August 17, 1925 ~ May 1, 2021

Born in: Hickory, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ada Barker Cole, 95, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Cole was born August 17, 1925, in Hickory to the late Reginald Duke Barker and Fannie Mae Hobgood Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Furman Edwin Cole and an infant daughter, Susan Annette Cole.

She was a graduate of Cecil’s Business College and a homemaker. She was a member of the Haw Creek Lions Club and a faithful member of Groce United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son; George Edwin Cole, a daughter; Ellen Annette Cole and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Groce United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gerald Davis and Andrea McCumber officiating. Masks will be required inside the church. Memorials may be made to the church at 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: May 8, 2021 1:00 pm

Groce United Methodist Church
954 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Ada was the sweetest, kindest soul. I will miss her wonderful smile. The saints are singing because she has joined them.

  2. Ada was a True Lady in every way! Ed is so happy you are once again at his side. Ada was so kind and sweet. I never heard an unkind word ever from her. Ada you have gained your wings so fly high, until we meet again!

  3. Ada was one of my favorite people at Groce UMC! She seemed to always have a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone she met! George and family, you are all in our prayers. We know Ed and Ada are happily together again!

  4. George and Ellen, sending hugs/prayers ro you. What a wonderful reunion Ed and Ada are having! We will miss our sweet neighbor.

  5. George and Ellen, I’m so sorry for your loss of your sweet mother. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace now.


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