April 25, 2002
HELEN GAGE COLE
Helen Gage Cole, 84, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002. A native and lifelong resident of Hampton, Mrs. Cole was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1935 and went on to receive degrees from Farmville Teachers College and the Old Dominion University. Mrs. Cole was an elementary school teacher in the Hampton City Schools for many years retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William B. Cole. She is survived by her son, Mike Cole and his wife, Dr. Susan Wehle, of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Patty Martin and husband, Wray, of Tega Cay, S.C., Betty Marie Irving and husband, Chris, of Chesterfield, Va.; six grandchildren, Gage Cole, Justin Cole, Heather di Zerega and husband, John, Stephanie Martin, Riley Irving and Danielle Irving; and one great-grandson, John di Zerega.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry B. Sudduth. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Clark Cemetery Association, c/o Delbert Ligon, 20 Horton Rd, Hampton, VA 23664.