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Annie Kathryn Cole – CCN

By meerna Jun12,2024


September 23, 1932 ~ June 9, 2024 (age 91)

Mrs. Annie Kathryn Vance Cole, 91, passed away on June 9, 2024, at the Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Angel House in Whiteville, NC, following a short illness.

Mrs. Cole, born September 23, 1932, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, was the daughter of the late Lillian Bartley Vance and the late Thomas David Vance. Annie Kathryn was a graduate of Fair Bluff High School and continued her education at Flora McDonald College. She married the love of her life, Garlen Lester Cole, on September 24, 1950, and they were married for 57 years.

Most recently, Annie Kathryn was the greeter at the Lumber River Visitor Center. During her career, she was employed by Scott Motor Company, A.H. Powell & Sons Insurance Agency and The Town of Fair Bluff.

Annie Kathryn, a life member of Fair Bluff Baptist Church, loved to crochet and enjoyed sharing her creations with family and friends. She also loved traveling around the United States, from New York to Las Vegas.

She is survived by her children, Kathryn Sides (David) of Cheraw, SC, Les Cole (Joyce Floyd) of Nichols, SC, and Gregg Cole (Renee) of Cerro Gordo, NC; three grandchildren, Bartley Sides (Katy), Davidson Sides (Leann) and Joshua Cole (Kalli); and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Annie Kathryn was predeceased by her husband Garlen Cole and her four brothers: Tom, Bill, Jack and Bud Vance.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Fair Bluff Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour earlier at the Christian Life Center at the church.

Burial will be in Powell Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Fair Bluff Baptist Church, PO Box 217, Fair Bluff, NC 28439 or Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Angel House, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, NC 28472.

Services of Meares & Jones Funeral Home of Fair Bluff.

By meerna

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