Effie Ann (Thompson) Cole, 84, of Madisonville, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2018, at Sunrise Senior Living in Frisco, in the loving care of family and Compass Hospice. Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at First Baptist Church in Madisonville, with the Revs. Bill Jeter and Joshua Crutchfield officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.
Known to family and friends as Ann, she was a native of Leona and lived in Madisonville with her adoring husband of 57 years, the late Boyce Gene Cole. Ann was a “stay-at-home” mom until 1966, when she began working for Boney-Bass Chevrolet. In 1987, after years of bookkeeping in the automobile business, she went to work for what is now Prosperity Bank, where she continued her career until retiring in 2009. Ann will be remembered as a faithful friend and an enthusiastic high school football fan.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy Evans and Lockie (Durst) Thompson, and her brothers, Hardy Evans Thompson Jr. and L.D. Thompson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in law, Dan and Debbie Cole of Frisco, and is remembered with love by her three grandchildren, Jordan Webster Cole and wife Emily of Carbondale, Colo., Cassie Cole Nelson and husband Thomas of Northlake, and John Evans Cole of Venice, La. Survivors also include her great-grandchildren, Sarah Jane Elizabeth Cole and John Boyce Nelson; three nephews; four nieces; and three cousins.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are W.C. “Bunkin” Bennett, Blair Fannin, Jerry Fannin, Mike Lightsey, Larry Richards, David Stiver, Craig Stover, Wayne Turner and Andrew Whitmire.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Ann’s honor may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter at 3001 Knox Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75205 or online at https//www.alz.org/greaterdallas/.