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Wednesday January 2nd, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

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Interment at: Fairivew Memorial Gardens

Fairivew Memorial Gardens
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

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Caro Lee Cole

Caro Lee Cole, 90, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2018. Caro was the son of the late William Bryson and Texanna Hutchinson Cole. Caro is preceded in death by three brothers; Otis, Wade and Frank Cole and one sister; Emeline Frizzell.

Caro, known as an entrepreneur and business owner, worked in electronics repairs and service; in horticulture as a commercial tomato and strawberry producer and in agriculture as a commercial dairy farmer for over 65 plus years. Caro was also a skilled welder, mechanic and carpenter. Caro’s favorite occupation was farming, and he loved nothing more than being on a tractor planting, bringing in the harvest and operating the dairy.

Caro was a member of the Webster Baptist Church and served as a deacon there.

Caro is survived by his wife of 69 years; Mildred Carpenter Cole and a son; Harold Lee Cole.

  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Appalachian Funeral Services with Revs. Scott Carter, David Powell and Eddie Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

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To hear about my last uncle certainly saddens me beyond words. However, knowing his faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, I know he is in heaven with other family members and does not have any lingering pain and anguish. I feel sadness for his wife of almost 70 years and know she will feel the loneliness of him no longer being with her. They were an admirable couple and I am fortunate to have had them as my relatives. May God bless Mildred and Harold and be with them in this time. My love, Joyce

Joyce Pressley Jan 1 2019 12:00 AM

Mildred and Harold so sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead!!

Danny/Phyllis Wilson Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Our thought and prayers are with Mildred and Harold during this time of loss praying you will draw strength and comfort from your faith in God. We will miss him he was the best friend anyone would ever want. always willing to help anyone in need. we have so many good memories of him.

Harry & Faye Powell Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Caro Cole

Harry & Faye Powell Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for the Cole family

Tommy and Susan Ashe Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Harold and Mrs. Cole so sorry to hear of Caro's passing. My Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you

sherrill a crawford Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

My love and prayers to Mildred and Harold. Caro was such a kind, sweet, hardworking soul. Could not have ask for a better friend and neighbor to my grandparents and to our family. He was a special man who will be deeply missed by many.

Sandy Buchanan Muller Dec 30 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken to hear of our dear Brothers passing. First time we remember seeing Caro pulling the rope for the bell at Webster Baptist Church. He was always friendly and upbeat with his quick big smile. We pray, Mildred that God through His Holy Spirit will comfort you and your family at this time. We have always loved you two and thought the world of you. Love & prayers, Frank and Missy Nottingham.

Frank & Missy Nottingham Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

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