Mary Ellen Cole, 95, of Hendersonville, died Monday, August 12, at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Lou Brevard Heaton.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Leona Ruth Matthews. She was a tent designer for Diamond Brand for 33 years, retiring in 1982. An avid gardener, loving mother and grandmother, she was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Cole is survived by two sons, Joe and Harold Dean Cole, both of Hendersonville and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rev. Dan Blackwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10-12, two hours prior to the service in the chapel.