ABERDEEN — Ruby Howell Cole, 90, died Jan.7, 2019, at her residence. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Derrick Moranto officiating. Burial will be at Howell Cemetery in Athens. Visitation is today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Cole was born June 6, 1928, in Athens to the late Ira Green Howell and Mae Moulder Howell. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and was formerly employed as a secretary for the Home Economist of Monroe County and Mississippi State University. Ruby was a member of the Aberdeen Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hershel Cole; sister, Doris Nell Howell; and brother, William I. Howell. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Howell Cole of Lacombe, Louisiana Pallbearers will be members of the Aberdeen Church of Christ.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 9, 2019
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