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Zella Cole, 92, Breeding, KY native (1927-2019)

Zella Cole of Glasgow, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7:42 A.M. at the NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was 92 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Richard Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Tuesday.

She was born October 5, 1927, in Breeding, Kentucky, to the late Gillum and Hattie Lee Janes Akin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Cole, a grandson, David Joe Turner, two brothers, Ray & Ralph Akin, and three sisters, Mable Harvey, Benita Montgomery and Hilma Burton. Zella was a long time member of Columbia Christian Church.

Survivors include:
  • Two daughters & sons-in-law - Rhonda & Joe Turner of Cave City, Patty & Richard Martin of Glasgow
  • One son & daughter-in-law - Kevin & Annette Cole of Columbia
  • Ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren & one great-great grandchild
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Zach Johnson, Scotty Hagan, Skyler Mosby, Caleb Bogard, Al Dixon, Abdul Yamusah

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Zella Cole, 92, Breeding, KY native (1927-2019)

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