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Earlene O. Cole

June 15, 1944 January 19, 2019
Earlene O. Cole
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Earlene O. Cole of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family and friends, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Earlene worked for many years for Bechtel Inc. in the accounting department. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, where she participated in many of the church activities. She enjoyed reading her Bible, working with crafts, collecting unique rocks, and angel figurines.

Born the 15th of June 1944 in Seymour, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Earl Odell and Iva Lucille England Phillips, both of which proceed her in death. Also preceding her in death were her first husband John C. Morgan, Sr. and her second husband James H. Cole, Sr., and mother-in-law Cora Cole.

Earlene is survived by her children:
John C. Morgan, Jr., Dallas TX;
Angela Morgan Coin, Oak Ridge;
James H. Cole, Jr., Clinton;
Tami Naillion. Newport;
Kathy Sopher, Oak Ridge;
as well as their extended families.

She is also survived by her brothers:
Earl Phillips, Oliver Springs,
John Phillips, Crossville;
Howard Phillips, Knoxville;
Daniel Phillips, Oliver Springs;
Katie Phillips, Crossville;
Leona Phillips, Oliver Springs;
Lucy Stedam, Oliver Springs.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from noon until 1 PM at Weatherford Mortuary. The graveside service will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens with David Cox officiating. An online guest book may be signed at

You are all invited to a Celebration of Life reception scheduled for 6 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at First Free Will Baptist Church, 162 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.

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12:00 PM 1/23/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States





1:30 PM 1/23/2019 1:30:00 PM
Anderson Memorial Gardens

640 Oliver Springs Highway
Clinton, TN 37716

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Anderson Memorial Gardens
640 Oliver Springs Highway Clinton 37716 TN
United States

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