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Lillie Hutchison Cole
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Candler – Lillie Marie Hutchison Cole, 96, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at John F. Keever Solace Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late James George and Maudie Mabell Stephenson Hutchison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Furman Cole, Jr., who died in 1999; one daughter, Beverly Passmore; and two brothers, Virge and John Hutchison; and one sister, Cora Sorrells. Lillie retired from American Enka in 1983 with 35 years of service and was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. She was also a member of Aglow of Asheville.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Reese of Banner Elk; one son, Gary Cole of Orangeburg, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Tina and Scott Jameson, Christopher and Lauren Cole; two great-grandchildren, Erika and Hunter Jameson; one great-great-grandchild, Gracie Jameson; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Keith Hutchison, Reverend Dennis Thurman and grandson, Reverend Christopher Cole officiating.

The care of Mrs. Cole has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery

84 Snow Hill Church Road
Candler, NC 28715

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Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery

84 Snow Hill Church Road
Candler, NC 28715


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