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Almeta Cole

Mrs. Almeta Exum Cole, age 97, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at The Arbors in Union City. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gardner Church of Christ with Bro. Sidney White officiating. Burial followed in Gardner Cemetery in Martin with Murphy Funeral Home in Martin in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Cole was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Gardner Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Joe (Vicki) Exum of Martin; her daughter, Sherry (Denny) Simmons of Martin; daughter-in-law, Kay Exum of Martin; five grandchildren, Tammy Vancil, Angie (Drew) Bartholomew, Brian (Sabrina) Exum, Jennifer Mankin and Julie (Mike) Cox. Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her husbands, W. Reed Exum and Newbern Cole; her son, W. Reed Exum Jr.; her parents, Bob Miles and Gertie Brooks Miles; sister, Earlene Frazier; brothers, R.V. Miles, Arthur Miles, Tommy Miles, Robert Miles and Coy Miles. Online tributes may be left at

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