Thelma W. Cole, 88, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at home with her family by her bedside. Born on May 19, 1931 in Elliott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ballard and Verna Skaggs Hay and attended the Garden City Free Will Baptist Church and the Berean Baptist Church
Thelma worked at Bihl’s Farms, making salads, for Ezra Robert’s, painting parts for cars, Loraine Shop in Portsmouth, selling ladies clothing, Kressge’s, where she sold ladies underwear, Selby and Williams Mfg., where she put nail heads on shoes, and was an operator for the telephone company.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Charles E. Cole; a son, Rodney Cole; four brothers, Kenneth, Denny, David and James Hay; a sister, Juanita Ferguson and a nephew, Billy Stamper.
Surviving are a daughter, Joni (Jim Hibbs) Bruso of Wheelersburg; a brother, Marvin “Coke” (Pat) Hays of Wellington, FL; three sisters, Carol (Don) Corbin, Janice (Tommy) Hill and Tammy (Bill) Leazier; seven grandchildren, Brad (Stephanie) Bruso, Brittany (Michael) Fuller, Eric (Lynnsey Williams) Bruso, Samuel (Dominique) Cole, Olivia Cole, Callie Cole and Ira Cole; three great-grandchildren, James Fuller, Cory Cole and Corbin Cole and several nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Tommy Hill officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
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