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Willis Raymond Cole

  • Birth 1 Dec 1918 Swain County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 11 Mar 2014 Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 126248504

Willis Raymond Cole, age 95, of Luther Franklin Lane in Linville Falls, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the St. Joseph's campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

He was born on December 1, 1918 in Swain County. He was the son of the late Daniel Moses and Cora Lee Blankenship Cole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Tolley Cole who passed away in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his son; Butchie Cole; his daughters; Louise Biddix, Christine Tolley, Patricia Ann Cole, and Elaine Cole; his brothers; Wamper, Jess, Hollis, and Ted Cole; and his sisters; Debbie Shelton, Cyrnthia Roper, Ella Mae Gouge, Sylvia Gibson, and Velma Roper.

Willis Cole leaves behind his daughter; Maxine Cole of Linville Falls; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; six great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Willis Cole at 11:00 am on Friday, March 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. A time to receive friends and share memories and support the family will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Tolley Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Vickie Oates Woods
  • Added: 12 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126248504
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Raymond Cole (1 Dec 1918–11 Mar 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126248504, citing Tolley Cemetery, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Oates Woods (contributor 47172707) .