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Willie Lou Evans Cole


Willie Lou Evans Cole, 88, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Granville Medical Center.

A native of Granville County, She was the daughter of the late Willie Knight Evans and Nannie Duke. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Tally Ho Baptist Church. She was the oldest of ten children, Worked at Oxford Manor Nursing Home for several years and also worked at Andrews Nursing Home for a short while. She was a loving wife to Willie Morris Cole for 69 years.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by Reverend Eddie Nutt and Reverend Robert Oliver. Burial will be in Bullock Family Cemetery in Stem.

Surviving are her daughter Bonnie Hernandez (Elias) of Franklinton, a son; Lonnie Cole Sr. of Stem, two sisters; Naomi Brogden of Oxford, Sarah Oakley of Oxford, a brother; Herbert Evans of Northside, a granddaughter ; Bailee O’Briant, three grandsons, Lonnie Cole Jr., Robert Cole, Ethan Hernandez and great-grandson Alex Cole and great-granddaughter Zoe Cole. She was preceded in death by a son; Tommie Lee Cole and siblings Bud Evans, Nelson Evans, Roy Evans, Bill Evans, Jimmy Evans and Dale Ramsey.

Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:45 PM prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor.


  • Ann Duke Posted November 29, 2019 8:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Willie Lou was a wonderful caring lady I will always cherish the good memories You all will be in my thoughts and prayers God Bless

  • Sheila cole Posted November 29, 2019 10:00 pm

    Praying for you all. She was an amazing lady and she was the best mother in law that I could of ever ask for in 21 years. So many memories to cherish especially with Robert and Lonnie jr❤️I will always have a a special place in my heart forever❤️Praying for the family..GOD BLESS🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Gene A. Bullock Posted November 29, 2019 10:09 pm

    She is now at thoughts and prayers are with the family

  • Dede Tyler Posted November 29, 2019 10:25 pm

    Lonnie and boys!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom and grandma’s passing. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. If there’s anything I can do please don’t hesitate to let me know.

  • Sandra Cook Willis Posted November 30, 2019 1:48 am

    Comment I am sad at her passing _but many in Heaven are rejoicing. She is Surely home. Love to you all.

  • Mike Turner Posted November 30, 2019 10:03 am

    Bonnie and the Cole Family
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayer in the coming days and weeks ahead. May GOD bless and keep you in his arms during this time of great loss..

  • Nancy suitt Bowes Posted November 30, 2019 2:12 pm

    I’m so very sorry for y’all’s lose. May God be with you and your family.

  • Pamela Honeycutt Posted November 30, 2019 3:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all🙏🙏🙏

  • Mary Daniel Posted November 30, 2019 5:17 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  • Kenneth Harp Posted November 30, 2019 11:13 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Cole. She was always the kindest lady I knew and God had received another angel. The Cole family will always have a special place in my heart and will be in my prayers.

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