Maude Derome Cole, 89, of 1013 Hunter Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Union, SC, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Maude Hughes Talley and was the wife of the late Arthur Cole. Mrs. Cole was co-owner, along with her late husband, of A. Cole Trucking Company. Her passion, however, was her work as a child care provider. Through this work she developed a special bond with John Arwood and wife, Lee, of Charlotte, NC. She raised John, his children and grandchildren and regarded them as family.
Mrs. Cole is survived by her sister, Cleo Talley Peppers of South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and special friends who were dear to her heart, the families of Clara Cole and Rubenia S. Williams, all of Elizabeth City, NC. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Albemarle Home Care, Dr. Powell, Dr. Pharr, the staff of Albemarle Hospital and the staff of Kindred Care of Elizabeth City for their kindness and care of Mrs. Cole.
A graveside funeral service will take place Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at New Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Memorial Chapel on Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Holy Trinity Community Church, 607 S. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 are suggested. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Cole family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences