Thelma Cole, 95, of Beaumont, died Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was born the youngest of nine children, on November 15, 1917, in Beaumont, to Harriet Elizabeth Burks Hayes and Buck Hayes. Survivors include her sons, Herbert Milton Cole, Jr. of El Cerrito, California; and Jack Richard Cole of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; grandchildren, Herbert Cole, III; Retired Lt. Col. Reyes Zachary Cole; Meghan Harris; and Rebekah Ulatowski; and great-grandchildren, Emily Cole; Aidan Cole; John Harris; Muriel Harris; Hunter Cole; Riley Cole; Piper Cole; and Delaney Cole. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Milton Cole, Sr.; son, John Boyt Cole; and siblings. A gathering of Mrs. Cole's family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be viewed at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 26, 2013