Mrs. Ruth Naomi Claiborne Cole died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at her residence at the age of 74.
Mrs. Cole was born June 28, 1946 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Samuel L. Claiborne Sr. and Mrs. Lydia Byrd Claiborne. She was married to Mr. John D. Cole Sr. and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cole is survived by her husband of the home; one son, John D. Cole Jr. (Selina); and one granddaughter, Alaina Cole, all of Greensboro, North Carolina; one brother, James L. Claiborne (Lula) of South Boston; five sisters-in-law; two aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel L. Claiborne Jr.; and one sister, Rosa Johnson.
Funeral service for Mrs. Cole will be Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel with John D. Cole Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Berry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines a facemask and social distancing will be required.
Public viewing will be Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel.
Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.