 4, 1916, in Newland, NC, he was a son to Ira and Magnolia (Pritchard) Cole.  He was a crane operator for United Engineering in Canton for 30 years and was a member of Carrollton Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Hawkins) (Stoffer) Cole, whom he married Jan. 4, 1977; two daughters, Alverta Roach of N. Fort Myers, FL, and Athnee (Merle) Pearson of Waynesburg; son, Melvin (Lila) Cole of Cape Coral, FL; two stepdaughters, Donna (Paul) Kail of Minerva and Marcia (Don) McLaughlin of Conyers, GA; stepson, Larry (Diana) (Cole) Stoffer of Kensington; daughter-in-law, Darlene Cole of Carrollton; sister, Mildred Lane of Newland, NC; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Grindstaff) Cole; daughter, Lovonia Cole; son, Marlin Cole; two sisters, Bonnie Calhoun and Hester Wise; and six brothers, Frank, Claude, Lovie, Clyde, Hoover and Charles Cole.

Funeral services will be Friday June 8 at 11 a.m. in Carrollton Baptist Temple with Rev. David Powell officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.  Calling hours are Thursday 6-8 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Carrollton Baptist Church.  Those wishing to send condolences may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.


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