MR. Benjamin Cole Sr.

Published 9:42 am Friday, May 11, 2018

HUGULEY — Mr. Benjamin F. Cole, Sr., 81, a resident of Huguley community, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley, Ala. with Rev. Frank Chappel officiating.  Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. EDT at the Waverly Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Donna Cole; children, Benjamin Cole, Jr. (Anita), Acton Cole (Michelle), Melvin Cole (Tammy) and Sandy Guthrie (Jason); 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodson and Sara Brown Cole, a brother, Woodson Cole, Jr., and sisters Louise Baker and Kathleen White.

Mr. Cole was born in Opelika, Ala. on November 16, 1936.  Mr. Cole was a retired truck driver.  He served in the U.S. Navy as well as the U.S. Army Reserve.  He was an avid Alabama football fan and loved his cat, “Cornbread.”

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