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Maida Eugenia Jones Cole

Maida Cole

Maida Eugenia Jones Cole, age 91, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Crockett Medical Center.  Maida was born September 28, 1927 in Bell County, Texas to parents, Lloyd A. Jones and Jewel Herrington Jones.  She grew up in Belton where she attended school and in 1952, was elected Queen of the Central Texas Fair and Rodeo in Temple. Maida married Coleman Douglas Cole in 1953 and they had two sons.  She served in the Boys Scouts of America, Parents Teacher Association and her Church and Sunday School.  For thirteen years, owned and operated Plano Arts and Crafts then after moving to East Texas, worked for Elkhart Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Tech retiring after seventeen years.  In her early years, she received Christ and loved her family, friends and church.

Maida is survived by sons, Vincent Douglas Cole and wife, Anne of Bedford, TX and Richard Lloyd Cole and wife, Karen of Grapeland, TX; granddaughter, Holle Ann Leger and husband, Daniel of Austin, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by husband, Doug Cole; parents, Lloyd and Jewel Jones; brothers, Royce A. Jones, Melvin L. Jones and Hoye  B. Jones; sister, Nelda Lee Jones McGuire.

Funeral services for Maida Eugenia Jones Cole will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday prior service from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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