Bluefield Daily Telegraph January 21, 2009  
 Norma Kathleen Burton Cole

SOPHIA — Kathleen Cole, 86, of Sophia, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the Bowers Hospice House with cancer. Born October 12, 1922, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Bryan and Carrie Lee Burton. She was of the Methodist faith.She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O. Cole, and her oldest daughter, Mary Frances “Twinkle” Burgess; three brothers, Clarence Burton, William Burton and Robert Jackson Burton; and, one sister, Betty McDorman Moore. Ms. Cole had worked for the Carolina Supermarkets for twenty years. She was a lifetime member of the Sophia City Fire Department and was an avid bowler winning many awards and trophies. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Rock Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a former postmistress at McComas, W.Va. Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters Linda Sue Britton and husband, Jeff of Beckley and Judy Dodd and husband Olen of Crab Orchard, Zane Burgess, son-in-law, sisters Ann Bowyer of Keysville, Virginia, Mary Alice Johnson of South Point, Ohio and Vivian Pugh of Pineville, North Carolina, four grandsons, Michael Livingston, Mathew Dirk Livingston, Christopher Livingston, and Richard Libicer, granddaughters Stephanie Berger and Renee Libicer, great-granddaughters, Emily Livingston, Brooke Livingston, Baylee Libicer and Anna Fox and great-grandsons, Cole Livingston, Austin Livingston, Alec Libicer, Cole Libicer, Tony Ellis, Zane Berger and many nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m., Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Grayson Lilly officiating. She will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton., W. Va. beside her beloved husband, Richard. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service .In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Richard O. Cole (husband of Kathleen) was Superintendent at the American Coal Company, Crane Creek mines from 1947 until 1960 read more...

 

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