George E. Cole better known as (Puchie) by his family was born on June 2, 1949 to the late Eldred Cole and Georgia Holmes Noland in Gary, IN, George was the third child of five children. George departed this world January 19, 2017. He graduated from Tolleston School and attended Indiana University. After working at US Steel for 14 years he joined the Gary Police Department and worked at the Gary School Corporation. Preceded in death by his parents, Eldred Cole and Georgia Holmes Noland, his step mother Erie Cole, brothers Warren Noland and Landy Noland. He leaves to cherish his memories wife Kathleen C. Cole; sons Carl Stewart, Seattle Washington, Jamal Rodgers (Keyna) Gary, IN, daughters, Sonya and Pat Cole of Seattle Washington; Mia (Sherman) Yancey Merrillville, IN; sister in law Bettye Noland, Cleveland, MS: fourteen grandchildren and eleven nephews and nieces. Special niece Christina Noland. Host of cousins and friends. Visitation Thursday January 26, 2017 from 9-11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. both at New Mt. Moriah Church 1917 Carolina St. Reverend W. N. Reed officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 24, 2017.