Services for Ann Martin Cole of Tyler will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Stewart Family Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bob Roberts and Chaplain Roy Devisscher officiating.
Burial will follow in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Ms. Cole passed away on June 5, 2006 - her 90th birthday - in Tyler with her loving family by her side.
She was born June 5, 1916, in McKinney to the late Mattie Belle Fletcher and Melton James Fletcher. Ann graduated from high school in Louann, Ark., where she excelled in basketball. Following her graduation, she moved to Tyler, where she attended Federal Institute Business College.
In the early '50s, she began her employment with the Chapel Hill Independent School District. Ms. Martin, as she was known in the community, retired in 1976 as the director of food services. During her years at Chapel Hill, she received various awards, including a lifetime membership in PTA, for her contributions to the community.
Ann was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie E. Martin, in 1974, and Hiram S. Cole, in 2004; brothers, Wesley Fletcher, James Fletcher and Bobby Fletcher; sisters, Mozelle Fletcher and Ruth McKinney; stepson, Mike Cole.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Pat Manchack of Kingwood and Judy and Gerald Jedlicka of Kemp; sister, Betty Renfro of Vidalia, La.; brothers and spouses, R.C. and Jamie Fletcher of Orange and Bill and Faye Fletcher of Clayton, La.; stepchildren and spouses, Beverly and Jerry Nikens of Austin and Jerry and Linda Cole of Tyler; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Doug Cole, Rick Fletcher, Jerry Jedlicka, Matt Manchack, Keith Nabors and Danny Renfro.
For more information or to express condolences, visit www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph from Jun. 6 to Jun. 7, 2006.