Obituary: Rowena C. Cole


Rowena C. Cole, 92, of Kingsport, TN passed away on Dec. 5, 2022, at her home in Cullman, AL.

She was a native of Tennessee where she grew up in Fall Branch and resided in Kingsport for 64 years. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where she had enjoyed being in the choir and women’s bible studies and other ministries including Meals on Wheels for many years. She was known for her love and compassion of others and helping anyone who needed assistance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilmer and Josephine Cutshall, and by her husband, A.V. Cole, Jr., brother-in-law John B. Cole, sister–in-law Janice Cutshall and two sisters, Louise Hayes and Charlotte Forester.

She is survived by two daughters Carolyn Cole Kokas of Cullman, AL, Beth Cole Scalf and husband, Ron, of Crane Hill, AL ; two grandchildren, Tanner Scalf and wife, Keitha and Garrett Scalf and wife, Kirsten; one great granddaughter, Aspen Scalf along with nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in the Garden of the Good Shephard.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Kindred Hospice for their love and care for her comfort during the last months her life.

East Lawn Funeral Home will be serving the family in coordination with Moss Funeral Home of Cullman, AL.