Bluefield Daily Telegraph Tuesday October 9, 2007

Mary Francis "Twinkle" Cole Burgess Twinkling roses in memory of Twinkle - may she rest in peace

NEW CREEK — Mary Francis Burgess, 67, of New Creek, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

Born May 21, 1940, in Lillybrook, she was the daughter of Norma Kathleen (Burton) Cole of Sophia and the late Richard Odell Cole.

Mrs. Burgess was a retired paralegal and also a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Zane G. Burgess, Sr.; her sons, Michael Livingston and his wife, Laura, of Short Gap, Christopher Livingston and his wife, Tammy, of Statesville, N.C., and Matthew Livingston of Winchester, Va.; her stepdaughter, Lesa Ann Reid and her husband, Jerry, of Taylorsville, Md.; her stepson, Zane G. Burgess, Jr., and his wife, Kelly, of Burlington; her sisters, Linda S. Britton and her husband, Jeff, and Judy A. Dodd and her husband, Olin, all of Beckley; and seven grandchildren, Emily and Cole Livingston, Austin and Brook Livingston, Krista and Erika Reid, and Hannah Burgess.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Antioch United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Gwen Wolford officiating.

The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, Md., ( is in charge of the arrangements.

"Twinkle loved this sight very much and she loved McComas very much (as do Judy and I)". --  Susie Cole Britton
Visit the Richard Cole page on McComas Memories all information provided by his family.  read more...

Kathleen Cole and her daughters circa 1990Cole Family at McComas


Mary "Twinkle" Cole Burgess
daughter of Richard and Kathleen Cole - Richard was the Superintendent at Crane Creek  1947-1960
Wed 10/3/2007 10:32 AM

Patsy, Can you please put this on the Web Site for the Cole family.

Twinkle passed away at 11:20 p.m. on October 2nd at the Heartland Nursing Home in Keyser, WV.  She did not suffer a lot.  She will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at her church, the Antioch United Methodist Church in New Creek, WV, right outside of Keyser.  We would appreciate prayers from each and every one of you who knew our family and especially good friends with Twinkle.  Also, we would appreciate it if you might consider sending our mother a card just letting her know how you knew Twinkle and some good memories of her during our years living at the McComas Coal Camp.  Our motherís name is

Kathleen Cole
Box 771
Sophia, WV  25921

Mother is having a very hard time with the loss of her oldest daughter and is not well herself.

We thank each and everyone of you for the calls, cards and prayers for her during her illness.

Thank you and God Bless each and everyone of you.
Judy (Jukie Cole) Dodd (her sister)



In memory of Twinkle and all cancer victims
a candle has been lit

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Even if it's to one more person.
In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer.



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