|Death: ||Nov. 1, 2011|
Emma Mae Scales Cole, 85, of Holly Springs, died Nov. 1, 2011, at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, Ill. She was married to the late Ben T. Cole Sr., who was the father to two children of a prior marriage, Ben T. Cole Jr. (Cynthia) of Holly Springs, and Ira Cole Johnson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She taught the second grade at Old Salem School in Ashland for 25 years and was a retired school teacher with Benton County Schools.
Services were held at 12 noon on Nov. 9 at Mt. Zion CME Church in Ashland, where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. L.G. Bogard officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She had no children of her own, but she became mother to one of her nephews, George (Clara) Perry Jr. of Holly Springs. She also leaves her sister, Virginia Scales Dawkins of Bellwood, Ill.; three grandchildren, George III, Gerald and Heather Perry, all of Holly Springs; four great-grandchildren; and a special double cousin, Mae Louis Scales Henry of Holly Springs.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Billy, Joseph, Alfonzo, Eugene and Charles; and two sisters, Irene and Ernestin Scales Perry.
Mount Zion CME Cemetery
Created by: LWB
Record added: Feb 29, 2012
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