Lena Cole, of Vidor, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Bevil Oaks, Texas. She was born January 6, 1918, to Alexander Stephen and Bessie Emley Belle Lemley Norton, in Kaufman County, Texas. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Cole; parents, Alexander Stephen and Bessie Emley Belle Lemley Norton; three sisters, Addie Mae Fults, Mary Elizabeth Henry, and Sally Leona Arrington. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Carlton H. Arrington of Jacksonville, Texas, and many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Vidor. She and her husband Mike operated Cole Gas and Appliances in Vidor for many years, in the 70's and 80's. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at Jarrett Cemetery in Jacksonville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Main St., Vidor, Texas, 77662.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 31, 2012