"Granny" Annie Cole

  • Born: March 22, 1936
  • Died: February 22, 2019
  • Location: Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

harrelsonf@bellsouth.net
Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Annie by adding your memories and photos.

"Granny" Annie Cole, age 82, of Long Street, Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 22, 2019 at Oak Grove HealthCare Center.
Annie was born March 22, 1936 in Rutherford County to the late George T. Greene and Willie Mae Grice Greene. She was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1955. She owned and operated a daycare center for forty years and was a faithful member of Alexander Baptist Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher, WMU director and a choir member. Annie loved watching local baseball teams and was a devoted Braves fan. She was a much-endeared resident of Oak Grove HealthCare Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Benson Cole, Sr.; brother, Robert Greene and two grandsons, Josh and Jermy Cole.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Claude Benson "Benny" Cole, Jr. and wife, Susie of Rutherfordton and Mark Raymond Cole and wife, Tammy of Danieltown; sister, Nancy Cole Childers of Rutherfordton; two grandchildren, Lindsey Paige Downey (Josh) and Richard Blake Cole; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Renee Cole, Addison Downey, Alanya Downey Cullen Downey; five step-grandchildren, Josh Tipton, Katie Progue, Krista Hutchins (Timmy), Kacie Willis, Stephanie Bearden (Stephen) and nine step great-grandchildren, Darrin Tipton, Colten Tipton, Lee Conner, Leigha Parris, Alli Hutchins, Aiden Hutchins, Jr. Bearden, Olivia Bearden and Zoey Bearden.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Allen Terry and Reverend Buddy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Alexander Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.


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I'm so sorry to hear about this. I knew Annie for many years. We went to church together & our families shared many good times. I even babysat you, Benny, even though I know you don't remember me. Boys, Nancy & all of you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by TC & Paulette White - Forest City, NC - Family Friend   February 26, 2019

Annie, words could never express the sadness I feel at the thought of not seeing you on this earth again.You were much more than a mother in law to me, you were my dear close friend,and a second mom,Your loving friendship will stay in my heart as long as I live.You showed me how to love people no matter the circumstances.I could never thank you enough for raising the wonderful man I married. I"m so grateful and blessed to be one of the many people you loved.Heaven truly rejoiced when you came home. I will miss and love the christian lady that was you.

Posted by Susie Cole - Ruth, NC - Daughter   February 25, 2019

Lesley Temple

Posted by Lesley Temple - Hendersonville, NC - Family   February 25, 2019

Mom
I Love You... And I Will Miss You.. I Know HEAVEN has been blessed with a new Angel.
Love You Benny Cole

Posted by Benny Cole - Rutherfordton, NC - Son   February 25, 2019

It was an honor and privilege to care for Annie. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Amanda Ray, RN - Bostic, NC - Acquaintance   February 25, 2019

Granny Annie was an amazing woman and loved by so many. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Cathy Greene - Rutherfordton, NC - Family Friend   February 24, 2019

Mark and Benny, I'm so sorry for your loss, she was a good woman

Posted by Dwight Cole - Shelby, NC - Friend   February 23, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Annie and I were friends for years . Prayers for the family.
Joyce Greene Brasington

Posted by Joyce Greene Brasington - Concord, NC - Friend   February 23, 2019


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