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Bonnie Marie Mills Cole of The Bayberry and Daniels, WV passed away on November 27, 2017 at 7:45PM at Bowers Hospice House.
She was born on February 7, 1920 to the late Pearlie Mills and Beulah Foley Mills. She is preceded in death by her husband N. Paul Cole of Coal City, WV, one daughter Marsha Cole Raines, one son Timmy A Cole, one grandson Michael D. Cole, two sisters; Virginia Cole and Leola Edwards, and one brother James Mills.
She is survived by daughter Paulette Hodges Parker of Daniels, WV, two sons Jesse P. Cole and Gary D. Cole, one brother David (Vivian) Mills of Blackshear, GA, granddaughter Sheila (Scott) Hodges Pack of Alpharetta, GA, grandson Charles "Chuck" (Christi) Hodges of Kennesaw, GA, great-granddaughter Lauren Pack of Charleston, SC, great-grandsons; Allen Pack of Knoxville, TN, Davis and Carson Hodges of Kennesaw, GA, former son-in-law, Eddie Hodges of Beckley, WV. Special friends include Nancy Estep, Beverly Gordon, Joyce Hill, Anna Standley, and Barbara Hill, and special niece Rhonda Fleshman.
Bonnie graduated from Stoco High School in 1937, she was very proud to be the Raleigh County Spelling Bee Winner when she was in the 4th grade.
She loved to travel, having visited 45 states & especially enjoyed Branson, MO & Nashville, TN as she was a fan of country music.
Bonnie was an excellent seamstress & avid quilter, having collected several old quilts that were authenticated through WV Capitol.
Bonnie was the oldest member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Shady Spring. She loved attending church service at Bayberry, especially when they sang her favorite song "I'll Fly Away".
She was a past Matron of the Coal City Chapter #136 order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at 11AM with Pastor Keith Mills officiating. With a one hour visitation prior to service time at mausoleum three.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472 Beckley WV 25802.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Published on November 29, 2017
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