Willie M. Cole, age 93, a resident of Stem, died Saturday January 21, 2017, at Universal Health Care, Oxford. He was a native of Granville County and was the son of the late William Fife and Fannie Hart Cole.
Willie was a retired Foreman with the North Carolina Department of Transportation where he worked for 37 years. After retirement from NCDOT, he worked several security jobs throughout the county. He was happily married to the love of his life for 69 years. Willie was of the baptist faith and currently the oldest member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem, North Carolina.
Surviving are his wife, Willie Lou Cole; son, Lonnie Cole, Sr. (Melinda); daughter, Bonnie Hernandez (Elias); grandchildren, Lonnie Cole, Jr. (Shannon), Robert Cole (Brittany) Bailee O’Briant, Ethan Hernandez, Jason Harris & Dakota Currin; great grandchildren, Alex Cole and Zoe Cole. He is also survived by many other loving family & friends. He was predeceased by his son, Tommie Lee Cole; brother, Luster Eakes; and sisters, Carrie Milton and Rosabelle Averette.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem by Rev. Eddie Nutt and Rev. Robert Oliver. Burial will follow in Bullock Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The family will receive visitors at other times at 3637 Ashton Glen Lane, Oxford, NC.