Argyle B. Cole, 91, of Norman Rd., Morganton, NC died Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Grace Heights, Morganton, NC. Born in Ashe County, NC on May 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Franklin Blackburn and Lola Bare Blackburn.She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Rev. Edgar Lee Cole; sons: Sherrill Lee Cole and his wife, Glenda of Drexel, William Cole and his wife, Jerri of Jonesborough, TN, Herbert Cole and his wife, Dawn of Granite Falls, NC, Eddie Cole of Fleetwood, NC and Timothy Cole of Morganton, NC; a daughter, Priscilla Cole Johnson and her husband, Charles of Conover, NC; a sister: Roxie Rash of Fleetwood, NC; grandchildren: Terry Cole, Randal Cole, Cynthia McNeill, Rica Shoffner, and Shannon Austin; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Argyle was preceded in death by her grandson, Chad Cole; brothers: Donald Blackburn, Tommy Blackburn, Carl Blackburn, and Joseph Blackburn; and sisters: Ina Mae Watson, Pearl Holman, and Dollie Pleasant.Argyle was a preacher’s wife for more than 60 years, serving in whatever capacity needed: nursery, GA’s, Acteens, WMU, choir, and visitation. She had a heart for the people and a love for God.The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Mount Home Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Gamble and Rev. Tito Madrazo officiating. Entombment will follow in Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chad B. Cole Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655, or to the Graceful Giving Fund, c/o Mt. Home Baptist Church, 2272 Mt. Home Church Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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