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Aileen Cole

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Aileen Thompkins Cole, 72, died Aug. 21, 2002, in Osceola.

Born June 3, 1930, in Lepanto, she was the daughter of Edgar and Suda Hatten Thompkins. She married Wayne Cole on Feb. 7, 1964, in Lepanto. She spent her life as a mother and homemaker. She attended Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Elrod of Keiser; one stepdaughter, JoAnn Tayler of Rivervale; four sisters -- Violet Carlton of Melbourne, Zala Johnson of Evening Shade, Betty Burns of Russellville, and Patsy Dyer of Conway; two brothers -- Oliver Thompkins of Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Wilton Thompkins of Evening Shade; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Donald Ray Johnson of Harrisburg.

The funeral was Aug. 23 at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Bobby Cannon officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dean Hutchins, Doug Arnold, Bill Bohannan, James McReynolds, Ron Eary, Jay Johnson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.