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Virginia M. Cole

Services for Virginia M. Cole of Natchez are 1 p.m. today, Dec.1, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EasthavenCemetery.

Mrs. Cole, 81, died Nov. 29, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistHospital in Jackson. She was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 8,1923, to Prentiss Newsome and Etta Lou Hemphill Newsome.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was employed for30 years at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was a member ofCentral Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ElmerCole; and two sisters, Helen Flynt and Lavale Newsome.

Survivors are her daughters, Helen Thompson of Natchez, TywanaMinton and her husband, Norman, of Clinton, Mary Nettles and herhusband, Mike, of Brookhaven; her sister, Mae McGill of Laurel; hernephew, Don Sumrall of Laurel; seven grandchildren; and 16great-grandchildren.