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Edward Fred Cole Sr. / February 22, 2018

Edward Fred Cole Sr., 73, of South Boston died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born August 28, 1944,a son of the late Fred N. Cole and the late Ruth T. Cole and was married to Edith Powell Cole for 45 years. Edward was retired from Electric Service Company, having worked with them 15 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Cole is survived by sons, Edward F. Cole Jr. and wife Tanya and Jamie T. Cole and wife April; grandsons, Chase A. Cole and friend Leah; granddaughters, Jasmyn A. Cole and Ashton B. Cole; sisters, Barbara C. Holt and husband, Edward and Brenda C. Thaxton; and brother, Timothy D. Cole and wife Gina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Zachary Tyler Cole, nephews, Larry Wayne Thaxton Jr and Willie T. Holt; and niece, Lee Ann Holt.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel. Burial will follow at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his home, 1040 First Street, South Boston and also at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Tanya Cole, 1042 First Street, South Boston.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremations Services.

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