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Vivian with Timothy “I will always cherish our time together and am so honored to have been able to care for you and and to have been there when you peacefully passed. I...Read More »
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Vivian Collette Cole, age 82, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed from this life July 7, 2017, at the William Dunlap Hospice Center in Raleigh. Born in Etowah, she was the daughter of the late William Finis and Lula Annis Strong Weaks and had been raised in Northeast Arkansas. She was the cook and owner/operator of The Plaza Café in Chandler, AZ where she retired in 1977. After retirement she travelled between Alaska and Mexico with her husband Clyde before settling in Fort Worth, TX. She relocated to Lake City after her husband's death in 2009, and moved to Raleigh, NC in 2014 to live with her son Timothy. She enjoyed cooking, watching John Wayne movies and was of the Assembly of God faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years in 2009, Mr. Clyde Cole, 2 brothers, Marvin Weaks, Virgil Weaks and 1 sister, Ruby Fay Pinkston.

She is survived by:

Her son, Timothy McInerney of Raleigh

1 step-son, Gary Cornstubble (Janette) of Ashland City, TN

2 brothers:
Cliff Weaks (Clare)
William Weaks (Laura) all of Montreal, MO

4 sisters:
Shannon Gentry (Ed) of St. Louis, MO
Bonnie Eldridge (Wayne) of Lake City
Wanda Brooks (Jerry) of St. Louis, MO
Ellen Parnell (Ed) of Holiday, TX

She also leaves 2 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Mr. Jimmy Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Monette Memorial Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jeff Eldridge, Nathan Eldridge, Braden Eldridge, Jon Kellett, Everett Blakely and Ed Parnell. The family will receive visitors from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home. Online guest register at http://www.howardfuneralservice.com/

Funeral Home
Howard Funeral Service
201 E. 3rd Street Leachville, AR 72438
Tel. (870) 539-6357

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