Naomi Cole

She had lived several years in Union City with her granddaughter and her spouse, Lonna (Lovett) and Pete Kennedy, who cared for her.
Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial was to follow in Lake Memorial Gardens in Lake County.
Pallbearers were to be Pete Kennedy, Jay Ryder, Terry Roberson, Randy Roberson, David Roberson and Alvin Cagle.
She was born Nov. 19, 1923, daughter of the late Willis Edgar and Viola (Lynch) Gaskins. She married D’Nichols “Dee” Cole Nov. 14, 1942, in Charleston, Mo. He died in 2001.
She was a retired employee of H.I.S. Manufacturing and a member of Wynnburg Baptist Church. She attended Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City when she lived here.
Survivors also include her son, Terry Cole and his wife, Dianne, of Newbern; five other granddaughters and their spouses, Ann (Lovett) Likens of Oak Ridge, Donna (Lovett) and Jay Ryder of Union City, Sonyia (Lovett) and Mark Staples of Troy, Tonyia (Lovett) and Tim Johnson of Stockbridge, Ga., and Kim (Cole) and Scott Curtis of Dyer; 13 great-grandchildren, Seth Likens of Oak Ridge, Jonathan Ryder, Matthew Ryder, Grace Kennedy, Hope Kennedy and Sheldon Miller, all of Union City, Kayla Miller and Nicholas Miller, both of Troy, Donté Jordan and Karl Jordan, both of Stockbridge, and Blake Curtis, Lane Curtis and Anna Grace Curtis, all of Dyer; her son-in-law, Dwight Lovett of Troy; two sisters, Mildred Lawrence of Lavinia and Linder May Humfield of California; two brothers, Claudie Gaskins of Dyersburg and Kenneth Gaskins of Memphis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sandria Cole Lovett; her son, Dee Melrose Cole; her sister, Angelina Gaskins; and four brothers, Eldridge Gaskins, Virgil Gaskins, Kell William Gaskins and Edgar Gaskins.

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